Screen printing is the process of transferring a stenciled design onto a flat surface using a mesh screen, ink and a squeegee. Fabric and paper are the most commonly screen-printed surfaces, but with specialized inks it’s also possible to print onto wood, metal, plastic, and even glass. The basic method involves creating a stencil on a fine mesh screen, and then pushing ink (or paint, in the case of artwork and posters) through to create an imprint of your design on the surface beneath.
The process is sometimes called 'silk screening' or 'silk screen printing' and while the actual printing process is always fairly similar, the way the stencil is created can vary, depending on the materials used. Different stenciling techniques include:
Designs made using the screen printing technique may use just one shade of ink, or several. In the case of multicolored items, the colors must be applied in individual layers, using separate stencils for each ink.
If you need help with a design, we have an onsite graphic artist ready to help your order become fabulous. There is no charge for design creation and not set up fees!
We can help create a design or take an existing design, clean it up, and figure out the best way to print it onto polo shirts, hoodie, T-Shirts or other apparel.
After your design is created our artist will send you an email for approval. A sew out of the design is always done before production to ensure quality.
After the design is approved the order then goes into production.
Once the order is finished it is boxed up and is ready for pick up.