One-Color Screen Burning Overview

One-Color Screen Burning Overview

The foundation of every good screen print is the screen itself. After a design is created, it has to be translated into a stencil on a screen. This process is called burning, or exposing, the screen. In this article, we’ll give you a quick overview of how the burning process works, and get you ready to make your first one-color screen.
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How to Clean Up Water-Based Ink

How to Clean Up Water-Based Ink

How to clean up the water-based ink after you are done printing with Merchmakr Screen Printing System. Covers how to reclaim a screen as well.
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How to Dry Water-Based Ink

How to Dry Water-Based Ink

A quick tutorial on drying water-based screen printing ink at home. Offers several alternatives to accomplish the goal.
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Resetting Your Merchmakr

Resetting Your Merchmakr

Whether your Merchmakr got jostled in shipping or you've been experimenting with it and want to get it back to our recommended "factory defaults," Gary shows you how.
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Obnox T-shirts Screen Printing Project Part 4

Obnox T-shirts Screen Printing Project Part 4

Part 4 (four) of the Merchmakr Obnox T-shirts series. Gary and Vanessa finish printing the 2-color Obnox T-shirts, and mention drying water-based inks.
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Obnox Tshirts Screen Printing Project Part 3

Obnox Tshirts Screen Printing Project Part 3

Gary and Vanessa showing how to use Merchmakr exposure unit to burn screens. Part 3 of the series about making t-shirts for the imaginary metal band, Obnox.
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Obnox Tshirts Screen Printing Project Part 2

Obnox Tshirts Screen Printing Project Part 2

Part 2 of the project making T-shirts for the pretend band, Obnox. In this episode, Gary and Vanessa (Whirlynn from the band UFO Sex Scene), prepare to expose their screens by lining them up on Merchmakr Screen Printing system. They show how to use a "registration film" to accomplish on press burning in register.
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Water-Based vs Plastisol Inks

Water-Based vs Plastisol Inks

What's plastisol ink? What makes it different from water-based ink? Why would I want to use one over the other?
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Obnox Tshirts Screen Printing Project Part 1

Obnox Tshirts Screen Printing Project Part 1

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Part 1 of a project series. In this episode, Gary and Whirlynn, from the band UFO Sex Scene, splice together a film in preparation for making screens using Merchmakr Screen Printing System.
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About the Merchmakr Hotswap Clamp

About the Merchmakr Hotswap Clamp

How the HotSwap clamp on Merchmakr Screen Printing Press works. Shows what the function of the adjustment wheel does.
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Tips for Making Transparencies For Screen Printing

How to make your Merchmakr transparencies. Covers art considerations such as technical quality, and also different elements in a design to consider when making screen printing art.
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Screen Exposure Problems and Solutions

If you're having problems getting your design to burn onto a screen, check out this list for possible solutions!
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