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A Complete Guide on Curing Your Screen Printing Ink

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Screen printing can be a fun and exciting way for you to let your imagination shine by creating incredible custom designs on a wide variety of materials like shirts, sports equipment, glasses, and more. However, to create quality, long-lasting designs, you will need to take the proper steps to cure that ink so that it will last.  How do you do that? Check out this guide below for all of the basics that you might need to begin the curing process of your screen printing journey! What is Ink Curing? Essentially, curing the screen printing ink on a fabric or...

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Discharge Ink: What It’s Used For

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Screen printing involves many different components to ensure you get the right results. If you’re new to this technique, you might come across items or terms that you don’t understand. One thing that often troubles beginners is discharge ink.  You’re aware that this is a type of ink, but what is it used for and what is its purpose? The team at Holden’s has put together this guide to help answer those questions and more. What is Discharge Ink? Discharge ink is a specific ink type that’s water-based and low in solids. This is used in discharge ink screen printing...

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Best Fabrics for Screen Printing

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Looking to get started with screen printing? You’re in the right place. Read our guide what you need to know about screen printing for fabric, silkscreen transfers, silk screen stencils, and more! How Does Screen Printing Work? In order to understand which fabrics are best for screen printing, it’s important that you first understand what screen printing is and how it actually works. You may also hear this process referred to as “silk screening” or “silk screen printing”. Put simply, when you screen print, you transfer a stenciled design onto a flat surface using a mesh screen, ink, and a...

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The Origins of Silk Screen Printing (Serigraphy)

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At Holden’s Screen Supply Co., we sell a variety of screen printing supplies used for printing images on shirts, wood, paper, and many other surfaces. Over the years, this method of printing has become extremely popular due to its diversity and quality. The technical term for silk screen printing is serigraphy. So, you might be wondering what is serigraphy, how it works, and where it came from. Whether using a screen print press or silk screen stencils, knowing the history of the art can help you better appreciate it as it is today. What Is Silk Screen Printing? Silk screen...

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Oversize Printing: What it Is and What You’ll Need | Holdens Screen

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Did you know you can create oversized silk screen prints at home? Check out this guide to learn more about oversize printing and what you need to get started.

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