TRADITIONAL SCREEN PRINTING
Screen printing is one of the oldest print methods and still used today for a range of print jobs. Screen printing is especially cost-effective for large order runs with a limited print colour spectrum and provides a colour vibrant and durable print result.
HOW IT WORKS
Screen printing is the process where mesh screens are used to transfer ink onto a substrate – garments in our case. With the use of chemical emulsions, a blocking stencil is created on the mesh screen, leaving out the shape of the desired design, which in effect results as the printed area on the garment.
Multi-colour artworks are separated in different layers of colour and each colour is in turn printed with a different screen. For this reason, screen printing only allows for a limited colour spectrum (up to 6 colours in designs) and becomes more expensive the more colours are being printed.
Due to the labour process involved in making the screens, there is a minimum order quantity per design and colour change, as well as a once-off setup fee.
If your design is mono-colour, you may also be interested to learn more about our Eco Screen Print method.
AT A GLANCE
- Allows for up to 6 colours in designs
- Allows for pantone / spot colour printing
- Minimum 20 units per print design
- Very cost effective print option for bulk orders, especially when only 1 or 2 colours are being printed
- Very durable print option
- Works on a range of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, linen, bamboo etc
- Not suitable for mesh-based products
- Not suitable for bulky and odd-shaped products such as hats, backpacks etc