Screen Printing Articles

Screen Exposure 101: Get it Right the First Time

By Scott M Ritter - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Almost every screenmaking problem a printer can have will be the result of either incorrect screen exposure or bad reclamation. (contaminated screens) We can look at reclaiming techniques another day, but to correct your exposure issues, we can resort to a technique that has been employed by amateur and professional photographers since the 1800's...

Dipping Garments Illustrated!

By DrPrint - Saturday, February 20, 2016
Most garment decorators, whether we screen print, embroider or apply heat-transfers, do the same things over and over. They don’t always seem to get very excited about another shirt because for the most part, they’ve been there, done that.  Decorating a garment that hasn’t been printed yet certainly creates a little more excitement, especially...

Screen Preparation and Reclaim

By DrPrint - Monday, December 14, 2015
Screen making is the area that I focus on heavily since the quality of the print will be very influenced by, if not dictated by the quality of the screen.  Many shops make the same mistakes, and the most obvious one was the way they dried their screens, so following is a step by step of what I would do in making a screen from the beginning: 1-...

What is Vector Art?

By Scott M Ritter - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
You might already know the difference between bitmap art and vector art. But your customers don't. Consider printing this page and presenting it to customers when the need arises. Among the most frequent questions people ask are: What is Vector Art? Can I convert a .BMP, .GIF or .JPG to vector? I converted a Photoshop™ file to .EPS, why can't I...

Fountain Blends add Color & Drama

By Scott M Ritter - Friday, October 9, 2015
About a month ago I was cleaning out the laundry room of our house and I came across four T-shirts from the mid-1970's that stirred a lot of memories. The shirts were from an iconic Minneapolis radio station that I'd been lucky enough to score a job at, and I was likely wearing one of these on the day I printed my first T-shirt in a high-...