SCREEN PRINTING


Stitches Clothing Co runs two top-of-the-line automatic presses which enables us to print bulk quantities in a quick turnaround time.  While standard plastisol ink printing is the most common of our print methods, we offer many other services and options to make your items truly custom.


FULL COLOR AND PHOTO REALISTIC PRINTING

For graphics that have many colors or are of photo realistic quality, we use either a simulated full color process or a 4-color process. These are more advanced techniques that use halftones of a few ink colors to represent the many colors in the original design.

  •     4 –color process uses the basic CMYK colors and is used for those designs that are made of more colors than possible to print on standard machines. This process is similar to how newspapers are printed. Being that this process uses only 4 colors/screens, colors tend to be more dull than simulated full-color process. However, 4-color process is a great option for printing designs such as event sponsor logos that differ drastically in color from logo to logo.
  •     Simulated full-color process differs from 4-color process (CMYK) in that the inks are solid opaque colors (spot colors) usually printed on dark colored shirts. This process uses 6-9 colors/screens (including highlight white) to make prints more vibrant and realistic.  











4-Color Process (CMYK)                       Full Color Simulated Process

SPECIALTY INKS
SCC offers many types of specialty inks and is always expanding our services to keep up with the ever-growing field of screen printing.  Currently we offer glitter, shimmer, and metallic inks, puff, glow-in-the-dark, and foil.












                           Metallic Gold                                              Glitter Gold                                                       Foil

WATER-BASED AND REDUCED NKS
Water-based printing is a great option for creating a soft hand, distressed and vintage looks.  Water-based inks are thinner and work best when printed on light garments or on a dark garment that has been discharged.  After washing, the inks have a nearly absent feel to the touch.  Another option for a vintage look is reduced plastisol ink.  This works great for white prints as its less thick than water base white.












                                  Water-based Ink w/Discharged Under Base            50% Reduced White Plastisol

OVERSIZED AND UNIQUE PLACEMENT PRINTING
Our standard screen printing size is 13″x13″, but we can print “oversized” up to 15″x19″ for an additional charge.  Have an idea of a unique placement?  We will find a way to make it happen!


Not sure what process to use?  Send us your artwork and we will advise and explain what process will work the best for your print!

DISCHARGE AND PLASTICHARGE INKS
Discharge is the process of removing the dyed pigment in a garment's fabric, leaving the fabrics natural color behind (a look similar to bleach). Plasticharge is the process of adding plastisol pigment to a discharge agent to remove the dye in the garment and replace it with pigment.  Discharging works best on fabric that is 100% cotton.












                                                           Discharge                                                  Plasti-charge