Why consider Screen Printing?
Why consider Screen Printing?
Most Cost Effective.
When printing large quantities, screen printing is the most economical choice. The more shirts you order, the lower the cost per shirt. But keep in mind, every colour in your design requires a new screen to be made — the more colours in your print, the more expensive your job becomes.
Different Print Styles.
We print with plastisol or water and discharge inks. However, you can always add high-end effects and embellishments to further customize your screen printed apparel and create something truly remarkable. Custom apparel with metallic or specialty inks are simply eye-catching.
Long Lasting Prints.
When your top priority is a print that lasts, screen printing should be your first choice. Not only does it allow for the creation of high-quality custom apparel, it also produces durable, wearable results. Screen printing will last through many washes — as long as the garment itself!
Vivid/Plastisol inks provide the most economic and popular method delivering a durable and opaque print. Vivid inks are our most popular print method for screen printing. If you’re looking for a vibrant, affordable print — this probably your best bet.
Waterbased screen printing is the choice of high-end brands. It creates a soft, light print that blends in with the fabric. Waterbased is perfect for producing highly wearable garments for those seeking a stylish alternative to vivid screen printing.
Similar to discharge printing but for white and light colored shirts. The inks are dyed into the fabric. When used on dark color fabrics it gives a strong faded/vintage look.
Your distressed, vintage designs look more authentic when printed with soft inks on screens with high mesh counts. The downside is a low opacity finish. When doing a soft hand print, have a conversation with us so you know what to expect!
TONE ON TONE
Uses water-based ink to achieve a hue that is slightly lighter or darker than the colour of the garment. It creates a subtle print, so if you’re looking for an out-of-the-box, vintage printing style, tone on tone printing is the way to go.
CMYK is ideal for prints with lots of colours, like photographs. Your design is separated into four colours and a screen is made for each. Similar to your printer, the combination of cyan, magenta, yellow and black can create a rainbow of colours.
Metallic ink is a very popular option to add shimmer to your apparel. Printing metallic gold and silver on a t-shirt can be bold and if designed well, it can bring the art to life and make it really stand out. A base layer of white is required because metallic inks need a hard flat surface to adhere to — so it will be more expensive.
INSIDE OUT PRINTING
Inside out printing is exactly that. We turn the shirt inside out and literally print on the inside of your shirt. It creates a unique, heathered looking image creating a vintage appearance on the outside of the shirt. If you’re looking for an innovative and unique print style, you’ll get some awesome results.
Puff is a plastisol additive which raises the print off the garment, creating a 3D feel. The ink expands when exposed to high-temperature heat as the garment is cured. It creates a distinctive three-dimensional texture, with no extra cost or set up.
GLOW IN THE DARK PRINTING
Glow is an amazing special effect print style. In the daylight, our glow inks have a transparent appearance. If you want to see the full potential of this ink, expose it to at least 30 seconds of sunlight and then walk into a dark room. It glows like no other!