Custom-Printed Apparels and How Sport Events Make Use of Them
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 is indeed the new trend in uniforms as it veers away from the boring and very typical designs; because it is customized, the team can decide on what to print and how the logo will also be presented. With a team getting identified as a member of a team or group, these shirts can also bring unity to a group of people who have the same goals and enjoy the same sports.
Thsirt Printing 101: Placing Artwork on The Screen For Exposure
This should be done in subdued yellow or red light. For a one color design placing the film positive on the screen for exposure is quite simple. We will place it on the substrate side with the film facing up so that when you look at it from the ink well side the design will "read right". Just center the design from left to right and set it down about 3 or 4 inches from the top. The top would be the side that is closest to you when mounted in the press. Use clear Scotch Tape to hold the film in place on the emulsion coated screen. It is often helpful to make a "dog ear" on the tape for easy removal after being exposed and before washing out.
If this was done by going through traditional stores before, this is no longer the only available option now; online custom apparel printing is very much possible through the aide of the growing internet technology. 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 don't worry if you feel your shirt is too plain and simple for sports use because having it digitally printed and custom-made will change everything – expect to have the best and hottest sports apparel soon enough.
As far as custom printing is concerned, it covers a lot of areas and not just personalizing t-shirts. There is after all basketball, baseball and other kinds of sports, that just the same need certain personalizing processes, therefore making the options bigger and wider. Printing is after all not limited to one type of apparel but rather all other types that are made with different materials and quality as well. Friend playing the same game and sports can also turn this into a way to bring out their inner artists, as they come up with stand-out designs for the prints. Even jackets, caps and other sporting wear can benefit from a great print design too. For sports team going on long travels, the custom-printed jackets are just perfect.
Thsirt Printing 101: Exposing The Screen
Now that the art is taped to the screen in the appropriate place, we are ready to place it in the exposure unit and expose the emulsion to light. This is the step in which we cure the emulsion with light. Remember that your film positive will be 100% black for the areas that will print ink. The black areas on the film positive that make up your design will block the light from hitting and exposing the emulsion. Those unexposed areas of your design will remain water soluble while the rest of the emulsion on the screen, being exposed to light, will be cured and thus no longer water soluble. This means that the emulsion that was blocked from the light by your film positive will dissolve and wash out when rinsed with water.
Naturally, the custom-printed apparels are made for the players, the coaches and other sporting staff. But have you ever thought of also making some for your cheerers and fans watching the game? 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. Therefore, it can also be done for the purpose of raising money or funds for certain causes.