How does screen printing work?
- To create your artwork onto a screen, each solid colour in the print is separated and then ‘burnt’ or blocked out, onto individual screens (one per colour). This creates a stencil for the ink to be pushed through. Due to this way of separation of colours onto individual screens, it should be noted that the blending of colours, or varying tones of colours, is not possible and as such “3D” efffects are best avoided.
- Once the screens are made, they are placed into the arms of a printing carousel and aligned to one another to make sure every layer of colour is printed in the correct position. The ink then gets placed onto the screen and the colours go down one by one to create the print.
- Once printed the item goes through a heat curing process to dry and permanently affix the ink to the garment.
For multiple colours we prefer that the artwork needs to be in one of the following:
- Illustrator ai.
- PDF file
*All fonts need to be outlined.
For one-colour prints we can use:
- JPG – jpeg
*The file requirements are min 300dpi and true to size or larger.