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How to screen printing with vinyl stencils

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In one gentle motion, I pulled the stencil upwards away from the T-shirt and there we have it!

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How to make white ink POP! Discharge baby!

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So, you're keen to use waterbased inks but are finding that because the inks sink in to the fabric, the fabric can somewhat overpower them, especially when it comes to light colours on dark garments. Fear not, we've all been there! There are a couple of routes to go down: Regular ink and a discharge agent This is adding either a fluid or paste to the ink, then printing as normal. You can also use the discharge paste on a separate screen, but we find for most of our customers, mixing it in is easier. Just remember that once mixed,...

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How to screen print (from scratch) by Boom Done Shop

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The first and no doubt what will be one of the most read guest blog posts comes from Boom Done Shop. It's a great blog to read if you're starting out and want to get set up without spending a small fortune! Boom Done Shop: I didn't go to fashion college, I woke up one morning and decided I was going to do this. If you want to learn how to screen print too, this guide will help you get started and dodge some pitfalls. In a sentence, screen printing is creating an image on a surface by pressing ink...

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Why should you use waterbased screen printing ink?

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It's no secret that we’re big fans of waterbased ink, here's why. Waterbased inks have also came a long way over the years, they are now bright and vibrant, and there are lots of options and methods for getting light colours to show up well on darker garments. Long gone are the days where waterbased inks couldn't hold their own against plastisol inks. Here’s the important stuff: - It's environmentally better - Waterbased inks are far better for the world than plastisol inks. - Wash out – You can wash waterbased inks out with tap water, if the inks a little...

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