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Choosing The Right Type Of Screen Printing For Your T-shirts

Posted by George Kilian on Thu, Sep, 24, 2015 @ 07:09 AM

Specialty, all-over, over-sized, AOP plus, faux this, and vintage; these are some of the many different types of screen printing going on these days. The challenge lies in deciding which is going to produce the ideal product. To get the best result on any print, consult with your screen printer. By telling your screen printer what affect you would like to achieve, and providing any visuals you have, your printer can troubleshoot complications and poor printing issues. Together, you can find a solution that will produce the right result at the right price. 

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Topics: soft-hand printing, tshirts, screen print

Screen Print vs. Digital: 5 Elements to Consider Before Deciding

Posted by George Kilian on Fri, Apr, 03, 2015 @ 17:04 PM

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When deciding between DTG and screen print for your next apparel run, its important to understand the unique benefits each has to offer.DTG printing is typically favored for those fast, low run, high color count jobs; whereas, screen print will offer a better range of color, more flexibility in what it can print on, better hand ondarks and a much larger printable size range.  As technology advances, the gap between these two methods will narrow. Below are 5 elements to understand before choosing between screen print and DTG:

1. SIZE

If you’re going for a standard full front design, digital and screen are good to go.  If you’re looking for something a little more non-traditional like an all over print, then there will be a clear choice.  While there may be some minor limitations, screen printing can get this done with ease.  Round one goes to screen printing.  

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Topics: digital printing, digital t-shirt printing, screen print

4 Advantages When Working With A Full Service Screen Printer

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Wed, Mar, 14, 2012 @ 13:03 PM

No matter if you are a small business that needs five uniforms a year or a huge promotional company that needs thousands of garments printed every month, its to your advantage to use a full service screen printer.  Apparel decoration is a customization business and every project has a set of unique variables. At the very least, working with a printer that has the capability to fulfill all aspects of the decorated apparel business guarantees that you can rest assured that your printers will be able to properly react to unforeseen issues.

Full service screen printers have the capability to simply print your graphics on your goods or build your project from the ground up, choosing and ordering your goods, designing graphics, running separations, printing, shipping and more.  These businesses are prepared to provide services and products that you might not even know you need for your newest project.  Here are just a few of the advantages of working with a full service printer:

1.  Goods

Suddenly need a few hooded sweatshirts to add onto your order of printed tees?  Don’t scramble. Your full service printer can get them for you and have them delivered right to the production floor.  Have no idea what kind of jackets would be best for your project?  A full service screen print shop can help point you exactly were you need to go.  Full service printers can get you exactly what you need quickly, whether its two purple American Apparel Deep V Necks or 100,000 red polo shirts.


2.  Dedicated Customer Service, a.k.a Insiders

We’ve all got a lot on our plates these days so if you’re using a full service screen printer there’s a lot less to worry about.  Insiders watch over every aspect of your orders.  From making sure that you get the best price on a quote and approving the first print off the line to ensuring that everything gets shipped out on time and checking on each step in between.  Your insider has got it all under control.

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Topics: screen printing, Screen Printer, screen print

Screen Print: New Kid in Town

Posted by Jake Saunders on Thu, Jan, 12, 2012 @ 12:01 PM

Without screen printing, we couldn’t do what we do here at Sharprint. There are lots of ways to produce an image on a shirt. There are digital options, there is a long history of using relief printing, I’ve even seen etchings printed on a shirt and of course I guess we could sit around painting on them, but nothing is more versatile, efficient or effective as the screen print.

I studied printmaking in college and would often see very old prints on paper made from etching, before that there was engraving, earlier than that there were woodcuts and way way back, there were rubbings. Screen printing is often seen as one of the (relatively) new print medias in printmaking circles. Screen printing in art and popular culture really didn’t take off until the 1960’s, but what is surprising is that it’s origins actually began much further back than any other print media.

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Topics: Jake Saunders, sharprint, art, screen print, etching, print making, printing, woodblock

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