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T-Shirt Printing Vs. Other Types Of Screen Printing

What is screen printing?

Screen printing, sometimes called silk screening, is the process in which a piece of artwork is etched onto a screen and ink is then pushed through the screen with a squeegee onto the garment. That is the short version, but in reality there is much more that takes place behind the scene.

To begin, the artwork is separated into colors and each color is printed in black ink onto a transparency sheet. Then a screen made up of a aluminum or wood frame with stretched silk mesh is coated with a liquid substance called emulsion. The emulsion is applied to both sides of the screen and set aside to dry in a dark room, since emulsion is light sensitive. Once dry, the transparency is applied to the back of the screen and then the screen is “shot”. Shooting the screen means applying a UV light to the bottom of the screen which exposes the emulsion and hardens it. In the meantime all areas that are covered with black ink (through the transparency) remain unexposed. Then the screen is washed and all the “unexposed” areas wash away leaving just the silk mesh in those areas. This process is repeated over and over for every color in the printing job. Then screens are then dried and brought over to the press to get ready for printing. Ink is then pushed through the screen with a squeegee onto the garment. After that a small run through the conveyor dryer and the garment is ready for wearing.

Who screen prints?

Screen printing clothing is actually a growing business in the United States since there is always a demand for printed t-shirts and other apparel. So with that said there are many t-shirt printing shops around the country, but screen printing is not just for the t-shirt printing business. Screen printing is used to print various items (with other types of inks) such as your pots and pans, posters, glass and much more.

T-shirt and other garment screen printing:

As I always say there is plenty of demand for custom printed apparel, therefor there are plenty of t-shirt screen printing business around the country. Think about it everywhere you turn, every business you walk into the staff is almost always in uniform and those need to be printed somehow. With screen printing that is easily achieved. Typically the business owner decides on a specific design, shirt color etc. and the screen printing company does the rest.

Screen printing on glass and other items:

Did you know that the print on underneath your pot is screen printed? Or the instructions on the cover of your Optimum remote is screen printed as well? Well yes these items are screen printed. People always tend to think that screen printing is only for clothing, but in reality and surface can be screen printed with the right inks and equipment. I have many items being screen printed and printed on many different presses. I have even seen presses that were rigged specifically for an item. For example, there was this one company that rigged their press to hold a tall cup and the pallet that held the cup was able to spin so as the squeegee pushes the ink the cup turns and the print is able to wrap around.

Screen printing as an art:

Another reason for screen printing, a bit less common, is using screen printing for art. There are artists that use screen printing to print large posters and wild graphics onto paper and card stock. Also there are many colleges and universities that offer a screen printing class. Learning screen printing in school is much different then using it out in the field. That is why when we receive resume’s where the only screen printing experience is in school we tend to not hire the candidate. The students learn screen printing in the art form, screen printing on t-shirts in a large production area is very fast paced and much more industrial then what is thaught in school.


Big Bang Screen Printing is a T-shirt printing company in New York. We specialize in screen printing on t-shirts and various other apparel types.

Custom T-Shirts & Their Effect: H&M Breaks The Internet

Custom T-Shirts & Their Effect: H&M Breaks The Internet

Making a custom t-shirt (hoodie or other custom apparel) is a pretty common thing nowadays, since there is always a use for customized shirts. Every other person is looking to make their own clothing line, customize a shirt for an event, customize shirts for their company or make custom shirts for their school trip. As an owner of a T-shirt printing company I’ve seen shirts being made for many different reasons and occasions.

Sports Team Uniform Printing

One common reason for making custom t-shirts, or other custom apparel if for local sports team and leagues. Manny of the smaller non corporate leagues give away a t-shirt with the team information printed, rather than a jersey, when signing up. This is because for a nice jersey with a custom print they might spend $12 per unit versus a t-shirt where they might spend $5-$6 each shirt. They are able to maximized their profit and usually the players on the teams don’t really care since the shirt ends up becoming pajamas after the season is over. In New York, where we are located, there are many social leagues who order custom t-shirts from us for their players. Some of the leagues include S3 Leagues and NYC Social League which are a great way for people to go out be social and enjoy their favorite sport at the same time.

Business and Corporate Uniform Printing 

Another very common reason for customers to make custom t-shirts is for their business  as uniforms for their employees and colleagues. Look around you any store you walk into, or any restaurant you eat at you will see staff in apparel that was most probably custom printed. By putting all staff in a uniform the establishment looks more professional. Since there are so many companies and businesses around today there is a great need for custom t shirts in this aspect.

Clothing Lines Custom Printing

Another reason, but less common, reason for making a batch of custom t-shirts is to start your own clothing line. This is actually a difficult thing to do, since most of the customers looking to do this only think about creating the line, not actually the means of how to sell it. But nonetheless we still get many phone calls from customers who are looking to start their own line and want to make custom t shirts

Custom T-Shirts For Retail Stores

Like uniforms, there is a big demand for custom t-shirts in the retail stores market. If you walk into any store like Gap, Target, Walmart and H&M you will absolutely see different versions of custom t-shirts for sale. if you think about it what is happening is the stores are actually making their own “clothing line” and selling it through their stores. They even go as far as having their own private label printed on the inner part of the shirt by the neck area. There is a large demand for custom shirts in retail stores and this is probably since customers need clothing, so why not wear something trendy. Well, this is what H&M figured when they decided to come up with a “trendy” custom hoodie this past week.

H&M Breaks The Internett-shirt-printing-company-in-ny

This week H&M added to their website a custom hoodie for kids and did not realize the effect it would cause all over the internet. The sweatshirt (seen on the right) reads “COOLEST MONKEY IN THE JUNGLE” and is modeled by an African American child. The sweatshirt alone would not be offensive, but the fact that they used an African American kid to model it on their website really caused a big controversy online because it’s insinuating that the African Americans are the coolest monkeys in the jungle. This was obviously rude and very offensive; eventually though H&M issued an apology for this and removed the product from their website.

 


Big Bang Screen Printing is a T-shirt printing company in New York which specializes in custom t-shirts and other custom printed apparel.

Benefits of Professional Screen Printing

Benefits of Professional Screen Printing

 

Many not for profit organizations make the decision to utilize t-shirts for various reasons. For example, these organizations might make the decision to utilize t-shirts as a means of promoting their mission. Other organizations may elect to obtain t-shirts as a fundraising device.

If you are part of a not for profit organization, that has elected to utilize t-shirts for one reason or another, you may find yourself with a number of questions. One question that you might have is whether or not you should select professional screen printing to create customized t-shirts for your nonprofit. In fact, there are a number of significant benefits that can be realized through the use of a professional screen printer in the creation of t-shirts for your nonprofit.

Screen Printing is Flexible

One of the reasons that you will want to take a close look at going the screen printing route to create t-shirts for your nonprofit is found in the fact that it is a flexible process. By this it is meant that you can engage a professional screen printer and ultimately realize virtually any design concept that you might have in mind. When it comes to creating custom designed t-shirts, professional screen printing permits you the greatest deal of flexibility for the most creative, unique, and vibrant graphics.

Screen Printing is Fast

As is oftentimes the case, your nonprofit may have found itself in need of t-shirts, for one reason or another, in a very short period of time. This need underscores another of the benefits associated with professional screen printing. Screen printing is fast.

Alternative printing methods can take quite an extended period of time from concept creation to project completion. That is not the case with professional screen printing. Even a relatively large job involving custom designed t-shirts can be completed within the time period of a week or two.

Screen Printing is Versatile

The focus of this discussion is on screen printing for custom t-shirts for a nonprofit. With that noted, screen printing is a versatile technique.

Because screen printing is versatile, you are able to arrange for an array of different types of products that are emblazoned with a custom graphic design. For example, in addition to obtaining custom t-shirts for your not for profit organization through a screen printing professional, you can obtain other items as well. These include caps, bags, jackets, and an array of other types of items, including different types of apparel.

This versatility is particularly useful if a screen printed design is intended to be use as part of a fundraising or promotional effort. Your nonprofit is able to get larger quantities of multiple types of items, all emblazoned with the same dynamic graphic or design.

Screen Printing is Affordable

There are some printing techniques that prove to be expensive. Such is not the case with professional screen printing in most cases. Indeed, one of the benefits of professional screen printing is that the larger your order, the lower the overall cost will be for your project.

You may be wondering what is considered a larger order when it comes to professional screen printing with an eye to lowering costs. Generally speaking, if you are interested in ordering custom designed t-shirts via a professional screen printer, if you do order 50 or more shirts, you are likely to start to see a significant price break.

Screen Printing Provides High Quality Results

You want the best, even when it comes to t-shirts for your nonprofit organization. You simply do not want something that lacks solid quality or looks cheap.

The screen printing process delivers crisp, vibrant results. Thanks to the way screen printing works, you end up with well defined, attractive graphics. This proves to be the case not matter the underlying color of t-shirt an image or design is being printed.

Supplemental Orders are a Breeze

A final benefit associated with the professional t-shirt printing company printing shirts is that reordering or doing a so-called second run of them is a breeze. Once the initial design is created, and the screen made, multiple runs can be made of the t-shirts for an indefinite period of time. You need not worry about having to go back and retool or even start the project from scratch. You can be ready to print an additional order of shirts any time in the future on moment’s notice. Indeed, a professional screen printer will be able to store your screen design as long as you think you might have a need for it.

 

Jessica Kane is a writer for 777Sign, a leading provider of wholesale advertising flags, banners, tablecloths, and more.

 

Screen Printing NYC T-Shirts For A Retail Store In Manhattan

Screen Printing NYC T-Shirts: Retail Stores

If you are a screen printer, or looking to enter into the screen printing industry, a good place to start off is with retail stores. The reason I say this is because retail stores, if they are successful, order many SKUs and constantly order. It can be once a week five different t-shirt designs and 144 pieces of each, or can be once a month 5 SKUs and 1,000 pieces of each. Either way, I don’t have to tell you that it is a great business and retail stores are great customers. There are some upsides and some downsides when selling to retail stores though.

When you are selling t-shirts, or even other apparel to retail stores you might come across some obstacles along the process. To start, if the store is part of a chain and has many stores in the chain you will be facing the pricing problem. You might regularly sell a t-shirt with a single color print for $5-$7 and now they want is for $4-$5 per shirt. With a price cut like that one must think twice if they really want to cut into that market. Another obstacle might be production time on order. Larger companies and chain stores usually put a cancel day on the purchase orders, where if the goods are not shipped by this date don’t ship them at all! You might normally take 7-10 days to complete and order for your customers, now they tell you they need their PO’s completed within 5-6 days. In addition to price cut and turn around time, you will sometimes get the customer who wants his goods packed and shipped a certain way, a way that is way different than you are currently shipping orders. They can tell you that they want the order split into 10 cases for example and each case will have 24 t-shirts in a certain size breakdown. They might also want you to apply their shipping label on the outside of each carton in order for their receiving process to become more streamline. These are all reasons why screen printers might have to think twice about working with larger chains and retail stores.

screen printing nyc t shirtOn the other hand, you will be getting LOTS of orders and these order will be consistent. It might be that on your slow months, typically it is slow for screen printers between December and February, might turn into your best months. Remember, stores do not work on the same schedule as schools and organizations do, so where schools are off for winter break in December, a store might need to place order with you in order to have their t-shirts in stock for the holiday season. Some retail stores might start out ordering small and might explode into ordering larger amounts after just a few years in business, like Nothing Too Fancy. Another upside to working with retail stores might be an opportunity to put your brand onto the market. You might have a brand that you are trying to sell or promote, but it is impossible to find customers who would buy it. Let the retail do the work of getting the customer, while you take on the job of getting the t-shirts printed.

Here is a little something we are currently screen printing for a retail store in Manhattan New York. It’s a pretty simple and elegant design that is now being displayed in front of millions of people and is constantly being reordered by the retailer. Our screen printing company in NYC has a great design staff and a wonderful team to print the merchandise. We invite you to reach out to us if you are in the retail industry, or just want to get shirts into your store.

Screen Printing T-Shirts & Hoodies For Companies In Brooklyn

Screen Printing T-Shirts & Hoodies For Companies Around Brooklyn

Brooklyn is an interesting city, there is so much that goes on here and this is why we love that our screen printing shop is located in Brooklyn. Here at our screen printing shop we meet new people and print jobs for various businesses every day, and we love doing so! One of the best benefits to working in Brooklyn is the diversity of the companies we are able to work with, from contractors, to gyms to sports clubs. We have recently completed two jobs, which we are proud of, for the Aviator Sports Club and Harbor Fitness.

Aviator Sports Club is a complex located on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn New York that kids and adults come to play basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer and many other sports. They also have a youth camp during the summer and plenty of after school activities during the week. Growing up, I always wen to The Aviator, whether it was to play basketball, or just ice skate. Even my high school senior day trip started off at The Aviator, which was lots of fun with all of my classmates. The shirts and hoodies we screen printed for them are pretty basic and not what excited me, a logo in white ink on the left chest and a STAFF in block font screen printed on the back. What excited me was that I was able to work with a client that has been in my life since such a young age.

screen printing brooklyn gym Harbor Fitness, on the other hand, is screen printing brooklyn gyma gym with multiple locations all over Brooklyn. They have locations inPark Slope, Marine Park, Bay Ridge and Mill Basin and are the new leaders in the gym industry. They are celebrating their 25 year anniversary this year which calls for some new custom printed hoodies. We recently screen printed for them hoodies and sweatshirts with a cool 25 year anniversary Harbor Fitness logo on front and an American Flag/Barbell combination on back. As you can see in the image to the right, this is a pretty sweet hoodie and to be honest I would wear it myself. What’s cool about screen printing for Harbor Fitness is that they are located in Brooklyn and all of their merchandise reflects that. Just like our catchphrase is “Brooklyn Screen Printing” their’s is “Brooklyn’s Gym” – representing the Brooklyn borough.

We love to print new jobs and meet new clients day to day, so if you are from Brooklyn and searching online for “screen printing company near me“. Stop searching, you arrived to the right place. our friendly staff and experienced screen printers are here to get the job done for you in a timely manner. Customers service, high quality printing and quick turn around time is our priority!