You Screen, I Screen
The dictionary drily defines screen printing as (read this in your best boring voice) “a stencil method of printmaking in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface.”
Our definition is a little more colorful than that.
To us, screen printing is the most exciting medium for turning boring stuff–things like T-shirts, hats, and bags–into eye-popping works of art that radiate personality. Screen printing is so versatile that it allows us to print something as simple as a single line of text or as complex as a full-color photographic image.
When you have something screen printed, the first thing we do is separate the
individual colors in your design and make a screen for each color. During the printing process, the different colors are layered on top one another one at a time, sort of like building a big, juicy sandwich. We start with the lightest color on bottom, gradually layering progressively darker colors until the final image is completed.
With a small army of production workers
buzzing around a room full of 12-color fully automated presses, we can produce 900 shirts in just an hour. (In other words, we could clothe every fan in the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in a little over two days.) It goes without saying that no job is too big–or too small–for us.