How Does Screen Printing Work?

If you are planning to order screen printed t-shirts, then it can be beneficial to understand the screen printing process so that you can order the right type of printing for your needs. There are a few different methods that might be used to print the logo on the fabric, and you could potentially save money by using certain types of screen printing. When you talk with any company that offers t-shirt printing in Dallas, they will usually offer two types of printing methods:

Traditional Screen Printing or Silk Screen Printing

The traditional printing method is usually the most cost-effective option if you are planning to print a large number of shirts. With traditional screen printing, the logo or design is created in a digital vector   format, the file will have all of the colors separated individually so the screen print press prints one color at a time.  The screens are setup and the inks are added. Our screen print press can use up to 10 different screens, to accommodate various colors in the design.

After the screen printing press has printed the t-shirt, bags other apparel item.  They are ran through a dryer so that the inks and dry and cure.  When the shirt is completely dry and cured the shirts are then counted and packed.

Modern Screen Printing or DTG Direct To Garment and Digital Transfers

There are also high-tech methods of Fort Worth screen printing, and this method might be beneficial if you are only printing a few t-shirts, because it can be quite expensive to have the screens made for a printing run if only a few shirts are being printed. This modern technology works in a similar way as a paper printer, and it automatically applies the ink directly to the fabric.

The fabric printers are also beneficial if you need photos or detailed images printed. This method of Dallas screen printing is much more precise and exact with color and design placement.

Are you ready to order a run of printed t-shirts for an upcoming event? Contact us today, and we will help you choose the right printing method for your needs.

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