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Cool Ways To Use Plastisol

Did you know that plastisol ink can be printed on more than just t-shirts? It’s true, you really can use your trusty tried and true ink to print wood posters and all kinds of other natural substrates.

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Screen Exposure

Raster VS Vector

A coated screen is exposed anytime that UV light is introduced to the environment in which the screen is exists. Exposure units are designed to enhance and control UV light waves so that the screen is burned quickly and accurately. Although it is possible to expose a screen using any source of UV light, it is strongly recommended that printers use some sort of professional exposure equipment in order to ensure a clean and accurate stencil.

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Solvent Ink

Solvent Ink

Raster VS Vector

At Icon we get a lot of questions about solvent inks and solvent ink application and while we don’t sell the inks ourselves we always want to help our customers achieve what ever it is they are trying to do.

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Setting Up The Dark Room

When most people hear the word darkroom, they immediately imagine a small dank space void of all light. Fortunately, the darkroom needed for screen printing is not this at all and can in fact be the same space you print in if proper care is taken.

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Image Types - Raster VS Vector

Image Types - Raster VS Vector

Raster VS Vector

Raster and Vector images are very different. Both have their uses but when screen printing, more times than not, you will want to use a vector image. In this post, we will explore what the differences are between Rasters and Vectors.

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Screen Preparation

Screen-Preparation

During the job evaluation phase you should have identified the screen or screens that will work best for your job. Before you begin preparing your screen...

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Screen Printing Ink Types

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Screen printers utilize a multitude of different ink over the course of their career, most are likely to use just two or three for printing on garments.

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Emulsion & Capillary Film

Once your screen has been degreased and dried you will be ready to coat it with emulsion. There are two types of emulsion, liquid emulsion and capillary film.
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Reduce Dye Migration - Run Polyester Garments Through Dryer

Dye-Migration-Polyester

Running your garments through your dryer prior to printing them may result in a better print.

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The Right Garment for Discharge Printing

Not all 100% cotton garments are right for use with discharge ink.
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