As requested by quite a few readers, here’s the video version of my earlier tutorial: How to Screen Print T-shirts at Home in 8 Simple Steps If you haven’t already read it, check it out. But if you’re a budding couch potato like I am, here’s the entire process. It’s a good way to get […]

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 […]

3 screen printing ink types you need to know

by doganonymous on 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 […]

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 […]

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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Screen Printing Equipment, Supplies and What It All Means

September 1, 2010

If some of the things I’ve talked about in the screen printing process are still alien to you, relax, here’s more information to get you up to speed. If you think I’ve left something out, please let me know and I’ll add it in. Mesh count When you walk into a screen printing supplies shop, […]

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Step 8: Reclaiming your screen and maintenance

September 1, 2010

Once your done with printing, take your screen to water. For water- based ink, it’s a good idea to wash them off so the paint doesn’t dry up in between the mesh. What you need: Shower head Emulsion remover Dish Scrubber Haze remover Earplugs – – If you’re completely done with the stencil, it’s a […]

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Step 7: Curing the ink

September 1, 2010

Once your done with printing you need to heat set the ink for permanency so your print will last (hopefully) longer than your actual tee will. In screen printing jargon we call this “curing” the ink. What you need: Heat emitting object – iron, heat gun, flash unit A fan – because it gets kinda […]

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Step 6: Screen printing your first custom t-shirt

September 1, 2010

Before you start printing, get your work area ready and have ample room. It’s also a good idea to keep rags around and cover up the floor. I don’t know how, but paint always manages to get into places you don’t want dirty. – What you need: Screen Squeegee 2 Blank CDs or some coins […]

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