Learn How T-Shirts Are Printed
Now that you have all of your screen printing equipment and supplies it is time to print. If you are not sure how to print t-shirts, don't worry, Lawson Screen and Digital Products will help you. Read this step by step easy instructions on how to screen print a t-shirt.
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1.Create the Art
You or your customer create art with a computer and print it on special paper or film in a laser or Inkjet printer.
2.Start Screen Developing
Attach the positive to a coated screen with removable Scotch™ tape.
3.Expose the Screen
Expose the stencil with Ultra-violet light.
Washout the unexposed areas with warm water.
5.Mount and Register Mesh Screen
Mount the screen in a press where you want the image to print on the shirt.
6.Add Plastisol Ink
Add the plastisol ink color you need to the screen
Align the t-shirt on the screen printing platen to get a staright print.
8.Print Ink onto shirt
Apply firm pressure with squeegee and apply ink to the shirt.
Remove the shirt from the platen to begin the curing phase.
10.Cure the Ink
Heat the shirt and ink to 320°F to complete the drying process.
11.Finish Screen Printing
After the shirts have completed the dryer cycle neatly fold and pack shirts in boxes. And you have finished!