Screen printing, is an excellent method used to print graphic on t-shirts. Back in the day, there was only 1 style of silk screening, but now there are multiple variations and many variations of the type of ink advancements to achieve your special shirt for bulk order printing.
As the inks used in screen printing are thicker and each color needs its own screen, it’s preferred to be used when there are only a few colors in the design. Plastisol inks which are used, will always stand out and pop the most vs other types of printing like DTG, mainly because it is a thicker ink and can be color matched with pantones. So as long as the inks have a good foundation your able to match up colors and lay down a beautiful solid color, unlike DTG which uses CMYK mixing and dots to generate the colors. Not to say DTG is bad but if only printing a few colors or need color matching Screen Printing is the primary option.
How Does Screen Printing Work?
So, let’s take a look at how screen printing works. A thin mesh is stretched over a frame, on the screen is burned a negative of the design that is destined for the t-shirt. With the screen in place, ink is carefully squeegeed over the screen, the ink seeping through only in the areas where the design has been printed. The ink will set on the t-shirt, than cured and put aside individually.
This really is a simplified explanation; it is actually a lit bit more difficult. When it comes to screen printing a t-shirt, you need to think about the inks, chemicals, and techniques you will use too. There is actually a lot involved in the process
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