T-shirt screen or silkscreen printing
Screen printing, or silkscreen printing, is a versatile technique transferring ink through a mesh screen onto a substrate. A stencil blocks out unwanted areas. Ink is spread with a squeegee, creating the desired print. It offers precise reproduction, works on various materials, and uses specialty inks. Screen printing is popular in art, fashion, and advertising, producing vibrant, durable prints. It’s efficient for large production runs and favored for custom-designed items.
Why choose screen printing/silkscreen
Screen printing is a preferred choice for many due to its versatility, durability, vibrant colors, precise reproduction, customizability, cost-effectiveness for large runs, and ability to incorporate specialty inks. It can be applied to a wide range of materials, ensuring long-lasting prints that showcase vivid colors and intricate details. With the flexibility to create custom designs and accommodate specialty effects, screen printing is a cost-effective solution for bulk orders and mass production. Its popularity spans across industries, making it an ideal option for personalized items, promotional merchandise, and visually impactful prints.
Our service process
The process begins by preparing the screen. A fine mesh screen, traditionally made of silk but now commonly made of synthetic materials like nylon or polyester, is tightly stretched over a frame. A stencil, which can be created by hand-cutting a film or applying a light-sensitive emulsion, is then applied to block out areas that should not receive ink.
Once the screen is prepared, ink is applied to one end of the screen. A squeegee is used to spread the ink evenly across the screen, ensuring it passes through the open areas of the stencil.
The screen is carefully positioned over the substrate, which could be fabric, paper, or other materials. Pressure is applied to the screen, typically using a squeegee, to transfer the ink through the stencil and onto the substrate. This creates the desired print, with the ink adhering to the substrate while the blocked areas of the stencil prevent ink from passing through.