Learn more about Screen Printing

Solid T deeply values our customers and we are committed to meeting your apparel needs.  Below is a description of our screen printing styles.  If you have any questions about the screen printing process, feel free to contact us.

Plastisol Screen Printing

Screen printing with plastisol ink is the most common technique when ordering custom apparel.  Plastisol is a plastic based ink that fuses with the fibers of a garment to create a print that will last the life of the given product.  This type of screen printing is popular among schools, church groups, and corporations.

When using plastisol on dark colored apparel, we generally require an under base, which is a white layer of ink under all of the other colors so that those colors come out vibrant and bright. Otherwise, your print will look a bit washed-out and you will be able to see the shirt color through it. This is standard practice among all screen printing companies and the additional screen will be factored into your total costs.

Discharge Printing

Discharge printing is the process of bleaching the dyes out of a garment leaving the natural color to show through.  This process also results in a very soft hand so the artwork feels as if it were part of the shirt.  Discharge printing is used primarily on dark garments and works best with 100% cotton apparel.  If you want your custom apparel to have a softer feel with a vintage look, this may be a good option for you.

Color matching with these processes is less precise compared to plastisol inks. Reasonable variation in color can occur due to a number of factors including the reaction of a garment dye, base color of the natural fiber, tightness of the fabric weave and amount of ink deposited.  Feel free to contact us if you would like more information on discharge and water-base printing.

Oversized

You probably have noticed that oversized graphic tees are now quite popular. We can print up to an 20″ by 28″ graphic on an XL shirt using our automatic press. Please keep in mind that the print may go over seams or edges and can cause a slight alteration in the original artwork.

Shipping and Delivery

We can deliver and ship any size order nationwide.  Once you place an order, just give us a call to review the possible service charge associated with your shipment.