Screen Printing is one of the oldest and most traditional methods of applying a design to a product, be it a t-shirt, bag etc.
T-Shirt Box supply a huge range of screen printed clothing, including screen printed corporate wear or promotional clothing such as screen printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and polo shirts for the UK. Please note that due to the high costs of screen print setup, T-Shirt Box only supplies screen printing onto t-shirts & other garments on orders over 50 garments or more.
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Our recent T Shirt Screen Printing examples…
Screen Printing process for garments
Screen Printing involves the application of colour normally by ink. The original method of producing printed Tees and large runs of printed clothing is screen printing.
In order to get the best quality screen print, artwork is required by vectored artwork from programs such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. Each colour has to be separated to produce a screen using light reactive chemicals. The screen consists of a really fine mesh type surface, where the chemical has been exposed to the light chemicals to breakdown and are washed leaving spaces in the mesh for the print.
The ink can then be printed onto the t shirts direct or onto transfer paper which is later applied to the T-shirts by a heat press. If the direct printing method is used, the T shirts are place on a solid board (platen). The colours are then applied individually by placing the screen manually or automatically on top of the T-shirt and forcing the printers ink through the relevant screen onto the T-shirt.
Pros & Cons of Screen Printing
+ Good for large prints
+ Low cost for larger quantities over 200 garments
– Not usually economical for small runs
– Minimum order of 50 units
Looking to order a small amount of printed garments?
No problem! We have over four different print processes that’ll be ideal and cost effective for you. Fill out out quote form to the right and we’ll get back to you in an instant!