The essential idea of screen printing is that a screen is created to stop the ink from being applied to the whole print area. We do this by cutting out your design from the screen, which only allows the ink to push through this area. Different colours require different screens. They go on layer by layer to create the full picture.
Once your screen is set up, we add the ink one colour at a time and pull it over the mesh with a blade or squeegee. This pushes the ink through the mesh and onto the garment. Each layer has to dry, or cure, before the next one can be put on.
What is the turnaround for screen printing?
Our standard turnaround time for screen printing is 2-3 weeks. If you’ve got a tight deadline, contact us to discuss further.
Do you have a minimum order?
The minimum is 20 units for design. If you’re after a smaller order, check out our digital printing as an option.
Can I mix and match the garments in my order?
You can, as long as the print remains the same across all of your garments. We can’t however mix and match bags and shirts, as we print bags on a different board.
What kind of ink do you use?
We use high-quality plastisol inks, which are very durable and versatile. We also offer water-based ink if you prefer a softer finish, but we are more restricted with what we can accomplish with your print with this option.
How long will my screen printed shirts last?
Although screen printing is the most durable print method, please don’t put our beloved tees in the dryer. If you treat them nicely, they’ll be with you for years!