What Is Silk Screen Printing?

Posted on July 18, 2018
T-Shirt Printing

Silk screen printing, sometimes just called screen printing, transfers ink onto fabric through the use of stencil like screens. The ink appears as an image on the fabric. When you apply the ink, it shows only where there are “holes” in the stencil. The printer places the stencil on the fabric and ink is poured over it, then squeegeed off. People refer to this process by many names, including silk screen printing because silk used to be a main component. At Tri-Valley Sports, our team of silk screen printers in Massachusetts use this process to create beautiful designs. This process originated in Japan and is chosen to mass produce lots of clothing. Is it right for your needs?

Screen Printing or Embroidery

Screen printing and embroidery are the two most popular methods of clothing design. How do you know which one to pick? Both are professional looking and durable, so it comes down to preference. Silkscreen printers in Massachusetts can use a variety of colors in their designs, so it’s ideal if you have a larger design that needs a lot of colors. Additionally, it’s often more cost-effective, so that’s something to consider if you’re going to be buying a large quantity or giving them away as souvenirs.

Both Offer Flexibility

You can use both embroidery and screen printing on almost any material, but screen printing allows for more variety in your color options. The ink colors are matched to the image that you supply, so you know that the final product will look just like the picture on the screen.

For your next company event, consider bringing everyone together by a t-shirt designed by silk screen printers in Massachusetts. We use only the highest quality products, so you can feel confident your coworkers and teammates will feel proud to boast your design! Give us a call at 508-533-5080 to set up a meeting or to get a quote!