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Screen Printing:
the tried-and-true favorite!

Since we started, Emblazon has brought life to designs of all shapes, sizes, and colors. There’s no design too big or small for us. If you have a design you need printed for your organization, business, school, or group, don't hesitate to reach out. You can also browse what we offer below to kickstart your brainstorming!

Screen Printing Crash Course

This technique is a crisp and dependable printing method, and is usually used for higher quantities of 24+ pieces. Gradients, textures, and imagery can all be replicated through screen printing. Learn more about the process below!

Preparing Screen for Screen Printing
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Step One: Preparing the Design and Screen

Once a design is created and approved, we print it out onto a transparent acetate film. Then, the acetate film is laid onto a screen that has been lightly coated with light-reactive emulsion that hardens under bright light. After exposure, the parts of the screen uncovered by the design are carefully rinsed off the screen, leaving a clear imprint of the design where the ink will pass through.

Step Two: Perfecting the Screen for Printing

After the screen has been rinsed and dried, we make sure that every detail is correct and make any corrections we need to make it as close to the original design as possible. This screen will be the stencil used for printing on each item. Next, our perfected stencil is placed on the printing press with the garment underneath on the printing board.

Step Three: Pressing Ink Through to the Apparel

Here’s where the magic happens! The screen is pressed down onto the item secured to the printing board. Ink is poured on one end of the screen in a gloopy pile. Then, a squeegee is used to push the ink across the screen, passing through the screen onto the garment in the right areas of the design. After the product is dried and double checked, your design is ready for the world!

WHAT WE OFFER

From single-color slam dunks to multicolored masterpieces,
Emblazon can handle it all. See examples of all the screen printing techniques we offer and more.

Black T-shirt
Single Color Prints

This method can save you money while still being every bit as interesting as multicolor designs. Our team can work with you to make a one color masterpiece.

Grey Rock Star Print T-Shirt
Black and White Prints

If you have a photo or image you would like to have printed in black and white or grayscale, we’ve got you covered!

Yellow OK Print T-Shirt
Multicolor Prints

Using multiple colors is an easy way to bring life to your artwork. Typically, these designs are spot color or vector prints done without blends or gradients.

Designed T-shirt
Printing on Dark Garments

Light colors on dark garments can be a great way to make your design pop visually. It’s important to know that printing on dark garments requires a white base underneath so that the colors will show up on the dark garment, which can cost extra.

T-shirt
Vintage and Distress Printing

Usually to make colors bright, two base coats of white are placed underneath, but for a vintage look, a single base coat of white is used. 

White T-shirt with Pink and Black T-shirt
Full Color Halftone Printing

Also known as Simulated Process printing, this technique is used when to print photos, blends, gradients, or glows onto the shirt. 

OUR SPECIALTY
T-Shirt Printing
Foil Printing ($2 Upcharge)

Add an extra shimmer and shine to your logo or design.

White T-shirt
Discharge Printing

For extra detail, use discharge printing for a flawless print.

Branding T-shirts
Glow-in-the-Dark Ink

Have a special design perfect for the dark?  We’ve got you.

Top Picks for Screen Printing
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Gildan – Softstyle T-Shirt – 64000 Or Comparable

Hoodie

Gildan – Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt – 18500

Black Sweatshirt

Gildan – Heavy Cotton™ Long Sleeve T-Shirt – 5400 

We’re here to help.

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.  Find out if Screen Printing is the right choice for your design below. Don’t see the answer to your question? Give us a call or get a free quote here!