Screen printing is a simple and cost effect way to brand your garments. It is good for big designs (about 280mm wide) and for detailed small logos compared to embroidery.
Though a full colour print can be done, screen printing is cost effective with designs that have less than three colours.
When screen printing, each colour of your print needs a separate screen. The more colours, the more screens. This is why logos or designs, which are more than three colours, may not be cost effective.
Colour gradients can be screen printed whereas complex colour gradients cannot be achieved with embroidery.
Timeglow produces the films which are then ‘burnt’ onto the screen. This process is not permanent and your design is washed off the screen at the end of printing. Therefore, screen set up is required each time you print. We recommend you order in bulk rather than in small numbers at a time.
Screen printing is different to thermal transfers. These are generally used for names and numbers on sports garments.
► Designs should be less than three colours.
► Designs with clear lines reproduce better than designs with colour gradients.
► Designs no bigger than 280mm wide.
► Order in bulk to reduce screen set up costs.