The T Shirt Evolution

The T Shirt evolution

From the time of the war, to when James Dean and Marlon Brando made T Shirts a fashion commodity, T Shirts have been around us for as long as we can remember and are now wardrobe staples.

As most T shirt manufacturing companies do, we at Screening.co.uk along with our employees have an obligation to protect our environment in what ever task we embark upon. It is important when selecting a T-Shirt printing company that you choose one that has been in the market for a long time. That way they will not only have an idea of what you want, but they will also know what trends to bring back or not, because after all, they have seen it all!

Most of you undoubtedly have a T shirt design in your head that you would love to wear. A T-Shirt is a perfect platform for expressing your views and beliefs, and a very strong and effecting one too, as you are literally a walking billboard. Therefore, for your message, whether it is Superman or fighting Cancer, has to be displayed with accuracy and skill. That is why it is important for you to see to it that the job gets done with the utmost precision.

There are different t shirt printing methods that are employed during the process. Depending on the image type and size of the image and the quantity of the order there are a few decoration techniques that could be used.

The traditional process is known as Screen Printing which is derived from the technique of using a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. This is used to impose a design on a screen of silk, forced through the mesh and onto the printing surface. This technique is also known as serigraphy, and serigraph printing. This is usually used for printing an order of 10 and above due to the time consumed.

Direct to Garment, better known as DTG, is an ink-jet technology and is ideal for full colour designs used on a short run of about 20 t shirts. This is a relatively new process that requires no screens to be made as the full colour digital image can be printed onto the T-Shirt. Mainly computer cut T-Shirt printers make use of this process for short order on t shirts, when the design is clear and does not require shading.

 

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