Here we will discuss a brief overview of the process involved to make your custom apparel idea into an actual T-Shirt, as well as answer some "what is screen printing" questions and show how to make t shirt printing work for your artwork or design.
It all starts with an idea, and making that idea happen is our passion. Whether you are making shirts for an event, reunion, team, company, or even launching your own clothing line, we will start at the beginning to make sure the goal is reached.
First comes the design, which you want to be as crisp and visible, which is what requires the first stage of planning.
Next comes taking the colors of the design after being loaded and cleaned up on the computer, and selecting the colors from eachother allowing the colors to be independant of one another. This is printed on a water-proof film positive up to 17 inches wide and 22 inches long. This film with the separated color will then be ready to transfer to a screen which will require one for each color in your design.
After the colors have been separated, now comes time for transfering the printed image on the water-proof film onto a emulsioned screen which then gets exposed similar to a photograph, releasing UV rays to create the stencil on the screen where ink for your shirts will get printed through. Each Color in your design will require one custom screen to be made for its color, or more depending on if an underbase is needed for the material you decide on.
A-Game Screen Printing
2081 Bering Drive
San Jose, CA 95131
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11am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday
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