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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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Getting in to eCommerce? 7 reasons why you should you start a Shopify store.

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We built Hunt The Moon on the Shopify platform, we also built our sister company which is a clothing & sunglasses brand on a Shopify platform. I also built my coffee company on a Shopify platform. We’ve been using Shopify for years and can’t praise it enough.I’m sure that whatever it is you are starting, from a clothing brand to a gift card business, there are a ton of good reasons as to why you should pick Shopify. Here’s a few points that sprung to mind for me:It’s intuitive. You don’t need to be a computer genius, or even know...

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Give the gift of screen printing this holiday season!

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It's easier to screen print than many people realise, especially if you start out by making stencils. You don't need a lot more than a screen, a squeegee and some ink to go down the stencils route. Luna Lotus wrote a great blog post on How to screen print using stencils that is well worth a read if you haven't already. With both printing with stencils and the holiday season in mind, here are some screen printing gift ideas that won't break the bank and will offer up endless hours of creativity! 1. Hunt The Moon - Screen Printing Kit...

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How to Screen Print at home using stencils

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Paper Stencil Printing with Luna Lotus   I’ve always loved drawing and discovering new ways of creating things since I was a kid. I decided to delve into screen printing after being inspired by other artists selling their artwork on hand made screen printed products. I’ve found screen printing to be one of the most satisfying ways to create something from start to finish. When I first began learning I found the thought of making screens with photo emulsion pretty intimidating and it took a fair few attempts (and many terrible prints) before I got a grasp on each step...

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What do you need to expose & burn your own screen printing frames?

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A brief guide on the things you’ll need if you want to expose your design on to a screen, so that you can print all kinds of awesome colours on to all kinds of awesome things, like t shirts, wrapping paper, card and so on! Things you’ll need: Exposure unit Screen printing frame, photo emulsion & sensitizer, scoop coater Your design on a transparency A dark storage box Jet washer / hose / shower   Exposure unit. Exposing screens at home is possible and you can do it without breaking the bank. Our exposure kit gets the job done from...

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