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How to Clean a Screen Printing Frame

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Cleaning and maintaining a screen printing frame requires a little elbow grease. Fortunately, Holden’s stocks all the products you need to make it happen.  How to Clean and Maintain a Screen Printing Frame After you finish screen printing, you'll need to remove ink from your screen printing frame. It will interfere with future prints and leave you with lackluster results if you don't.  Cleaning and maintaining screen printing frames isn't everyone's favorite task, but it is essential for producing high-fidelity prints. If you don't begin the cleaning process soon after printing, it can become difficult to remove leftover ink, damaging...

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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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