Screen Printing T-Shirts: Design Your Own T-Shirt For Screen Printing

With screen printing T-shirts, you can either design your own T-shirt or use one of the standard designs presented by firms that specialize in T-shirt printing. 

However, if you want to design your own T-shirt, there are some aspects of screen printing that you should understand, as they affect the type of design you use. If you are going for screens printing clothing and embroidery services, you should make sure that the thread used for designing is of good quality. 

Screen Printing T-Shirts

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First, a brief description of what is involved in screen printing:

Screen Printing T-Shirts: the Process

At one time this process was known as silk screen printing, as screens were used with silk. It was a popular printing technique in New Jersey, but modern polymer fibers now enable us to use synthetic screens which are significantly less expensive.

The mesh is coated with a light-sensitive emulsion, and the artwork placed beneath it. The design area prevents light, so when the screen is washed, the design area is clear of the emulsion, while the rest is solid. This is true whether screen printing T-shirt or any other item.

The Printing

The screen is placed in a box, and the cloth is placed under the box. The ink is poured into the box and a device known as 'squeegee' is drawn through, forcing the ink through a lattice. The ink is then dried, leaving the image on a T-shirt.