Cure it properly!

You’re curing your tees with what??

I recently saw this simplistic explanation of screen printing:

  1. Place design on top of the desired position.
  2. Add a thick layer of ink on top of the artwork.
  3. Spread across evenly using the squeegee.
  4. Remove screen.
  5. Set the ink on the fabric by using some sort of dryer.

It’s not a generally helpful or detailed enough explanation but what is really troubling about it is: “Set the ink on the fabric by using some sort of dryer.” Some sort of!? No! Use a proper conveyor dryer! This type of explanation only reinforces the wrong idea for new printers in particular that a heat gun is fine for “curing” plastisol. It’s not. Period!