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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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How to Coat a Screen Printing Screen

How to Coat a Screen Printing Screen

How to coat a screen using liquid emulsion and a scoop coater for Merchmakr Screen Printing System.
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How to Load a T-Shirt

How to Load a T-Shirt

Ever wonder how to load a T-shirt onto a T-shirt platen and get it straight and center?
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Choose the Right Mesh for Your Screen Printing Design

Choose the Right Mesh for Your Screen Printing Design

There are a bunch of different screen meshes to choose from. How to tell which one to use for which kind of project.
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5 Ways to Make a Screen With Merchmakr

5 Ways to Make a Screen With Merchmakr

Fun video about making a screen printing screen using Merchmakr. Features 5 DIY ways to get the graphics on the screen. Also shows exposing a screen using the Merchmakr Exposure unit that comes with the kit.
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How to Use a Screen Printing Squeegee

How to Use a Screen Printing Squeegee

This is it, the moment of truth. Let's get your design onto a shirt! Gary shows you exactly how to pull the squeegee to get the best results with the least amount of trouble.
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Yudu - How to Print T-shirts a lot faster

Yudu - How to Print T-shirts a lot faster

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If you've been screen printing with the Yudu Personal Screen Printing Machine, by Provocraft, then you have probably noticed it is an incredibly slow process. You may be wondering how anyone could get 10 or more t-shirts done in their life-time. One major time-eating factor is the way the platen is loaded with the T-shirt. This article / video is a work-around.
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Screen Printing Underbase Basics

Screen Printing Underbase Basics

This video demonstrates the basic idea of underbasing. When you see a bright colored ink on a dark fabric, chances are it has been underbased. While the video focuses on an underbase using Plastisol ink, waterbased inks are often underbased as well. Some topics briefly touched on are Traps, Spreads, Chokes, and Flash Drying (aka. flash curing).
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