There are many things which you would like to get in the market but you would feel better to keep some of them if they are customized. You are interested to keep t-shirts because those bring spirit of unity. If you will just shop all these items, you will never give them high value because you can just see them everywhere. Nevertheless, if one person who is close to you would buy an item and take an effort to have your favorite image be printed on the item, then, you will be glad to keep it forever.
Thsirt Printing 101: De-Hazing
The chemical needed to do this is called haze remover or de-hazer. This comes in different types of products. Some are spray-able and others are a paste or gel like and need to be swabbed onto the screen with a brush. Most will need to sit for a few minutes before rinsing out with the pressure washer.
What makes sense about getting those items is that if you will desire to extend them to all the people close to your heart and let their favorite images be printed on those things. Your friend who is celebrating his birthday would desire to get a gift that is something unique so giving him a key with an imprint of his favorite sport is worth keeping for him. He will keep the item as long as he lives. You may also like to think about holding a family reunion but you have to be keen about the items you would desire to offer to others so think of getting a set of shirts. However, the people who will be receiving those shirts would be happy to get one if those have custom imprints of the name of the clan.
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.
It is essential to find a printing company which offers custom imprint services. Since there are many to choose from, you should take some tips on how to get the right pick.
Thsirt Printing 101: Coating The Screen With Emulsion
Now the screen is ready to coat with emulsion. Emulsion is a light sensitive liquid chemical that is applied to the screen; it becomes most light sensitive when dry. For this step the best tool is a scoop coater even if you are the home printer. This is a tool devised to be used by hand that resembles a trough the width of the screen with a rounded smooth edge or "blade" on one side. Typically a scoop coater for a 20 X 24 screen is about 14 inches wide so that you may coat a screen length wise with one pass from bottom to top. It will give you the most consistent, smooth coat and provide even thickness in the emulsion as well. The thickness of your stencil is directly related to the amount of ink that will be deposited onto the shirt. The thicker the emulsion is, the deeper the stencil is and more room the ink will have to be deposited onto the shirt. This gives better "opacity" or "coverage".
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. You will never have problems about letting any time to be printed as they could simply get it done right away.
Thsirt Printing 101: Taping Off The Screen For Printing
Tape off any areas on the sides of the emulsion toward the frame edge where there may be no emulsion present. Typically a scoop coater for a 20 X 24 screen is about 14 inches wide. This will leave about 2 inches or less of open mesh on the length sides near the frame edge. Make sure to tape off all 4 sides to ensure that stray ink will not pass through unwanted areas of open mesh. Some screen printers prefer to do this with block out. I find using masking tape or screen tape is best and costs less. You can tape off the edges of a screen on either side. It is your preference. I tape off my screens on the substrate side because I work in such a way with my ink that tape on the ink well side gets in my way. This is because I prefer to use the more controlled, efficient, and ergonomic pull flood and push stroke.
It is also essential to have knowledge on the price of 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.
The quality of work has to be evaluated also. Hence, if you do not want a waste job, then, you should see samples of their work.