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A QUICK GUIDE ON SCREEN PRINTING WHITE INK ON BLACK T-SHIRTS

White ink. Black t-shirts. It’s one of the most common ink-shirt color combos out there. It makes sense. Everyone looks great in black. White ink pops on dark-colored shirts. But printing it? Not as straightforward. Those darn shirt fibers like to peek through the white ink, making the print look fuzzy and worn. No one wants that. So, how do you print white ink on a black shirt and have it turn out smooth and clean? Keep reading to learn the secret. 

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A GUIDE TO PRINTING PLASTISOL HEAT TRANSFERS

Heat transfers are killer to have in many scenarios. Many printers use them for neck tags, live printing events, names on jerseys, etc. While you can purchase transfers from a company, you can also make them yourself. Don’t know how? Well, keep reading this handy guide and you’ll be printing your own plastisol heat transfers in no time. 

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STOP DYE MIGRATION IN ITS TRACKS

Do you know what is one of the worst feelings? The dread that fills your soul when a printed poly shirt comes out the end of the dryer and you notice the shirt’s dyes seeped into the print. (Don’t even get me started on printing white ink on a red polyester shirt.) It’s a screen printer’s nightmare. To keep the bad dreams away, learn how to prevent dye migration from happening in the first place.

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DO SCREEN PRINTERS NEED BOTH A STANDARD WHITE INK & MIXING WHITE INK?

Short answer — yes. If you’re mixing custom colors and incorporating white in designs, you need both a standard white plastisol ink and mixing white ink. Each ink is designed to do different things. It’s possible to use them interchangeably, but it ends up being a lot more work for the screen printer. Let’s go through it.

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