Thursday, November 19, 2009

RhinoTech RT SW 145C - The World's Best, Most Fantastic Screen Wash!


STEP 1: Place screen in a RhinoTech Washout Booth.

STEP 2: Apply SWG 145C to screen and onto scrubber brush.

STEP 3: Scrub screen from top to bottom.

STEP 4: Turn screen over and scrub again.

STEP 5: Spray screen with RT Pressure Cleaner.

STEP 6: When water hits the screen, watch it immediately emulsify and rinse straight down the screen.

STEP 7: Let screen dry thoroughly before next use by placing in a RhinoTech Screen Drying Cabinet. HOW-TO VIDEO:

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Screen Printers Benefit from RhinoTech ERG 8550L that Enables ReUse of Textile Screens in a Tough Economy!

RhinoTech announces access to the hands-down, most effective Emulsion Remover available in the screen printing industry! RT ERG 8550L is part of the RhinoClean Green product group that has enabled screen printers on a world-wide basis to reuse screens many times over. And because of the powerful results of RT ERG 8550L, unparalleled textile prints have been produced. Many have gained national recognition for their clarity, authenticity and beauty.

1. Place screen in a RhinoTech Washout Booth. Remove ink from screen with RhinoClean Green Screen Wash
2. Spray both sides of screen with RhinoTech ER8550L
3. Using a scrub brush, brush both sides of the screen. Wait one minute for the ER to start to dissolve the emulsion.
4. Using a RhinoClean 1500A Pressure Cleaner, thoroughly rinse all emulsion from the screen.
5. Let screen dry in a RhinoDry Drying Cabinet prior to coating with emulsion for your next printing project



Silk Screen Preparation Before Ink Application for Textile Screen Printing

Here is the accurate, dynamic, actual video demonstration of how to properly prepare a textile screen before ink application. Used with RhinoTech Screen Prep - SPG 2255 (that is part of the RhinoClean Green series of environmentally-responsible products), your screen will be conditioned to produce expert prints, time-after-time. And you will reap the benefits of meeting your project and bottom-line profit goals!; 888.717.4466

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dramatic Screen Printing Degreaser by RhinoTech

RT DGG2200 is part of the RhinoClean Green family of environmentally secure products. It is a biodegradable degreaser that is a non-abrasive fabric treatment. This degreaser acts as a wetting agent for use on all synthetic and wire screen mesh. It offers an even sheeting of water for complete uniform stencil adhesion. DGG2200 improves film lamination and bonding of direct photo emulsions. It is recommended for use before each stencil preparation.

Following these directions for a perfect, simple and easy way to Degrease a Screen from a guy in the know:

Step 1: Place screen upright in a RhinoTech Washout Booth.
Step 2: Apply RT DGG2200 in a uniform pattern working from top to bottom of screen.
Step 3: Using a soft nylon bristle brush, scrub both sides of the mesh.
Step 4: Rinse off with water using a RhinoTech Pressure Washer.

VOILA'! 888.717.4466

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

India Meets RhinoTech

It’s tough to tame the rhino! RhinoTech, that is, as two Indian friends and business collaborators acknowledged during their visit to our headquarters. With the innovation and immersion of RhinoMite adhesives, RhinoClean Screen Wash, Press Wash and more into the Indian economy, together; we are forging ahead to build upon this relationship with shared goals. These include offering the highest quality materials into their screen printing industry with customer and technical support for the smallest - largest screen printing shops and help India’s economic growth along the way that faces multi-faceted challenges.

Simultaneously, we remain deeply invested in helping the United States economy to recapture its vibrancy. And regain its first place ranking instead of the recent slip to the number two spot according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010.

In October, the Leaders in India Business Forum 2009 will be held. The keynote speakers will touch upon Indian and global business, focus on the solutions to problems and present ideas on how to better deal with the present and future. And we want to be part of the solution and the future.

RhinoTech has a goal to help businesses survive, thrive and grow in the U.S and in India. Through use of our new green technology, other innovative products and equipment, we will continue to aid in reducing impact on our global environment; help to keep product costs low so that larger returns are gained by customers and shop owners, locally and globally.

Let us help you achieve the same by unleashing the power of the rhino.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Video on How to Prepare a Textile Screen for Printing

Here is the accurate, dynamic, actual video demonstration of how to properly prepare a textile screen before ink application. Used with RhinoTech Screen Prep - SPG 2255 (that is part of the RhinoClean Green series of environmentally-responsible products), your screen will be conditioned to produce expert prints, time-after-time. And you will reap the benefits of meeting your project and bottom-line profit goals!

View the video demonstration at:; 888.717.4466

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

RhinoTech Produces: How to Prepare a Newly Stretched Textile Screen Printing Frame


To begin this simple, quick and easy process:
1) place the screen in the RhinoTech Washout Booth so that you have an accessible work space complete with water. This self-contained unit will allow you to apply the screen prep and then rinse it off easily with no mess.

2) apply RhinoTech SPG 2255 to the entire screen using a circular motion. Scrub it in thoroughly on both sides. Not only will it degrease the screen, it will abrade it ever so lightly so that when applying capillary films, the result will be a superior bond mesh.

3) rinse the screen on both sides. If you are using capillary film, it is ready to be applied.

4) if you are using emulsion, first place screen in the RhinoTech Screen Drying Rack until the screen dries thoroughly before coating.

Your cleaned screen will now serve you through many, many screen printing jobs! View a demo of "How to Prep a Screen" here and on :

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Discovery in Minneapolis by RhinoTech!

We've discovered a great shop in Minneapolis, Birch Clothing, that offers stylish clothing from beautiful, organic cotton and bamboo for both men and women. Plus, they have gift items, a beautiful skin care line, outrageous hand bags, scarves, soy candles and yoga gear. We like their attitude and their attention to "fair-trade". And it has been especially revealing, in discussions with the owner and general manager, with regard to their interest in the screen printing process and desire for garments utilizing a low-impact process.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Julie and Julia and screenprinting.

Just saw Julie and Julia- a great laugh made even funnier when thinking of Dan Ackroyd as Julia Child on Saturday Night Live those many years ago! She is the epitome of perseverance; working on a cook book for eight years, rewriting it etc. and then after rejection, finally seeing her first book published. She really was bigger than life and demonstrated, yet again, that even when facing tough times (like our current economy), creativity and pushing through can and will enable us all to maintain! RhinoTech continues to be creative in product offerings such as RhinoBond ~ Crystal for embroiderers looking for a great adhesive with long lasting staying power. The same holds true for its counterpart for screen printers with RhinoBond and RhinoMite and all other bold "green" chemical offerings (

Saturday, July 25, 2009

RhinoTech finds intriguing!

Wanted to share this new product with you that we’ve seen in action! offered us a hands-on view of a heat transfer, direct-to-garment printing system. It mirrors a screen-print with no ink or screens; difficult to tell the difference. It can be used to heat transfer print directly onto ceramic, plastic, metal, acrylic, wood, magnets, leather and more. To see for yourself, go to We think you'll be amazed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

RhinoTech's answer to the most asked Screen Printing question - How Do I Stretch A Screen?

HOW DO I STRETCH A FRAME? Here is the answer and “how-to” for new screen printers and those interested in upping their in-house excellence with RhinoBond Adhesives from RhinoTech.

A new aluminum screen must have its surface prepared first so there will be no adhesive failure! In fact, all new or bare frame surfaces must be cleaned prior to beginning the stretching process.

• With the aluminum frame, the surface needs to be either ground or sandblasted to reduce the oxide build-up on the surface. This will enable the most surface area as possible in which to apply RhinoBond adhesive. This will help to ensure a strong bond between the frame and mesh.

• Using a Hand Grinder, such as the Dewalt DW400 4 ½” Angle Grinder with a Grinding Wheel for metal, roughen the surface of the frame working in a circular fashion.

• Wipe the frame surface with a cloth that has a small amount of solvent such as ethyl acetate or acetone. This will remove dust, dirt and other contaminants.


• Stretch the mesh over the frame, making sure that the frame is in direct contact with the fabric (any gap between the frame and fabric will result in a poor bond).

• Now that the mesh has been stretched tightly and is in contact with your frame, apply a small bead of adhesive onto the frame with your squeegee and spread it over the surface of the frame.

NOTE: RhinoBond Instant Frame Adhesive comes in a variety of viscosities (the lower the number, the thinner the product). Low viscosity adhesives are designed to be used with high mesh counts such as 280, 305, 355 etc.


• Now that you have applied the RhinoBond adhesive, use either RBP1500 Pump Spray or RBP1500A Aerosol activator/primer to dry the adhesive. Once sprayed, it will dry in approximately 15-30 seconds.

NOTE: the RhinoBond adhesive is sensitive to RBP 1500 Pump Spray or RBP 1500A Aerosol so…very lightly, spray the activator onto the frame from a distance of at least 10”-12” (25-30 cm). If you spray on to much it will cause the adhesive to turn white and ruin the bond.

• After spraying on the activator, press down on and smooth the fabric to help insure proper frame to fabric contact.

The frame is now ready for production.

When the frame needs to be re-stretched, simply peel off the mesh. If the surface remains smooth, simply follow Sections 2 and 3.

If the surface is not smooth, begin at Section 1 and repeat steps.

For more information call RhinoTech at 651-686 5027;

Monday, June 22, 2009

We knew Tom Frecska in his 20’s and cheered his accomplishments as he made his way up through the ranks at Screen Printing magazine. We were in awe of his writing skills, enjoyed his sense of humor, have been grateful for his kindness and constructive criticism of our feature submissions to the magazine. Like our colleagues, we are devastated by his early death. Tom’s many gifts as a human being, an editor and friend will be remembered and missed by all of us at RhinoTech.

Helping screen printers stay viable!

The pages of our industry’s magazines are shrinking. We noted just 44 in the last issue of Screen Printing magazine. Is our industry really shrinking too? We’ve observed that screen printers are trying to spend wisely regarding on-going supply needs and new equipment purchases. And there’s a question in that too - will purchases be strictly based on price or will brand loyalty preside? We’ve heard both. We urge a conversation if a change in supplies is strictly based on price. In this economy, it’s worth it. Talk to us.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

RhinoTech RhinoBond Crystal

Rhino Bond~Crystal has been tested by beaders and crafters (including our in-house jewelers). It's non-toxic, not sticky or runny and bonds even quicker in Florida or other high humidity areas. It dries clear and will adhere gemstones, rhinestones, sequins, shells or glitter to fabric. Works great to secure a knot. Our beaders have tried the other glues. Hands-down, RhinoBond~Crystal is a great product. It will bond skin to skin or anything else due to its strength, so handle with care and follow the directions.

RhinoBond~Crystal: 888-717-4466, 651-686-5027;;

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wild Use for RhinoBond

Wild! The following came to RhinoTech from a customer who shall remain nameless.

“I’m going to comment on endurance. I have your current product, Rhino Bond. I chipped a tooth on a candy bar one day and I had a bottle of your Rhino Bond RBA 1500. I would have to say a dentist couldn't have done a better job. My tooth hasn’t decayed or anything and the tooth is still there. I know this is not the recommended use for your product, but I just wanted to give you props. I plan on using it more often (in screen printing).”

He’s correct. Stick to using RhinoTech RhinoBond adhesive to adhere mesh to screen printing frames; not recommended ever for dental use! What an endorsement, though.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RhinoClean Green for T-shirt and Hat Printers

I know…more green stuff, but RhinoTech shares the responsibility to influence the use of proactive green elements into the screen printing industry. We love our mother earth. With RhinoClean™ Green² ™, especially RhinoBond™ Green², this biodegradable, no waste adhesive will bond to all types of frames, dry in seconds and help reduce the carbon footprint on our environment. Love your mother earth too.