Our automated screen-print machine allows us to print up to a 6-colour logo (dependant on garment colour), in a number of positions. Front or back are the most popular positions for logos to be printed on T-shirts, however other positions are possible, subject to garment and logo. our automated screen-print machine are able to print up to 40,000 prints per month.
Pricing for our screen printing service is based on the number of colours required and the overall number of T-shirts or garments required. A screen is required for each colour in the logo design, at a cost of £22.50 (subject to VAT) per colour. A base setup screen is also required for dark colour garments, so the colours shown are true and not muted due to dark coloured garments.
Our Screen-printing service is most cost effective on quantities of 20 or more garments. If your requirement is for many colours in a small quantity a further option of transfer printing is available in-house at our UK studio.
Again as with embroidery, the design for screen printing will be amended or redrawn accordingly to make it suitable for printing taking into account your requirements. The design will then be sent to you with all colours and positions clearly stated for approval.
The equivalent of the printing plate for a screen printed is the screen, a wooden or aluminium frame with a fine nylon mesh stretched over it. The mesh is coated with a light sensitive emulsion or film, which, when dry, will block the holes in the mesh. The image that needs to be printed is output to film either by camera or image-setter.
This film positive and the mesh on the printing screen are sandwiched together and exposed to ultra-violet light in a light box.
The screen is then washed with a jet of water which washes away all the light sensitive emulsion that has not been hardened by the ultra-violet light. This leaves you with an open stencil which corresponds exactly to the image that was supplied on the film. A different screen is required for each colour of the design to be printed.
Now the screens are fitted on the press and is hinged so it can be lifted and lowered. The garment to be printed is placed in position on the palette and ink is placed on the top side of the screen. A rubber blade gripped in a wooden or metal handle called a squeegee (a larger version of the window cleaners squeegee) is pulled across the top of the screen, it pushes the ink through the mesh onto the garment you are printing. The last stage of screen printing is to fully cure the ink with a conveyor dryer which makes for a long-lasting image on your T-shirt, jacket, or other garment.
Our screen printing service provides higher quality output than digital prints.
More durable for prints that are needed over the long-term.
Screen printing can be used on a variety of different print materials, including glass, wood, textiles, signs, banners, electronics, and much more.
From order to design to print and UK delivery, we make sure the process is smooth and easy and we are fulfilling your requirements.
To get your personalised quote on our screen printing service, please complete our form, and a member of our team will respond to you shortly.