Tales of T-shirts, Designs, and Life

Plastisol vs. Water-based Inks Cont.

Oct 17, 2011, Posted by Blue Ridge Graphics in

Water-based inks have recently made a comeback the world of custom t-shirts and screen printing. They work by using water as the vehicle for carrying the pigment and binders to the fabric. Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons. Water-based Ink Pros Requires only water to remove ink from the screen when […]

Plastisol vs. Water-based Inks part 1

Oct 3, 2011, Posted by Blue Ridge Graphics in

In the world of textile screen printing, there are two main types of ink, plastisol and water-based. Both types of ink have their pros and cons, which we will discuss in two parts. The reason? Simply, so that you and our other customers can choose which ink best suits your particular needs. First up, the […]

10 Things to Know Before Ordering Custom T-shirts

Sep 26, 2011, Posted by Blue Ridge Graphics in

1. What you would like on your custom t-shirt. You certainly don’t need finished art (most screen printing shops have in-house artists) but having a good idea of what you want, including text, ink colors, and themes can go a long way towards saving on art time. 2. When you would like your order to […]

Introduction to Blue Ridge Graphics

Sep 12, 2011, Posted by Blue Ridge Graphics in

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Graphics blog!!! The purpose of this blog is to share some behind-the-scenes info concerning the art, skill, and experience that is involved in the process of screen printing, custom t-shirts and embroidery. But first, let’s tell you a little about ourselves: Blue Ridge Graphics opened its screen printing doors in […]

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