Friday, December 28, 2012

RhinoTech + Quilting - Who Would Have Thought?

Another cross-over product find that quilter's will love....

  This product is formulated to be environmentally-sensitive and, as demonstrated in video, has a very minimal odor. This is important when working in indoor spaces.
 It is repositionable, yet strong enough to hold several layers of material together.
It bonds easily to a variety of materials without transferring adhesive to the fabric.
RBA3 enables three pieces of material to stay in place without shifting during "sandwiching" phase of project.
The spray adhesive web is strong enough to hold three layers of material together when "free motion quilting".

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Thought Provoking - Wood or Aluminum Handle Squeegees?

The overlooked 'SQUEEGEE' does require attention and who better to review both wood and aluminum handle squeegees, but Johnathan Monoco of Catspit Productions. In this video, the finer points of the squeegee are revealed to help the screen printer learn about the virtues of a wooden handle squeegee made of poplar with a nicely sanded and rounded handle that is grip-worthy.
The attributes of the aluminum handle squeegees are also exposed including sanded metal edges to eliminate safety issues during printing. 
 Both are ergonomically sound offering a sturdy, durable handle; a colorful display of squeegee material that is firm and praiseworthy.


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Monday, December 3, 2012

A SingleStep™ to Heat Transfer Printing!

This is for all screen printers and graphic printers who want to earn/retain every bit of business possible - no matter the size of the project.

During this step-by-step product review of SingleStep™ and candid narrative by Catspit Productions, this amazing one step laser paper is thoroughly discussed during actual printing. The video demo is also crystal clear regarding the need for accurate heat temperature control on the heat press to enable extraordinary prints and resulting great swag; types of printers used and more.

For your viewing pleasure, here is SingleStep™ by RhinoTech. 

All product specifications can be found HERE.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Sometimes you just need a great fix for pesky pinholes.

Check out this video that is another candid, straight-to-the-point product review of  RhinoBlock 201 - Permanent Blockout and RhinoBlock 202 and 203 - Water Soluble, reclaimable Blockout brought to you in vibrant hues! Produced by our favorite reviewer from Catspit Productions, LLC, this close up demo offers details on each product to help you decide which is better suited to your needs.

These products have been designed as a filler medium to fix emulsion imperfections and defects. In the video, Jonathan describes how either the water soluble or two-part permanent Blockout can save you time and are actually better choices than using old emulsion that needs a post cure. 

Through Nov. 30, 2012, you can get them ON-LINE at  a 
12% discount by using Code: RTTG28 at checkout. On top of that, you can also receive FREE SHIPPING with a $50 purchase (see options here).

All other RhinoTech equipment, products and supplies are also on sale (excluding parts).

Thanks for taking advantage of this sale event and for being a fan of RhinoTech! And if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact our most helpful Customer Service Specialist, Chris @

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Monday, November 5, 2012


RhinoTech is spearheading a donation drive to collect winter coats, gloves, scarves, hats and work gloves for residents of Staten Island. We'll ship them for you when you drop them off at our main distribution center:

       RhinoTech, 2955 Lone Oak Circle, Suite 2, Eagan, MN.  
you can send your donations directly to:

       Temple Israel, 315 Forest Ave.; Staten Island, NY 10301

This temple is serving as a distribution point and continues to offer their resources/space for people who lost everything in the hurricane.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How Do you Decide which Screen Printing Emulsion Hardener is Right for your Project?

Here is a down-in-the-shop, no holds barred review by our favorite reviewer of all things screen printing. Check it out. 

This assessment offers the great characteristics of each RhinoTech Emulsion Hardener that perform exactly as they were designed to do.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Youtube Winners of RhinoTech Screen Opener and Spray Adhesive.

Congratulations to Nick Dillard and FreeStyleGraphic12 
for their participation in and win of the 

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And see the products they won in another great how-to video 
on RhinoTech Spray Tack and Screen Openers

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Register for FREE to attend SGIA/Las Vegas!

   BOOTH  4635

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screen cleaning system in the industry:

Pre-Show Special! 
10% Discount w/on-line order using
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Catspit Productions Compares Eco-Haze Remover vs. Regular Stain Remover

Read on for a great, honest review from a guy on the shop floor; a guy we've come to rely on for in-depth review and learn how-to screen print videos. Thanks to Jonathan Monaco, Catspit Productions.

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with and testing some RhinoTech screen making chemicals to make a new YouTube video. They asked me to compare, side by side, two of their own haze removers. One was from their standard chemical line, RhinoClean HR 2800, and the other was from their green line of screen printing chemicals, RhinoClean Green² HRG 2400. Right away, to me, this was going to be a test of equality. As a screen printer myself, I am always skeptical of “green” or environmental products because they often lack the power of the original from which they are derived. Therefore, this was a fun video to do. 

Though it’s often difficult to remember all the things that I should convey to viewers and always look back and wish I had included even more information for you, as always, I did my best with it, is you can see. I had a great time testing; the video speaks for itself. 

Initially, I had to intentionally stain a screen so I would have something to work with. Because I don’t really have a staining problem in my shop for some reason and wanted something we could look at side by side, literally, I used an open 110 mesh screen and put a piece of masking tape down the center long ways. Then, I squeegeed some black ink onto the mesh from both sides while doing several passes to ensure good mesh coverage. After that, I left the screen to set for a little over a week. I let it stand like that in a place that consistently reached over 95 degrees Fahrenheit every day and had very low humidity. Now, in order to make the video, I had to use some ink wash so I figured I’d use some RhinoClean Green ² SWG 145C Screen Wash to remove the excess black ink from the mesh just prior to making the video clips of the haze/stain removal.

That looked like it worked well and left me with a screen that had black plastisol ink staining on either side of a piece of masking tape. Next, I wrote the stain removers numbers on top on the frame above the side I would use each product on. 

The Big Summary:
Both of the haze removers, HRG 2400 and the HR 2800, will work on UV inks, too, and they will also act as a degreaser. In effect, you can go from emulsion removal to haze removal and then dry with either of these products if you do it efficiently. The main difference you will find in the products is that the eco-friendly HRG 2400 is thinner and takes about 10 minutes on screen to work best. The HR 2800, on the other hand, is thicker and has a setting time of 3 to 5 minutes. I let the HR 2800 stand for 5 minutes and the HRG 2400 stand for 10 minutes for video-making purposes.  Next came pressure washing time to see the results of my efforts and to truly test these 2 different haze removers together. 

 I began with the HRG 2400 side and it came clean very nicely with relative ease using my pressure washer. I was pleased. Then I moved on to the side where we used the HR 2800 and it, too, cleaned up well. Both sides of the screen on either side of the masking tape looked the same; very clean and pretty much white. It was obvious that these two products worked just as well as one another. And this made me really happy as this meant the video was turning out well and it was easy to see the results of the experiment. 

 I also tried to give the viewer 2 close up shots of the mesh with and without backlighting after I finished cleaning both sides of the screen.  I this made for a great video.
 In review, I have to say that if you didn’t know that the HRG 2400 was a “green” product, then you would never suspect it of being such. It proved itself to work just as well as the standard RhinoTech HR 2800, even though it took 10 minutes as opposed to 5. I also have to say that the HR 2800 was a little less user- friendly, but I liked its thickness. The HRG 2400 was much friendlier to work with and was less odorous if anything could be said of odor for either product. It just takes a little longer to do the trick. Both of these products work very well and I give them a rating of excellent. In fact, I give them the Catspit seal of approval!  If you asked me which I prefer, I’d have to lean toward the RhinoClean Green² HRG 2400 over the RhinoClean HR 2800.

Jonathan Monaco
Catspit Productions, LLC
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