Custom Screen Printing
At Creative Advertising USA T-shirts we take custom
t-shirts and t-shirt printing very serious. We thought it
would be a good idea let you know what goes into each order
we of screen printed t-shirts we do.
It doesn't matter how you found us on the internet.
Some searched by custom t-shirts, printed t-shirts, custom
t shirts, screen printing, custom screen printing, t-shirt
printing, silk screening, t-shirt screen printing or one of
about 500 search terms that could get you to our web site.
The best thing is that you are here and found a place that
makes the process of printing t-shirt very easy.
The next thing we do is decide what type of t-shirt
you think you might like for the printing. For example: 100%
cotton or 50/50 blend. We even discuss if you are looking
for a long sleeve or pocket t-shirts. You can also get custom
sweatshirts. We allow you to mix and match. As long as we
print the same design you can combo t-shirts and sweatshirts
for the best price. Keep in mind the more custom t-shirts
you order the better the price.
Art work for screen printing is usually the most
confusing step for most people. Since you are dealing with
CreativeAdvertisingUSA.com you don't have to worry. We provide
free art work and free art creation for all orders over 72
pieces. Here is how you can get the art done. You can email
an art file, take a picture of something you want us to screen
print, send us a sample of an old t shirt, fax us a t-shirt
art design, or just explain to us over the phone what you
want us to screen print and one of our very talented graphic
artists will make your t-shirt art design come to life.
You will receive a t-shirt mock up of the art.
It will provide you with the color of custom t-shirt you ordered
and the art super imposed on it. We place the art anywhere
on the t shirt or sweatshirt. You can choose front, back
or sleeve printing. In some cases we have printed the inside
of the t shirts. We have also printed at the bottom of the
t shirt, hoods of a sweatshirt. You are only limited to your
At this time, you can let our art department of any changes
you may want to make to your t-shirt art design. We need
to make sure we have the printing colors exactly what you
want. It can be as simple as black ink on white t shirts
or you can call out specific PMS colors. We can even do 4
color process for a t-shirt. In most cases an email proof
should be sufficient enough to proceed but if you really need
to make sure the custom t-shirts will turn out like you imagine,
we can do an actual spec sample. We usually don't take on
this expense unless you are printing over 1000 custom t shirts
We will not print your t shirts until you are completely
satisfied with your t-shirt art design and you have approved
the art for us to do the t-shirt printing. We want you to
be 100% sure you like the design and like the colors and placement
of the t-shirt art design.
Now that the art work has been approved to print we can
output film. This film will be black and will be used to
create the screens which will be used for screen printing.
We need to make a different film for each color to be printed.
The film is then labeled and checked for quality
and accuracy. If it meets all 5 quality control measures
set by our company we send it to our pre press department
which is also responsible for making the screens. Some screen
printers have a separate department for screens but we have
combined this step at Creative Advertising USA T-shirts t shirts. We have found
that if the same people do the film and the screens it reduces
some of the questions that come up and the number of times
we need to re-burn screens have reached almost zero. This
has made it easy for us to pass the savings on to our customers.
The screens are coated with a photo sensitive
emulsion. The screens are left to dry and then placed on
the vacuum light table and exposed to light. The screens
are now a copy of the film. We use a pressure washer about
1200 psi to wash them out. This allows the screens to be
an opposite of the film. This means that the area where the
film was placed on the screens will be the only area that
will allow ink to pass. At this point they are double checked
again for accuracy.
We are finally ready to begin the actual screen printing
process. Each color in the artwork design will require it
to be blocked, taped, set-up, and ink squeegee onto the t
shirt. This process needs to be completed every time you
screen print a t-shirt. You can probably surmise we the cost
of screen printed t-shirts drops dramatically as the quantity
ordered goes up. More is better and more is cheaper. We
charge 20.00 per screen. If you only printed 1 t-shirt at
a time. The cost of just the set up would be 20.00 but if
we did 100 t-shirts the set up would drop to .20 each.
Usually on orders of small quantities we use
one of our manual screen printing presses and for the larger
orders which require multiple flashes we use our automatic
10 color screen printing equipment. The flashing helps give
you bright printing quality. This means we dry the ink quickly
between each layer of ink. This act like a primer and is
essential when printing on dark garments.
Now that you understand all the goes into screen printing
you may appreciate the finished product just a little bit
more. I also hope you know realize why most screen printers
have set minimum quantities when ordering. We have a house
minimum of 15 pieces. We tell people if you can do less but
the cost will be the same if you order 15 custom t-shirts
or only 1 custom t shirt. The last and most important thing
is to enjoy the screen printing that we have done for you.
We stand by our work and have built a reputation of providing
quality screen printing at wholesale prices. Please contact
us with any questions. We don't have you use one of those
awkward design labs. We have live help ready to assist you
on any and all screen printing projects.
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Since 1980, Creative Advertising USA has been a
supplier of screen printing, embroidery, promotional products
and business printing. We were one of the first custom t-shirt
printing companies to achieve success on the internet. We
take our job very serious and we have 22 quality control steps
every order must pass before we ship it out.
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