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Call us on Cornwall 01288275003  01288 275 003     Contact email address   hello@mytshirtprinters.co.uk    

T Shirt Printing, Screenprint, Embroidery & Sticker printing service. Call: 01288 275 003 or email: hello@mytshirtprinters.co.uk

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How do I supply my design for screen printing?

The best prints come from vector based files, as they have clean edges and can be scaled to almost any size without blurring or pixelating.
We recommend an llustrator file such as an .ai file or .eps file. Using a Jpeg or photoshop file, which is a raster image and will need to be a minimum of 220dpi - 300dpi. If you pull an image off the internet it’s most likely going to be a low resolution 72dpi image. If you enlarge this image it will blur and pixelate resulting in a poor print.

 

Should I supply measurements for my custom print?

It’s always best to supply your measurements, print size and placement.  So your design can be printed as closely as possible. You have to allow up to 1cm ± in all directions due to the stretch in the fabric once the item is placed on the printing board.

 

How large can I screenprint my design?

You can print BIG! But remember your design has to fit onto all your different sizes, from kiddies sizes to XXL in some cases, so you’ll need to find a happy medium. A straight large print will curve around the body, So an average large size print is about 24cm ± and a small logo on your left chest is about 9.5cm±. We can print up to 32cm x 47cm and larger, but you’ll need to check with us first if you are thinking of a larger print than this.

 

How many colours can I have printed?

With screen printing we can print up to 6 colours depending on the garment colour selected. For light garments a underbase which is called a flash is not required,  however a dark garment will require a underbase to keep the ink colour as bright as possible.

 

The process of screen printing

Most cotton custom clothing is screen printed. Textile printing is ideal for large designs, with units over 20. Its my t shirt printer's best choice for t-shirt printing because of the quality of print it produces.
 

emulsion coating a screen
Step 1: Screens are made by putting emulsion on a mesh surface and your custom
t-shirt design artwork is taken and printed out onto a film.
exposing a screen
Step 2: The screen is then exposed to an intense light source.The light solidifies the
chemicals around the design, and where the light failed to pass through, the chemical
breaks down.
Screen printing, emulsion wash out
Step 3: The screen is then rinsed out with water to remove the emulsion. Once this is done
you will see the design on the screen. The screen is now left to dry.
Screen Printing your Custom Shirt
Step 4: The shirt is placed on a platen and each screen / colour swings over the top of the
shirt. The screen is brought down into place on the shirt. A squeegee is then pulled over
the screen pushing the ink onto the your custom shirt or garment.
The screen is then lifted off the custom garment, which is then placed under a flash unit
where the ink dries. Upon curing, the shirt platen is brought back and the next colour screen is
swung over the top of it and the process is repeated.

 

The good and bad

When screen printing, a screen is made for each colour in the design, so if the design has many colours let's say 3 colours you will require three screens. this makes your screen cost quite high and for small custom orders it works out to be very expensive

THE GOOD - affordable, great for units over 10
THE BAD - not cheap for small orders requiring more than one colour design.