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Screen Printing vs. Heat Press: Which is the Better Pick?

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Newcomers to this creative art often debate between screen printing vs. heat press. Many who've done it a while choose screen printing – find out why. Screen Printing vs. Heat Press: Which is the Better Pick? Suppose you're getting into adding images onto clothing and accessories for personal or business use. In that case, your initial research will inevitably lead you to the debate of screen printing vs. heat press and which is suitable for you. Heat transfer printing may be tempting because it is simpler to understand as a beginner. You print and cut out an image and use...

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4 Screen Printing Mistakes and How To Fix Them

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Learning the hard way is one way to do it. Or, you can take in the knowledge of others before you and know what’s coming and how to fix it. 4 Screen Printing Mistakes and How To Fix Them Mistakes can happen while screen printing. Screen printing is both a science and an art, and even a veteran will make a misstep from time to time. The rules to follow change with the tools and equipment used. The several different methods you may employ each have their own constraints that need to be taken into account. Light sensitivity, drying and...

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How to Fix a Screen Clogging by Using a Screen Opener

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If you’re new to screen printing, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches and ruined equipment by using screen opener spray for clogged mesh. How to Fix a Screen Clogging by Using a Screen Opener Holden’s Screen Supply has been a leading manufacturer of screen printing supplies for almost 75 years. We specialize in offering all the tools of the trade to businesses and hobbyists alike, including water-based ink for paper and fabrics, pre-burned and custom screens, photo emulsion coating, and even screen opener spray to enable you to do what you’re passionate about more easily.  We love that newcomers...

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The Different Types of Squeegees For Screen Printing

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Screen printing has developed considerably over the years, and there are now various types of squeegees that can be used.  The Different Types of Squeegees for Screen Printing During screen printing, a squeegee is utilized to push the ink through a mesh screen. It is, therefore, one of the most important tools you need to use during the screen printing process.  However, you can purchase different types of screen printing squeegees, which may make you feel a bit overwhelmed and like you do not know where to begin. There is no need to worry, though, as we will explain the...

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The History of Plastisol Ink

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Plastisol ink has played a massive role in taking the screen printing game to the next level. Discover more in this blog post. The History of Plastisol Ink and How it Revolutionized the Screen Printing Game Over the years, there have been many different types of inks that have been used for printing purposes. We started with water-based inks, then moved to plastisol inks, which completely changed the game. To better understand this, continue reading to discover everything you need to know about plastisol ink and how it revolutionized screen printing.  The Challenges of Water Based Inks Before we can...

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