What is Screen Printing?

     Screen printing is an printing technique that has been around for thousands of years, became popular in the United States in the 1960's and has been used ever since.

     Screen printing can be done manually or by automatic machines, but the process is essentially the same. A mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.

     Screen Printing can also be done as a transfer. Plastisol or Screen Print Transfers are screen printing on transfer paper and applied to apparel or other substrates using a commercial heat press. It is the same process as screen printing on apparel, except the the image is printed in reverse for the design and colors onto heat transfer paper, partially cured and saved for later application. 

     Screen Printing is a more traditional apparel customization method with bright vivid colors and excellent durability. Teams, organizations and businesses usually opt for screen printing because it’s more cost-effective for printing large custom apparel orders. 

How do I order?

The ordering process is easy as 1 2 3........ It only takes a few minutes of your time and once you have done your part, you can leave the rest to us!!!

     From our online store, select the create tab on our website and choose your merchandise. Click the "Start Designing" button and once the designer opens, you can upload your design, add text or use one of our own design templates. When you are happy with your newly designed merchandise add it to your cart, check out and leave the rest to us! 

     Once you submit your order, our team reviews your order and designs to make sure you will end up with quality merchandise. With your approval we may make minor changes to clean up your art work and ensure an amazing finished product. From there, we will send you a digital copy of the art work and ask that you approve it before we go to print. After we recieve your art work approval, your order is printed and inspected to make sure it meets our strict quality standards.

     When you merchandise passes inspection, it is time to get it to you! Your order is carefully packaged and shipped right to your door. You are given a confimation email, delivery date and tracking number so you will know exactly when your merchandise will arrive. If you are a local customer, you can pick it up or we can even bring it to you!

NOW FOR THE FINAL STEP.............

     Enjoy your customized merchandise and let us know how we did by telling everyone you know all about your experience with imPrint Genie. Shout it from the roof tops, post it on social media so it goes viral, send smoke signals if you have too, just get the message out so others can enjoy us too!!! 

 

 

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