There are a lot of different ways to dry screen printed t-shirts. While some screen printers start out just using a flash dryer or heat gun, this is a very slow way to cure garments. A conveyor dryer is necessary to increse production.
When you are a start-up screen printing shop, there are a lot of different equipment choices. Some people are on a shoestring budget and others want the premier screen printing equipment. Many screens printers start out with a manual printing press.
One of the most important steps in the screen printing process is creating a properly exposed screen print frame. A well developed frame will not break down while you’re on-press and printing your job. Read more in this article.
All plastisol inks will eventually start to thicken up and harden in their containers. There are several different reasons for this: the main reasons are fluctuation in shop temperature (cool temperatures naturally harden inks), and time sitting on a shelf.
Getting into screen printing is an easy thing to do. Whether you are a hobby printer looking to set up shop in your basement, or looking for a full professional screen printing operation, there are great start up screen printing shop packages.
Printing your own plastisol heat transfers can be a great option for screen print shops. When done properly, a plastisol heat transfer will have a similar wash fastness to a screen printed t-shirt. Screen printing your own heat transfer can also be cheaper.
The dip tank is an efficient and effective tool for all screen printers. They are also easy to use and integrate into your pre- and post-press screen printing process. The dip tank helps users realize efficiencies that are otherwise difficult to attain.
Most screen printers prefer using plastisol ink as it is much easier to work with compared to other alternatives. For instance, plastisol ink can be left in the screen overnight (or even over the weekend), has an extremely long shelf life.
Screen printers have lots of tools to work with when printing t-shirts. Whether you are into the fancy and indulgent screen printing supply items, or trend towards the necessary and low-cost, you have choices. Read more in this article.
The goal of every direct-to-garment (DTG) and print shop is for their DTG production to run efficiently. No matter how big or small your DTG operation is, the key to maximizing production efficiency is planning.