In recent years, technology has developed in a massive way: things that were previously impossible are now easily achievable without too many problems. This is the case, for example, of screen printing on fabric , which we are talking about today!
Silk-screen printing on fabric: the graphic art par excellence for large quantities
Nowadays there are really thousands of options of image reproduction techniques on T-shirts, sweatshirts, shirts, on clothing in general and each of them presents merits and “flaws”. All approaches are different and have their individual characteristics: of all these, screen printing and digital printing they are definitely the best in terms of quality.
The process of silk-screen printing on fabric involves the creation of a screen that is used as a stencil to apply layers of ink on the surface where an image is reproduced. In this procedure, various screens are required for the different colors that are used in the project and are combined to achieve the final appearance.
Used for large orders, the color in the screen printing equipment is applied more often than the digital technique, which results in a brighter color even on darker shades. It is simpler and more economical to use this method, instead of the digital one, for the production of large quantities.
The main advantages of the first procedure can be summarized as follows:
- It is a highly cost-efficient process for large quantities orders
- Images can be easily printed on specific areas
- The results obtained are long-lasting
- The range of materials on which it can be used is really vast: in addition to the fabric, it is very valid, for example, for wood and glass.
As for the second, instead, that from the moment of its introduction it has allowed the printers to print drawings from a PC directly on a fabric, the advantages consist in particular of the following:
- It is the preferred method when many colors are desired
- It has minimum installation costs
- It is excellent in the case of small runs
As for the price, this last technique has a flat-rate cost: this means that the unit cost remains the same regardless of the number of pieces requested; in the case of screen printing, vice versa, the unit price decreases as more units are produced, mainly because, once the screen is created, this can be used countless times.
Embroidery-gulf.com is at your complete disposal to advise you as best as possible, based on your specific needs. It will help us, for example, to know if you are in a hurry to touch your ideas, or if you have the patience to wait a few days: in fact, the two methods have different timing in this sense!
We therefore invite you to contact us and explain your needs and together we will study the best procedure to get you what you want!