Screen Printing on T – Shirts

Screen-printing or silk screening as it is sometimes called usually uses a custom prepared stencil. The part that is to be printed is made up of silk, nylon or a stainless-steel mesh. Ink can pass through this area but not through the other part of the stencil, which is contained inside a frame usually made of wood or metal. The printing surface is placed under the frame on a flat surface. Forcing the ink through the screen area with a rubber squeegee makes the impression. You can get heavier coverage with larger or more permeable holes. This allows more ink to pass by to the apparel surface.
Screen-printing t-shirts is one of the most common applications used for screen-printing. With the help of a good t-shirt designer your ideas can come to life on a t-shirt like never before. All you need is a good idea and the rest of the process is easy. Screen-printing on dark t-shirts may require a white under base to let the colors remain bright and vibrant. Also remember the cost of screen printing depends on the number of colors to be screen printed on the t-shirts so use the color of the t-shirt in the design and it will reduce the number of screens needed and save you money.

Screen-printing is not just for t-shirts. With all the new technology and new equipment we can screen print on almost any fabric known to man. In addition we can screen-print a design on hats, blankets, chairs, tot bags, scarfs and even shoes.