How to: Retail Ready Screen Printed Shirts

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Printing for local brands is one of my favorite projects so when Jerrill from Creative King contacted me last week to get some shirts printed I was excited to work with him again. I asked if it was cool to take the opportunity to do a write up on the project. Here it is:

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Emulsion in the scoop

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Coat the screen (200 mesh) and let it dry over night
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Get the positive printed and set up on my DIY pre-registration unit
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Line it up and tape it down
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Stick it in the vacuum bag and suck all the air out
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Expose the screen
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Mix up that discharge ink (PMS 811) and add activator
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Tape up the screen, lock it up on press and print!
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Discharge ink basically bleaches the shirts to make it have no feel and is perfect for retail ready shirts.
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Tag printed with water based white ink (not discharge or it would show up on the back of the shirt)
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I like to throw in a few extras with everyone’s orders.
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As always questions, comments, concerns? Shoot me an email!

-Matt

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