From the monthly archives:

December 2008

The How-to of Screen Coating

December 18, 2008

Good Screen Coating Will Make Your Life a Little Smoother

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Here’s how to properly coat your screens so that your stencils adhere well and last a long time. 

1. In a dark room mix the sensitizer into the emulsion as per the directions to activate it. Let it sit in a cool dark room for at least two hours with the lid closed.
2. Set up your screen, make sure it’s clean and completely dry.

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3. Pour the emulsion into the scoop coater. Fill the scoop coater  3/4 full. [read more…]

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CMYK for Photorealistic Screen Printing

You can capture the look of a photorealistic image but using the four colour separation CMYK printing process when you silk screen. It’s easy. Here’s How…

Read more → December 18, 2008

A Full Size Guide to Printing Halftones.

This is a guide to silkscreen printing of halftones and the correct mesh count for your dot size.

Read more → December 18, 2008

TLC for Your Silk Screen Frames.

With regular care and maintenance you should be able to keep your screens in great shape for a long time to come. Here are some tips and myths dispelled about screen maintenance.

Read more → December 18, 2008

Screen Print Table To Go!

You can build your own silkscreen printing table; you can even make it portable so you can screen print anywhere.

Read more → December 17, 2008

Rip Your Screen? Here’s How to Fix It fast!

Don’t panic! If you rip your screen you don’t necessarily have to have it re-meshed. If the rip or hole is small enough you may be able to work around it in the future and a small repair job can save you lots of money.  Here’s what to do if you rip your screen.  If […]

Read more → December 7, 2008

A Mesh Count for Everything! Well, almost.

Different screen print projects can require different screen meshes. Here’s a quick guide to what screen mesh goes with which project.

Read more → December 5, 2008

The Beginners Guide to Sounding Like A Screen Print Pro

Have you wanted to get started screen printing but hesitate because you aren’t familiar with the terms of the trade? Here’s a short list that explains the basic terms you’ll need to know to get started.

Read more → December 2, 2008