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What You Need to Know About Screen Printing on Tri-Blend Shirts

Posted by George Kilian on Tue, Aug, 01, 2017 @ 14:08 PM

 

Tri-blend t-shirts are one of the most popular options for apparel printing. Tri-blend t-shirts are made up of three materials—cotton, polyester, and rayon, and look great when decorated. The fabric is super-soft and comfortable, making tri-blends a popular choice. But although they’re a great option for wearing, there are some challenges screen printing on them. Here are some things to consider when sending tri-blend orders to your decorator. Read More

Topics: screen printing, dye migration, Tri-Blend, vintage look

What You Need to Know About Screen Printing on Tri-Blend Shirts

Posted by George Kilian on Thu, Apr, 28, 2016 @ 13:04 PM

 

Tri-blend t-shirts are one of the most popular options for apparel printing. Tri-blend t-shirts are made up of three materials—cotton, polyester, and rayon, and look great when decorated. The fabric is super-soft and comfortable, making tri-blends a popular choice. But although they’re a great option for wearing, there are some challenges screen printing on them. Here are some things to consider when screen printing on tri-blend shirts. Read More

Topics: screen printing

6 Simple Checks to Ensure Screen Print Perfection

Posted by Jake Saunders on Mon, Apr, 11, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

 

Screen printed t-shirts are awesome. Most times they look pretty cool, but the medium isn’t all encompassing. Follow this simple checklist of the 7 musts to make sure your art will print perfectly for screen print:

1. Check the level of detail.

Most fonts are printable at 12 points or more. Line width should never be thinner than .3 points.

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Topics: screen printing, screen printing art, screen printing design

The Goods Aren't Good Without a PO

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Wed, May, 13, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

One of the very first steps in the decorating apparel industry is purchasing the goods that need to be screen printed or embroidered on. Decorating companies are more than willing to order the goods for their customers, but there are times when customers will supply the garments themselves. This is certainly not a problem and 100% acceptable. However, if the customer does provide their decorator with the blank pieces, there are a few things that they should know and take into consideration. Here are three Things Your Decorator Needs Before Sending Your Order to Production:

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Topics: decorating manufacturers, screen printing, purchase orders

From Concept To Screen Printed T-shirt: A Six Step Process

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Wed, Apr, 01, 2015 @ 14:04 PM

Unless you have been on a screen printing shop tour or had the opportunity to print t-shirts firsthand, you may not know just how an idea actually becomes a screen printed t-shirt. In fact, even if you have been on a shop tour, without experiencing the process from start to finish with the same design, the steps may be a little unclear. In this blog, we’ll go over each step in detail and wrap it all up with a short video so you can see the process in action.

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Topics: screen printing

The Unwanted Mark of Screen Printing

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, Dec, 18, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

The Cause and Solution of Pallet Marks

Every so often, screen printers are faced with certain obstacles they need to overcome in order to provide their customers with the best possible looking custom apparel.

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Topics: screen printing, material type

Artwork That Works For Screen Printing

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Wed, Oct, 22, 2014 @ 13:10 PM

Digital artwork used for screen printing can be categorized in two types - raster and vector. In this article, we’ll define both file types, go over some vocabulary, and show how you can differentiate the two.

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Topics: screen printing, artwork, artwork for screen printing

Under Base: Unveiling the Mystery of the Extra Screen

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Aug, 26, 2014 @ 13:08 PM

Your logo consists of 3 colors, yet you’re being charged for a 4-color screen printing job. What? Why? Are decorating companies trying to pull a fast one on you? Though at first you may think otherwise, the answer is, no they are not.

You may be wondering, what and where is that fourth color coming from? That mysterious fourth color is actually what decorating manufacturers call an under base, white under base, or a flash. An under base is a necessary technique used in the screen printing industry.

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Topics: screen printing, under base

Achieving the Best Possible Quality When Printing on Polyester

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Jun, 10, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

*To the right is an example of an instance when dye migration occurred. The color of the design was white, but dye migration caused the red tint.

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Topics: screen printing, polyester printing

Making The Most Out of Your Screen Printing Designs

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Sep, 24, 2012 @ 13:09 PM

Screen printing is a type of printing technique that utilizes woven mesh as a means of supporting ink-blocking stencils. A relatively inexpensive printing technique that results in highly-detailed and very beautiful designs. Using screen printing for t-shirts and other promotional items can help get a business on the proverbial map. Whether researching the best ways to promote your restaurant, retail store, eco-friendly company or other business, screen printing designs are arguably one of the optimal methods for making your business apparel truly stand out. 

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Topics: screen printing, screen printing designs, color separation

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