How To Screen Print Your Own T-Shirts

Pushing Vs Pulling a Squeegee for Screen Printing

There are two ways to screen print with a squeegee, either push or pull the squeegee. Pulling the squeegee toward you is the traditional method, but pushing the squeegee is easier. Pulling the squeegee toward you is very hard and taxing on your wrist and fingers can become numb and...

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Adobe Illustrator for Screen Printing

Here's a quick tutorial for getting clean gradations in Illustrator for screen printing t-shirts. This video will show you the basic method for setting spot colors to a gradient as well as how to keep the gradient free from hard lines due to fall out of your halftone dot.

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Off Contact Screen Printing Tutorial

Off contact is the distance between the bottom of the screen mesh and the top of the garment being printed .The purpose of off contact is to keep your print sharp and crisp. This is accomplished by the screen snapping off the garment and releasing the ink on the garment....

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How to Burn a Screen for Screen Printing

Burning or exposing screens for screen printing can be a very difficult and frustrating step, especially if you don't know the proper time to expose your screens. Improper exposure times can cause numerous problems, including screens that break down on the press while you are printing or screens that will...

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Print Film Positives Using Photoshop with No Rip

This video covers printing film positives containing halftones directly from any version of Adobe Photoshop without the need of dedicated RIP software. It also covers the minor differences between newer and older Photoshop versions when printing films and covers printing solid spot color and index separations.

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