RH Prints Co. provides quality screen printing available on a wide range of products including t-shirts, lanyards, koozies, and more! You dream it up and we’ll get it printed.
So, what is screen printing exactly? Screen printing (traditionally called silkscreen printing) is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink or dye onto a substrate, except in the areas blocked by a stencil. A substrate is simply the base material on which images/designs will be printed, and the stencil blocks ink from being printed onto certain areas creating the design.
The process begins with ink and a blade or squeegee. Using the squeegee, you move the ink across the screen to fill the mesh openings and use a reverse stroke causing the screen to touch the substrate briefly along a line of contact. Thus causing the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh openings as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. Only one color is printed at a time, so several screens are used to produce multi-colored images and designs.
Why Screen Printing?
Screen printing is a great option for high-quantity orders, and is most cost-effective when using only 1-2 colors. Designs accomplished using this technique, offer a high-quality detailed image, with a soft-to-touch finish. Not only is it soft to the touch, but it is also very durable since the ink deposit is thickly applied onto the substrate. Another advantage to screen printing is that it allows for intense vibrant colors, that have very good covering power, and opacity. The process also enables the customer to print onto almost any substrate or thickness.
So to sum it up, screen printing can give your product a higher quality output than direct-to-garment can provide, it is more durable, and has a feel and detail that other printing techniques can’t accomplish. It can be used on a large variety of materials and is the best option for high-quantity orders. By using the screen printing technique, we can accomplish a wide range of multi-colored, glitter, and gradient designs. Make sure to consider RH Prints Co for your project, and know we will help you every step of the way to accomplish your goals!