What is Screen Printing?

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing is a tried and trusted method to brand uniforms and promotional goods.

Screen printing is a traditional stencil method where your artwork is printed by pushing inks through a stencil on a mesh screen directly onto the garment. Your logo or artwork must be separated into solid colours and a separate mesh screen is prepared for each colour in your artwork. Designs with lots of colours will cost more than simple one colour designs.

Screen printing allows printing on most garments, including bags and aprons, jackets, t-shirts and polo shirts and the fabric is dyed so there are no raised surfaces and up to A3 size is possible on garments. It can also be applied to hard surfaces such as mugs, keyring, mouse mats, gifts, coasters, even flip flops!

Things to think about

  • It is a good choice for large orders with a large print area.
  • It is deal for branding on pockets or seams.
  • It is not as durable as embroidery - if you wash and wear your garments regularly, embroidery may be a better option.
  • Colour combinations are limited.
  • Screen printing can only be applied to flat surfaces.
  • There is no set up costs

Screen Printing is best for:

  • T-shirts
  • Polos
  • Hoodies
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jackets
  • Hi Vis Workwear
  • Bags

Tech Spec

  • We require high quality files of your logo/artwork. We accept AI, EPS, PDF or JPG.
  • We ask that the files are separated into layer colours. If not, we can do this for a small charge. The completed artwork also needs to be sent over as a .PDF file to confirm the logo.
  • Print size maximum is 43 x 48 cm (17 x 19 inches)
  • maximum of 6 colours