DTG vs Screen Printing

Screen printing involves pushing ink onto the fabric through a stencil, while Direct to Garment (DTG) is a modernised method of printing that uses a printer to apply the ink directly to the t-shirt. Read more

Make sure your emulsion survives the cold.

We’ve had quite a lot of lovely Sun recently, however it’s still a bit chilly overnight and there has been a frost in some parts. Printers must be aware of the potential that emulsion can freeze it stored incorrectly. Read more

Is Screen Printing messy?

Screen Printing is only as messy as you make it.

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What is the Right Amount of “Off-Contact”?

Off-contact is the gap between the bottom of the screen and the substrate (the item being printed). The purpose is to improve printability during screen printing process.  Read more

How long do silk screens last for when screen printing?

If screens are taken care of properly, they can last forever! Especially true of retensionable screens as you will be able to retension them and tighten them as necessary, making them as good as new! Read more

Printwear and Promotion Live 2019 Review

Printwear and Promotion Live 2019 has already proved to be quite a success for us. We had large amounts of interest in both the manual screen printing press and the new M&R Diamondback E automatic screen printing press, with many commenting on how nice it was to see an automatic press at the show!

With many enquiries and secured orders we look forward to supporting screen printers make their dreams become a reality. Many companies were looking to branch out into screen printing after already being sufficient in embroidery or vinyl transfers. Several companies wanted to take control of their printing, instead of outsourcing it they wanted to learn more about the process to bring it in house.

The screen print workshop was also very popular, it was fantastic to see so many people wanting to know more about screen printing and getting some hands on experience printing their own t-shirt.