Screen printing was a technique first used by the Chinese almost 2000 years ago. Later, the Japanese adopted the screen printing process and used woven silk to create the mesh and lacquers to make stencils. The use of silk is where screen printing got its alternative name “Silk Screening”.
When it comes to apparel printing, screen printing is the industry standard for superior quality. Most graphic tees sold in major retail stores have been screen printed. The process is designed to make garments bold in appearance yet cost effective at the same time.
Today, screen printing is accomplished by making a mesh stencil (called a screen) for each color that needs to be printed. Screens must be lined up (or registered) and printed on test sheets to ensure that all of the colors line up correctly. Inks are then pushed through the screens one color at a time onto the apparel. Finally, each piece is run through a large dryer to cure the inks.
For nearly 30 years, APS has as made artwork, postives and industrial silk screens. So it was a natural progression to move into screen printing. APS utilizes some of the most advanced pre-press and t-shirt screen printing equipment available. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff have a thorough understanding of their craft and take pride in every t-shirt screen printing job they produce.
APS has the expertise to accommodate virtually any garment type in today’s t-shirt screen printing market. Our customers call on us regularly for t-shirts, sweatshirts and team sport shirts just to mention some of the more common items. APS can also screen print on cartons and posters.
- Shirts are produced In-house
- Standard Turnaround of 7-10 Days
- Rush Service of 3-5 days Available
- Full Color Printing
- Low Minimums–As Low as 12 Shirts
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- Digital Print and Heat Press as little as one shirt