We were recently featured in Wearables Magazine, which is really exciting for us as an organization! To be recognized for Screen Printing Success is an achievement that makes all the hard work worth it! All of our apparel gets a tagless label printed on the inside of the shirt, near the neck, and we also offer this option when screenprinting for customers. Printing the label, and thus ripping off the tag that came with the shirt, gives the shirt a nice touch of professionalism, and is a way to make the shirt more unique and branded.
The article can be found in the July 2017 Edition here: https://www.asicentral.com/news/magazines/wearables
As we continue in part of our quest to be producing the highest quality print possible on t-shirts of equaly high quality we have ventured into new territories of screenprinting: discharge and waterbased inks. We created a new 'Gloryland' design for some shirts headed for Roatan, Honduras. We did the first prints in a simple black waterbased ink, the turned out really nice. That was all we had really planned to do... But with some time left in the day Kent and I decided to have a little fun with the print, we cleaned the screen, and we made some discharge orange ink. We did a print or two in orange and decided to try and do a blended print, we quickly...
Thinking about printing using gold ink but not sure what the caveats may be? Our advice; go for it!! We weren't sure about it, but were super impressed by how great and fun it was to print with Gold plastisol ink!
Here's what you need to know: Mesh - Lower mesh, we used a 110. Ummm... thats it, Have fun! We used a 'Rich Gold Shimmer' plastisol ink that cures at 320. You can pick this up at anthemprinting.com - great product!
Here's some shots of a new shirt we designed and printed. Kind of a chocolate ink on a sand or light tan fabric. If your looking for a simple shirt, this ones for you. Just a simple California inspired bear on the front. We take some pride in this design, because it was the first time we implemented a tagless label print on the inside of the shirt. Really wasn't too hard, just an extra step, but makes a big difference in the overall aesthetic of the shirt.