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Screen Printing Why Screen Print? With unparalleled durability and value for money, screen printing remains the most popular choice for garment printing across an array of commercial and retail applications. Particularly well-suited to larger runs of bold, high detail prints that consist of only a few solid colours, screen printing is the preferred choice for most of our larger print orders. Pro’s: (+) Screen printing offers fantastic value for money for artwork of fewer colours.(+) High definition (crisp edges) and very fine detailing are possible with this print method.(+) Plasticol ink (most common ink type) is bright and vibrant whilst remaining exceptionally hard-wearing and durable.(+) Environmentally-friendly water-based inks are available on request.(+) Larger print sizes (up to 42cm wide x 55cm high) are possible.(+) Mabuzi offers a range of specialty print effects such as metallic ink, glitter, metallic foil, glow-in-the-dark, cmyk process, gloss, fluoro and more.(+) Large volumes and fast turnarounds are possible.(+) Prints of up to 12 colours can be printed via this method.(+) Repeat orders within 6 months do not incur setup fees. Orders thereafter incur half-price setup (regardless time elapsed until re-order). Con’s: (-) The minimum order quantity for this print method is 15 units.(-) This print method is not suitable for full-colour or photographic print methods.(-) Screen prints of multiple colours can be expensive for smaller runs, due to screen setup costs.(-) Some artwork may not be suitable for screen printing as results are heavily dependent on the quality of the supplied artwork. Mabuzi reserve the right to refuse unsuitable artwork.(-) Mabuzi cannot screen print onto BYO garments.(-) 3D effects and gradients do not reproduce well when screenprinted.   Mabuzi's Specialty Screen Inks & Prints: - Glitter Print (clear glue printed first, glitter then adhered to glue) - Metallic Print (coloured ink with very tiny metallic “shimmer” particles, no glue coat required) - Discharge Print (removes dye from fabric, creating a “bleach”-like print – very soft to the touch) - Water Based Print (softer feeling, eco-friendly print method, unsuitable for dark garments) - Foil Print (clear glue printed first, then sheets of thin metallic foil are applied to glue, creating a very shiny, almost “mirror”-like effect) Please note that some of all of the prints above may incur a surcharge on print price or may require extra setup costs.   Screen Printing is Ideal for: Merchandise for Re-Sale Got a band, a club, a society or otherwise? The low cost of larger run screen printing makes it perfect for merchandise; just ask our friends over at the Sydney Roller Derby League, or our musical mates Seekae. Events & Promotion If you’re in need of a lot of shirts, on a tight budget, we can help. Screen printing remains a popular choice for large-scale events due to its fast turnaround, low per-unit cost and volume capabilities. We’ve helped plenty of events get off the ground; from arts events like Sculpture by the Sea & the Sydney Film Festival, to exciting one-off promotions like Telstra’s amazing “4G” stunt. Uniforms Due to its fantastic wash-and-wear durability, screen printing is also a popular choice for uniforms, particularly in the construction and hospitality sectors. You may have already seen our work over at Freedom Furniture, or Traditional Stonemasonry. Garments for Screen Printing: Mabuzi offer printing onto a large range of items for varying budgets, which can be found in our online catalogue. All items with "screen printing" listed as an option in the decoration field are available for this print method.Note: Mabuzi does not screen print onto BYO garments. If you have BYO garments that require printing, please see our digital transfers and vinyl transfers pages. How it works: To set up your artwork, each solid colour in the print is isolated and then "burnt", or blocked-out, onto individual screens (one per colour), which act as a stencil for the ink to be pushed through. Due to this physical separation of colours onto individual screens, it should be noted that the blending of colours, or varying tones of one colour, is not possible and as such, gradients and "3D" effects are best avoided.Once the required screens are made, they are locked into the arms of the print carousel and "registered" (or aligned) to one another to ensure every layer of colour is printed in the correct position. The appropriate colour of ink is then applied to each screen and the colours go down one-by-one to create your print.Once printed, your garment goes through either a heat or UV curing process to dry and permanently affix the printed ink to your shirt. Looking for pricing? View Mabuzi’s garments and pricing in our Online Catalogue.Can’t find what you need? Request a Quote or Contact us. More info: Screen printing Artwork SpecificationsProducts & Packages we can print onFAQ'sPantone Swatches (Screen printing colour system)        
Added by Mabuzi.com on Saturday 27 April 2013
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