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Our Catalog includes thousands
of high quality products such as
T-Shirts, Athletic Bags, Bags,
Business Shirts, Hats, Dress
Shirts, Infant Clothing, Youth Clothing, Jackets, Jersey Polos, Sweatpants, Accessories, Sweatshirts, Fleece, Totes, Mesh Shorts, and Head Wear.
Screen printing inks
t-shirt printing involves many different inks to print your artwork. You can add awesome high quality colors to your design by using our fluorescent and specialty inks. Click HERE to view our specialty inks.
Custom t-shirt design begins with your vision. Design it yourself or have our artists create it for you. Click HERE to view custom design samples.
Custom embroidery has two
techniques that create a 3D effect - puff embroidery and
layered embroidery. Click HERE to view embroidery samples.
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Des Moines, Iowa 50310
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CUSTOM T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING PROCESS
Designing The Art
It all starts with you and what you would like on your custom t-shirt. Whatever that image may be is taken to our in house art department team who creates a computer generated version, using the t-shirt color(s) and ink color(s) you choose. Once the design is completed it is posted to our Art Approval Directory.
Producing the Art
Once we receive your approval to go ahead with the production it goes to our production artist, who performs color separation. Before the design is sent to the screen department they must print each color on a film positive. Each color of the design will have its own screen.
Preparing the Screen(s)
The film positives from the production artist go to the screen department, who prepares the screen by coating it with photosensitive emulsion. The color separated positive is attached to the emulsion coated screens, and taken to be burned for t-shirt printing. The screen is placed into a unit that exposes it to ultraviolet light. The ultraviolet light burns the design into the screen, removing the emulsion to let ink come through the screen.
Screen Printing Your Custom T-Shirts
Screen printing finishes by moving the ink through the screen onto the shirt. First, the press is loaded with the t-shirt printing screens. Ink colors are then poured onto the proper screens. The screen printer then loads the t shirt making sure that it is even and sitting straight on the screen printing plat. Once it is loaded properly the printer lowers the screen and pulls the ink across it with a rubber screen printing squeegee.
The t-shirt is then removed and placed on a belt that runs under a special dryer. This dryer will cure the ink at 320°F. At the end of the dryer, Quality Control inspects each garment to ensure the garment meets our high quality standards.
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