How To Screen Print Your Own T-Shirts

Understanding Which Emulsion You Should use

Watch this video to learn about the different types of emulsion and which emulsion you use for screen printing plastisol ink, water base ink and discharge ink. Click Here to download the textile emulsion giude to see the different types of emulsion and which emulsion works best for water base,...

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How to Coat a Screen with Emulsion for Screen Printing

Coating screens with emulsion is a simple and easy process. It involves filling a scoop coater trough with emulsion and coating each side of the screen mesh. Follow along as we start with the basics of coating screen mesh with emulsion. Step One: The most popular tool for coating a...

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How to Print a Film Positive for Screen Printing

Film positives for screen printing will always work best when the films are dark and opaque. The film positive must be dark enough to block light during the screen exposure process. If your film are not dark then your screens will not expose correctly and you will not get a...

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Screen Printing White Ink with a Spot Color

Screen printing white ink with spot colors are pretty common prints on t-shirts. An awesome tip to print this way is to convert the underbase to halftones and or use a highlight white after flashing the white underbase. When you use a hightlight white and an underbase white- you can...

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Choosing the Right Screen Mesh

Some of the most common mesh counts new screen printers use for manual screen printing are 110 and 156 mesh screens. A 110 mesh lays down a thick layer of ink. Personally, I don’t use a 110 mesh count screen very often. When printing white ink on dark color shirts-...

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