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GET ME BEDAZZLED offers screen printing services for companies, colleges, businesses, restaurants, and event organizers in Greenville, Kinston, New Bern and throughout northeastern Carolina who are looking to create custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more. Also known as silk screening, screen printing has been around for years and is an age-old method, but current state-of-the-art technology now allows us to automate the entire process with increased precision. Screen printing is the most popular garment printing method, though GET ME BEDAZZLED offers digital printing as well.
Have you ever wondered how screen printing companies take your custom logo and turn it into a custom-printed t-shirt? Although screen printing is still done traditionally, the process has advanced into more sophisticated art. Here a peek inside our custom silk screening process.
But really... what IS screen-printing? For us, screen-printing is undoubtedly an art form (note: the hipster undertone there is unintentional, we swear). The attention to detail that goes into the screen-printing process is crucial - and because we understand the importance of that, we know how to deliver superior quality products. There are a lot of moving parts to the screen printing process that must fit perfectly together in order to achieve the best end result - take it from us, we know a thing or two!
Ink + screen (mesh stencil) = screen printing! Luckily, the screen printing process itself has very few limits on what surfaces can be used to print on. Staying on trend is easy-peasy with this process, considering all of the awesome ink types available that can manipulate the “look” of the final print. Get Me Bedazzled understands the relationships between the various inks, shirt materials, and shirt colors - with this knowledge, we’re able to help achieve the look you’re going for.
Screen Printing - Technically SpeakingOne screen (mesh stencil) is used for each color to be printed - screens must be lined up (or registered) and printed on test sheets to ensure that all of the colors line up correctly. Inks are then pushed through the screens one color at a time onto the apparel. Finally, each piece is run through a large dryer to cure the inks.
Many people think screen printing is limited to shirts only - this couldn’t be more false! Here’s the lowdown on what can be screen printed - tote bags/purses, jackets, mousepads, flags, banners, signs, bandanas, and more.
You can get the results you want by manipulating the screen-printing process - we strive to guide our customers through the entire order process in an effort to ensure your expectations are met!
Need a faded print on a specific shirt? We’ve got you covered. Need to color match the inks to a very specific color you have in mind? Super easy.
Think you’re limited to a plain old cotton shirt for screen printing? Think again! There are a ton of great synthetic fabrics out there that work great with screen-printing - polyester, silk, viscose, and more
Cost effective for high quantities
More durable print
Faster turnaround for large orders
More precise color matching
6 print minimum
Higher upfront cost
Higher cost for multiple colors
If these apply, DTG may be for you.
First, the screen printing process starts with the artwork at Get Me Bedazzled, we can work with a design or logo if you have one, or you can have our artists create a custom design just for your order. You will get an online proof to review and approve so you can be sure everything is 100% perfect before your shirts are produced. Once you have approved your online proof, our production artists get everything set up to start production on the shirts. The production artists will separate the design into layers of colors, which will each get their own screen for printing. The colors are separated directly onto the mesh, and skips the older process of film positives. This allows for a much cleaner print, and less waste for the landfills.
Setup the Screen Printing Press
During the next step in the screen printing process, each individual screen is located into the screen printing press. Then, the screen printer loads each screen with the appropriate ink colors. Once this is done, the screen printer does a test print to get a better idea of what equipment or screen adjustments need to be made to ensure the best possible screen print. The printer will make adjustments to ensure the screens are properly registered to each other – or that they properly align between colors. The printer will also adjust things like print order, squeegee angle, squeegee pressure, and print speed. Once all of these adjustments are made and we’ve done test prints to ensure they are perfect, printing can begin. Then, the screen printer will begin to load the t-shirts onto the plat. They must be sure that each shirt is positioned properly and is straight so the print is in the correct spot on each shirt. Once the shirts are loaded, printing can begin.