Silk screen printing is a printing method where ink being printed directly onto the T-Shirts or apparels.
An example of a Silkscreen Ink Printing
The ink printed via silkscreen printing is durable and very long-lasting.
They can withstand thousands of washes and the apparels that you customize with silkscreen printing can last for many years. It is our most popular method of T-Shirt printing in our business operation.
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You are at the right place! We specialize in Silkscreen printing services in Singapore as well as custom T-Shirt printing & apparels.
We know that you would have a lot of questions about Silk screen printing, especially if you're new to this.
⚡ To bring you up to speed, we'll address the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Silkscreen printing of T-Shirts & Apparels in Singapore.
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Most of our apparels that we use for silk screen printing is made from Cotton or Dri-Fit Polyester material.
If you have products that are made from different materials, do check with our friendly sales team whether they are feasible for printing.
This is our most frequently asked question that we receive on a daily basis.
Silk screen printing process involves the making of 'mould' or 'block' which consist of the 'screen' in which ink will pass through to imprint your design onto the apparel.
The making of this silkscreen mould requires time, and therefore it is unlikely you are able to find silk screening services to be done in a few hours.
At MeowPrint, our lead-time for ink screenprinting services is about 5 working days from the start of processing of our orders.
We believe this is the sweet spot for timeline to allow our experts enough time to provide you the best quality screenprint for your apparels to give you your unique custom silk screen shirts!
If you require express T-Shirt printing Singapore, do get in touch with and we'll let you know on the feasibility of your project!
Our silk screen print can withstand thousands of washes!
Silk screen printing method of printing is using ink to screenprint your design. There's a very high possibility that everyone of us has a T-Shirt or apparel with silkscreen printing (we just don't know of it).
So if you have a T-Shirt with designs that is printed with ink that you can feel, that is probably silk screen ink printing.
As mentioned earlier, it is the best and most used method of printing in our business due to high durability!
This is what most people would like to believe. Are you ready for the Truth?
In fact, it's been the industry secret that there are different tier grades of custom silkscreen printing services in Singapore.
You heard it first from us at MeowPrint!
Yes, do not be surprised! Just like any other industries, there has to be a reason why sometimes we pay more for better quality goods and services.
This is because different quality screen printing services do exist in Singapore.
As mentioned earlier, there are different quality grade for silk screen printing in Singapore.
If you have engaged a vendor for screen printing of T-Shirt before, you may have encountered cracking or peeling of ink printing after just a few washes.
Of course, it also depends on the quality of the products that we silk screen on. Products such as towels has high number of weaving and gap and may still face some cracking in the print.
Basic Quality Grade Silk Screen Printing services
As you can see in terms of silkscreen ink printing, the printing job has cracks in it.
Higher Quality Grade Silk Screen Printing services
From the image, you can see in terms of ink printing, the ink does not crack and is sharper as compared to the Basic Quality Grade.
For basic grade screen printing, you can see the cracking of the printing of the T-Shirts, which is not durable at all.
By default, we provide our customers with the Higher quality grade silk screen printing services because we believe quality is very important, giving you the Fresh out of the Oven 'feel' for your T-Shirts!
This brings us to the next point about pricing for Silk screen printing.
Since Day 1 of operation, it has always been our mission to keep our silkscreen printing pricing affordable and competitive in the Silkscreen Singapore market.
We are happy to announce that we are able to provide Higher quality grade silk screen printing services at a very affordable competitive pricing.
We are probably the cheapest T-Shirt printer in Singapore!
For example, if you require 30 pieces of our bestseller, Basic Cotton Round Neck T-Shirts, with 1 Color Logo, Silk Screen Print (A4 size), it'll only be $6.65/pc ! Refer to the picture below for example!
An example of a 1 Color Logo, Silkscreen print (within A4 size)
30 pieces of this will be $6.65/pc !
Super affordable! It's a great start to making your very own customised T-Shirt on a tight budget!
If you come across any other vendors that can provide cheaper option than us, do be sure to do your due diligence to check the quality of silk screening services that you're getting.
We believe we provide the best quality printing service in Singapore!
Our customers love their printed T-Shirts and they provide us with their own genuine reviews.
💡 Food for thought: "Would you save a few cents, but take on the risk of receiving T-Shirts that do not turn out the way you would expect it?"
You should be brought up to speed by now! Do let us know how else we can assist to get your started on your custom printing project!
As mentioned previously, silkscreen printing is the most popular method of printing due to its features.
What makes this method of printing so popular, you might wonder? Well, this whole page on silk screen printing is all you need.
If you're passionate about screen printing, let's explore further into its origins and the processes involved.
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Before we learn how does silk screen printing is being carried out later on in this article, I will share you an insight to where it all began.
Believe it or not, this method of printing first surfaced in China. However, the process of silk screen printing might be very different to what we are accustomed to.
The form of silk screen printing that we know as of today, was discovered by a young painter by the name of Samuel Simon from Manchester, England.
He was studying the screen printing processes in its early stages from China and figured a way to use the method to revolutionize his business.
Talk about being enterprising! Read more about the history of silk screen printing.
Continue to learn more about silk screen printing process below!
Silkscreen printing is a printing method similar to a stencil.
You can even do your own Do-it-yourself (DIY) Silk screen printing DIY when you know the fundamentals of silk screen printing process!
It is a process that transfers a design onto a product also known as the substrate through a screen, hence the name, silkscreen printing.
Summary of the different steps involved in silk screen printing process.
Now that the pre-press preparations are completed, we can move on to the process of silkscreen printing.
There are 3 types of common silk screen printing presses. They are known by 'rotary', 'cylinder' and 'flat-bed'.
Now that you know how the process of silk screen printing works, how about designs with multiple colors ink?
It works the same way, except more cycles of the printing process repeatedly depending on the number of colors. This can be done via the wet on wet technique or having intervals during printing for drying up process before printing the next color.
Example of Flat-Bed Screen Printing Machine
Screens will need to undergo re-coating of the emulsion . However, sometimes 'haze' gets left behind in the screen once emulsion is removed.
These form the outline of the previous stencils because sometimes ink can get trapped in the mesh. To remove this, an extra step called dehazing can be applied.
Earlier on in this post, we have briefly mentioned in creating a stencil in the pre-press preparations. Now we will cover the method of creating a stencil using the photo emulsion technique.
Now, if you are still very confused about the method of printing, fret not! Watch the video below and understand further.
Awesome! Very technical indeed we have come in this article. By now, you should be a beginner in how the preparation process of silkscreen printing works.
By understanding the mechanism of the printing process, you can guess the advantages and disadvantages of this printing method.
Let's see how many you can guess correctly, by viewing the facts below.
Here's a list of the pros and cons of silkscreen printing method. This list is not exhaustive, but they are sufficient for you to make a decision on the method of printing you should use.
Of course there is no perfect method of silkscreen printing that is far superior to other kinds of methods.
If you are looking to print a small logo print of 2-4 colours, then you could check out embroidery. The start-up cost is lower for small quantities.
Below are several disadvantages to take note of. Most are the opposite of the advantages.
The above points should sum up your decision to see if silk screen printing method is the best method to print your current designs. We have passionate and professional crew to meet your needs.
For silk screen printing, we recommend at least 20 pieces for printing to be quoted an affordable pricing. Since this printing is for solid colors only, it is more suitable for designs between 1-4 colors per design.
If you are not entirely sure about this printing method, do head over to other kind of t-shirt printing services and explore if there are better options.
If you are looking for all over printing, silkscreen will not be sufficient, but Sublimation printing might meet your needs.
As mentioned earlier, silkscreen printing method is popular among our customers, which is why we incorporate it into our Instant Quotation pricing.
There are many who may not understand what silkscreen printing before this article, but you should know the basics by now. If not, feel free to scroll up to the earlier part of this post.
By understanding the mechanics of silkscreen printing method and studying the past sales data from our customers, we notice that many of them have a quantity of at least 20 pieces and also wants the cheapest alternative.
We also received feedback that they might change their quantity but the printing remain the same. In addition, receiving quotations from many vendors creates a delay in their day-to-day business operations. To solve that problem, we have incorporated 1 color logo printing into our Instant Quotation on our catalogue, mainly for t-shirts.
This transparency not only gives our customer trusts that we believe our pricing are very competitive, but at the same time, boosts their efficiency by removing the delay out of their operations equation.
1 (one) color logo printing simply means that your design will be printed in 1 color ink.
The image below is an example of a corporate logo being printed in only 1 (one) color logo printing converted from the original 4 colors logo print.
Conversion of 4 colored logo into 1 color logo print
By converting the original 4 colors logo into 1 color logo, you save on your customization costs.
In addition, increasing your quantity into bulk printing will increase your savings!
We hope by reading this article, you have a better understanding on silkscreen printing and how you can save costs to enjoy cheap t-shirt printing customization with us!
If you need complex silkscreen customization in bulk quantity, you can try out our custom-made T-shirts services.
You can also check out our recent projects on silkscreen printing below for your reference.
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