Screen printing is the most common decoration method for custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other custom apparel products. In screen printing, your custom design is exposed onto a mesh screen, washed, set up on our press then using a squeegee-type blade, the ink is passed through the screen onto the shirt. The ink is then dry cured through a conveyer dryer which raises the temperature of the ink to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
Screen printing is often referred to as silk printing because in the past, silk was the material used on the screen before synthetic mesh screen was created.
Entripy has 5 M&R automatic presses that can output over 6,000 prints per hour. We use only the finest quality Plastisol inks, which are free of harmful leads and Phthalates and as well ensure a vibrant colour that will not crack, chip or fade. Even after hundreds of washes, custom t-shirts made through screen printing should maintain their appeal, although we like to remind our clients that their wear and care for the custom garment will affect its lifespan.
The cost of screen printing varies by quantity and the number of colours in your design. Each time a colour is added to the design, a new screen needs to be made.