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Screen Printing In Citrus County

No matter what the item is, the unique process of Screen Printing is the same.  From t-shirts to cloth bags, koozies to t-shirt sleeves, baby onesies to pant legs, shorts and more. For Screen Printing in Citrus County, TK Embroidery & Screen Printing has you covered. 

7 Steps To Successful Screen Printing


STEP 1: The design is created

To start, the printer takes the design they want to create on the
finished product, and prints it out onto a transparent acetate film.
This will be used to create the stencil.

Step 2: The screen is prepared

Next, the printer will choose a mesh screen to suit the complexity of the
design, and the texture of the fabric being printed. The mesh screen is
then coated with a layer of light-reactive emulsion, which will harden
when developed under bright light.

Step 3: The emulsion is exposed

The acetate sheet featuring the design is then laid onto the emulsion-
coated screen, and the whole thing is exposed to a very bright light. The
light hardens the emulsion, so the parts of the screen, which are covered
by the design, remain in liquid form.
If the final design is going to include more than one color, then a
separate screen must be used to apply each layer of ink. To create multi-
colored products, the printer must his/her skill to design each stencil,
and line them up perfectly to ensure the final design is seamless.

Step 4: The emulsion is washed off, creating the stencil

After the screen has been exposed for a set time, the areas of the
screen not covered by the design will have turned hard. Any unhardened
emulsion is then carefully rinsed away. This leaves a clear imprint of the
design on the screen for the ink to pass through.
The screen is then dried, and the printer will make any necessary touch-
ups or corrections to make the imprint as accurate as possible to the
original design. The stencil is now ready to be used.

STEP 5: THE ITEM IS PREPARED FOR PRINT

The screen is then placed on the printing press. The item or garment
being printed is laid down flat onto the printing board, underneath the
screen.
There are a number of different presses, including manual and automatic
styles. This allows several different screens to work at once. For
multicolored prints, this sort of printer can also be used to apply the
separate color layers in quick succession.

Step 6: The ink is pressed through the screen onto the item

The screen is lowered down onto the printing board. Ink is added to the
top end of the screen, and a squeegee is used to pull the ink along the
full length of the screen. This presses the ink through the open areas of
the stencil, imprinting the design on the product underneath.
If the printer is creating multiple items, then the screen is raised and a
new garment is placed onto the printing board. The process is then
repeated.
Once all the items have been printed and the stencil has served its
purpose, the emulsion is removed using a special washing fluid and
degreased so the mesh can be reused to create new stencils.

Step 7: The product is dried, checked and finished

The printed product then passes through a dryer, which cures the ink
and creates a smooth, colorfast finish. The final product will be checked
and washed thoroughly to remove any residue, before being passed on
to its new owner.

Business Cards in Citrus County

Your Business Is One Of A Kind
Your Business Cards Should Be as Well

With a fresh box of professionally designed business cards comes peace of mind – – the knowledge that you’re prepared for every business opportunity that comes your way.  Whether you’re making your very first impression, rewarding regulars with a loyalty card or giving happy clients your contact info for next time, we’re here to help you look and feel ready to make an impression.

Exchanging contact information digitally is not always easy.
Networking is about making authentic connections. Sending contact information via text or email on demand is convenient but it is also very impersonal.

Engaging in eye contact and actual conversation is how real relationships kick off.

You can run across a potential lead or contact at any moment– tradeshows, business conferences, happy hour, airport lounges, literally anywhere – – and arming yourself with business cards at all times will guarantee that you never miss an opportunity to make a worthwhile business connection. Keep some in your pockets, wallet, money clip or laptop bag so the next time you encounter a prospect you are prepared.

A business card is the first impression of your brand.
When you meet someone that could possibly be a great prospect or business partner, don’t you want him or her to walk away with a great initial impression? A memorable business card does a whole lot more than just pass on an email address or phone number.

Whenever you make a connection via business card, you don’t want your brand linked to the word cheap. A retail store attempting to make a fantastic first impression wouldn’t design a storefront sign with a cardboard box and a Sharpie. We have that same mindset at TK Embroidery & Screen Printing when it comes to business cards in Citrus County.

Business Cards make a great first impression and they also serve as a great icebreaker. I have never once had a discussion end after handing over my business card. 

A unique business card will actually fuel the conversation even further … and that’s what we do. 

Contact TK Embroidery & Screen Printing now to get your design started.

EMBROIDERY FROM START TO FINISH

DIGITIZING

The embroidery process begins with an idea or a piece of artwork. That artwork then has to be “digitized” which is the specialized process of converting two-dimensional artwork into stitches or thread. The digitizing computer software will allow numerous machines to embroider (stitch) the logo/design repetitively onto the various garments. Our files are converted from JPEG, PDF’s, PNG, to our machine file “DST”. The embroidery digitizing is normally a one-time process. It requires relatively clean artwork as a starting point.

GOING TO PRODUCTION

While the digitizing process automates the machine stitching, much of the process continues to be hands on. Before the sewing can begin, specific thread colors must be loaded by hand into the machines. A spool of thread for each color for each sewing head must be loaded. The machine itself is programmed by the operator to sew the design in a particular color sequence and a particular sewing speed. The garments must then be “hooped” individually, again by hand, and then loaded into the machine. Once the design has completed sewing, the garment is taken off the machine, un-hooped, and then sent to the next step in the production process.

SELECTING THE GARMENT | APPAREL TO BE EMBROIDERED

Selecting the type of garment/apparel material is an important consideration when embroidering. A T-shirt for example will likely have fewer stitches than denim given that the fabric is not as heavy and will not hold as many stitches. Polyester fleece, on the other hand, (and the ‘underlay’ stitches that you don’t see on the finished product) will likely have different stitches. Fleece has ‘loft’, meaning that it’s relatively thick and springy. Underlay stitching is required to ‘squash’ down the fleece where satin stitches will be placed otherwise stitches may be ‘lost’ in the springy fleece (and not be seen). Often you may use one logo on many different types of fabrics. However, to ensure the best presentation, we appreciate and recommend working with us in advance when selecting the garment and fabric type that will be embroidered.

Monogramming In Citrus County
A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos.

Monogramming is the perfect gift. TK Embroidery & Screen Printing can Monogram on just about anything.

Sheets
Pillow Cases
Bags
Clothing
Towels (any size or style)
Purses
Backpacks
Robes
Dress Shirts
Sleeves/Cuffs
Caps
Blankets
Baby Onesies
Diaper Bags
Luggage
Much more…

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