How T-Shirts Are Printed
Now that you have all of your screen printing equipment and supplies it is time to print. If you are not sure how to print t-shirts, don't worry, Lawson Screen and Digital Products will help you. Read this step by step easy instructions on how to screen print a t-shirt.
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#1: Create the Art
You or your customer create art with a computer and print it on special paper or film in a laser or Inkjet printer.
#2: Start Screen Developing
Attach the positive to a coated screen with removable Scotch™ tape.
#3: Expose the Screen
Expose the stencil with Ultra-violet light.
#4: Press Wash
Washout the unexposed areas with warm water.
#5: Mount and Register Mesh Screen
Mount the screen in a press where you want the image to print on the shirt.
#6: Add Plastisol Ink
Add the plastisol ink color you need to the screen.
#7: Load T-Shirt
Align the t-shirt on the screen printing platen to get a staright print.
#8: Print Ink onto shirt
Apply firm pressure with squeegee and apply ink to the shirt.
#9: Remove Shirt
Remove the shirt from the platen to begin the curing phase.
#10: Cure the Ink
Heat the shirt and ink to 320°F to complete the drying process.
#11: Finish Screen Printing
After the shirts have completed the dryer cycle neatly fold and pack shirts in boxes. And you have finished!