WHY CHOOSE SCREEN PRINTING?

Screen printing has been around for more than 100 years now. In this day and age, the screen printing process has been perfected and is a proven method of adding personalisation to garments at relatively low costs. It is our most popular form of printing due to the low prices and application speed, which allows us to print thousands of garments every week.  We have 2 MHM screen printing machines that can print up to 10 colours and are each capable of printing over 700 t-shirts per hour. 

We charge by colour and quantity. Please see our price matrix at the bottom of the page. Screen printing is ideal for higher volume runs. However, if it is just a few t-shirts you require with a simple one-colour logo, we would recommend a heat transfer rather than screen printing. Also, digital printing would probably be the way to go if it is a colourful design on a low quantity run. 

Due to the costs involved in originating screens and setting the job up, our prices come down the more you buy. You start seeing good value for money at over 100 items. For example, if you need a one colour print on 100 white t-shirts, the price would be as little as £1.90 per item plus VAT. If you're unsure of what printing method you require, give our experienced printing team a call, and we will be able to point you in the right direction.

THE PROCESS OF SCREEN PRINTING

Each colour of your design is separated and printed out onto a film positive and exposed onto a silkscreen. Each screen is then lined up on the printing machine inks are mixed to the colours in your design and then added to the screens. The inks are then pushed through the mesh by the squeegees (rubber blades)  onto the garment to create your image. The items are then carefully removed from the machine platens and then fed through the tunnel dryer at a temperature of 190 degrees. This cures the ink into the fabric, ensuring the print will last as long as the garment. 

Although screen printing is the most economical method of garment decoration, the set-up is time-consuming and, for smaller runs, can work out expensive. Therefore, we recommend that you look into digital printing if you have more than two colours in your design and need less than 50 items. 

SCREEN PRINTING PRICES

 

For a quote, please complete our online quotation form, or give our office a call on 01928 571 522 for a free, no-obligation quote.

If you need more information, please call us directly or pop us an email at info@screentextiles.co.uk.

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