Screen printing is a process that transfers ink onto t-shirts and other materials and is, without question, one of the most popular forms of printing on t-shirts. One of the most attractive aspects of screen printing is the fact that it’s both affordable and efficient. There’s nothing quite like wearing (or seeing others wear) your custom t-shirt around, promoting your brand, organization, or event.

History of Screen Printing

One of the most interesting things about screen printing is the fact that although it is one of the most common forms of printing on t-shirts today, but this form of printing has been going on for over a thousand years. China was using screen printing dating way back to 960 AD, although the process was done slightly differently and was made on a wide variety of materials. Screen printing has literally been utilized all over the world and when you think about it, it is a bit bizarre that it is still as common as it is today. One of the reasons for this is the fact that it is such a practical process, takes only a minute or so to complete and is extremely versatile. If you want to create a different design on a different color t-shirt, you can simply swap out the shirt, throw in a new screen with a new cut out stencil and make a new shirt within seconds. 

Customized Shirts

One of the biggest attraction points when it comes to using screen printing is the fact that it creates beautiful customized shirts. This is perfect for a business that is having an upcoming event that they want to promote, great for sports teams that want to make their own customized shirts, or for any other similar occasion. When it comes to making the actual designs, it is easy to come up with a design–especially if you recruit a pro who’s been doing it for a while to help. The convenience and versatility of screen printing, as well as the low costs that are associated with making large volumes of shirts makes this method very attractive.

If you’d like to utilize screen-printed shirts to promote your business, organization, or event, be sure to reach out to your local screen printers to discuss your needs and get a quote… you’ll often be surprised at how affordable it is, and how quick the turn-around time can be. If you’re looking for screen printing in Austin, San Marcos, or anywhere in Central Texas, be sure to give RiverCity Screenprinting & Embroidery a call or contact us on our website to discuss your needs! We can discuss volume, turnaround time, and can even help come up with graphics if you don’t have a set design yet.