Thsirt Printing 101: How To Hold and Move the Squeegee
What to do at the end of the stroke?
There are three options here. You can either pull the squeegee all the way to the end of the frame and scoop the excess ink up with the squeegee and place it in the back of the frame; you can quickly lift up the squeegee when you get close to the end of the frame and lift up the excess ink or you can stop when you pass the image area and lift the screen and do a flood stroke to push the excess ink back to the back of the screen. The last two are much more desirable than scooping the ink on the screen frame – although on jobs where the image is large you really will have no choice.
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 one of your friends celebrates his birthday, he would never think about letting you buy a new sports car for him but he would appreciate the fact that you give him an item that has the print of the image of his favorite star. He will be so blessed to have you as a friend and would also do the same if you will be celebrating your natal day. If you are planning to do a family reunion, then, it makes sense to look for a set of shirts to be given to your relatives. Find a company out there that would do a custom imprint to the shirts to highlight your clan name.
The same concept could also be done when you desire to hold your reunion in class. Just ask your classmates what they want to get after the reunion so you can easily buy a bulk and send them to a printing company to customize them. There are various companies out there that could offer you custom imprint services. However, there are some important things which you need to take a look at before you would decide to pick the right one.
Thsirt Printing 101: Curing Ink On Printed Shirts
Remove your shirt from the press and run through a tee shirt belt oven making sure it reaches optimum temperature by the time it emerges from the exit point and falls into a catch box.
Under cured ink can wash out and over cured ink can prematurely flake off and crack. For about $30 to $40 you can buy a temp gun with a laser sight. Point the laser sight at the ink on the shirt as it is still 4 to 6 inches still inside the oven chamber and take a reading. It should have reached your optimum temperature for your brand of ink, typically between 320 to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Check with your ink vendor on this
It makes a lot of sense for you to think about getting not only limited services so you have to find a flexible printing company. But, for them to be flexible, it makes a lot of sense if they could manage to print on whatever kind of material you want to bring on to them. It will give you an advantage as you never have to look for other printing venues just to let other materials custom-printed.
It is also essential to have knowledge on the price of services. You have to get discounts as well if there are a lot of items that you like to be custom printed.
It is very important to you to think about assessing the quality of work. Some printing companies are better than the others so if you really want to bank on quality of work, then, you need to get a sample and see what you can get.