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Photo Emulsion: Tips on Getting Started

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Information on different styles on photo emulsion screen printing, and answers to commonly asked questions.  Photo emulsion is a substance used to create a stencil on a screen. The photo emulsion is coated onto the screen and then exposed to light. Photo emulsion screen print is a great way to add detail and life to your prints. This is because the areas that are hit by light will harden, while those that are not hit by light will stay soft. This stencil can then print images on fabric or other materials. In this article, we will discuss how to get...

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4 Fantastic Reasons to Use Screen Printing Kits as a Beginner

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Want to start a Screen Printing business from home? Check out these 4 reasons to use screen printing kits  As a business owner, or artist and designer, you may be looking to achieve better results by using silk screen printing. Being a novice in this area can be tough and you may not know where to begin. A good idea is to purchase and use a screen printing kit. There are four fantastic reasons that, as a beginner, you should consider using a screen printing kit. This way you can soon be on your way to printing designs on your...

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Silkscreen frame size selection guidelines

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So you have an image you would like to place and burn into a silkscreen.  How do you determine the correct size for your art, as well as selecting the appropriate silkscreen frame size to support your artwork. Below is a chart that will help you determine the frame size you can select based on your image size.  We made these calculations based on the interior dimension of your silkscreen frame, allowing for 3" around your design so you can pull your ink with your squeegee, and still have a comfortable border.  Frame Size (outer dimension) Frame Size (inner dimension)...

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Caring for your silkscreen, some quick facts

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A quick reference guide for caring for you silkscreens.

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The Screen Printed Heat Transfer Process

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE HEAT TRANSFER PROCESS The heat transfer process has become increasingly popular among screen printers and T-shirt manufacturers. There are a number of advantages to the process, even though it does add another step into the process of screen printing. The transfer process uses a specially formulated paper as a medium for the ink. The image is printed on the paper rather than on a T-shirt, or other product, and the paper, with the use of heat, then transfers a completed image to the final product as another step. One of the most prominent advantages is that...

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