Screen Printing Best Practices & Helpful Advice

Helpful articles to assist you in your custom apparel endeavors.

Welcome to the Print Renegades blog! Our goal is to provide you with expert advice and resources to help you get the most out of your screen printing and garment decorating experiences. Whether you're new to printing or an experienced pro, we've got you covered with best practices, tips, and troubleshooting advice. Check back often for our ever-expanding list of resources!

Latest Posts

Want to Make a Screen Printer Cringe? Ask ‘em “How Much For Shirts?"

'How much for shirts?' is a dreaded question among screen printers. Learn how to get better answers by asking the right questions about screen printing orders.

LA Blank Apparel: Brands We Like, Why You Should Too

Dive into Los Angeles' vibrant apparel scene. Discover top brands combining sustainability with style, and see why local choices reshape the fashion frontier.

Water-Based Ink vs. Plastisol Ink: Unraveling the Superior Choice

Learn about each ink type's feel, durability, & ease of use. Make an informed decision for your screen printing projects with our expert insights.

Mastering All-Over Screen Printing: Unleash Your Streetwear Style with Insider Tips

Discover how all-over screen printing works. Improve your understanding of its limitations on blank apparel & learn to work around them.

Print-on-Demand Services vs. Traditional Screen Printing Shops‍

Discover which printing option works best for your particular business model & how to maximize your profits while ensuring high-quality final products.

DTF Transfers: A Revolutionary Printing Technology

Discover the innovative world of Direct-To-Film (DTF) transfers & learn how they are revolutionizing the printing industry and reducing your overhead.

The Importance of Color in Screen Printing

Discover how printing w/ the right ink colors can be used to evoke emotion, convey marketing messages & attract the attention desired from your target audience.

Take Your T-Shirt Designs to the Next Level: 3D Puff Ink

Discover the screen printing ink that puffs up! Learn more about what it is and how puff ink works for your screen printing designs.

Print Renegades Customer Referral Program, Earn Credit Toward Future Order

Join Print Renegades' Customer Referral Program and get rewarded for your support! Refer a friend who places an order for a minimum of 50 pieces of printed apparel sourced by us or an order of at least $360, and receive a $50 credit toward your future order. There's no limit to the credit you can accrue, so start referring now and potentially have your printing order paid for by your referrals!

10 Steps to Success for your Graphic T-Shirt Business

Launch a successful graphic t-shirt business with minimal capital. Leverage social media channels to generate interest & maximize profits with less capital.

Screen Printing Glossary: Understanding the Language of the Industry

New to screen printing? Learn the language of the screen printing world & feel more confident navigating this exciting industry without sounding like a N00b!

T-Shirtology: Understanding T-Shirt Fabric Anatomy for Screen Printing

Learn about the construction of t-shirt fabric and how it impacts screen printing. Discover the importance of fabric weight, cotton type, and yarn type, as well as styles and shapes of t-shirts for optimal printing results.

Eco-Local Initiative: Our Commitment to our Planet

Our commitment to reducing our waste and carbon footprint in an effort to preserve this planet.

Understanding the Types of Screen Printing Inks Available

Screen printing inks come in a variety of types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This guide will teach you about the different types of screen printing inks, including plastisol, water-based, discharge, puff, and special effect inks. We'll also discuss the best uses for each type of ink.

DTG vs. Screen Printing: Which is Better for Your Custom Apparel?

Discover the best printing method for your custom apparel - DTG or Screen Printing? Explore the advantages, cost considerations, durability, and more.

Learn How to Place an Order with Print Renegades

Learn how to place an order with Print Renegades for high-quality custom prints on t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, and more. Our easy order process requires hi-res artwork, garment types, sizes and colors breakdown, and placement instructions. We provide print mockups for your approval, offer fast turnaround times, and ship worldwide. Contact us today to get started!

Print Renegades Minimum Order Quantities

An explanation of what minimum order quantities are and when they apply.