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Troubleshooting Beginner Screen Printing Mistakes

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Troubleshooting Beginner Screen Printing Mistakes

After reading this guide you should be able to troubleshoot some of the most common screen printing problems. Troubleshooting Beginner Screen Printing Mistakes: How to Fix Common Screen Printing ErrorsBeginner screen printers face a lot of challenges and have a lot of questions about how to fix mistakes that happen when screen printing. Issues include problems like prints washing out, dye-migration/bleeding and spot flash drying are all on-press problems that can be easily overcome. Here is a list of 10 of the most common printing problems beginner screen printers face when screen printing with plastisol ink and how to fix...

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A Closer Look at Your Screen Printing Business Finances

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A Closer Look at Your Screen Printing Business Finances

Using this guide while examining your business will help ensure your business is a success. A Closer Look at Your Screen Printing Business FinancesThe most successful t-shirt printing shops have a strong business plan. Whether you are starting a new screen printing business, or are already managing a shop, understanding the industry's financial aspect is important for being successful. During COVID, it is especially important to know your screen printing operating expenses. To make sure you are making smart financial decisions, use the following guide to begin examining your business plan.Is your screen print business set up properly? Many small...

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Understanding How Plastisol Ink Works

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Understanding How Plastisol Ink Works

A non-science guide to understanding how plastisol screen printing ink works. Understanding How Plastisol Screen Printing Inks Works:A Non-Science Technical GuideHaving an understanding of how screen printing plastisol ink works helps in achieving a great looking screen print. This guide to plastisol ink formulation is designed to provide you with a general understanding of how the ink is made, and with the chemistry behind proper curing (fusion). By understanding the basic components and how heat cures, or dries, plastisol ink, you will get a creamier ink that is easier to print and a better looking final product.The two main ingredients...

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