Professional Silk Screen Printing
EveryTees is a leading t shirt printing company based in Kuala Lumpur. We have been providing excellent quality silk screening services for over five years. Our goal is to provide our clients the best quality silk screen shirts, polos, hoodies and tote bags at the most affordable prices. We believe in quality, service and professionalism.
Due to the initial setup time, we request a minimum order quantity of 30 pieces.
SilkScreen Printing History
Silkscreen printing started in China during the Han Dynasty around 221 AD where they devised a stenciling process to transfer designs onto fabrics. Later the Japanese would refine this process by using human hair to create the screens that were used as stencils.
During the 17th century the French began to use silk to create the stencils, today modern silk screen artists use a mesh like material in place of the silk screen from the past.
Silk Screen printing became popular in the 20th century with the help from such contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Peter Blake and Robert Rauschenberg.
Some people estimate that almost 90% of the custom t shirts designed today are created by silk screen printing.
Silk Screen Process
Silkscreen printing begins by segregating a multi-coloured design into several single coloured individual designs. Where each single design will represent a distinct colour.
Each design is then etched onto a production screen that will allow specially formulated ink to pass through onto the garment, paper or canvas.
The ink is etched onto the target, by pulling the ink through the screen with the help of a squeegee.
Each colour will be applied separately on the garment, beginning with the background artwork and ending with the foreground images. Each ink colour will need to dry before the next colour is applied.
SILK SCREEN PRINTING 4 STEP PROCESS
The silkscreen printing process offers plenty of room for creativity.
Preparing the Design
Creating the Screens
Etching the Images
Dry & Repeat
ADVANTAGES OF SILK SCREEN PRINTING
Silk screen printing produces some of the most vivid and colourful images that are also incredible durable which should last for years! The major drawback of silk screen printing is that it is a multi-stage process and the initial set up costs are expensive.
Durable & Long Lasting
A t shirt or polo tee that uses the silk screen process will stand up to years of washes and physical abuse. We highly recommend this type of printing process for our clients in active environments often found in the service industry.
The Ability to Scale
A good example of image scaling would be where the client wants a logo on the t shirt pocket, the arm sleeve, and the back of the t shirt. The silk screen process make use of photosensitive masks which greatly reduces the number of man hours.
Vivid Colour Palette
In most cases the ink that is used is called Plastisol, which was designed to offer superior colour and durability. The simple silk screen process also allows for modifications to the technique that can result in some fascinating designs.
Economies of Scale
As an order size increases, the costs for silk screen printing falls, because the initial setup costs of the silk screening are spread over a larger number of garments. At some point, silk screen printing will actually become more economical than heat transfers.
DISADVANTAGES OF SILK SCREEN PRINTING
Silkscreen printing is still a manual process which involves a setup time and cost.
Minimum Order of 10 Pieces
Silkscreen printing is one of the best ways to create a fantastic looking t-shirt, or tote bag. Unfortunately, the use of silkscreen printing is not cost effective for orders under 10 pieces.
Perfection Takes a Little Longer
Silkscreen printing is basically an artform, so it may take a little longer for us to set up the process tools such as screens, ink colours and stencils. We will do our best to stay efficient while maintaining our regard for quality work.
Examples Of Silk Screen Printing
Contact us to learn more about using the silkscreen process for your project.