Custom Printing T-Shirt and other printable apparel products and accessories including, hoodies, tote bags, sweatpants, backpacks, towels, etc. with Screen Printing involves creating a screen, and then using that to apply layers of ink on the printing surface. Each color is applied using a different screen, one at time, combined to achieve the final look. Hub92prints like Screen Printing Houston based is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, when printing on dark t-shirts, or specialty products. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results brighter colors even on darker shirts.
Pros: T-Shirts printing with this technique are cheaper with big orders. The larger the order the less expansive the cost of screen printing. So far very large orders, you can usually save money relying on screen printing and get cheap t-shirt printing for your big event.
Cons: For the screen printing is the minimum order quantity instead of the DTG where the customer can get custom t-shirt no minimum order. That is due to the extra material and preparation time associated with the printing method.
We will work with you to make your idea Reali-TEE! Have an idea of what you want? You can bring or send us your design and work with our designers to create the final design to be screen printed!
And remember that you can mix and match your apparel as long as your print size, color, and location is the same. That means in the same order you can print on any number of different colors and styles of t-shirts or apparel. Throw in some tanks or sweatshirts in your order for different style or pick out a few different apparel colors to give variety to your design or your brand.
Our Screen Printing Process
You send us your design, or create one using our DESIGN STUDIO, or select from a variety of pre made templates and fonts in our library. Here finish your job and start our jobs.
Our staff in our design department analyze the submission to see what works and what doesn’t. They separate every color into separate screens, clean them up, and prepare them for printing. After you approve the final design we ship it to the printers.
Each screen gets inked up with the approved color, and each custom tee shirt is then printed in correct color order.
The finished product is dried at 380 degrees F. for 25 second on one of our dryers. This process makes for a curing of the ink to the fabric, which ensures your design won’t crack or wash off.
The shirt is undergoes a rigorous quality assurance inspection. After every t-shirt gains approval it’s ship from our screen printing warehouse .
You get your beautiful personalized t-shirts, wear them and post nice things about us on the different SOCIAL MEDIA!
Ink and Techniques
PLASTISOL: This is the most common ink used in the screen printing industry. Plastisol ink lays on top of the garment and provides a vibrant, solid and lasting print. We stock this standard ink in a wide variety of colors as well as offer custom pantone ink color matching.
WATER BASE: Water base inks are eco-friendly and water soluble. The ink absorbs to the fibers of the garment achieving a soft hand touch. Water base inks are considered premium and desirable for achieving a high end look.
DISCHARGE: Discharge ink is a water based product that is formulated by adding an activator to the ink in order to remove the dye from the fabric, almost as if you were “bleaching” away the color of the shirt in order to “re-dye” the fabric with the ink we print on top.. Discharge works best on natural fabrics such as 100% cotton.
METALLIC: These inks are infused with small particles to create a shimmer look. They are great for creating a foil or glitter imitation.
NEON/REFLECTIVE: We stock the standard neon ink colors- pink, orange, yellow, green, blue- as well as a reflective ink that is used on garments such as safety work uniforms.
PUFF: Mixing a puff additive with your base plastisol ink adds dimension and texture to your custom print. We were able to replicate a classic New York subway tile sign on these shirts.
4-COLOR PROCESS: This is the method used by printers to re-create photo realistic images on a t-shirt. 4-color process utilizes standard CMYK colors blended together through the use of halftone dots to create a full spectrum of color.
Screen Printing FAQ
Some of the most common questions we receive from our customers:
What kind of ink do you use?
We use the highest quality plastisol inks available. We prefer plastisol inks because they’re exceptionally versatile and very rarely need any kind of adjustments, plastison doesn’t dry unless properly cured and is very durable. Your shirts will last for years of continued wear and wash!
Do you have too water-based inks?
Yes! Water-based inks are certainly available upon request. Please contact our screen printing specialist to discuss options for water-based ink printing.
Will your screen printing come off in the wash?
Absolutely not! The high quality inks we use, mixed with our time-tested screen printing and drying processes, means your shirts will stand up to the tests of time.
Do you only print t-shirts?
No ,we print on a multitude of products, including sweatshirts, hoodies, caps and hats, sweatpants, bags, towels, women’s apparel, and more.
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