What is Screen Printing?

There are many steps that take place to make custom screen printing happen. First, your artwork is color separated and each color is printed out in black on film. A screen is then burned or exposed with an ultra violet light using a professional exposure unit. There is a screen for every color and every image that we are screen printing on each t-shirt. Once the image appears on the screen, it is then washed out with water and left to dry. After drying, the screen is then taped and loaded onto the screen printing press. Once each color is set-up and registered (or lined up to each other), your custom screen printed tee shirt is ready to run.After running your order on the press, the screen printed apparel will run down a long dryer belt to ensure that the ink is cured (will not wash off) to the garment. The image is literally baked onto the apparel. Screen printing is the best solution if you are trying to recreate a very detailed logo. You can also incorporate many different effects in your logo including distressed effects, which are popular in band t-shirts by using screen printing. These effects would not be possible with embroidery. Screen printing pricing is usually determined by the number of colors being used and the number of items being printed with the same custom design.

What is Embroidery?

Embroidery is a process where thread is stitched into your custom product. Some of the more popular items that embroidery is used for are: golf shirts, jackets, hats and corporate wear. With embroidery you can create a more professional look which will last longer than the inks used in screen printing. Some logos may have to be altered a little if embroidery is the preferred method though, because it is very difficult to recreate shading using threads. It is also difficult sometimes to get very small text to sew out well using embroidery due to the limitations of needle and threads. Embroidery is a little more expensive than screen printing, but like screen printing, the price decreases with the more pieces you do. Embroidery machines have been developed with multiple heads that will allow you to embroider 2, 4, 6 or even 10 pieces at a time saving on costs to set up each logo which is passed along to the customer! Embroidery pricing is usually determined by the number of stitches in the customer’s logo and the number of pieces being embroidered.

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