SCREEN PRINTING

Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.

Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and by wetting the substrate, transferred onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the substrate the ink remains on the substrate. It is also known as silk-screen, screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.

CMYK PRINTING

CMYK 4 colour process  is an easytees specialty, This is the method we use to print full colour photos on T shirts. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK. Its the same printing process they use to print magazines , yet we do it with silk screens.

DISCHARGE PRINTING

Discharge Inks are perfect for making prints with next to no hand feel on dark T shirts

PLASTISOL INK 

Plastisol Inks are very opaque and remain bright on dark fabrics.  We can achieve very intense colours with Plastisol and the hand feel is very glossy, almost like a car duco, we also have metallic colours.

WATER BASED INK

Water Based inks are best used on light colour fabrics and have next to no hand feel. Perfect for creating vintage looking t shirts.

GLOWING IN THE DARK

Glow in the Dark ink  can enhance a design to make it stand out or can be used as a stand alone special effect on a shirt. The image must be exposed to light to take effect. Then once the lights are turned off the image will glow with a light greenish color. The less light in a room the better the glow will be