TV Commercial

Our really good friend Dominic at Keller William Real Estate did this awesome promo video for us.  Completely unscripted so enjoy.

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Screen Print vs. Vinyl Transfers?

Small runs of custom shirts can be a difficult decision to make when it comes to direct screen printing or vinyl transfers. Typically vinyl is the fastest way, but the detail of the art will ultimately dictate the best method to use.    If you’re able to efficiently prep screens and clean up then always lean towards screen printing as aside from the labor there’s far less cost involved in screen printing.  Vinyl is a quick, easy and a clean method, but is quick and easy what you want to deliver to you customer, or does taking your time and delivering a higher quality item fit your company?  

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Water based inks; The awesomeness that is Permaset Aqua

Yes, WATER BASED inks got awesome when you weren't looking.  Although we have seen great improvements in recent years with durablility, color availability, opacity and shelf-life in the various water based ink lines for screenprinting, those features were just never really available all in one ink.  And those are pretty important features, am I right? 

The above print was one pull on black with a 225mesh screen and no underbase!

 

We have recently started stocking Permaset Aqua inks and have been really excited to see that along with the ability to print on such a wide range of substrates (not just textiles!), there are a ton of opaque, vibrant colors including neons, metallics and glow-in-the-dark and, this is the best part, they are NOT going to turn into a funky and unprintable scrambled-egg-looking mess overnight in it's own container.  With all of the water based ink testing we have done over the years that last one is a game changer.

Check out the full line and buy yours today on our Permaset page  If you need any more convincing or if you want to see some awesome prints, head on over to Permaset's Instagram page for some inspiration.  More info can be found here too: http://www.permaset.com.au/ 

 

 

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What the difference between white and yellow mesh?

Why do we have both white and dyed meshes? All meshes start out white, they dye higher mesh counts yellow because emulsions and stencils are not sensitive to yellow light. When your art work has halftone dots or very fine lines, you need to protect each dot from getting overexposed.
Yellow or dyed mesh blocks all of the blue light spectrum that passes through, which would normally cause the dots or lines to become overexposed making them smaller and difficult or impossible to washout. Dyed meshes take slightly longer to expose, so you may need to adjust your light time. You will notice a difference when you’re able to hold all of your halftones dots.

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