Thread Arrows now also can offer out screen printing services including screen printed workwear and/or promotional clothing including printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, polo-shirts, etc. Thread Arrows will only usually offer a screen printing service if you need garments with quantities over 100 because of high costs of screen print setup.
Please visit our products page to view our products. If you are unsure about what products to use please contact us and we will help you select the correct product for the service you would like.
Screen printing involves the application of base colours by ink. The traditional method of making T-shirts and workwear is screen printing. When screen printing a product the design has to be broken up into separate colours that make up the design. This is done in modern day today by a vectored design using software like Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, etc. Each layer of colour then has a separate screen made using light reactive chemicals. Every screen is made out of a fine mesh surface. Where the chemical has been exposed to light the chemicals breakdown and are washed off leaving spaces in the mesh.
The ink can then be screen printed onto the t-shirts directly to the garment or onto transfer paper which is then placed onto the T-shirts via a heat transfer (heat press). If the direct printing method is used, the T-shirts are place on a solid board (platen). The colours are then applied individually by placing the screen manually or automatically on top of the T-shirt and forcing the printers ink through the relevant screen onto the T-shirt.
Screen Printing compared to Embroidery
+ Good for large area of print
+ Lower cost when ordering larger quantities
– Not economical for small or medium sized orders
– Thread Arrows only offers screen printing on orders of 100 pieces or more
At Thread Arrows we can offer you several methods when creating screen printed garments. If you do not need more than 100 items, we can still offer a great DTG Printing service with no minimum order and a quick turnaround.
For any enquiries or if you if have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 024 764 22226 or contact us VIA our contact form.