Recent innovations in t-shirt printings have made it possible for people to print bulk t-shirts with the designs they prefer. Time has changed from wearing same colour t-shirts to printing your own sets of t-shirts for a cause or a club and wearing them during an event. So what is the prominent method through which bulk t-shirt printing is done? Apparently, most of the t-shirt printing industry look into screen printing as a major method to print t-shirts; this screen printing has its own history and evolved over time with the advancement of technology.
Screen printing, also known as silk printing – a history that is traced to China for painting fabrics in silk – is a widely used method to print t-shirts partly because they come out in great quality and last long. All one needs for screen printing is a nylon mesh and a stencil or template. The nylon mesh holds the stencil in place, and a water-proof material blocks the negative space one wants to design. Then spread the ink all over the screen often using a wiper or blade and the ink penetrable through the negative space allows the design to be printed. As the last part, take the screen off and let the design to dry. Multi-colour designs require multiple screen since one screen can accommodate only one colour.
Apparel industry uses this method more often to deal with bulk ordering since it is cost effective and comes in great quality. The outcome is more durable than the outcomes of the other methods and it can endure roughness from any washing machine. The reason is because the garments are made to absorb the ink deep to create impressive and creative designs.
Although it has a minus point of using several screens to print a colourful t-shirts, if you are looking for an cost-effective way to print t-shirts for your company, college or clubs with logos and/or a message, screen printing gets you the best result.
Maybe the next time you want to print t-shirts, you could suggest this better and easy method, screen printing, to your associates or organisation.