Screen Printing

Traditional garment decorating is done by Screen Printing. Each color in your design is printed on a transparent plastic paper and then “burned” on to a specially coated meshed frame screen. The screen then becomes a giant stencil. Once the screen is created we line it up on a press. If your design has multiple colors, each color is burned to a separate screen that has to be lined up in “register” with the others. A variety of garments such as t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and polos are then loaded onto the machine. Each shirt is then inked and dried, some several times if multiple colors are involved. This process works best for large runs of the same design. The screens can be saved but most shops clean the old design off and reuse the screen for the next job.