Screen printing is a printing
technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The versatility of screen printing is one of the main
reasons why many of our clients turn towards this print medium. Screen
printing can be applied to almost any material, and
makes up a large percent of printed garment works from t-shirt designs to elaborate
patterns on a variety of textiles, to printed images on promotional items such
as bags and balloons.
Costs associated with
screen printing are based on the size of the print, the amount of colours
required, the number of positions, and the quantity of the order (minimum order
is 15). The turnover (from start to finish) is approximately 2-3 weeks.
At Brandworx, we take great pride in perfecting
our printing process to ensure our clients enjoy simple and efficient
operations. Our service is built with the customer in mind, so ordering will be
as effortless as possible. We deliver high standards of work and offer a
reliable service from start to finish, that meets our client’s needs and
Create or adapt a design for screen printing,
bearing in mind that bold simpler designs made up of monochrome blocks
translate best to screen printing. The size of the frame onto which the design
will be transferred also needs to be considered, as this is what your image
will look like. Next, send us the design in a High Resolution Vector file so we can recreate and translate for printing.
For a fee, we can perform minor changes in-house using compatible software, to
add a phone number for example. A signed approval for artwork is required prior
How does Screen Printing work?
A screen is made of a piece of mesh
stretched over and tapped/clamped onto a frame.
The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other
printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image
onto a garment. A squeegee is moved
across the screen stencil, pushing ink into the mesh openings for transfer.
Each screen is “inked up” with the approved
colour, and each garment is then printed in correct colour order. The
flash-drying process between each individual screen ensures crisp quality and
prevents colour bleeding.
the screen print:
The finished product is dried at 380 degrees
Fahrenheit for 25 seconds to ensure it is fully cured throughout the entire ink
deposit. This process makes sure designs won’t crack, fade, peel, or wash off.
Once products have undergone rigorous quality inspection, it is time for them
to be delivered!
Printing care instructions:
Note: We do not print on Supplied Garments