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RhinoTech celebrates 20 years!


RhinoTech celebrates 20 years in an exciting industry this month.

We, and our families, are grateful to our extraordinary Team members; highly valued customers, dealer reps, friends in the industry, future customers and, hey, everyone who has and continues to work with us. You definitely rock.

Custom Mouse Pads. – Mouse pad printing

Custom Mouse Pads. – Mouse pad printing made easy with SingleStep™.  Again, this laser paper offers a finished product th

Filtration Systems for Screen Printers


filtration 4 This guy loves to talk about and show you why a Filtration System is a Screen Printing shop must-have and how it can help home-based, store-front, graphics and commercial screen printers meet rules and policies regarding the liquid that can safely go down the drain. Watch a step-by-step video for the full picture. And, check out this thumbs-up Filtration System product review video by Catspit Productions.

Filtration System Options from RhinoTech


Filter Media and Discharge Pumps

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RT SingleJet Puzzle



Capture the nostalgia of significant life moments with photos that have been transferred onto keepsakes. The RhinoTech featured photo was heat transferred to a puzzle blank using SingleJet heat transfer paper, an Epson 1430 inkjet printer and a Swingman heat press. To create other vivid color and black and white photo gift items with t-shirts and garments, caps, towels, pillow cases and more use SingleJet II for use with light color items. For transfer to all DARK apparel and fabrics using an inkjet printer try SingleJet Opaque.


RhinoTech also offers laser printing applications with its RT Digital Transfer Professional Printing package and other types of heat transfer bundles. This Pro set includes: the OKI 920WT White Toner Laser Printer that prints full-color self-weeding transfers; the OKI c831-TS Laser Printer with CMYK toners; SinglePrint™ Heat Transfer Paper that enables you to transfer photo images to multiple types of light color hard surfaces such as glass, ceramic, metal, wood, card stock, leather and mouse pads; RhinoDARK™ Heat Transfer Paper for DARK fabrics and garments; SingleStep™ Heat Transfer Paper for Light/White color apparel and fabrics like towels, t-shirts and other fabric-types; a two-station, SwingMan 20D Twin 16” x 20” that is a top of the line heat press; a Smart DESIGNER X6 Ready Vol. 1 Design Package Software and Parchment Paper.

For step-by-step instruction, view this video: Custom Puzzle Printing with SingleJet Heat Transfer Paper.

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Part 5 in the  RhinoTech video series targets the tips and method on how to remove the stencil from the screen frame after printing is completed, so that you gain a new-looking screen frame in its place.


ERG8550L that is a ready-to-use Emulsion Remover. It rapidly removes emulsion and capillary film from screens, offers excellent freeze/thaw characteristics and is ideal for use in all climates.

RhinoCleanWashout Booth that is available in a variety of standard sizes. Its compact, space saving design and durable construction in Polypro continues to be the foremost choice for screen printers.

The RS1500APressure Washer that features a 26” hose, adjustable PSI from 250 – 1500 PSI, an adjustable nozzle, 110V and ground fault plug. It weighs just 60 lbs. in a very compact form and is a powerhouse of a system that just keeps on working year after year after year.


Apply ERG8550L to scrubber and scrub on both sides of screen.

As you notice in the video, once applied, the stencil begins to break down almost immediately.

After scrubbing, let the product sit for 1 – 2 minutes. Now, power wash (we use the RS1500A).

In a smooth motion, sweep pressure washer back and forth across the screen and experience the excitement of a new-looking screen frame coming into view!

Let screen dry. And, then you’re ready to reuse. It’s that simple.

Thanks for watching another RhinoTech video.

We hope we have helped you lighten the load and advance your screen cleaning technique. Questions? We’re here for you at 651-686-5027 x 4 or

Ink Removal 101A



Part 4 is a step-bInk removal 101ay-step approach to INK REMOVAL. The first part offers the perfect technique on how-to finesse the ink off the screen frame for an on-press ink change. Secondly, it offers the easiest way to remove the ink at the conclusion of printing using PWG122 Press Wash.


Start with PWG122 Press Wash that has been designed to rapidly flash off the screen so that you can quickly and easily make an ON-PRESS ink change.

Next, lift the printer arm holding the screen frame that you want to make the color change on so that you are looking at the underside of the screen frame.

Using a paper or cloth towel, squirt some press wash onto the cloth. Working from the underside of the screen, wipe the targeted spot until ink is removed.

Then, lift the screen and if it still seems to need a little more work, use cloth to carefully finish wiping from the squeegee side.

Before you start to print, spray the platen with RBA2, an Aerosol Adhesive Spray Mist to help ensure that the t-shirt will remain stable on the platen. For fleece and heavier fabrics, a good choice is RBA3 Adhesive Web.

Now, flood the screen and continue printing.

Once you have completed printing the project, card off the ink and proceed to the washout booth to clean the ink off the screen. The next part of the video will take place at the RhinoClean Washout Booth for an Ink Removal demo using SWG14C-citrus-scented Screen Wash.

Squirt the screen wash onto the screen and begin scrubbing. Scrub on both sides. Very quickly, the ink will begin to emulsify.

With a pressure washer, like the amazing RS1500A, rinse the screen on both sides. To get rid of any residue, apply a bit more SW145C, scrub and rinse. If you prefer a soy-based product, choose SWG305.


The manual, textile printer used in the demo is a SureCure 5-4/2 combo Conveyor Dryer/Textile Screen Printer from RhinoTech with a 110V.

The RhinoClean Washout Booth is made of Polypro with an aluminum stand.

Soy-based SWG305 Screen Wash is an excellent option for the final screen wash.

On-Press Wash: PWG122. And, PWG125 is a multi-purpose Press Wash that will also work on card stock, U.V. and Plastisol inks.

Screen Wash: SWG145C or soy-based, SWG305.

Stay tuned for Part 5 in the series that is Emulsion Removal 101A.

Many thanks for watching. If you need help, want a consult or have questions, please contact RhinoTech at 651-686-5027.

Blocking out a Screen Frame 101A

Part 3 in our seBlocking out a screenries involves the steps to Blocking out a Screen Frame.

This how-to video follows previous demos: Coating Screens 101A and Exposing and Developing Screens 101A.


The necessary tools include the screen frame that we previously exposed and developed, RB203 Thick Blockout that is water-soluble and a perfect choice to use on coarser mesh counts and a little squeegee. We also use the BL1620 Exposure Unit w/backlight.

NOTE: For finer mesh counts, the choice is RB202 that is a thinner product. For an absolutely permanent blockout, the choice is RB201.


Puddle blockout in the corner of the frame. With the trusty yellow squeegee, spread blockout around the edge of the frame. This is important to ensure that all pinholes from dust are covered.

NOTE: RB203 is water-soluble making it easy to wash off the screen. And, the backlight on the Exposure System makes it easy to see where light is potentially seeping through, so you can cover those areas/spots with the Blockout.

Work carefully, though, to make sure that you don’t get any of the blockout on the image.

Let the screen dry.


When the screen is dry, use regular packing tape to tape out around the inside edge of the backside (squeegee side) of the frame. This will ensure that when you print, no ink will get squished between the mesh and the frame.

And, that’s it!


RB203 – when you need a thick blockout for coarser mesh counts.

RB202 – when you need a thin blockout for finer mesh counts

RB201 – when you want a permanent blockout.

For a refresher click HERE!

Stay tuned for Part 4 -Ink Removal 101A.

Thanks for taking the time to view this demo by RhinoTech. If you have questions, please contact us directly at 651-686-5027 x 4 and We’re here for you because we want you to be wildly successful.

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Exposing and Developing Screens 101A

Developing a screenExposing and Developing a Screen Frame  follows Part 1 (of a 5 part series), Coating Screens 101A from RhinoTech. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to master an essential  step in in screen printing.

The exposure system used in the demo is a BL1620 Exposure Unit w/UV Black lights. It has a simple on/off switch. You just have to add a timer system; we use the timer on our phones.


The first step is to have your artwork ready. As you can see, we printed our artwork onto RhinoJet Film Positive Material using an Epson 1430. We used this water-proof clear film material because it provides a very dense film positive helping to ensure that no light will penetrate the blacked out area.

Next, position the film positive material onto the Exposure System.

Then, position the previously coated screen frame over the film positive (from the video Coating Screens 101A).

Add a pressure plate to ensure good contact. We use one that is made of melamine board with foam (foam side down) to ensure that the film is tight against the screen. We also add a few gallons of RhinoMite adhesive to secure it even more.

Turn Exposure System on.

We know that it will take a 4-minute exposure, because of previous test results. So…always test with a film positive that has been pre-made for you using different filters. This will help you narrow down variables due to type of Exposure System and type of emulsion you’re using.

Once the screen is exposed, retrieve the screen frame and get ready to begin the Developing Process.


The first step in the DEVELOPING PROCESS is to move to the RhinoClean Washout Booth. Place screen in the booth and wet screen on both sides.

Next, set Pressure Washer to wide fan with low pressure (easily done with the RS 1500A) and with a smooth motion, continue to wash frame – notice we’re working on the non-squeegee side of frame. Be sure to flip frame and continue washing the other side.

Watch the design appear.

And, that’s it. You’ve just observed how easy it is to Expose and Develop a Screen Frame.

Let screen dry before you begin the Blocking Out process. And, because there are a few ways to do that, please watch for Part 3 in the series, Blocking out a Screen Frame 101A.

Thanks for watching the easiest way to Expose and Develop a Screen Frame from RhinoTech. If you need more info and have questions, please contact us at 651-686-5027 x 4, We look forward to working with you.

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Screen Coating 101A

Whether this is screen coating 101Aa refresher or a tutorial for a start-up screen printer or anyone investigating what it takes to become a masterful textile screen printer of t-shirts, hats and other apparel and fabrics, this is Part 1 of a 5 part series.

Click on Screen Coating 101A for the video tutorial.

These are the tools you need to simplify the Screen Coating process.

1 – Screen Printing Frame

2- RhinoSol 500 Dual Cure Emulsion + Sensitizer

Add sensitizer to emulsion and then let stand so bubbles will disappear.

3 – Scoop Coater that has a rounded and sharp side and an angle piece that enables you to tip and rock and shear in one smooth motion.

I want to point out that, generally, you’ll be working with this in a light safe environment. For demo purposes, I’m going to work a bit quickly and then move to a dark light area for screen drying.


To begin, pour emulsion into scoop coater without over-filling and then begin to coat the non-squeegee side of the screen frame.

The reason that it’s important to start on the non-squeegee side of the frame is because you want to have the build-up on the bottom or non-squeegee side of the frame.

Move scoop coater straight up the frame and then shear off at the top. REPEAT.

Next, turn screen around and coat the squeegee side. REPEAT.

Place frame in a horizontal position in a light safe drying rack to dry.

Once dry, the next phase will be to expose the screen.

Check out Part 2, Exposing and Developing Screens in the series from RhinoTech.

Thanks for watching and reading. If you need more info and have questions, please contact us at 651-686-5027 x 4, We look forward to working with you.

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RhinoDark™ Heat Transfer Paper w/Printer & Transfer Instructions

You asked. RhinoTech answered via this step-by-step video.

FEATURES of RhinoDark™

Crisp Designs.
Brilliant CMY Color + Intense White Toner.
Weedless. Excellent Opacity.
Add Rhinestones. Add Textile Metallic Foil.
Diminsionally Stable Polyester-Coated Image Sheet.
Durable. Matte and Gloss Finishes.
Use with OKI Data Laser Printers-
920 WT, 711 WT.
Apply to 50/50 blends, 100% Cotton,
100% Polyester.

For more information, please contact RhinoTech @ 651-686-5027 x 4 or x 2. They will be delighted to offer assistance so that you can be wildly successful.





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