We are finally at the printing process. The first type of printing is the output of the films. This happens by using a program call fastrip. It is a program that prints out each color in a design on a transparent film. This film will then be placed on a screen that coated with emulsion. The emulsion is light sensitive. Once we have the film positioned we place it under an exposure unit which is a fancy way of saying a light source. This light source burns the image into the screen. There is a screen burned for every color that will be printed in the design. For example, if you have a 4 color logo being custom screenprinted
on a shirt you will have 4 screens made for that logo.
Each screen will go thru a process of inspection to make sure the image is crisp and clean of any defects. At this point we are ready to go to the press.
As you can see there is alot of work that goes into custom screen printing
before the order ever has ink put on the shirt. This is what we consider the hard part. If the screens are done right the logo will typically come out looking just like the customer wants.
Don't hesitate to give me a shout if you have any questions about this process. I can be reached toll free at 888-222-9542.
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