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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foil Printing ($2 Upcharge)
Add an extra shimmer and shine to your logo or design.
For extra detail, use discharge printing for a flawless print.
Have a special design perfect for the dark? We’ve got you.
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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!
How much can I earn for my group?You'll choose the items and pricing for your web store! We can help you find great apparel, caps, bags, and most anything else to match your intended margins. Great sales also come from great marketing- the more students, parents, fans, and supporters you're able to reach with your web store, the more successful your fundraiser will be!
What does it take to set up a web store?Just a theme or design idea! We can take it from there. Starting with no artwork, or even a print-ready file, we simplify the process to take your idea to print as easily as possible. Aside from design work, we'll ask questions about your preferred apparel brands, or the pricing goals for your store. There are hundreds of options to choose from, and we're experts at narrowing down to your best fit!
How do we receive our web store orders?At the close of a web store, your orders are printed and then individually sorted and polybagged for easy distribution! Web stores orders are then boxed together for pickup by your group's coordinator, or shipped to you for free for distribution!
We have grandparents and supporters out of town. Do you offer individual shipping?Absolutely! If you'll be selling outside of your immediate area, we can offer individual shipping at checkout on your store. This'll be standard USPS shipping rates for single-piece and small orders, and UPS rates for orders at 5 lbs. or more.
Is there a minimum quantity of pieces that need to sell?Yes. Depending on the type of apparel, we'll have minimum quantities that we'll need to maintain. For example, we'll be at a 24 piece minimum for screen printed apparel, and a 6 piece minimum for embroidered or patch caps.
How do I manage and promote the web store?Social media, email, and text are all easy ways to share your web store! We'll also provide you with a virtual flyer for your store, complete with pictures, pricing, and purchasing instructions. This flyer can be shared virtually or printed out for additional distribution. As the store coordinator, you'll receive a link to track orders and the total fundraised amount in real-time. For school group & club stores, for example, this helps in making sure that each student who needs to purchase a group tee has done so!
How will we receive our fundraised amount?A check will be written for the total of your fundraised amount, and will be ready with your order at pickup, or will be mailed if your order is being shipped to you!