Custom Screen Printing
Screenprinting is a pretty simple process that has been used to decorate garments for over a century.
Here is a step by step guide on how it works:
- Images are separated by color and printed onto clear transparency films.
- The transparency films are used to burn the images into mesh screens, making a really fancy stencil.
- The screens are set onto a press so they can be places in exactly the same position time and time again.
- Inks are mixed and tested, and then placed into the screen.
- T-shirts are loaded onto the press.
- A squeegee is used to draw ink across the screen and onto the shirts.
- T-shirts are cured with radiant heat until the ink is completely dry and washfast.
- You check out the shirts and are impressed how handsome the shirts are.
We use 2 main types of ink on our shirts:
- Plasitsol.... this is the most conventional screenprinting ink. It will be the ink on almost every t-shirt you own. It is made of plastics that adheres to the fibers in your shirt. This ink is great for really opaque graphics, especially on blended fabrics (50% cotton/50% polyester.)
- Water-based.... This ink is made with water instead of plastic so it is super soft to the touch. This ink is great for putting dark inks on light shirts, and it feels amazing!
If you want to learn more about how the process works, go to our process page, or if you’d like to learn more about how we arrive at our pricing, just go to our pricing page.
This chart give you a sample of our pricing points...