Silkscreen print on shirts requires a certain base request. In the event that you need to print only one shirt, the cost of setup can be restrictive. There is a DIY arrangement however, that will give you a chance to print even one shirt, in many spots (front, back, sleeve). This shirt print technique is tedious and requires some manual abilities.
With this strategy, you will have the capacity to print only one shirt and it will look and carry on like silkscreen printed. On the off chance that you – simply like me – detest flex or rush (unique movies that are cut and after that hot-squeezed into the texture) this technique is ideal for you.
The print quality is almost the same, and strength is generally equivalent to shirt’s toughness. It implies the print will keep going as long as shirt texture. I have a shirt made thusly eight years prior, and the print is still there.
What you require:
Fine art you need to be imprinted in vector realistic configuration
Acrylic paints in hues you need to utilize (you generally require white layer if imprinting on dull shirt). Ones devoted to painting on texture are ideal, yet any acrylic paint will do. Devoted ones are more adaptable when cured.
Shirt you need to print on
Some paper self-sticky tape (can manage without if your fine art is straightforward)
Fine art arrangement
To start with you have to set up your work of art on a PC in vector design. You will regularly utilize a program like Adobe Illustrator and afterward spare your fine art to eps record. Following stage is to go to the closest sign maker and get your work of art cut on self-glue film on cutting plotter. Ensure the size is correct.
Expendable stencil, expel components you need to print
The film can be of any shading, you are just going to utilize it as an expendable stencil. On the off chance that you supply the craftsmanship in appropriate arrangement (vector eps) they will charge you practically nothing. In Ireland where I live (and Ireland is extremely costly), they charged me 10 euro to cut 6 stencils like the one you can see in the photograph. It is very huge, littler ones would be considerably less expensive.
The plotter cuts just the film, the sponsorship paper is left in place. Presently you need to evacuate the components that you need to be printed.
Stencil exchanged. Note the utilization of paper tape to hold little components set up
When this is done, the precarious part is to evacuate the sponsorship paper, exchange the film onto your shirt and stick it set up where you need your print to show up. Once in a while, it is less demanding to exchange your film on the off chance that you put some paper sticky tape over your fine art – it causes it to remain in one piece and keep little components set up. It regards stick the tape to some texture and detaches it two or three times to make it less glue. The film does not stick to texture too well – so it could be hard to evacuate the tape.
Ensure your film adheres to the shirt and additionally conceivable. It will keep the paint from spilling to the ranges secured by stencil. At that point, you can begin painting, however, the stencil. Try not to weaken your acrylic paint – utilize it as thick as could reasonably be expected.
You can print your shirt now
Really don’t simply paint, however, tap with your brush. It is best to stop a brush very in the event that you have one to save. Along these lines, the acrylic paint dives deep into the texture structure. Additionally, this makes the completed print look like normal silkscreen print. On the off chance that you paint, you will get smears.
A few people utilize little rollers to apply the paint to the shirt.
It regards put some kitchen towel within the shirt – along these lines abundance of paint won’t recolor the back of the shirt. On the off chance that this happens, there is an opportunity to evacuate the paint utilizing water – as long as the paint is not cured by pressing.
Printing white on a dark shirt would be the most troublesome. You require no less than two layers. Give the main layer a chance to dry a bit (hold up 10 minutes) and after that apply the second layer.
When you are done, given the t-a chance to shirt dry for say 10 hours. After that precisely evacuate the film. You need to do it truly deliberately, generally, the print might be pulverized. Attempt to pull the film along the edges of the print and take after the edges.
Acrylic torment connected on shirt
Acrylic paint connected. Looks chaotic yet it will be alright
The exact opposite thing to do is to press the printed zone of a shirt on the turn around for approx 5 minutes. Try not to consume it. Your acrylic paint may require diverse curing time – check its bundle for directions. In the event that there is none – 5 minutes is a bounty.
A few hints
On the off chance that you print on dim shirts and need to utilize brilliant hues, you have to put a layer of white first. Generally the splendid shading won’t be obvious.
With complex fine art, this strategy for printing shirts is truly tedious. The work of art you see on the photographs can be viewed as mind boggling. Logos or content are considerably less demanding to print.
Be truly tolerant while expelling the film from the shirt. This is the most troublesome stage and it is anything but difficult to destroy the entire work amid it. Take as much time as necessary. In the event that you can not tell the film from texture, extend the issue territory a bit, the edges will appear. Additionally, don’t hold up too some time before expelling the film from your shirt. The print ought to be as yet adaptable when you do it.
Try not to dry the paint with hairdryer, as any warmth would cure the paint. It ought not to be cured before the film is evacuated.
Custom printed t shirt
Prepared, printed t shirt. Note great sharpness and fine points of interest.
Try not to stress over the paste from the film – it won’t remain on the shirt and regardless of the possibility that some of it do the main wash will expel it.
By the way – wash the shirt before you print, in light of the fact that new shirts are pressed so they look decent on the rack. This can make print less strong.
On the off chance that you get a kick out of the chance to do craftsmanship ventures, I am certain you will love this shirt print procedure. You additionally will be astounded with the nature of print and sharpness of edges. Glad t shirt printing! In the event that you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us for custom garment printing services at GarmentPrinting.com.au