Silkscreen printing, also know as screen printing, is a popular method for applying designs on t-shirts. Direct silkscreen 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 print type to print your artwork on your choice of apparel.
The cost of silkscreen printing depends on a number of factors:
• Print size
• Number of colours
• Positions of prints (eg. front chest, right/left chest, sleeves, back)
• Quantity of the order
• Type of apparel
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. 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!
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.
Ark Industries: Your Custom 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.
Ark Industries Products Range
We have a wide array of products available for silkscreen printing at Ark Industries. Choose amongst non-branded or branded apparel for your logos or artwork to be printed on! Our brand partners include international brands such as adidas, Taylormade, Yupoong Flexfit and Under Armour.
The Ark Industries products range includes:
• Round neck t-shirts
• Polo shirts
• Button shirts
• Long sleeve t-shirts
• Jackets, Windbreakers and Hoodies
• Teamwear Jerseys, socks and shorts
Depending on the chosen model, our team will advise if silkscreen printing is the best suited print method for the particular model. In some cases, heat press printing or embroidery may be more suitable.