Screen Printed T-shirts

The who, what, when, why, and how of screen printed t-shirts

Who: Everyone!  Approximately 2 billion t-shirts are made every year, but it is difficult to know exactly how many are screen-printed.  However, quick looks around reveal that mosT-shirts are decorated. Screen Printed T-shirts

What: The screen-printing processes is best used when you need a large number of shirts and use a design with only a few colors.  Direct-to-garment printing is a better option when you have fewer shirts or many colors.

When: Screen-Printed T-shirts are now year-round for all types of uses.  Some of our most popular clients are businesses, schools, 5k races, family reunions, and park districts.

Why: There are numerous reasons why screen-printed t-shirts have become popular.  One of the main reasons is they are an inexpensive way to put a logo or slogan on a wearable item to promote one’s brand.

How: Screen printing is a technique whereby a mesh screen is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.  (

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