T-shirt screen printing that's easy and fun
Every product we make at the headquarters for the screen press process is definitively fun, from start to finish there is no better feeling than create a garment using the screen press process.
What is a screen printing process?
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and by wetting the substrate, transferred onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the substrate the ink remains on the substrate. It is also known as silk-screen, screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
Our service process
Choose the type of artwork you can to create. Once you have it is time to use your favorite editing program to separate colors using the process call CYMK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and K which stands for Black). You will need to do that in order to use different types on ink later at the screen press.
Once the artwork is created and separated into desire colors is now the time to choose the screen type and mesh size, type of emulsion and type of transparency film. Now we are ready to print the image from the computer to the transparency film, we use registration marks to make sure we always get the desire results, you have the artwork printed on the transparency film, next will be transferring the film unto the screen with the emulsion in it by now you should be in a dark room ready to use the exposure unit, next is to create a negative image using the process called exposure in which transfer the artwork onto the screen.
Finally at this point you are ready to choose the colors and the garment you prefer at this point all it needs is to use a heat press or conveyors to seal the ink into the garment and now you are finally done. At Uni-t Designs we make sure to use the right equipment, the right mesh, the best squeegees and so on to produce the best possible product.