Screen Printing Features.
Shirt printing needs one to know the type of printing they would use. Under the different types of printing, screen printing and direct to garment printing are among them. The other types are; dye sublimation, heat press printing and vinyl cutting. Direct to garment printing involves new technology that facilitates the printing of designs and graphics directly into the fibers of clothing. This type of printing is also known as digital garment printing, inkjet to garment printing and digital apparel printing.
Direct to garment printing sets itself apart from the other types of printing due to the simplicity in the printing process. Another advantage that it has is in the long lasting designs and graphics. Heat pressing helps to reinforce on the long lasting effect of the designs and the graphics. Screen printing does not have the same variations as direct to garment printing.
Other benefits in the direct to garment printing are in time and labor, live computer preview prints and use of multiple printers with one computer. However direct to garment printing cannot be used in dark colored garments or t shirts.
The technique used in screen printing is by laying thick ink on top of the shirt or garment which does not soak in to it for the purpose of printing the design or graphic into the clothing. Silk screening is the other name used to refer to screen printing. Screen printing applies when one is printing graphics that require one or two colors of the ink. For this purpose, using screen printing rather than direct to garment printing makes the colors more conspicuous, seen and have a soft silky feel. Screen printing is good option in the instance that the colors to be used are few, enough time to spend on the printing and saves on the cost when printing large quantities.
Instances where one can use screen printing is in simple company logos, printing out t shirts with texts and in team names. Screen printing is good for both light and dark t shirts.
Shirt printing can bring out the design or graphics desired but the processes in the varied types of printing produce different results and are done differently. The expectations on the shirt printing need to be well understood first. When choosing the right printing option, weighing the pros, cons and applications of a type of printing whether direct to garment or screen printing would help in making an informed decision. Cost is an overall determinant in both types of printing. Choice in printing is made easier through the consideration of all these factors.