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What is Difference Between Screen Printing and Heat Press?

BY ON, May 20, 2020

Endeavoring to spice up a t-shirt with a logo or something similar usually requires screen-printing or heat pressing. You may not fully understand these processes, but you know that they are used to print a t-shirt.

There are also some differences between these two in terms of process, costing among other things. Below given tips will help you know and understand those differences and help you make a better choice:

Get to Know Screen Printing
1. Screen printing is one of the most traditional ways to add letters or images to an object and the core process of screen printing has not changed, but the machine has made it possible the process is done at a much faster rate.

2. Screen printing is to apply letters or an image through a screen in order to place it on the item being screen-printed. This process requires ink thinner, de-hazer, an emulsion remover, dark rooms, and a light machine.

3. In screen printing, set up is one of the most consuming aspects that should explain why this type of image usually requires a minimum order. This method is widely used for big orders because it can complete large orders easily after the initial setup is complete.

4. It is also important to understand that screen printing is favoured by those who are looking for the finer details in each print.

Understanding What Heat Pressing is All About
Heat pressing means putting a design onto a garment and this design is uploaded to a machine that prints it on vinyl. The vinyl is used to apply the design using both heat and pressure on the garment. This process doesn’t take nearly as long as you might expect with screen printing. Due to this reason, a heat press is a go-to process when the order being placed is a small one.

This process is also favoured among those who are looking for quick solutions to their garment needs and is also the most popular option when it comes to the jersey, because it adapts so well to polyester garments.

The colors are especially vibrant when the heat press is used. There are some things to consider though, for one, the printer must know the color of the garment that will be used. In this process, specific materials are needed for light-coloured and dark-coloured garments.

The truth is that both of the processes have their own advantages and deliver what you need. Both processes are effective and long-lasting; you just need to decide which one will work best for you. When you are looking for the best printed shirts near me then ensure that you work with a quality service provider that understands your need and provide you with a quality, efficient and visually appealing and neat result.

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