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What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing is a form of printing using mesh screens coated in emulsion. An image is exposed onto the screen then washed out leaving the mesh clear where the image had been.

A pool of ink is then pulled across the the image on the mesh with a rubber bladed squeegee and the pressure forces the ink through the mesh and onto the substrate, producing the printed image.

Versatility is the major advantage in screen printing – as long as a surface is flat it can be printed!

Screen Printing is a great solution for higher volumes and when you must put an image on a dark shirt. Why? Screen printing can utilize a white base color on the dark shirt so the other colors remain vibrant.

screen_printing1Pricing is based on several factors:

Quantity of shirts/garments/item
Type of garment i.e.: t-shirt, sport shirt, sweatshirt, tank top, towel, tote, etc.
Long sleeve shirts are more expensive than short sleeve shirts.
Pocketed t-shirts are more expensive than those without pockets.
Color of garment (colors are more expensive than whites).
Number of ink colors
Location of prints i.e.: one side, two sides, sleeves, pant legs, etc.

Tips to reduce your cost of screen printing:

Reduce the number of colors
Print only one side
Print on white, ash or natural shirts

Direct-To-GarmentWhat is Direct-To-Garment Printing?

Direct-To-Garment has been around for a number of years. It is simply the applying of inkjet printing on your desirable garmet. It works much like your inkjet printer but at a much higher speed. All the colors are applied at the same time instead of one at a time in screen printing. It has become even more popular for several reasons:

Advantages

Cost effective price for lower quantities
Lower quantities allow for more creative designs
Quicker turn-around-time
Prints at a higher resolution (more detail) than screen printing
Good fit for those who need less than 100 garments printed
Can print on White, light, dark or black shirts
Design holds as well as garments screen printed
Design is sent Direct-To-Garment from computer. No screen required.

Disadvantages

Gets costly over 100 garments (ink is more expensive)