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Specialty Inks can Take your Print to the Next Level

If you’re looking for ways to make your prints standout, or if you have a particular result in mind, then you can’t go passed specialty inks. Omen has a number of options available to you when printing your design. Normally the standard ink used in screen printing is plastisol ink,…

Screen Printing vs DTG vs Heat Transfers for your Clothing Brand

When getting your brand started it can be easy to become confused with all of the printing options available. That's why we put together this guide with five benefits of screen printing compared to DTG and heat transfers. 1. Longevity - Nothing beats plastisol ink When plastisol ink prints are…

How are Halftones or Gradients Screen printed?

Halftones are used when printing a gradient or realistic image. For example when printing a black and white realistic image we are able to simulate the tonal changes to create a realistic print. In order to screen print a gradient or tonal change we will need a high resolution jpeg…

Take Control of Your Artwork Ready for Screen

I think everyone grew up being told sayings like ‘if you prepare to fail, you will fail to prepare.’ or ‘measure twice, cut once!’ Well these lessons are just as relevant when preparing your artwork for screenprinting. Although our fantastic design team is on hand to guide you, we want…

Set up for What… Don’t you Just Press Print?

Are you new to screenprinting and unfamiliar with the setup procedure? This month we have decided to talk about screen setup and how it affects your print run in regards to quality and cost. Firstly I need to address the most common myth that we come across with screenprinting: YES…

Discharge Printing: All you Need to Know

If your looking for something different and want to use a process that is bang on trend, then look no further!! In the past the norm for screenprinting onto dark garments was a plastisol ink, which is an oil based ink that you can feel sitting on the surface on…

Maximise your Designs & Get your $$$ working for you

We often get asked lots of questions in this area like whats the difference in quality, hand feel and longevity in a print ect. Here is the blog to end these questions and allow you to move froward with your print knowing exactly what ink you want to use! The…

Show & Tell: Episode 1 – Full Colour Process with The Goonies

Welcome to Show & Tell: Episode #1. For those of you who remember the '80's, we've combined schooling with nostalgia. The focus of this lesson is to show how full-colour process, or CMYK screen printing works. Thanks to King Screen for the video. Full-colour artwork is separated into layers of…

AS Colour Snapbacks

Our friends at AS Colour have recently released plain and two-tone snapback, flat peak caps. They're excited, we're excited, and we think you should be excited too. Inexpensive, and on-trend, these caps are ready to be branded by you. Better still, these caps can be supplied to you at competitive…

Waterbased Ink VS. Plastisol Ink

We often get asked lots of questions in this area like whats the difference in quality, hand feel and longevity in a print ect. Here is the blog to end these questions and allow you to move froward with your print knowing exactly what ink you want to use! The…