How we print our t-shirts.
What is screen printing?
Screen printing has been around for 100s of years.
It's defined as the process of transferring a stenciled design onto a flat surface using a mesh screen, ink and a squeegee.
Making a screen
To create a screen a paint like substance, called emulsion, is coated onto a mesh and left to dry.
The emulsion hardens when exposed to light so a design is burned into the screen by blocking the light from a light box (or the sun!...not recommended).
The image is then washed out.
Various types of ink is available to use for printing. For our t-shirts we exclusively use waterbased based ink.
This ink is environmentally friendly (and vegan!) due to the fact it doesn't use plastics in its creation.
Once the ink has been mixed, a squeegee is used to push the ink through the openings of the design in the screen.