Silk Screen Printing
Print4mat's silk screen printing services is fast, easy, and of high quality. We are not afraid of challenges such as screen printing onto lanyards or heavy weight multi layered jackets. We offer many solutions with our silk screen printing from garments and promo products to political yards signs. Give us a call today for your next print job. We make it simple and easy to work with us.
To understand the time and care that is taken into each silk screen printed job, we thought it would be helpful to show you what happens each time we have a job to print.
The first step is you sending us your artwork when you place your order via email:
Once we have the artwork, it gets sent to our art department for processing.
They take a look at your printing instructions and come up with a composite proof for you so you can see what your design will look like on the t-shirts (or hats, sweatshirts, baby doll tees or other garments).
Our proofs will show you the ink colors to be used on your order, the print size dimensions for your artwork, and it will confirm the specific print locations you have instructed us to print.
At this time, you can instruct the art department to make any changes you see fit. If you'd like different ink colors used in your design, just let us know. If you'd like it to be printed smaller, just let us know.
We don't print your job until you are thrilled with your proof and you have specifically approved it for printing. We'll work with you until you are 100% satisfied with your design!
After the art has been approved, we need to output the film that we use to make the screens.
Turning Out the Lights
All of the artwork is then pre-registered and checked for details and quality.
After Print4mat's pre-press department has completely quality checked the film, it is now onto coating the screens with photosensistive emulsion
Next the screen dries and is placed on a vacuum light table to be exposed with a 3000 watt metal halide light
The Final Touches
After being exposed, the screens are then washed out with a pressure washer at 1300 psi. We then verify the screens with the films for accuracy.
The actual printing process.
Each color in the design needs its own screen and each screen must be blocked, taped, set up, and squeegeed.
Once printed, we flash dry the ink between each color layer. This process will give Print4mat's customers bright vibrant colors on their garments with years of wear and tear.