Branding > Screen Printing

Screen printing typically uses a fabric stretched tightly over a frame. Images are created by blocking parts of the screen using various techniques. Ink is forced through the open areas of the screen onto the surface of the object. A separate screen must be created for each color to be printed and colors must be applied in passes allowing drying time between each. This is the most common method of imprinting on promotional items and apparel such as T-shirts.

Formats supported for screen printing:
PDF | AI | CDR
ALL to be for PC NOT MAC

Preparing of Artwork

Preparing the artwork in order for it to be used for screen printing:

  • Vector format only.
  • Artwork is seperated by solid colours, maximum 6 colours available.
  • 8 Colours are possible under certain conditions.

Limitations

  • Some items can't be screen printed.
  • Some products are limited to 1 colour only.
  • Rough surfaces will not print correctly.
  • Cannot brand on seams & zips.

Advantages

  • Can brand up to A3 (420mm x 297mm) on certain items.
  • Turn-around time is good.
  • Shows small words and fine detail better than embroidery.
  • Can have shading to a degree - there are some limitations.