Silkscreen printing, also known as screen printing, is a popular method for applying designs on t-shirts. Direct silk screen printing is the preferred method for printing high quantity orders. It works like a stencil, in which the artwork is burned unto a mesh and empty areas are covered with an impervious chemical.
After which, ink is applied and pushed through the mesh, onto the t-shirt. As the silkscreen printing is done in a way that allows the ink to bond with the fibres of fabric, the print is durable and does not peel off.
There are 3 types of silkscreen prints – direct silkscreen, indirect silkscreen and reflective silkscreen prints.
Depending on your artwork details, we will choose the most suitable silkscreen printing Singapore type to print your artwork on your choice of apparel.
Cost of Silkscreen Printing
The cost of silk screen printing depends on a number of factors:
1) Print Size
Print your artwork within A4 or A3 sizes.
2) Number of Colours
The price increases with every additional colour.
3) Type of Special Effects
Silkscreen printing is not limited to only solid colours. There are special effects which silkscreen printing can produce. Special effects include high density prints, glow-in-the-dark prints, metallic prints, flock print (faux suede or velvet texture), cracked prints, puffy prints and gel prints.
4) Complexity of Artwork
Depending on the intricacy of the details in your artwork or logo, different mesh types will be used in the silkscreen printing process. Finer details require finer mesh type in order to print small lines and shapes clearly.
Silkscreen printing becomes more cost-efficient with higher quantity orders.
6) Type of Product
Silkscreen printing is not limited to tshirts or polo tees. Products such as bottles and notebooks can also be silkscreen printed. The price for silkscreen printing differs from product to product.
Tip: Colour Accuracy
Referring to the physical Pantone Matching System (PMS) Solid Coated colour book, colours are chosen to match the artwork’s colours as accurately as possible. Silkscreen inks are mixed to match the PMS colours to have a consistent colours.
Ark Industries Products Range
We have a wide array of products available for silkscreen printing Singapore at Ark Industries.
The products range includes:
• Round neck t-shirts
• Polo shirts
• Button shirts
• Long sleeve t-shirts
• Jackets, windbreakers and hoodies
• Teamwear jerseys, socks and shorts
Ark Industries: Your Custom Silkscreen Printing Specialist
The team at Ark Industries believes in delivering quality products to each of our customers. Since 2005, the Ark Industries brand is one of quality assurance and great customer service. With an experienced team, we are able to understand the needs of our customers and are able to work with customers to create custom designs within limited time. We ensure that the artwork file used for silkscreen printing is of high quality and the colours chosen will look vibrant on your apparel.
Silkscreen printing works in layers of shapes and colours. Our design team will prepare print-ready versions of your artwork or logo, optimising it for best silkscreen printing results. The design team will also provide suggestions and advise customers if the artwork requires tweaking to ensure that it is printed well.
Like to get some t-shirts silkscreen printed?
Call us at +65 6352 0988 or email us at email@example.com to find out more!