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This is The Real History of Screen Printing

The history of screen printing, or silk screening, originated in China during in the medieval ages of the 900s AD, specifically in the era of Song Dynasty Art (960-1279). They didn’t really have anything going on back then, so someone actually started making screens using human hair. Yep, now you know why Chinese people

How-to Build a Super Easy DIY Screen Printing Exposure Unit!

A lot of people have been emailing asking me about the screen printing exposure unit that I use in this exposure calculator. To be honest, it’s not pretty, and it’s far from being a ‘unit’. But I like to keep things simple, efficient and super cheap to make. But most importantly, it works just

3 screen printing ink types you need to know

Screen printing has evolved a whole lot over the years. Let’s get straight to the point – there are 3 main screen printing ink types we typically use and they are: Plastisol/Traditional Water-based Discharged (Most people will categorize this under water-based, but let’s keep this separate) Plastisol inks Also known as the “traditional” way

Easy Screen Printing Exposure Calculator That Works With Any Emulsion

That’s it, I’m sooo done with screen printing!! Okay, so I hear this line a lot. For the last few prints, your screens came out terrible. It was underexposed, you saw emulsion melting away during washout. It was over-exposed and can barely see through it. Fine lines in your design washed away, just like

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Screen Printing T-shirts

Screen printing t-shirts is probably one the most fulfilling projects you can start doing at home by yourself. It is not only great as a hobby project, but if you do get good at it, you can actually turn it into a business, and that’s when the possibilities are endless. Plus, the learning curve

Easily Create Screen Printing Halftones Without Photoshop!

When you’ve perfected the art of spot color screen printing, the natural progression is to take it one step further. Creating screen printing halftones, the heart of process printing So what are screen printing halftones? From wiki, “Halftones is a printing technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either

Big List of Screen Printing Slang & Jargon Only The Pros Use

Imagine you have an awesome design idea and decided you want to screen print it on some t-shirts or face masks. You turn to almighty Google for some direction, but you quickly realize that everything you’re reading sounds alien! Don’t worry, this is why you’re here and this is why this list exists. Do

[How-to] Build the World’s Easiest 1-Color DIY Screen Printing Press (Updated 2021)

Now that you understand how the screen printing process works, it’s time to level up with your own 1-color DIY screen printing press! There are several benefits as to why you should print using a press, one reason is for stability. Whenever you pull or push your squeegee during printing, it’s important to keep