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Mythbusters Screen-Printing Edition

As with most anything in life these days, the screen-printing industry shares its fair helping of myths.  Now, if you’re one of those people that believe looking into a mirror while chanting Bloody Mary three times will conjure a ghost, there’s really no need to keep reading this.  You’d probably have more fun seeing if you can lift up one of your friends with one finger after somehow hypnotizing them and repeating the phrase, “Light as a feather, stiff as a board.”

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Color Matching in The Screen-Printing Industry

Color matching is somewhat of an anomaly to many but when it comes to screen-printing, it’s as simple as 1-2-3, literally. Most screen-printers countrywide use the Pantone Matching System, aka “PMS” System.  No laughing, please. ;)  Colors are numbered using a simple 3 or 4 digit sequential numbering system.  For example, a somewhat standard red is a red 185.  A standard navy would be a blue 282. Here’s a picture of what one of Pantone’s books looks like.   When you pick up yours, be sure to get the “Solid Coated” version as they make a great deal of different books. ...

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