Screen printing is a traditional printing technique, first used in China during the 1st Century by the Song Dynasty. It was then adapted by other Asian countries like Japan. Silk is stretched over a traditionally wooden frame and then a stencil is burned onto the silk fabric leaving gaps where the ink will pass through. This is then used to print designs onto the garment of your choice. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce multicoloured designs. We suggest a maximum of 3 colours as each colour you add will increase the price.
With screen printing orders, we recommend a minimum order quantity of at least 25 pieces. This is because making a screen or screens with your logo/design on can take up to 3 hours over 2 days. It's also a much more economical way to print so for the price of direct to garment printed t-shirts you could get around 5 screen printed t-shirts. As well as being the most economical way of printing clothing, it is by far the longest-lasting of all the methods we use. We have provided garments to customers over the last 27 years and some have lasted just as long as we've been around.
Whilst all of our printing is meant to last, silk screen printing is the most traditional and our personal favourite. For designs will small detail, gradients and halftones, it can be easily achieved with screen printing. We have many different ink colours in stock for use with screen printing and we can Pantone match to any colour of your choice if you within your brand guidelines.