Printing Methods

Silk Screen Printing

Silk screen printing process or commonly known as screen printing process is one of the most common and versatile process of printing used for T-shirt prints. After the art-work is approved by our clients a film is produced for the making of screens for screen printing. The next step is the preparation of stencil; for stencil we use polyester mesh because it gives finer and sharper results and finest inks are used for better and long lasting images. After the preparation of stencil then art-work is transferred on the screen, as stencil is finalized with the image it is ready for screen printing process. We use up to date industrial standards of screen printing process to give our clients quality which is even better than required, this process includes passing of color through those screens on T-shirts. As image is more multipart and more colors are used the total screen printing process becomes more complex this is where our expertise comes in and we handle that screen printing process technically and expertly to give our clients the best result possible.

Flock Screen Printing

Flock is basically made up of synthetic fibers such as cotton, rayon and polyester. First of all an adhesive liquid is applied on the designated printed area so that flock sticks to it, then flock is applied on it. Flock screen printing gives a velvety and silky feel. For different colors first flock is dyed in that particular color then it is applied to that adhesive coating with the help of a screen.

Water Based/Pigment Screen Printing

Pigment screen printing or commonly known as water based screen printing is very similar to discharge screen printing but the difference is its pigment (color) is based on water instead of plastic based liquid or Plastisol. It is mostly used on white and lighter color garments. Water based printing gives softer feel and can be used with vibrant colors.

Discharge Screen Printing

For discharge screen printing technique all the same equipment is used but inks are different. Discharge inks are used for this style of printing, these inks when transferred to shirts they remove the original color from that spot and replaces it with the applied color. On touch it gives the feel of simple cloth because color merges with the fabric. Discharge ink can be used as standalone print or it can be used as under base for some other print.

High Density (3D) Printing

At some point high density printing may look like high quality puff printing but it is not. Puff printing usually lacks sharp edge this is where high density printing comes in. Inks used for high density printing are very viscous so they don't hold on to screens they just flow through that is why they have more sharper and fine edges but with a little additional element of puff it gives a 3D image as well.

Crack Screen Printing

Crack screen printing also known as shatter screen printing or distress screen printing. For crack screen printing technique a special kind of ink is used which when dried gives a cracked or shattered image as required by the clients. After applying cracking ink on the screens to transfer on shirts it is then dried up by applying heat when it dries all the cracks appears which gives it a shattered look. It is used to give a vintage look to the t-shirt, sweat-shirts or jackets.

Puff Screen Printing

For puff screen printing process, specialized puff inks are used. This technique is very popular and is currently used to give a vintage look to t-shirts, sweat shirt or jackets. However sometime it is used as part of the image to add focus to a specific point or specific design within a complete design. For The Puff printing process the specialized puff printing ink is used on screens. After the transfer of ink ample degree of heat is applied on the image to get the puff result as required. Some images require pure puffs and some require Plastisol as additive to add shine on them and give better appearance.

Glow in the dark Printing

This printing process for glow in the dark printing is same the only difference is the use of a special Glow in the Dark ink. Specialized neon inks are used for glow in the dark printing process, this ink is usually used for highlighting images. This kind of glow in the dark printing image gives better results on fabrics with darker textures. Such techniques are used for funky and cool images which give a style statement.

Dye Sublimation Process

Sublimation printing process is a more complicated process than heat transfers. In this process sublimation ink is applied to the required area than heat is applied, because of heat application this ink turns into a gas and then embeds onto the fabric and gives a cleaner and more professional look. But this process can only be done on 100% polyester fabrics or polyester coating. This also requires heat press but should not be confused with heat transfer printing.

Sticker Heat Transfer Printing

Heat transfer printing process is very easy and commonly used method. In heat transfer printing process an image is transferred onto a paper which is than ironed on the T-shirt to transfer the image or in our case large industrial iron is used to transfer those images accurately, efficiently and quickly. This process requires a lot of heat application through those irons so that the image could transfer from paper to the required fabric. This is bit easy process so almost any type of image can be transferred to the T-shirts.

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