What's In The Box?

When you get your Merchmakr All-in-One Screen Printing Kit, here's what you should find in the box:

The Merchmakr Kit Includes:

  • Merchmakr Screen Printing Press with HotSwap™
  • Merchmakr Exposure Unit
  • 155 mesh 17x17 HotSwap Compatible Screen
  • Bungee Cord
  • 12" Professional Grade Squeegee
  • 10 8.5"x11" Waterproof Inkjet Transparency Films
  • 8oz Merchmakr Black Water-Based Ink
  • 8oz Merchmakr White Water-Based Ink
  • 1 Pt. Merchmakr Tenacious E Dual Cure Emulsion
  • Scoop Coater
  • 1 Pt. Merchmakr Emulsion Remover


Here are the best videos and articles to get you moving. If you want to see a complete project from start to finish, check out the Obnox project walkthrough: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

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. Read More
Merchmakr™ Plastisol Ink Starter Kit Deluxe has a variety of colors that can be blended together to create a huge array of colors. Color mixing demonstrated. Read More
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. Read More

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. Read More
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. Read More
How the HotSwap clamp on Merchmakr Screen Printing Press works. Shows what the function of the adjustment wheel does. Read More

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. Read More
What's plastisol ink? What makes it different from water-based ink? Why would I want to use one over the other? Read More
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. Read More

How to coat a screen using liquid emulsion and a scoop coater for Merchmakr Screen Printing System. Read More
Before you can adjust a color to get just the right shade, you need to understand how colors work with one another. Chris is here to give you a quick overview of the color wheel. Read More
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. Read More

We show different ways to adjust the green (Green Day) screen printing ink included in the Merchmakr™ Plastisol Ink Starter Kit Deluxe. Read More
A quick tutorial on drying water-based screen printing ink at home. Offers several alternatives to accomplish the goal. Read More
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. Read More

So you want to change it up and switch between water-based and plastisol? Here's a quick overview of the differences you'll need to keep in mind. Read More
A quick look at what comes with the Plastisol Starter Kit! Read More