Traditionally production garment decoration has relied on screen printing for printing designs on garments including t-shirts, recently new methods and technologies have become available. Digital printing directly onto garments using modified consumer-quality, and task-specific designed inkjet printers. Screen printing, however, has remained an attractive, cost effective and high number production method of printing designs onto garments.
Traditional Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.