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[Infographic] One Color All Over Print Layering Technique


One thing that plagues us as printers of apparel is those pesky seams. When the squeegee passes over a seam, it disrupts the constant and even pressure it applies. The resulting print will be uneven in the area immediately surrounding that seam.

This problem is exacerbated in all-over prints where the image is printed... well, all over every seam. However, Carlos Ballesteros, our production manager, and his crack team of printing gurus have recently made serious improvements in printing all over prints on our Prerunner press, affectionately known as the “One Armed Bandit”, simply by layering the press bed with some stuff he found around the shop.

All-Over Printing Apparel | Sharprint Screen Printing

By providing a little bit of give on the underside of the garment, Carlos has found a way to produce much more even one color all over prints.  When the squeegee passes over seams, the substrate gives instead of the squeegee, resulting in more even pressure. 


You can also use those little floor gym mats that they pack in 4's for kids look like jigsaw puzzle. These are a lot easier to clean and don't attract as much refuse.
Posted @ Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:27 AM by Joe Paterson
Excellent idea! Thanks!
Posted @ Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:29 AM by tara
Uncut mousepad stock. They come in 54 x 36 inch sheets that are 1/4 inch thick and offer the prefect amount of relief and have a smooth texture on one side and non-slip on the other.
Posted @ Friday, January 25, 2013 12:28 PM by Tim Van Horn
Keep it up! Your unselfish contribution is highly respected. Thank you always! 
Posted @ Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:38 PM by Sam Wong
Tim - Another great idea! Thanks for the tip. 
Sam - We appreciate your readership and feedback. Glad you are enjoying our work!
Posted @ Monday, January 28, 2013 9:32 AM by Tara
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