Screen Printing

Whatever kind of Garment Printing you're looking for, we've got the right kit to do it in-house.

Why Screen Printing ?

Screen printing has evolved from the process of applying ink to a mesh to the use of an actual stencil with a rubber blade to ensure that the printing produced is of the best quality. It is also referred to sometimes as silk screening or silkscreen, as the meshes used to be made out of silk in the past. The technique is the most popular of all the printing methods used today. It’s perfect for any number of orders - from 50 to even thousands! Screen printing is the best option for orders over 50 that don’t need a complex or photo image.

Versatility

Cost Effective

Long Lasting Prints

Great for Large Orders

Large Print Area

Order Guarantee

HOW IT WORKS

Screen printing is a multi-step process that begins with collecting and designing the artwork; burning each design into the screens; preparing each ink that is going to be used and finally to printing and curing.

STEP 1

Artwork & Film Positives

Better the quality of artwork you will provide, the better the print will be.

Screen printing starts with the Artwork. If the design has multiple coluors then separate positive films needs to be printed for all colours in black colour. Then these separate films are adhered to separate screens, which has coating of emulsion for exposing

STEP 2

Screen Exposing

Each colour screen is exposed with UV light, burning image into emulsion.

After that screens are exposed with UV light for a short period, burning the artwork into the emulsion. After exposing process film is removed, and screens are rinsed with water, washing away emulsion that has been exposed.

STEP 3

Printing

Ink is pushed through the exposed mesh using a squeegee,

Once the individual screens are ready, they are locked in place onto the arms of the print carousel and aligned with each other to make sure that each colour and each layer of colour is printed in its correct position. The suitable colour of ink is applied to the screens, and the colours are applied to the image one at a time to create your final print.

STEP 4

Curing

Heat or UV curing process is used to dry and affix the printed ink to the garment.

Once the individual screens are ready, they are locked in place onto the arms of the print carousel and aligned with each other to make sure that each colour and each layer of colour is printed in its correct position. The suitable colour of ink is applied to the screens, and the colours are applied to the image one at a time to create your final print.

ADVANTAGES OF SCREEN PRINTING

Below are some Advantages of Silk Screen Printing.

Versatality


The best thing about screen printing is its versatility. It can work with any type and texture of material, and can work well with dozens of types of garments, such as t-shirts, bags, hats and other promotional products.

Higher Quality & 
Durable Printing


Weather-resistant and environmentally friendly inks and our screen printing methods guarantee that your product is of the highest-quality when you receive it, and also that the images will stay sharp and crisp, and won’t fade as time passes or as much as it washes.

Cost Effective, Perfect for Bulk Orders


Screen printing is very cost effective, especially for larger orders. Large orders can be printed in very short times. We can print large sizes, up to 42x55 cm, and can print up to 12 colours!

Special Effects


The prints are hi-def with very high detail quality, and you can choose from a range of special effects such as metallic, glitter, foil, and glow in the dark, gloss or fluoro prints, among others

Environment Friendly Inks


Water-Based (this ink is used for a softer feel and an environmentally friendly alternative, but is not appropriate for use on dark fabrics)

How It Works

FEW DISADVANTAGES OF SCREEN PRINTING

- Not ideal for photographs full colour artworks. Since screen printing isolates colours when printing, gradients and transparency effects don’t print well with this technique.

- Screen printing has setup costs.
- Multi-colour prints have higher set-up costs, and higher printing cost.
- The minimum print order for this method is 50

AWESOME WORKS

Take a look at the awesome prints produced with Screen Printing

WHICH PRINTING METHOD IS BEST FOR YOU?

Printing t-shirts and clothing can be complicated. We make the whole process easy.

REQUEST A QUOTE

Deciding on clothing and printing technique can be complicated. If you want to know more about printing methods, or to seek a quote from us, then please contact us via Quick Quote Form or by Email, and we will try to respond to your request within the shortest time frame possible – usually within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your request.

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