Ryonet Blog

Author - Kaitlyn Ingram

Rip

To Rip or Not To Rip

How to know when your design should go into a RIP program… Maybe the first question that comes to your mind is, “What’s a RIP?” Most screen print designs are one or two colors, or spot color. In other words, they are created without shading or...

Local

3 Benefits of Going Local for Your Screen Printing Needs

In 2015, Ryonet partner BigPlanetApparel authored an excellent blog post on why you should go local for your screen printing needs. The advice they shared then is still relevant now, so we thought we’d share a three key takeaways with you on the...

film positives

How To Recycle Film Positives

As you probably know, we’re pretty passionate about eco-friendly screen printing here at Ryonet. So passionate that recently we launched a sister business, Allmade, to provide you with a better choice in blank t-shirts. We’ve blogged pretty...

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Creating a Bigger Film Positive For A Larger Screen Print

Your ambitions are big, and so are your screen print designs. But what happens when you want a full-size print and you only have access to a small output printer? Sometimes you just need a bigger film positive than your output printer can handle...

riley 500

Setting Up Your Riley 500 Press

The newest addition to the Riley Hopkins family, the Riley 500, is the perfect step between a manual press and an automatic press.  Lighter and faster than other manual presses, without the price and space commitment of an automatic press, combined...

5 Steps to Prevent Dust Build-Up On Automatic Presses

Do you own a ROQ automatic press? If you do have one of these amazing pieces of equipment in your shop, you’re going to want to make sure you protect your investment. Even if you keep a clean working environment, and adhere to proper maintenance...

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What’s Up With The “Don’t Touch This” Bolt?

And what happens if you touch it? Ever wonder why you shouldn’t touch the bolt that says “don’t touch this” on your Riley Hopkins press? You know, aside from the obvious warning. We know, it’s like the big red button – you just have to push it to...

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Purchasing a Screen Printing Press

Choosing a press is a big decision, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the process. When evaluating presses, here are three questions you should ask yourself: 1. Manual press or automatic press? In other words, how many shirts are you planning to...

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What Screen Printing Kit Is Right For You?

Are you new to screen printing? Don’t know where to start? Or maybe you already have a shop and want to expand? The information out there can be overwhelming! How do you know which screen printing kit is right for you? Let’s break it down. DIY Kits:...

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The Benefits of Water-Based Pallet Adhesive

If you’ve been reading our blog lately, you’ve probably read a few posts extolling the virtues of water-based inks. Products that are water-based are water-soluble—making them easier to clean up, and friendlier to the environment. But inks aren’t...