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Get Your Business Noticed with Custom Tshirt Printing
Custom printed apparel is a great way to advertise things or even promote a cause; with custom printed apparel, you can print customized logos and designs on clothing and let people wear it so that you get free publicity. With regards to advertising uses, it is for sure that custom printed apparel is truly one of the most inexpensive ways to accumulate publicity; it is also very popular among the common people and even young people to adults would like this over other advertising items.
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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.
There a great deal of good reasons investing in custom printed apparel for your marketing desires and some of these reasons will be talked about in this article ; the first reason is that it is more affordable than other advertising items and is very cost-effective. Because it is cheap, you don't need a big budget to start your promotional campaign and you can even start with a small amount of custom printed clothing, just to be safe; the next reason is that it has a built-in repeat factor, meaning that it can be used multiple times and this is very important in advertising. There have been studies that conclude that for a potential customer to become interested in a product, it must be presented to him/her at least nine times; if you use other promotional mediums like tv advertisements, repetition can get very expensive, whereas with custom printed apparel, you only need to pay for the manufacturing of the clothes.
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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.
The people who wear custom printed apparel the promotes certain things are also a factor in making this promotional strategy an effective one because the act of wearing some clothing that promotes something means that you approve of that product or that cause, thus potential customers will know that there are a lot of people that can vouch for that product or for that cause; additionally, most people think that custom printed apparel is expensive because it is made for a specific reason, thus people won't be ashamed to wear it. Custom printed apparel can also be used to support other promotional tools like a magazine wherein if people buy a magazine they also get a free custom printed t-shirt, and because custom printed apparel has a high perceived value, most people will be more eager to buy the magazine; with the age of the internet nowadays, the right words or the right message on custom printed apparel can go viral instantly and increase the traffic to your websites be exorbitant amounts.
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".