Monthly Archives: October 2012

HOW TO SCREEN PRINT #6 (Ryonet Printing White Plastisol Inks Tutorial)

How To Screen Print Lesson #6 – This tutorial video from Ryonet shows you how to get a clean finish when printing with White Plastisol inks onto dark garments. Hint – Water based inks are better for the environment than Plastisol inks. Plastisol inks uses solvents in the cleaning process, while water based inks can be cleaned with plain old water. We always use water based inks when we screen print Pistache t-shirts.…

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HOW TO SCREEN PRINT #5 (Catspit Flood & Stroke Technique Tutorial)

How To Screen Print Lesson #5 – In this tutorial video, Catspit takes you through some of the different ways to stroke and flood the ink when you’re screen printing. Everyone has their own technique which they swear by, but none of them are really right or wrong. Hint – Depending on the design & what kinds of ink you use (e.g. Plastisol or water based), you will need to pull the ink through the screen a different amount of times. This is something that takes a lot of trial and error to get right.…

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HOW TO SCREEN PRINT #4 (Makezine Screen Printing Basics Tutorial)

How To Screen Print Lesson #4 – In this lesson Bre (Make Magazine) teams up with Matt (Etsy) to bring you a basic guide to screen printing. They show you a more professional method of screen printing a t-shirt than in Lesson #3. Hint – Different types of inks , like metallic inks, need to be used on screens with different mesh counts and also dried for different amounts of time and at different temperatures. If you don’t know the drying times for your inks, contact your distributor or manufacturer.…

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HOW TO SCREEN PRINT #3 (Threadbanger Screen Printing At Home Tutorial)

How To Screen Print Lesson #3 – This tutorial video has been put together by Threadbanger. Firstly, they take you to a pro print-shop, then they show you how to print a t-shirt at home using really cheap & basic materials. At the end of the video there’s a brief segment about new innovations in t-shirt design. Hint – Using this method, you will be able to screen print some basic t-shirt designs, but you’ll need better equipment to print detailed artwork.…

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HOW TO SCREEN PRINT #2 (How To Build A Silkscreen Tutorial)

How To Screen Print Lesson #2 – The 1st thing you need to know is how to build a basic silkscreen. Screen printing is a very scientific process for some people and much more arty for others. It’s a great way to to reproduce your own artwork on t-shirts & always looks better than a heat press t-shirt. Hint – If you want to cut costs, you can use cheaper bits of wood or a picture frame.…

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