Printek Designs offers custom screen printing at affordable prices. At Printek Designs we make your group look good with durable, multi-color printing on great looking apparel. Our products and services are available for purchase by individuals, businesses, schools, sports teams, clubs, fund raising organizations or anyone who needs decorated apparel for booster events, clubs or effective targeted advertising. Our many years of experience in the custom printing industry is of value to our customers. We take great pride in the work that we do, our products are designed and printed in our shop by our own highly experienced staff.
Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and by wetting the substrate, transferred onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the substrate the ink remains on the substrate. It is also known as silk-screen, screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
There are various terms used for what is essentially the same technique. Traditionally the process was called screen printing or silkscreen printing because silk was used in the process prior to the invention of polyester mesh. Currently, synthetic threads are commonly used in the screen printing process. The most popular mesh in general use is made of polyester. There are special-use mesh materials of nylon and stainless steel available to the screen printer. There are also different types of mesh size which will determine the outcome and look of the finished design on the material.