What is Screenprinting?

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink through the mesh openings to wet the substrate during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material.

 


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Features

  • Over 20 Garment Brands to choose from
  • Performance Inks Only
  • Pantone Color Matching Available
  • Ink Additives to add texture and or effect
  • Micro Registration Process
One of the many features to screen printing is the ability to color match a specific color, using the Pantone Matching System. This technique is commonly used when color matching is a must. Through a specific formula, our technicians mix the correct pigmentation with the right ink base to create a non generic look.

This specific feature is why brands prefer traditional screen printing over the new digital printing method.

The Pantone Matching System is a global system that can be duplicated to the exact pigmentation time and time again.

Benefits

  • Low Cost in high volumes
  • Unique visual effect through various ink additives
  • Can achieve vivid colors and high detail
  • Size of graphics can be scaled up or down depending on item size
  • Soft hand feel
Screenprinting is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, when printing on dark shirts, or specialty products. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors even on darker colored shirts. The low prices at high volumes is what has made this method very popular and successful. With a numerous amount of artwork and printing techniques, screen printing offers many benefits that other imprint methods don't have.

Due to its flexibility; screenprinting has a faster turnaround time than other imprint methods.

Application

  • Cotton
  • Poly-Blends
  • Tri-Blends
  • Spandex
  • polypropylene
Screenprinting offers a wide range of versatility, in the sense that it can be used with numerous fabric materials. The inks can be combined with additives to soften the ink for a smoother hand feel or help cure the inks at a lower temperature for the delicate fabrics. Cotton is the choice of preference, however polyester and tri-blends can also be printed using this method.

Screenprinting has a higher curing temperate than other methods, so

Note: Any man made material can run the chance of bleeding through the fabrics.

WHY CHOOSE SCREENPRINTING

  • Faster turnaround than other imprint methods
  • Tested to have long lasting usability on recommended garments
  • Lowest cost of all imprint methods on a high volume scale
  • Largest imprint area than any other garment imprint media
  • High artwork details can be achieved

Pantone Matching System

PANTONE Colors are distinguished by numbers and a suffix. While the number indicates the PANTONE Color itself, and is standard across all types of stock, the suffix indicates the media or stock, which affects how the ink is formulated to achieve the specific color..

Unique Effects

Ink additives and reducers are designed to provide a unique printing solution, special effects and texture to meet today's demanding trends with one of a kind print technique alternatives.
Ink additives are mixed into existing pigmented plastisol inks to achieve different performance characteristics.

High Artwork Details

This is the first and foremost task to accomplish on the agenda. Without art, you have nothing. It is also important to note that setting up art for screen printing is different than that of other types of printing. Your art is critical. It needs to be set up properly for screen printing so that it may print easily and look great. .

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