SCREEN PRINTING

Screen printing is the most common way of getting your print onto clothing. 

A stencil of the design is made on a mesh screen (also called silkscreen) and ink is pulled through the screen onto the garment, which is then cured in an oven. Each colour requires a separate screen, so the more colours in your print the more screens are used and the price increases accordingly.

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Advantages

  • Large print areas are possible on flat products.

  • Close PMS matches are possible on white or light-coloured products.

  • Most screen print inks dry quickly and can be shipped immediately after printing.

  • Fluorescent, metallic gold and silver inks are available on select textile products.

  • Many products can print with tight multi-colour registration, with some products able to be printed using up to five colours.

Limitations

  • Close PMS matches are more difficult on darker products and will only be approximate. In some instances, a white base will create a better print.

  • Unable to print variable data.

  • Each colour requires its own setup charge.

Artwork Requirements

  • Artwork must be supplied in editable vector format.

  • Fonts are advised to be converted to outlines/objects to avoid font conflicts.