Author: Michelle Bridger

19 Nov 2018  | 0 Comments

Looking for a fun and practical DYI project? Why not make your own custom shopping bags and tote bags?

Reusable shopping bags and tote bags are wonderful items in that they’re very versatile—you can use them for shopping, for going to the beach, as promotional items, giveaways or gift bags. They’re also environment-friendly because unlike plastic or paper bags you can use them again and again.

Making custom shopping bags and tote bags is easy, and requires only a few materials to start.

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16 Nov 2018  | 0 Comments

What’s neither glitter nor pure gold but gives off a brilliant, breathtaking sheen to prints on your shirt? It’s none other than metallic ink, and it gives off just enough shine to make any printed design stand out without being too loud or ostentatious.

Metallic inks are distinct printing inks that have been around for a while but aren’t as commonly used as other water-based inks for printing. There are a few possible reasons for this, one being that people often get intimidated by the boldness of these colours, and are unsure how to use them.

Using metallic inks for screen printing however is not that complicated, and they produce sensational, shining results that are well worth the try.

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12 Nov 2018  | 0 Comments

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means– beach, barbies and for screen printers and DIYers, some fun and fabulous summer screen printing projects!

Summer is a great time to head outdoors with your printing screens and kits. The summer sun is perfect for quick drying prints, and the beach and outdoor summer scenes are definitely great inspirations for prints.

Before heading out however remember to put on some sunscreen and make sure to keep yourself hydrated– the same goes with your screens, as water-based inks can dry quickly in the sun.

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2 Oct 2018  | 0 Comments

Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means– it’s time for the ghouls and spooks to come alive! Not literally of course, but in decorations, costumes– and for artists and screen printers, that definitely includes prints!

Halloween is one of the really fun times of the year where you get to play with scary, spooky prints, wild colours and even glow-in-the-dark inks. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started on your printing projects this Halloween!

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8 Aug 2018  | 0 Comments

Dying to try making your own screen prints? It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and the results can be especially good when you use eco-friendly ink for screen printing.

Before you whip out those eco-friendly inks however, there’s one crucial thing you’ll need, and that of course is your design on a screen. This is easily achieved by applying a photosensitive emulsion on a blank screen, letting it dry overnight in the dark, and then exposing it to the light with your design (printed in black on a piece of transparent film) placed right on top of it.

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PERMASET INKS DO NOT CONTAIN OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS SUCH AS CFCS OR HCFCS. THEY ARE ALSO FORMULATED FREE OF AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS. PERMASET IS FREE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC SOLVENT AND DOES NOT CONTAIN PVC RESIN OR PHTHALATE PLASTICISER