Screen Printing History

Screen Printing History


  1. Technique used by the Chinese 2000 years ago

  2. In order to create a screen,  human hair was used to stretched across a wooden frame

  3. Stencils, which were made from leaves, were attached to the screens

  4. Japanese adopted method and used woven silk to create mesh and lacquers to make stencils

  5. Today screen printing is accomplished by making a mesh stencil (screen) for each color that needs to be printed

  6. Screens must be registered and printed on test samples to guarantee the art is lined up.

  7. Inks are then pushed through the screens one color at a time onto the apparel.

  8. Each printed apparel is run through the dryer or cured with a flash

  9. Screen Printing is designed to print in bulk

  10. Cost per shirt goes down the more you print per design

  11. Artwork has to be mocked up and films need to be created.

  12. Convert film into screens

  13. Set up the press to run the shirts

  14. Screen and set up fees

  15.  Pricing can be determined by how many shirts, if there is an under-base needed, artwork and how many ink colors in the design.

  16. Ink colors provided by our store are unlimited. Simply get started with our mixing system where you can create any amount of any color needed.

  17. Prints will be as good as the artwork provided. 300DPI is essential.

  18. Printing over seams and uneven surfaces is easy with low cure ink