Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design. The negative space is the only part permeable for the dye. Ink is then flooded into the screen.
The screen printing method is ideal for high volume high quality artwork, because it will assure ultimate replication of the design. The screen printing methods gives a shirt a unique, quality and impressive look that customers love.
Most companies that use the screen printing methods for high volume production of t-shirt designs for your business. If you want a single or unique design for yourself, it may not work out to be the best option.
Screen prints onto t-shirts and other garments are usually quite durable and will usually last as long as the garment. (subject to washing)