In this article, we’re discussing screen printing: what it is, how we make it environmentally friendly and when it is the best option. We’ll also explain when our other printing methods are suitable so you can make the right decision!
Screen printing or serigraphy is a printing technique whereby ink is pressed through a stenciled, mesh screen.
There are two common types of ink used plastisol and water based. Plastisol is the “standard” ink used and although good for mass production, it contains PVC. Water-based inks, which we use, are environmentally friendly. The garment will also feel softer due to the absence of harsh chemicals.
Screen printing is great for graphics with one or two colours and where larger quantities are needed. It produces vibrant colours and Pantone matching is available. Great for large volume orders on T-shirts or tote bags for example. Read more about it here.
Other Printing Methods
If screen printing isn’t the best option for you, don’t worry, we also offer DTG printing and Embroidery as well.
DTG (direct to garment) is the process by which you print directly onto the material of the garment. It is long-lasting, offers an excellent quality, can accommodate a large array of colours and is really affordable!
Embroidery is the art of transferring your design onto a surface using threads and achieves a high-quality and durable result. You can choose from a large variety of thread colours and create vivid, bold designs. However, this isn’t suitable for large very detailed designs. For more information on all our printing methods, click here.
Get In Touch
If you have any questions about any of our printing methods or would like some advice, please get in touch and we would be more than happy to help! To contact us, you can send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form with your enquiry and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.