Screen Printing

screen printing

Screen printing, also known as silk screening, is a versatile and age-old printing technique that involves transferring ink through a mesh screen onto a substrate, creating vibrant and enduring designs on various fabrics.
It is widely recognized for its cost-effectiveness, particularly in large-scale production. Rich colors and long-lasting quality are the hallmarks of screen printing, which is highly praised for its adaptability and vivid output. It is perfect for long-lasting prints because of its thicker ink layers, which guarantee endurance. Its timeless and striking prints across a wide range of applications make it the best option for large-scale manufacturing because of its simplicity and affordability.

Types of Screen Printing :

Halftone printing, employing dots of various sizes to create gray shades, imparts a textured look to cotton fabric. Ideal for apparel, this technique adds depth and dimension to designs.

CMYK printing, [Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black)] is a widely used T-shirt printing method for producing a full-color graphic on white clothing. With just four screens, CMYK printing recreates art or realistic images by layering four colors—cyan, magenta, yellow, and black—on top of one another.

Water-based ink uses water as a solvent base. Water-based ink lays down a thin, soft, flexible layer of ink on the garment. With a thin ink deposit that soaks into the shirt instead of sitting on top of the fabric, it’s a great choice for fashion prints.

Oil-based Plastisol ink has an opaque, slightly glossy appearance. Because this ink is layered over the cloth, it imparts an opaque appearance and a textured feel. The most widely used ink in the business is Plastisol because of its high level of transparency, color saturation, longevity, great print detail, and reasonable price.

A special kind of ink known as "Glow in the Dark" produces a luminous effect in the dark. It's an oil-based transparent ink that glows more brightly when applied to a white or light-colored background. The ink has a faint green tint that prevents color matching when using glow-in-the-dark inks.

Puff printing is a distinctive technique that adds dimension and tactile appeal to designs using a specific type of ink that adds a three-dimensional twist. When the ink is printed onto the shirt, it swells up, creating an eye-catching, tactile effect that takes your design to the next level. The three-dimensional patterns not only catch the eye but also provide a unique sensory experience.

Screen printing stands as the optimal choice, ensuring that your designs make a lasting impact in the dynamic landscape of fashion. Got questions? Check out our FAQs below.

The cost of screen printing is determined by both the quantity and design complexity. Multicolored designs incur additional expenses as each color requires a separate screen. Larger quantities often result in lower costs per print due to more efficient production processes.

Creating a stencil on a mesh screen is the process of screen printing. The design is then imprinted on the fabric we are printing on by pushing ink through and onto the stencil. 

Yes, there is a minimum order requirement of 150 pieces for CMYK screen printing and 100 pieces for other screen printing processes.