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Screen Printing Shirts and Your Business

Screen print t-shirts are very popular for those who want to commemorate certain events such as graduations or reunions, as well as those who want to make a political or fashion statement. T-shirts come in all kinds of colors and designs and can mention the name of a concert, company, sports teams, restaurant, supermarkets, construction, children’s camps, gyms, churches, or a school event. Printed shirts are almost everywhere if you start looking for them.
While screen printing may seem like a modern invention, this idea is wrong. This type of service was first developed in China around 1000 AD. The printing method spread to Japan and other Asian countries. However, at this time, this method was not used! Screen printing was introduced to Europe in the late 18th century. Again, it was used erratically and they certainly didn’t consider screen print shirts at this time.
Samuel Simon patented the screen printing process in 1907. At the time, it was used to create designs on high-quality wallpaper, linen, silk, and other fabrics. Originally used only for industrial technology reasons, this type of print became popular with the general public after artists began using the techniques in the 20th century. Artist Andy Warhol made the technique extremely popular with his Marilyn Monroe artwork. Today, this service is used for artistic and commercial reasons. It is used to print images on materials of many different types, including posters, DVDs, metallic paper, and wood. Screen printed shirts are very popular and are worn by people of all ages. The screens are made of a finely woven fabric called mesh. This material is stretched on a wooden frame. The areas of the screen are locked to form a template of the image to be printed. The screen is placed on a material such as paper and ink is put on the screen and pressed down to dye the fabric in certain patterns. Today, the most widely used method of pressing dye onto fabric, especially when printing T-shirts, is the rotary method. Screen printing is eco-friendly because the screens can be reused after cleaning. If the screen is no longer used for a particular print run, then the screen can be cleaned and used again or in another print job.