SCREEN PRINTING SERVICES
MAKING TEES AND HOODS COME TO LIFE
At Embroidery Works, we screen print thousands of tees and hoodies every week, and each one is special. From a single colour to complex simulation prints, our Auckland screen printing services cover a huge selection of custom clothing options.
Whether it’s from a concert, bookstore, or anything in between, custom screen printed tee shirts, hoodies and other promotional products have a personal feel to them, often reminding the wearer of when and where they first purchased it. We provide high-quality screen printing solutions for businesses and sports teams everywhere, to breathe fresh new life into their branding.
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BRING YOUR CLOTHES TO LIFE WITH SCREEN PRINTING
Established as an embroidery company for over 20 years, the Embroidery Works team have become experts at properly curing screen prints. We pride ourselves on our high-quality, eye-catching prints that, with proper curing, should last as long as the garment itself.
Our highly experienced team can print up to 10 colours with our machines. If your design includes lots of colours and details, we can Supacolour it. We can screen print most tee shirts and hoodies but prefer to work with Supacolour polyester garments to achieve a better finish and avoid the whites taking on colour.
Get in touch with the garment printing specialists at Embroidery Works today and bring some extra life into your clothing and branding.
SCREEN PRINTING FAQs
What do screen printers do?
Screen printers are used in the process of transferring graphics onto T-shirts, hoodies, bags, and more. Screen printing is one of the most common methods used by companies to create bulk amounts of custom-designed clothing.
What is the process of screen printing?
Screen printing is the process of transferring designs onto material via a mesh screen and ink.
Simply put, when a design is going to be screen printed, a negative of the design is printed onto a screen (to be placed against the clothing). Once set correctly against the fabric, ink is rolled over the screen, and only the areas where the design is printed will let the ink pass through.
The ink then sets to the clothing which is then put aside to dry.
Is screen printing better than digital?
Screen printing is the best option to consider when it comes to printing designs that are long-lasting with a high level of vibrancy. This method also works very well when printing on dark shirts, or for specialty products.
Whether digital printing or screen printing is better depends on the printing requirements. For example, while digital printing uses thin layers of ink to create detailed designs, screen printing uses a thicker ink that allows for bright, vibrant colours, even on black fabrics.
What are the cons of screen printing?
When it comes to the cons of screen printing, there are a few things to keep in mind, for example:
- The initial setup can be expensive
- Less practical for smaller orders
- The more colours applied, the higher the cost (as separate screens are required for each colour)
- Not suitable for coated fabrics
How long does a screen print screen last?
With proper curing, screen printing can last for the entire lifetime of the clothing.
Things that can be done to improve the longevity of the design include:
- Wash the clothing inside out to protect the screen print from abrasions
- Avoid bleaches or fabric softeners which can cause discolouring or degrade the ink
How many colours can you screenprint?
We can print up to 10 colours with our machines. Note that if on black garments, there may be a white base that is included in this.
If your design has lots of colours or details, we can Supacolour it as well.
What ink do you use for screen printing?
We predominantly use plastisol inks – these wash well and give great opacity for really vibrant prints.
Can you screen print with regular acrylic ink?
Acrylic paint offers a similar initial effect as screen printing ink, but there are big differences in the overall quality of the final product.
For one, when using high-quality screen printing inks, the end result on the fabric is soft and pliable, as if it were a part of the material. In comparison, regular acrylic paint dries stiffly and is less durable (prone to cracking or washing away).