Screen printing and DTG both yield comparable, quality prints, but they differ in method. For one, screen printing is one of the oldest techniques, while DTG is newer technology. Screen printing involves pushing ink onto fabric, while DTG uses a printer to print ink directly onto a garment.
In that same pitch black room (don't turn on the light yet), lay down a black cloth or board. Lay down the screen and frame with the screen side down on top of the black surface. Then lay the transparency with your image on it on the screen where the photo emulsion is.
Re: Emulsion Without Sensitizer Every emulsion, depending on its formulation, has a different shelf life once it is mixed with the sensitizer. You should have received instructions with your emulsion which should spell out the shelf life for that specific brand.
Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, when printing on dark shirts, or for specialty products. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors even on darker shirts.
Screen Printing Squeegees Every Ryonet squeegee contains a high-quality polyurethane blade which is manufactured right here in the USA. We offer four types of squeegee durometers: 60 Durometer, 70 Durometer, 80 Durometer, 70/90/70 Triple Durometer.
A screen printed transfer (also known as a plastisol transfer) is an image which has been screen printed onto release paper. Instead of being directly screen printed onto a shirt or other item, the design is printed onto transfer paper, then applied with a heat press.