The Beginners Guide To Tshirt Printing (Finding The Starting Point)
Tshirt Printing for Sporting Events and Activities
Thsirt Printing 101: Reclaiming Screens
This part of the process is done when we need to reuse the screen for another job. The chemical needed is called "reclaimer" or stencil remover. It most likely will need to be diluted but there are some that you buy ready to use. It is most often put in a chemical resistant spray bottle and kept with other chemicals in your washout booth.
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.
Some Facts about the Tshirt Printing Screen
For the purpose of this article we will assume you have a screen made using the correct mesh. No, 110 (43cm) monofilament doesn't work for every job. You need to use the correct mesh count to have a good print. Although mesh count is an entire topic, for now let's assume you are doing a simple three-color print on a light shirt. I would use a 160 (61cm) to 180 (70cm) monofilament mesh with either very well made wood frames that have been purchased with the fabric already attached (prestretched) OR I would use a metal retentionable screen that I had brought to the proper tension a couple of times to get the fabric very tight. I choose the 160 to 180 because I want to lay down a little less ink since this is a multi-color job AND in doing so I will not have to flash cure between colors. In fact I can print this job wet-ink-on-wet-ink. Trust me!
I would also have used a dual-cure photo polymer emulsion as my stencil since they can be used with only a single coat on each side and they hold up well, yet reclaim easily.
A Brief Rundown of Tshirt Printing
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.
Imagine the design on a shirt: Having worked on both print and web over the years. I know the vast difference between design on screen and a printed piece. Don't be afraid to mock it up on a photo of a model, print it out if necessary and place it on an actual tee, and of course create your artwork at actual size.
Getting Down To Basics with Tshirt Printing
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.