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How Printing Ink Is Made

This is a very well-made and informative video about the process of making ink. (I think) there are a lot of similarities between this process and making screen printing plastisol ink. Enjoy (to your right):

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Custom T-Shirt Diary 15: Mike Frantz

One of my biggest and earliest supporters of Evan Webster Ink is a former English teacher of mine, Mary Burchenal. I took a class with her and Mr. Poon during senior year called “The Good Citizen In The Good Society”. It may have been my favorite high school class. It felt very collegiate in the […]

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Noah's No Turkey

This is a very special blog post! I’m writing it to introduce to the world Evan Webster Ink’s newest internationally celebrated super-model: Noah. No, that can’t be right … who is this little guy? How could I forget, the cute baby you see on the right is my cousin once removed. I’m very close with […]

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How NOT to learn to screen print

There are a lot of good ways to learn how to screen print on t-shirts and apparel: work in a functioning shop, take a course, find a mentor in the field or do what I did originally: by a book from an expert and scour forums where experts give their advice. One thing not to […]

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Custom T-Shirt Diary 13: Dog Bandana

A few months ago I did a very unique job. A Brookline resident contacted me about having a bandana printed for a departing co-worker’s dog. Our heat press was used to apply a graphic in two opposite corners of the bandana (if one gets dirty, just flip it around!). I never imagined I would be […]

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Screen Printing Workshop

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I’m headed back to Boston after a great couple days in Austin, TX. While seeing friends, eating great tex-mex and kayaking were great, the highlight of the weekend was a screen printing workshop. There were three other participants which allowed for a really in-depth and personal presentation of the advanced techniques […]

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Discharge Ink Examined

One of the toughest things to do in screen printing is to print vibrant light colors on dark shirts while maintaining the soft fabric feel we all love. There are two main types of ink used in textile printing, and they both have unique advantages and deficiencies. Plastisol ink adheres to the apparel by chemically […]

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Texas

I’m at the airport in Dallas, TX, on my way to Austin for a screen printing workshop. Yesterday I dropped off some printed wicking t-shirts for Brookline’s high school cross country running team. My brother and I just had a really funny textversation that I thought I’d share: Gabe: Group of 20 fellows just ran […]

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Call to Designers: Lilac Sunday 2011

Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum (in Jamaica Plain) is an event I’ve attended consistently since I was a kid. I printed their t-shirts last year, one of my favorite projects, and just found out the design contest for next year (2011!) is already under way. So I encourage you or any designer friends you […]

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Custom T-Shirt Diary 14: Lilac Sunday

Making the t-shirts for Lilac Sunday, a Boston Arboretum (run by Harvard University) annual tradition, excited me because I used to live across the street on St. Rose Street in Jamaica Plain and learned to ride the bike in the Arboretum. Lilac Sunday, on Mother’s Day and when the lilacs are expected to be in […]

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