The Beginners Guide To Tshirt Printing (Finding The Starting Point)
Tshirt Printing for Sporting Events and Activities
Thsirt Printing 101: Taping Off The Screen For Printing
Standard 2 inch masking tape will suffice for most of your taping needs on press. Screen tape is often good to use to tape off the screen so that it tolerates more solvents. Masking tape will become more difficult to remove with more exposure to inks and solvents. 2 inch screen tape will remain very easy to remove without leaving a ton of adhesive on the screen that will need to be cleaned off during the reclamation process, if that is where the screen will end up. Point being, that sometimes spending a little more on screen tape and using it wisely, (just to tape off the edges), can save you time and labor later.
Whether you are a big sports enthusiast or not, you must be aware on what every team players wear during games – apparels or shirts that are customized for the team. Just by looking at the logos printed on the shirts, one can easily identify what team it is even from afar. This has indeed become the latest sporting uniforms regardless of the sports; with the unique designs, uniforms are seen at a new light. But more than that, these printed apparels can do so much more as it conveys a feeling of being united as a team with the way it expresses a number of people believing in the same thing.
Thsirt Printing 101: Coating The Screen With Emulsion
In order to deposit a thicker layer of emulsion on the substrate side, you will need to coat the substrate side first. Always make coating passes length wise starting at the bottom. Then follow with a second or third coat from the ink well side of the screen. This will push much of the emulsion to the substrate side and it should look very glossy with a wet sheen. Now we dry the screen in a level rack with the substrate side facing down. This will allow gravity to keep the emulsion thickest on the substrate side. Make sure the drying rack is either light safe or in a light safe room, level, and has sufficient air circulation. Poor air circulation will result indimpled emulsion and an unusable screen.
With the use of the digital technology, there are now online shops that offer apparel printing through the internet. This works by simply uploading the logo of your choice, selecting the right color for it and adding a few more details such as the names and numbers that you want to see there as well. So what used to be just a plain and boring shirt, can be turned into fierce and strong sports shirt you have always wanted.
There is still a lot to learn and know about custom printing, aside from the popular method of customizing shirts. It can also consist of different types of sports apparels from basketball jerseys, baseball shirts and numerous other sports apparel. T-shirts are the most common and popular but there are still other materials to consider. Wearing the same print tops or shirts is also a way to make the game more enjoyable among friends who are playing for fun and pleasure. If you want to take it to a higher level then make use of other apparel such as pants and jackets – with the t-shirt print you have, why not extend it to these sports clothing as well? For sports team going on long travels, the custom-printed jackets are just perfect.
Thsirt Printing 101: How To Hold and Move the Squeegee
Push or Pull
Another area of individual preference. Pulling the squeegee towards you is the standard method, but pushing it away from you is really a lot easier. When pulling the squeegee you use more of your wrists and shoulder muscles. When pushing, you use more of your body weight to push the squeegee. You push it but don't change the way you hold it or the angle of the squeegee. This stroke works best with thinner inks and it will take a little getting use to. Actually you can get high production with this method and you get into a little rhythm with your body leaning into the print. It is a much less fatiguing stroke on long jobs!
Naturally, the custom-printed apparels are made for the players, the coaches and other sporting staff. But not only that, the said shirts can also be given to the people and supporters rooting for the team. Fans and supporters feel and show their support by also wearing shirts with the team logo printed on it; this is probably the reason why many people sell such shirts, as they see the great demand for this especially during games and competitions. Many charitable institutions also make use of this to raise funds for good causes.