Screen Printing 101
Everything you need to know
Screen printing is an affordable and versatile printing technique that can apply custom images to many different materials.
It’s ideal for producing garments that need to be long-lasting and durable, which makes it a great choice for custom printed workwear.
This guide will give you a quick introduction to the production process, the potential designs and effects you can choose from, and the pricing options you have when you’re thinking of placing a screen print order.
What is Screen Printing?
Screen printing involves making a screen — a little like a template — and repeatedly using that screen to apply ink to a garment. The ink is forced through tiny holes in the screen onto the garment underneath.
Each screen applies one colour. By using multiple screens, it’s possible to layer different colours on top of each other to create more detailed logos or designs.
Screen printing can be used on a small scale for very small runs and home projects, but in a business setting, it’s often used to produce workwear or promotional clothing on a much bigger scale. To produce our high-quality custom printed workwear, we use automatic presses that are quicker and more accurate than printing by hand. They’re also professionally calibrated to ensure perfect alignment of each layered colour. This makes the process more accurate, and — importantly — cheaper for you.