Screen Print 101: Choosing The Right Ink

Ink can make or break a screen printing project. From plastisol to water-based, various inks perform differently over time under the pressures of heat and multiple washes. To complicate things further, various fabrics require specific inks to be used to ensure longevity or a particular design effect. Knowing which one to choose for your screenContinue reading “Screen Print 101: Choosing The Right Ink”

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Polyester

There’s no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to choosing the kind of polyester on which you’d like to print. Various blends, from polyester/cotton to polyester/viscose, have different challenges when screen printing. Polyester, first introduced to the American public in 1952, is famous for its wrinkle resistance, durability, hypoallergenic qualities and its ability to wick moisture.Continue reading “5 Tips for Screen Printing on Polyester”

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Cotton

When choosing the best fabric for a screen printing project, it’s nearly impossible to beat 100% cotton. It’s easy to work with and tends to be suitable for most jobs. And, screen printing on cotton is less complex than printing on other options, including fleece, polyester, acrylic and blended fabrics. With cotton, the risk ofContinue reading “5 Tips for Screen Printing on Cotton”

How to Design a T-Shirt Graphic from Start to Finish

How to Design a T-Shirt Graphic From Start to Finish Creating a custom apparel brand with your own designs can be exciting, however, the process is a bit more complex than using a drag-and-drop art file. For successful prints that will help your business turn a profit, you’ll need custom designs that will help yourContinue reading “How to Design a T-Shirt Graphic from Start to Finish”

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Fleece

From cozy apparel and outerwear to blankets and accessories, fleece has become a “must-have” staple. Its popularity began back in the late ‘70s when Malden Mills Industries (now Polartec), began experimenting with the outdoor potential of polyester. With wool dominating the market at the time, the company wanted to invent a synthetic alternative to combatContinue reading “5 Tips for Screen Printing on Fleece”

8 Graphic Tee Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are coming again! As a small business owner, you probably already know how important it is to nail down some holiday-themed screen print designs for your customers. Clever holiday designs can create a buzz that will make you close out your fiscal year with tons of profit. If you’re ready to cash inContinue reading “8 Graphic Tee Ideas for the Holidays”

8 Graphic Tee Ideas for Fall

Fall is right around the corner and it’s always a fun season to get into the spirit with. Cool-weather, falling leaves, dark colors and pumpkin-flavored everything is just some of the best things to love about fall. Whether your business needs new t-shirt designs or you’re an artist who wants to screen print fall-themed shirtsContinue reading “8 Graphic Tee Ideas for Fall”