Thsirt Printing 101: Washing Out The Stencil
As soon as you wet the screen you will see a "latent" image of your design begin to emerge in the emulsion. Do not force it, be gentle. The emulsion should start to look lighter and thinner, eventually washing out. You should be able to see this happen and watch closely as you only want to spend the amount of time washing the screen out as is necessary to get the uncured emulsion out of the mesh. Once you can see that your entire stencil area is free of uncured emulsion, go to a wide, sheeting spray action with the water. Rinse both sides with a flooding, sheeting action running down the screen. This will help remove any scum left behind from the slightly under cured emulsion on the ink well side.
When you roam around shopping centers, there are a lot of things that you want to buy but you hesitate because you want something that is personalized. Some of them are t-shirts which you like to share to other people. Seeing these items at the shopping mall every now and then halts your desire to keep them at home as they do not have enough value. But, if one person who is special to you finds time to buy any of the items but provide some customized imprints there, then, it will be a different story.
It makes a lot of sense for you to think about getting some custom imprint services if you want to offer the people dear to you a simple item yet personalized. If somebody celebrates his birthday, he would never want to ask you to bring him a new car since it is very expensive and ideal. He would choose to get a bag that has an imprint of the face of his favorite star. A family reunion is one thing that you want to hold so if you want to have a good time with them, you should be creative enough about sending each person a souvenir item like shirts. You have to seek for a custom imprint service that will mark the name of your clan on the shirts.
If you want to hold a class reunion, then, you may also do the same. Once you have already thought of the things to be given as souvenirs, you can already pick a company that will print the class picture there to make them personalized.
Thsirt Printing 101: How To Hold and Move the Squeegee
Another debatable area. A lot of printers use the standard "two-hand, top grip, pull towards you" stroke. While this works good, it can cause some problems if printing all day long. Not only will the tips of your fingers and thumbs be sore (and maybe numb!) you may also feel tenderness in your wrists. What you are getting is a repetitive motion disorder known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Some people can print all their lives and never get this. I am one of them. Others print only a few hours and have a problem. To minimize this problem you should use one of the special ergonomic squeegees that force you to hold your hand wider. You can also pad the handle with foam and tape or purchase the new squeegee pad made specifically for this industry. Carpal Tunnel is a very real disorder that should not be ignored.
You have to know that a particular company needs to be flexible in giving the right services. It means that the company should not only think about printing on shirts but also on other materials worth as souvenirs. They would do the job without haste so you never have to look for other printing companies to print other materials.
You should also learn about the costs of their services. But, you will never think negative when you are given the right price for a bulk of items you wish to be custom printed.
It is very important to you to think about assessing the quality of work. It would be great if they could show you samples of their work so that you will know how good they are in terms of printing.