Process

A behind the scenes look into the process of hand screen printing.

 

  A behind the scenes look into the process of hand screen printing.

 
 
 
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001.

Preparation

 

An artwork has been overlaid onto a silk screen and exposed by an ultraviolet light in order to burn a stencil through the mesh. Before printing commences the screens are examined and touched up to repair any minor imperfections.

 
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002.

Colour Mixing

 

Screen printing inks are mixed according to the design specifications using Pantones as a guide and a creative eye to match them just right.

 
 
 
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003.

Printing

 

Using downward force and a sliding motion the freshly mixed ink is pressed into the garment through the stencil using a squeegee.

 
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004.

Curing

 

Once the print has been completed the garment must go through a curing process. The garments are fed through an oven with intense heat on a conveyer belt. When cured the ink is dry and permanently set into the fabric.

 
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005.

Quality Control

The final stage is to closely examine the products and insure they are up to Made-in® standards, before being presented to our customers