Understanding Screen Printing and Colours

What is screen printing? Screen printing is a super high quality and durable method to print garments. It’s a labour intensive process with each colour of the print requiring a separate screen printing screen/plate. Each additional colour is hand printed then spot dried between colours. The garment is rotated on a specialist screen printing carousel for the application of each additional colour. The garments are then heat cured on a tunnel dryer to provide maximum print durability and colour longevity.

What is screen printing good for? Screen printing is a great way to produce anything from 10- 1000+ printed garments. It is the best possible way to re-produce a design onto a garment.

Single Colour Screen Print

Single colour prints are the most popular choice for short volume fashion and promotional t-shirts for our customers. This is due to a quicker set up process in making the printing screens. This reduces the final print cost to you, the customer.

2 Colour Screen Print

Requiring a set up of 2 x screens, one for each print colour in the print. We offer great deals on 2colour prints on our price page which include free screen set up.

3 Colour Screen Print

Requiring a set up of 3 x screens, one for each print colour in the print.

4 Colour Screen Print

Requiring a set up of 4 x screens, one for each print colour in the print.

Split Fountain Screen Prints

Split fountain screen printing, is a technique for screen printing two or several colors in one pass. It is a great way to have more colorful prints without the added expense of extra screen set up.

As you can see in the example below which is a 2 colour screen set up. The first layer had 3 colours of ink pulled in one pass, the second layer being the black outline, creating a 4 colour print.

Individual Garment Folding/Packaging/size labelling

We offer your brand the chance to further personalise your garments with our folding, packaging and tagging service.