This branding process is ideal for bags and t-shirts but can also be used for umbrellas, cooler bags, and smaller items such as notebooks and folders.
Using positives and a light exposure unit, a “logo-exposed” screen is produced. Using a squeegee, ink is pushed through the screen in the areas where the logo is exposed and onto the product that is being printed. Ink is bonded (cured) with the item by sending it through a heating tunnel or oven.
Screen printing allows for up to a 6 colour print and colours are printed one at a time so accurate registration is essential.
Detail in the print can be excellent, however very fine detail and text less than 3mm high should be avoided as the details can “close up” during printing due to the ink bleeding or based on the texture of the product. Item textures can impact on print quality and superior detail can be achieved on a smooth fabric as opposed to a coarse texture.