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.

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
A quick tutorial on drying water-based screen printing ink at home. Offers several alternatives to accomplish the goal. Read More
How the HotSwap clamp on Merchmakr Screen Printing Press works. Shows what the function of the adjustment wheel does. Read More

Ever wonder how to load a T-shirt onto a T-shirt platen and get it straight and center? Read More
If you're having problems getting your design to burn onto a screen, check out this list for possible solutions! Read More
There are a bunch of different screen meshes to choose from. How to tell which one to use for which kind of project. 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
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. Read More

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. 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
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

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

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
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