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Screen Printing Capabilities
There are many different screen printing capabilities that we offer. Below you will find some of these capabilities we provide. Clicking on the image will give you some information about each capability. If you do not see the capability you are looking for, please contact us at 1-800-536-9111 to see what we can do for you.
Discharge Printing
Water Base Inks
Flocking
Foils
Burnout
Sequins / Nailheads
High Density
Expanding Ink (Puff)
Glitters
Glow in the Dark
Metallic Ink
Top Loading / Oversized
Faux Applique'
Gels
Reflective Ink
Black Light
Grin Through
Plastisol
Discharge Printing
Discharge Printing is a technique in which the dye of the garment is replaced by a color (discharge ink) in the specified area of the graphic. Discharge inks are used primarily on 100% cotton garments made for discharge printing. They provide a soft screen printed image, and can be used on light and dark colored garments. The overall softness improves after laundering.
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Water Base Inks
Water Based Inks provide a soft hand feel to the image that most consumers want today. Water Base Inks are also a good choice when printing over seams, pockets, collars, or stitching because the ink absorbs into the fabric. They are designed to be used on light colored garments.
Water Base Inks
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Flocking
Flocking is the fuzzy, velvet like texture found in jewelry boxes, automobile glove compartments, window trims, greeting cards, and garments. Individual fibers, typically made of rayon or nylon, are embedded into an adhesive similar to grass growing out of the soil. Flocking can be applied in a variety of methods such as vibration, spray, or electrostatically (positive/negative electric charge).
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Foils
Foils provide a shiny metallic finish offered in variety of different colors. This is a great way to add a little shine to your shirt.
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Burnout
Burnout is an ink that destroys the natural fibers (cotton) and leaves behind the synthetic fibers (polyester) to create a "see through" look. Garments produced with this method must be laundered prior to distribution to fully remove the natural fibers. The example below shows the printed shirt on top of a white shirt to demonstrate this printing technique.
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Sequins / Nailheads
Sequins or Nailheads can be sewn or applied with heat to create an upscale feel to any graphic. There are several different styles, colors, sizes, and shapes that we offer.
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High Density
High Density is an ink that is raised up off of the garment creating dimension and texture. Different from "puff" ink, the vertical walls of the image are straight (not rounded) for a more squared and clean print.
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Expanding Ink (Puff)
Expanding Ink (Puff) is an additive to plastisol inks which raises the print off the garment, creating a 3-D feel.
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Glitters
Just like the glitter we all used as kids on that art project, it can be mixed into an ink or applied in the dry form to give the design that glitzy, high class, Las Vegas feel.
Glitters
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Glow in the Dark
Glow in the Dark Inks absorb ultraviolet energy and stores it so that in darkness, it "glows" when the energy is released. This type of ink is offered in a limited number of colors.
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Metallic Ink
Metallic inks are used to simulate a metal appearance. They are often shiny and brilliant when printed. Gold, silver, and copper are the most common choices of color with this ink.
Black Light
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Top Loading / Oversized
Top Loading and Oversized is a process where the entire area of the garment can be printed giving the look of an all over print. With this particular process, it is typically done as one color but multiple colors are possible.
Oversized Printing
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Faux Applique'
Faux Applique' is an embroidery applique' technique that is simulated by using multiple processes but leaves no stitching that is seen with the traditional applique' process.
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Gels
Gels provide the ability to give that "wet" look to the image. The ink itself is clear and is usually layed on another ink to get color. This ink is great for water, raindrops, or other liquid designs.
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Reflective Ink
Reflective ink is a plastisol-based ink with the unique ability to reflect once a light source is aimed at the print. Popular uses for this ink includes police departments, fire departments, E.M.S., waste management, and construction crews.
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Black Light
Black Light Ink appears bright and stands out under a black light. Typically the ink is clear and can be printed over other colors. The effect can only be viewed under a black light. This ink is great choice for any shirts that will be worn near black lights.
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Grin Through
Grin through is a technique that prints an image on the inside of the garment. You can see a lighter version of the image on the outside of the garment because the ink "grins" through the fabric. This type of technique is typically used as an element to enhance a graphic and normally not the main focus of the graphic.
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Plastisol
Plastisol inks can be printed on virtually any surface that can withstand the heat required to cure the ink and is porous enough to permit good ink penetration. They do not color the fibers like a dye. Instead the ink wraps around the fibers and makes a mechanical bond with the fabric.
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