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

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

Discover the superior choice between water-based and plastisol ink for your custom apparel at Print Renegades. Learn about each ink type's feel, durability, ease of use, and personal preferences. Find out how water-based ink offers a soft, eco-friendly option while plastisol ink boasts vibrant results. 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 the captivating history and technique of all-over screen printing, learn about direct-to-roll and belt printing methods, and find creative solutions to overcome limitations. Unleash your streetwear game with insider tips from Print Renegades.

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

This blog post explores the pros and cons of print-on-demand services and traditional screen printing shops. Discover which option is best for your business and how to maximize your profits while ensuring a high-quality final product. Read more on Print Renegades.

DTF Transfers: A Revolutionary Printing Technology

Discover the innovative world of DTF transfers and learn how they are revolutionizing the printing industry. In this guide, we'll explore what DTF transfers are, how to make custom DTF transfers, and the benefits they offer. Plus, we'll cover important factors that affect the longevity of DTF transfer images.

The Importance of Color in Screen Printing

Discover the importance of color in screen printing and learn how to choose the right colors for your designs. From evoking emotions to conveying messages and attracting attention, color is a powerful tool in merchandising. Learn how to use color to your advantage by considering your brand identity and target audience and keeping it simple, stupid.

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

Discover the art and science behind 3D puff ink screen printing. Elevate your designs with tactile brilliance. Perfect for t-shirts, hats, backpacks, and more. Expert guidance from Print Renegades. Contact us today!

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

Want to launch a successful graphic t-shirt business with minimal capital? Follow these 10 steps and expert tips to create a pre-sale model on Instagram or other similar social media platforms, identify your target audience, create visually appealing content, collaborate with influencers, and continuously track and analyze your performance.

Screen Printing Glossary: Understanding the Language of the Industry

New to screen printing and feeling overwhelmed by the jargon? This comprehensive glossary covers the most important terms you need to know, including screens, mesh, emulsion, films, underbase, separations, registration, trapping, halftones, overprinting, simulated process, and flash curing. Learn the language of the screen printing world and feel more confident navigating this exciting industry.

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. Get expert insights from Print Renegades.

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.