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.
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.
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.
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.