Screenprinting is a process where ink is forced through a mesh screen onto a surface. Making certain areas of the screen impervious to printing ink creates a stencil, which blocks the printing ink from passing through the screen. The ink that passes through forms the printed image.
Direct to film printing involves printing a design onto a piece of PET film (a special film with a coating that helps transfer designs) using water-based inks and a special powder adhesive. Then, the design on the PET film is heat transferred to fabric using a heat press machine. This printing method is durable and the designs come out very detailed and vibrant. The finished product has a softer feel and lighter weight.
For Screenprinting or Direct To Film, we require a minimum of 12 pieces. Pricing will vary depending on the type of garment, total number of locations and total colors. For 100% polyester or ring spun cotton, we recommend utilizing the Direct To Film process as this creates a softer feel and the imprint is significantly lighter in weight.