Screen printing also referred as silk screening is a stencil based printing process where ink is forced through a thin nylon to the underlying substrate.

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What is serigraphy? Best Screen Printing in Dallas

Screen printing also referred to as silk-screening or ink-on-screen printing, is a stencil-based printing process where ink is forced through a thin nylon to the underlying substrate.The screens were originally made of silk and also, for this reason, the name of Greek origin = seri (silk) and graphic (write or draw). If you are in search of the best screen printing in Dallas then you are at right place. 

The main reason this is a predominant technique in the stamping industry is the immense range of options it opens up. Over the years, manufacturers of paints and other inputs have been launching innovative products that have given a new lease of life to the already centenary silk screen.

Currently, the screens are developed in polyester or nylon, finely woven.

The 6 Steps of the Screen Printing in Dallas Process

In this topic, we describe for you the steps of this centuries-old process, because we believe that every entrepreneur should at least have an idea of ​​how their creations are printed on clothes and also the like. We at screen printing in Dallas also adopt these methods. 

1st print

Everything starts with the work of the designer, who usually, together with the stylist of the piece, studies the style of the print, the colors, the class, the effects, the location, etc. Based on this planning, the designer/designer produces the art of the print, this part of the process is called art creation

2nd Separation/selection of colors

Artwork (or drawing if you prefer) is often created in vector illustration software such as Coreldraw and Illustrator. Once ready, the colors must be separated, because serigraphy requires that any color be recorded in a different matrix, so that, when stamped all together, they form a coloured figure.

3rd Printing of photoliths / negatives

Now it's time to print the photoliths (also called by some negatives, vegetable, polyester, or even paper). The quality of the color separation and also of the photolithographs will directly intervene in the quality of the print.

A very well-crafted art will be of no use if the colors do not fit perfectly when screen-printing

4th Recording of matrices

After printing the photoliths, they are sent to serigraphy for recording the matrices. Matrices are nothing more than metal and/or wood frames with a very stretched canvas, where a photosensitive emulsion is passed that, in contact with a UV light source, hardens where the photolith isn't, thus leaving the revelation of the photolith art in the headquarters

In the video below, you can see Agabê's master recording laboratory, as well as a little of its printing room.

5th Preparation of inputs

In this step, the preparation of the material used in the print takes place. The matrices are registered so that the fit is perfect, the colors are mixed, the squeegees prepared, etc...

6th printing

And this is where the magic happens: your computer-drawn art becomes something real, printed on clothing.

Now it's up to you: do you need help making your prints? 

We at screen printing Dallas work with serigraphy on ecological shirts and bags. Our target audience is to reach product resellers (shirts or bags) and/or people who want to go a step further and set up a clothing brand (shirts).Currently we only work with shirts and bags but we are thinking of increasing this range of products as soon as possible.

Finally, we will be happy to be able to help you in any way and any questions:

Screen Printing or Sublimation? Understand what is possible to do with each technique

We received several e-mails from people questioning what it is and also what it is not possible to do using Sublimation and/or Silk Screen printing techniques.It's surprising the number of people who unknowingly believe that sublimation simply serves to make inferior products.

Just like people who think that screen printing is an outdated technique that is going to die little by little.

To overthrow these beliefs once and for all, we decided to make this post and share a video showing certain products that can be done with screen printing and sublimation and that Stampart Recife can help you with :

See some products that we can make with these stamping techniques:

  • Women's blouses with elastane;
  • T-shirts and T-shirts in polyviscose (PV mesh);
  • Tank tops and t-shirts in flame mesh;
  • Boardshorts and bermudas sublimated in microfiber;
  • T-shirts and dresses in cotton and PV with silk.

Now watch the video below and understand what possibilities you can have both in Screen Printing and Sublimation:As you can see in this video, by mixing screen printing and sublimation you can produce almost any type of product. In this video we focused on making clothes, however, the same goes for gifts, decoration, etc.

I know that it is expensive and laborious to work with both techniques, but don't forget that there is the possibility of you improving on one of them and outsourcing the other.