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Printing

Printing

Screen printing involves creating a stencil, known as a screen, and then using that screen to apply ink on the printing surface. Each individual color is applied using a different screen, one at a time, combined to achieve the final look. The more colors a design has, the more screens that are needed, and the more setup time required. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors - even on darker shirts. Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, specialty products, or for quantities greater than 6 pieces. While Oak&Twine has no minimums for screen prints, price is usually a prohibitive factor under 8 pieces. Over 8 pieces, the per piece cost tends to be less than Digital printing (but not always).

 

Digital printing is a much newer process that involves your artwork being processed by a computer, and then printed. The fact that the design is processed and printed digitally provide a solution to printing smaller orders (less than 8 pieces), since there are no screens or physical setup. Digital printing is also best used for items that require large amounts of detail and/or an almost unlimited number of colors in the design. The fact that the digital printer does not use screens allows for a photographic print, with much more detail than traditional screen printing. As the ink is applied thinner (to achieve such detail), digital printing is best used on lighter colored shirts to allow the design to shine through.

 

Screen Print Transfers is a method of decoration that utlizes the screen printing machine, however, the design is screen printed onto a trasnfer sheet not the garment itself. Once the machine prints the logo onto the "transfer sheet", it is then placed onto the garment and pressed at 325 degrees. Screen print transfers are known for being lightweight and durable. 

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