Single Color Designs
Screen printing a single color onto a garment is the easiest form of screen printing. Typically, the artwork will be a simple design or even just text. Going with a single color for your artwork is the most inexpensive route for your print.
Black and White Printing
Black and white go together perfectly because they complement each other-- a yin to the yang, so to speak. They are perfect in contrast to one another, which makes them a solid choice for screen printing. You can’t go wrong with a white T-Shirt and black ink (and vice-versa).
Some artwork requires more than one color to get the job done. For example: Maybe your artwork is very detailed and requires various colors or maybe you just need multiple colors to match your branding. This option can be more expensive because it is more complex, but the finished product will definitely impress. If you are designing with a budget, our Product Specialists can review your design and discuss color options to make sure your apparel meets your expectations and matches your budget.
High Detail Half Tone Printing
Sim process is a screen printing technique that can achieve a more photo-realistic print for designs with lots of detail or gradients. Photo-realistic designs are often created with DTG (Direct to Garment) printing, but we can also simulate the look of digital printing with screen printing using sim process. One advantage of sim process is the ability to use a small amount of colors to create the illusion of many.
Puff ink is a 3D effect created by a special process that causes the ink to puff off the shirt. A screen printer combines the ink color with an additive that creates a chemical reaction when exposed to heat. Try out puff ink if you are doing a multi-color order. It’s a great way to make one color pop out from the rest.
Glow In the Dark Inks
We offer glow-in-the-dark ink for screen printing on your apparel. In the light, the ink will appear invisible. But when you turn the lights out, presto! That layer of ink will shine! That’s what makes glow-in-the-dark ink perfect for nighttime events.
Screen printers use discharge ink on darker garments for a softer feel. This happens because discharge printing uses water-based ink, which removes the dyes in the fabric. This causes the desired ink color to take its place. Speak to one of our Project Specialists if discharge ink printing is something you are interested in.
Water-based inks are a lighter type of ink. This means they are not as thick as Plastisol ink, the standard ink used in screen printing. Because they come in a more liquid form, they can be more difficult to work with and require an experienced screen printer. Our in-house team of printers is familiar with this ink and is able to ensure that no ink bleeds and the final product is clean and professional.
The type of ink we use is called plastisol. This is the best kind of ink available for screen printing for a few reasons. It’s exceptionally versatile, rarely needs adjustments, doesn’t dry unless properly cured, and has unmatched durability. This results in a shirt that lasts a lifetime.