Do You Push or Pull Your Squeegee?

by doganonymous on September 5, 2013

A lot of debates and discussions have been had over this one topic. For beginners, it’s always a wonder if the correct method is to push or pull the squeegee. Now the reason why this is such a hot topic is because, there isn’t a right answer. There just isn’t, let’s all get over that. […]

The Best T-shirt Heat Press Machine

by doganonymous on September 1, 2013

Heat press transfers are becoming more popular by the minute. It’s easy to apply, quicker than screen printing, less messy, produces decent quality , and has a very low learning curve. In fact, you could be making money today by pressing designs using your home printer and a heat press machine. Just get some transfer […]

The Real History of Screen Printing

by doganonymous on August 29, 2013

history of screen printing

It seems that the art of screen printing, or silk screening in some parts of the world, actually originated from China and/or Japan back in the medieval ages of the 900s AD. They didn’t really have anything going on back then so someone actually started making screens using human hair. Yep, now you know why […]

A lot of people have been emailing asking me about the exposure unit that I use. To be honest, it’s not pretty, and it’s far from being a ‘unit’. But it 1. works, 2. it’s cheap to make and 3. it works. I run a fairly small operation at home where I print anywhere from […]

3 screen printing ink types you need to know

August 27, 2013

Let’s get straight to the point – there are only 3 types of inks we use in screen printing, and they are: Plastisol/Traditional Waterbased Discharged Plastisol Also known as the “traditional” way of screen printing, Plastisol used to be the only ink type professional printers would use back in the 80s. To the touch, this […]

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Easy & FREE Screen Printing Exposure Calculator that works with any emulsion

April 29, 2012

Okay, so you’re ready to give up screen printing because, for the last couple of times, your screens came our underexpose and the emulsion dripped away during washout, or it over-exposed and you can barely see through your screen. You are pissed because you followed the instructions to the T, and you’re feeling frustrated for […]

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5 reasons to start screen printing t-shirts at home today

April 29, 2012

Screen printing 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. Learning how to screen printing (a.k.a […]

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The alternative approach to screen printing

April 8, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Lee from Youtees ever since i discovered him on youtube 3 years back. Being a screenprinter for years, he’s taken an innovative approach to the usual methods of screen printing. Here’s a compilation of his videos (updated 2012). If you are truly interested in screen printing basics or just want […]

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How to Screen Print T-shirts at Home in 8 Simple Steps

September 1, 2010

Before we begin, let me state the obvious. Screen-printing isn’t absolute (no form of art ever is though), and is not for everyone. There’s a lot of trial and error involved because printing contains a lot of variables – time being the most important. And I don’t mean how long it takes to wash a […]

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Creating halftones the easy way

September 1, 2010

When you’ve perfected the art of spot color screen printing, the natural progression is to take it a step further. Creating and printing halftones, the heart of process screen printing, is the next step. From wiki, “Halftones is a printing technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, […]

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