Screen printing is a popular process used by many to set an image onto an article of clothing or other mobile item. While the specifics of the process may elude the immediate knowledge of some, it is not too complicated of a process and understanding how it works will help you understand how it can help you and your business. Screen printing is vital in enhancing your promotional products and clothing with your company’s name and logo.
Before the actual printing can begin, it is important to make sure that the artwork you want is aptly prepared. This is an important step for you because it will determine the image you want to present to your employees and clients. Once the image is exactly what you want, the positives of the image are printed out.
Once the artwork is printed, the frame for the screen needs to be prepared. Most frames are made of wood or aluminium with a mesh of polyester inside. Exposing the image to the frame is the next step, but this needs to be done in a darkroom as too much light can ruin the quality of the printing.
Working the Press
Before the actual printing can begin, the press needs to be set up properly. Each press contains two main components: a base that holds the desired image or pattern and a variety of colour arms, depending on the size of the device.
Now the actual screen printing can begin. It is usually a fairly quick process that yields excellent results if the machine is used correctly. Afterwards, cleaning up is important as well because leftover ink can be reused rather than discarded and a clean workspace will prevent cross-contamination.
Beyond the Screen
Screen printing is a fairly easy process used by many companies in Perth and beyond to impose any desired image onto a t-shirt or other article of clothing. Preparing the image is the hardest part as you want to ensure that you are making the right impression. After that, it is simply a matter of preparing the equipment and setting up the press correctly so that your shirts turn out great.
To learn more about screen printing and how it can benefit you, please call (08) 92444 111.