What is screen printing?
Screen printing is a really cool process where ink is pushed through a screen that has been coated in a uv sensitive coating called emulsion, and burned to a specific design. Each different color of ink is printed through a different screen, requiring multiple screens to be used for multi-colored jobs. All of the screens required for a certain job are aligned (registered) on a press, and ink is pushed through each screen, leaving your awesome design as a print on a garment, poster, etc.
Our goal is to capture your vision. Choosing what ink types to use can completely change the look and feel of a garment. To help you along in the process, we offered a some information on each ink type that we can provide.
Plastisol is our standard ink, but it still captures a high quality finish. We use the highest quality plastisol inks that we can get our hands on, and they work great on garments containing 50% or more cotton.
Our Softhand Plastisol is a special blend of our standard plastisol ink and soft hand additive. It gives the garment a softer and lighter feel.
Poly ink is used for garments containing a more than 50% polyester. Poly prints turn out just as bright and vibrant as our plastisol prints, and are perfect high performance sport shirts.
Water based ink is extremely soft and very eco friendly. While remaining bright and bold, water based ink has almost no feel, which is perfect for clients who want to achieve an extremely high quality finish and a more fashionable look.