Why Choose Screen Print?
- Highly Durable
- Great economy of scale – the more you print the cheaper the price
- Pantone matching
- Perfect for large quantity T-Shirts runs, workwear, promotional clothing, bands, festivals, events, fashion…
Screen printing garments is an art form. It’s a process which applies ink onto textile materials through a specially created silk mesh screen. Once done, the ink is then dried by using specialised heat machines to lock the ink into the fabric to ensure perfect results every time. Screen Printing requires specialist machinery, inks, silk mesh screens and a factory of skilled staff to print and produce your clothing to a high-quality standard.
Screen Printing takes multiple stages:
- Process your artworks, logos or designs in the correct format – vector artwork required
- Create your Screens
- Mix the inks to specific Pantone colours or best match
- Set up the Machines with your screens ready for printing
- Application process of applying the inks to the t-shirts and clothing
- Drying Process to cure the ink for long term quality and durability
Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and by wetting the garment, transferred onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the garment the ink remains on the garment. It is also known as silk-screen, screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multi coloured image or design.
Before printing occurs, the frame and screen must undergo the pre-press process, in which an emulsion is ‘scooped’ across the mesh and the ‘exposure unit’ burns away the unnecessary emulsion leaving behind a clean area in the mesh with the identical shape as the desired image.