What is screen printing?
Screen printing, silk screening, or serigraphy is a printmaking technique that creates a sharp-edged image using a stencil. A screen print or serigraph is an image created using this technique. A screen is made of a piece of porous, finely woven fabric (originally silk, but typically made of polyester since the 1940s) stretched over a frame of aluminum or wood. Areas of the screen are blocked off with a non-permeable material to form a stencil, which is a positive of the image to be printed; that is, the open spaces are where the ink will appear. Ink is then pushed through the open spaces with a squeegee and onto the garment. The garments are then heat dried, inspected, counted, folded and packaged. Signet uses automatic and manual screen printing equipment. The Manual presses handle the lower volume jobs with 1 to 6 colors involved in the design whereas the Automatic Presses run up to 8 colors and can produce 800 shirts an hour.
How should I place an order for screen printing?
I need a logo or artwork created. Can you create it for me?
Once I place my order, how long will the process take?
What are my color options?
We offer apparel in many styles and colors. Up to 6 colors of ink may be printed. We have a vast array of colors to chose from or our printers can mix exact color matches for you company logos. We will make recommendations based on your design.
What type of ink do you use in screen printing?
Plastisol – the most common plastisol based print used in garment decoration. Good color opacity onto dark garments and clear graphic detail with, as the name suggests, a more plasticized texture. This print can be made softer with special additives or heavier by adding extra layers of ink.
I have a logo. How should I get it to you?
Please refer to our Screen Printing Art Specification Guidelines.