Screen Printing Tutorials

Screen Printing Tutorials

Whether you are new to screen printing or looking to learn a new screen printing technique we have a great range of video tutorials on our You Tube channel.

From beginners guides like……………….

Dummies Guide to Screen Printing

We talk to a lot of people who want to start screen printing but are not quite sure of the process and what’s really involved. So we thought we would put together a quick video to give you a little.

How to print t shirts or any other garment

Screen printing tutorial by the guys at Wicked Printing Stuff. A step by step guide showing you how to print a logo on a T Shirt.

Advance Screen Printing techniques……………….

How to screen print using a vacuum board

A brief video clip showing a demo of the Wicked Printing Stuff Vacuum Board. Ideal if you want to screen print on paper card or other substr…

WPS Handbench Live Print

Live Printing Event at Fedrigoni with Anthony Burrill, Clerkenwell House using a WPS Handbench and waterbased inks, with Macroy and Jim from P…

Demonstrating 4 Colour Process Print and Screen Printing 4 Colour

Demonstrating a 4 Colour Process Print using Union Inks and Wicked Printing Stuff 6 Colour 6 Station Carousel.

Multi Colour Printing using WPS Waterbased Inks

Video taken during one of our training courses showing a multi colour print using our waterbased ink range

To Product Videos……………….

New Screen Printing Products

Pete Buffham, Director of Wicked Printing Stuff, talking about the launch of new products, especially Panther Tunnel Dryers, WEISS carousels

How WPS Panther Tunnel Dryers are made

A quick promo video to show how we make the WPS Panther Range of Tunnel Dryers at Wicked Printing Stuff. Our range of tunnel dryers are great for small screen printers curing plastisol ink through…

Simple fun squeegee video

We at http://www.wickedprintingstuff.com put together a simple fun little promo video of our squeegee range, but seriously choosing the right squeegee makes a real difference to the quality of you…

Wicked Printing Tunnel Dryers

A fun video introduction our amazing range of tunnel dryers made by us in the UK great for curing Screen Printing Inks such as Plastisol, Waterbased, Discharge and other specialist inks. Our range…

Introducing the Riso QS200 Digital Screen Maker

Looking to get from artwork to print in under 5 minutes, wanting to to ditch messy emulsions. Fed up with printing expensive positives, pinholes, washing out, drying, screen filling, blocking tape…

Screen Printing Supplies

A quick promotional video covering the products and services at Wicked Printing Stuff, we also sell Heat Presses and manufacture the fantastic range of Panther Tunnel Dryers suitable for manual, a…

Using software in creating a T-Shirt Design

Top Tip about using software to create t shirt designs

Want to get started on your first t shirt design?

Sometimes it can be confusing to learn how to use a new piece of software to design your screen printing stencil but FREE help is at hand. If you look on Google or YouTube there are literally hundreds of videos that go through the steps bit by bit.

Here is just one example, I typed into Google “Creating a t shirt design in Adobe Illustrator” and the first result was from tv.adobe.com

Learn how to use the t-shirt template in Illustrator to design your own t-shirt. Promote your favorite school, club or sports team and stand out on campus.

via Creating a T-Shirt Design | Make it with Creative Cloud | Adobe TV.

The same is true for any piece of software, so get searching and get designing.

How to screen print using a vacuum board – YouTube

A brief video clip showing a demo of the Wicked Printing Stuff Vacuum Board. Ideal if you want to screen print on paper card or other substrates where platen adhesive or Hi tak is not suitable. You need a conventional vacuum cleaner connected to the board – the more powerful the better to get the best results. The Wicked Printing Stuff vacuum board is designed for our presses but you can use it on other carousels with the right bracket.

via How to screen print using a vacuum board – YouTube.

Sneak preview of Direct to Screen System – FREEStyler

FREEStyler Direct to Screen System

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At last an affordable Direct to Screen for small printers

We all like to simplify things and love the idea of Direct to Screen but the costs are out of reach for any but the large commercial printer. Not any more!

We thought we would give you a sneak preview of the new Exile Technologies FREEStyler Direct to Screen System which is being launched at the Printwear and Promotion Live 2016 show in a few weeks’ time. This is a new piece of innovative technology which brings the Direct to Screen capabilities currently only enjoyed by large commercial printers to a wider audience.

Direct to Screen capabilities increase screen production rates, stencil quality, reduced labour therefore reduce costs.

What does it do?

Instead of creating a film positive you put the screen (coated in emulsion and dried) on to the FREEStyler and it prints the artwork directly onto the screen. You then expose and washout the screen as per normal.

It does have some tricks up its sleeve, it comes with some clever devices to aid registration which is especially useful for automatic printers e.g. M & R, MHM etc. But best of all it comes with CADLink RIP and together it can create very high quality stencils, it is extremely accurate with high quality half tone screening and precision dot gain controls to ensure accurate representation of mid-tones, gradients and highlights.

OUR IN-house testing results

We recently tested some emulsions with the FREEStyler and found that the Chromaline CP Tex, Magnacure UDC-HV and CT-R emulsions gave some fantastic results. We used an LED exposure unit to expose the screen which is quick and accurate. Below is a screen shot of one of the screens – the FREEStyler created stencils which would be very challenging using the traditional film positive approach.

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The FREEStyler will be available at the end of February. If you need more information please contact us at sales@inkandsolvents.co.uk 01614426555. In the meantime if you would like to see the FREEStyler in action, please see below :-

 

Screen Printing Supplies from Wicked Printing Stuff – YouTube


A quick promotional video covering the products and services at Wicked Printing Stuff, we also sell Heat Presses and manufacture the fantastic range of Panther Tunnel Dryers suitable for manual, automatic screen printers and for curing Digital waterbased inks.

via Screen Printing Supplies – YouTube.

Our squeegees have got jealous of the inks

So we made them a special video

 

But seriously

Squeegee wear will have an effect on the quality of the screen-printed product as well as the ink usage. There are cost implications from replacement of squeegees, increased ink consumption and rejection of printed product. This article details the development of a controlled accelerated wear procedure for squeegees and accurate measurement of wear using a microscope and image analysis techniques.

via Unitex Squeegees, printing for the long run.

▶ Wicked Printing Stuff – 2 colour print using Rutland EKO Inks – YouTube


Looking for a screen printing ink as good as plastisol but with clean ECO credentials. Then the Rutland EKO range could be what you are look for. Bright vibrant colours with plastisol curing characteristics and unlike waterbased inks no drying in the screens. Check out http://www.wickedprintingstuff.com for further information.

via ▶ Wicked Printing Stuff – 2 colour print using Rutland EKO Inks – YouTube.