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The Custom Screen Printing Process Explained

Screen Printing Machine at New City Screen Printing located in Stafford, TX
New City Screen Printing is a local apparel printing company located in Stafford, TX

Screen printing is an art form that has been used for decades to create unique works of art in a variety of mediums. It's a versatile and cost-effective way to create large-scale designs and images that can be used for a variety of purposes. In this blog, we'll take a detailed look at the screen printing process and how it can be used to create stunning apparel that can be used for commercial or personal occasions.

What is Custom Screen Printing?

Custom screen printing is a process that involves creating artwork directly out of emulsion and a screen mesh. To begin the process, you will need a design. This could be your company’s logo or a custom design that represents your brand or event. Next, you would choose the type of fabric you would like for your project (e.g. cotton, polyester, etc.).

Your design will then be placed on a mesh screen through a separate process:

  • The mesh screen is coated with a light-sensitive emulsion, and then exposed to a light source.

  • The emulsion hardens in the areas exposed to the light, creating a stencil that allows ink to pass through and onto the substrate below.

  • The stencil is then removed, leaving behind a vivid, high-quality image.

  • Once the screen is ready to be used, the screen is loaded with the desired ink color and the ink is pushed through the stencil with a squeegee. This process is repeated until the desired image is achieved.

After all the ink colors are applied to the garment, it is heated in order to cure it onto the fabric.

This type of custom apparel printing gives you an incredible level of detail and precision as it ensures your design looks exactly as intended with crisp and vibrant colors. In addition, custom screen printing also allows you to add multiple layers of ink and unique textures to your design.

Custom screen printing is perfect for both small and large-scale orders! You can create custom T-shirts for promotional events, company outings, or special occasions.

Whether you’re looking to promote your business or celebrate a special event, custom screen printing is a great way to add some flair and personality to your apparel. So if you’re on the hunt for custom apparel printing with maximum impact, give New City Screen Printing a try! We are transparent throughout the process and can guide you with any initial questions or concerns you may have.

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1 Comment

Andrew Adams
Andrew Adams
Apr 11, 2023

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