Screen Printing

WHAT IS SCREEN PRINTING?

Screen printed apparel is consistently at the top of the list of most effective marketing media. Because of this, we know that screen printing is not solely defined as a t-shirt. Screen printing has helped thousands of businesses burn their brands into the minds of their targets.

  • Do you know the intricate process that goes into your lovely printed t-shirt?

Screen printing is an amazing technique that uses a mesh to bolster an ink blocking stencil. The mesh contains the design that is to be imprinted. The blank areas are covered by impermeable material ensuring that the ink falls only on the area that has to be printed. A squeegee , a smooth rubber blade is run through the mesh for controlling the flow of the ink on the surface. At a time, only one color is printed which means multicolored images require several screens. Does that sound too complex? Not for our Screen printing experts at FBS. We specialize in Plastisol, Water Based and Discharge based screen printing.

  • WHAT IS THE IDEAL TYPE OF SCREEN PRINTING FOR YOUR T-SHIRT?

  • ARE YOU ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY AND DO YOU LOVE BABY SOFT PRINTS?

Then your answer is “WATER BASED”. Water Based prints are light weight as they are a mixture of water and dye. Water Based printing is gaining a lot of popularity due to its advantages like:

  • Vintage printing
  • Flows well with T-shirt and it does not look heavy on t-shirt
  • Feels light on the body (If you are going to run in a marathon on a sunny day, go for water- based!!)
  • Super Soft and Eco Friendly

  • However, there are disadvantages to Water-based too:
  • Not the best choice for dark colored apparel
  • A little expensive and time consuming

    • ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ECONOMICAL T-SHIRTS OR PRINTS THAT ARE PROMINENT ON DARK COLORED APPAREL?

    Plastisol will work better for you! As the name suggests, plastisol based screen printing is all about plastic and contains Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) particles suspended over plasticizing emulsion. Plastisol is extremely opaque and sits on top of the apparel giving it a prominent look. Plastisol based ink should be cured to dry and the best temperature for curing is 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Advantages
  • Economical
  • Well suited for dark apparel
  • Retention of Bright prints for several years with proper care
  • No Running water source required

  • Disadvantages:
  • It is not Breathable
  • Not Eco-Friendly

    • ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOFT PRINTS ON DARK COLORED APPAREL?

    Yes, we have a solution for that too here at FBS and it is called “Discharge based Screen printing”. It is a magical method that bleaches out the existing dyes and replaces it with the desired colors. The prints are super soft and are breathable and can be used if you love soft prints on dark colored apparel.

    Advantages:
  • Extremely Soft
  • Breathable
  • Creates soft prints on dark colored apparel, unlike water based printing.

  • Disadvantages:
  • Level of detailing or intricacy is limited
  • Pantone matching is not accurate
  • Does not work well with all materials. Well suited on only 100% cotton