With screen printing t-shirts, you can either design your own t-shirts or utilize one of the standard designs offered by those organizations that work in t-shirt printing. Be that as it may on the off chance that you want to design your own t-shirt, there are certain aspects of screen printing you ought to understand, in light of the fact that they impact on the type of design you can utilize.
First, a short description of what is associated with screen printing:
Screen Printing T-Shirts: the Process
- a) The Screen
At one time this procedure was known as silk screen printing, on the grounds that the screens utilized were produced using silk. It was a well known printing technique in China, consequently the silk, but present day polymer strands now empower us to utilize synthetic screens which are significantly more affordable.
Although the artwork is required before the screens can be influenced, an explanation of the technique to will be vital so you can understand the limitations in your design. First, a work is required with openings sufficiently extensive to enable the ink to be crushed through it. A normal work will be (110 threads/inch), with bring down for thicker inks and piece pictures, and higher for thinner inks and more definition.
The work is coated with a light-sensitive emulsion, and the artwork set under it. Light is uncovered up through the screen, and where the light hits the screen, the substance hardens and covers the work. The design region stops the light, so when the screen is washed, the zone of the design is clear of emulsion, while the rest is strong. This is true whether screen printing t-shirts or some other item.
- b) The Printing
The screen is mounted in a case, and the garment is put under the container. Ink is filled the case and a tool known as a “squeegee” is pulled over, driving the ink through the work. The ink is then dried, leaving the picture on the t-shirt.
As you can envision, this procedure is suitable just for solitary shading for every printing on the grounds that just single shading can be poured in the work box or they would run together. For more hues, the procedure must be repeated. Just delineated territories of individual shading can be printed, so it is not conceivable to combine one shade into another when screen printing t-shirts.
It ought to be apparent that another screen is required for each different shading unless the pattern is exactly the same. This adds to the cost, and screen printing t-shirts is costly for singular garments. There is a repaired set cost and after that an additional cost for each shading. The more t-shirts that are printed in a run, then the less expensive it gets for every individual garment.
Other printing methods, for example, digital printing, can print multiple hues without any expansion in cost. So why utilize screen printing for t-shirts rather than just digital? There are various reasons:
Advantages of Screen T-Shirt Printing
* Screen printing is advantageous on the off chance that you design your own t-shirt with extensive zones of piece shading. Digital printing, and other methods, cannot print substantial zones as effectively as screen.
* Screen printing t-shirts is extremely dark, and can cover any profound shading beneath it. Digital printing struggles to print light shades on top of dull, for example, light blue on bright yellow, without it looking green.
* Screen printing is great for whites, and even with DTG jet printers, white on dim often lasts close to two or three washes. Screen inks are much more stable and are thicker so give greater scope. You require offer no particular washing instructions.