Screen Coating for Dummies - Screen Print Direct

Screen Coating with Emulsion for Dummies

Most entry level screen printing kits come with your basic supplies right? The screen, ink, emulsion some sort of squeegee type thing and maybe some hinges for the screen if it’s a nice kit. Well what about the scoop coater? How are you going to apply the emulsion to the screen?
Choosing the right press for you. - Screen Print Direct

Choosing The Right Press For You

When picking a press there is much more to consider than just how much it costs, what brand it is, tabletop or self-standing. When you are press shopping one of the most important things to consider is what you are going to be printing most of the time.
Which Emulsion to use? - Screen Print Direct

Which Emulsion To Use?

One of the most frustrating things, when you start screen printing, is emulsions, there are so many! How are you supposed to know which one is best? You have no idea how many people contact us and say I need to buy more emulsion. Cool, not a problem, which one do you normally use? We like to know the previous emulsion you worked with so we have a starting point and can suggest something you will be comfortable with. Guess what they say next? “I use the blue one,” “pink,” “I need the purple one.” Oh ok, awesome... in all honesty the color of the emulsion does very little to help us help you! 

Drying your Screen - Screen Print Direct

Drying the Emulsion on Your Screen Printing Frame

Did you know that drying your screen once it’s been coated with emulsion is critical to the printing process? It’s a step that’s often overlooked but is so important for a successful print. Here we dive into why it’s important, how to do it properly, and how long it takes for screen printing emulsion to dry.