Screen Printing is one of the most popular printing techniques available in the industry. It’s a process which applies ink directly onto materials through a specially created silk mesh screen. In order to create the screen, artwork needs to be supplied in vector format (.ai, .eps or vector PDF) as the colours are separated and a different screen is created for each colour that is to be printed. Because of this, screen printing incurs a higher set-up cost than other printing techniques.
Why Choose Screen Printing
The ink is then mixed to the required Pantone colour reference and applied to the screen. Squeegees are used to push ink through the mesh of the screen and onto the garment. When printing onto dark coloured garments, a white layer or flash layer of ink is applied first and then the coloured inks are applied on top of this to ensure an accurate Pantone colour match. It is therefore a great option for companies who need to produce promotional merchandise or personalised workwear with their exact brand colours. Screen printing is one of the most versatile printing techniques meaning that it works very well on nearly all garment types, with the exception of garments which feature long fibres. For the best results, the garment should be able to withstand heat but if you have a specialist garment that you require and are unsure then please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more advice. We can always screen print onto T-Shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, polos, tote bags and many more products and so we will be able to find a solution that meets your needs.
Benefits of Screen Printing
• Fastest printing technique for printing in large volumes
• Pantone colour matching to keep true to brand colours
• Can produce designs with multiple colours
• High durability
• Professional finish
• Can print on any type of fabric