Commonly referred to as silk screening, screen printing is a printing technique where images are applied to products such as the poster, t-shirts, wood, etc. among others. Anything that needs to be printed on can be screen printed if you have a big enough screen. It is a very simple process, but it requires skill, experience and use of the right equipment to get the process right.
This process is the same in all types of screen printing, the difference only comes depending on the type of ink that has been used, the effect that it has rendered, and the surface printed on. When screen printing is done, one color is applied at a time. This means that the cost of screen printing will increase with every additional color. For instance, a design with 5 colors will need 5 screens.
How Does Screen Printing Work?
The screen-printing process actually begins with the artwork. The quality and uniqueness of the final work will depend on the art. This is also the stage where you get to decide the number of colors of ink that you will use and where each color will go. Each color will require its own unique screen, the screen will have areas where the ink cannot penetrate and areas where the ink can penetrate.
Custom embroidery is versatile and can be done on many different materials. Certain styles, such as polos, hats, jackets, and bags are ideal for embroidery. Want your employees to look sharp on the job? Polos and button downs embroidered with your company logo send a statement of high quality standards. They also double as cheap advertising! Need to make sure your players know what team they’re on? Embroidered hats and jerseys make any team stand out!
Sublimation enables you to create a digital design, take something hand drawn and digitize it, or take a digital photo and permanently imprint it into a product. Mugs, phone cases, bags, shirts, notebooks, keychains…the list is endless. Sublimation shirt printing is a specific process of printing that first involves printing onto a special sheet of paper, then transferring that image onto another material (usually polyester or a polyester mix). The ink is then heated until it disintegrates into the fabric. The process of Sublimation shirt printing lasts longer, and will not crack or peel over time, like other shirt printing methods.
Vinyl Heat Transfer
Heat transfer vinyl is a special kind of apparel vinyl that is used to decorate or personalize garments and fabric items. It can be cut, weeded and applied to cloth products with a hot iron or a heat press. HTV is manufactured and available in rolls (or pre-cut sheets) with a plastic adhesive backing that is torn away (or ‘weeded’) from the cut vinyl design before the vinyl is pressed onto a garment.