A Guide to using T-Shirts for marketing

An Overview of utilizing Tshirts for advertising and marketing


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Advertising T-shirts have belonged from business promotion as well as advertising and marketing from labels for a long time. Advertising Tshirts can be offered to clients, to potential customers, and to your employees to provide them the added sensation of belonging to a brand. You perform not need be actually a planet well-known company to gain from advertising T-shirts.

Even brand-new busineses have made use of Tee shirts to make understanding from their offering, label or business. providing Marketing T shirts to your workers is actually a great means for company endorsement. You can make Tee shirts with your business brand name and also marketing message for your employees and if you entertain a conference, exibition or even promotional celebration, create that necessary for your employees to put on promo T shirts. This is a very inexpensive approach to create your workers attract attention coming from the group and you show an orderly uniformity one of your workers, the same way through which an even offers. Some businessesthink that this is actually also costly to buy a t-shirt online however they are typically inaccurate. Investing in t tees online is actually a swift and also simple procedure and also the choice of on-line shops is significantly better in comparison to you expect it to be with some permitting you to carry out the whole entire layout method and also payment online. Business branding on Shirts could significantly boost the brand name recognition of a company in a really short time frame and also in addition to the obvious advertising and marketing conveniences branded Tee shirts as well as other clothing can improve the impression of customers to your business. Considering the pretty affordable from purchase and printing T shirts from the span of time a good quality T-shirt can easily last makes branded t-shirts one of the most cost effective techniques of marketing for numerous companies.

It is actually extensively thought that DTG tshirt publishing is actually a lot more eco-friendly than display printing. wikipe utilizes water-based inks to publish directly over apparel, this suggests that there are no excess inks made use of in the genuine publishing as well as the only rubbish that develops is actually off the periodic print scalp cleaning– this deserves keeping in mind that scalp cleaning does not involve any kind of outside materials only ink. At that point just as long as junk ink is taken care of appropriately, printing tshirts using the DTG technique should possess basically no environmenal impact. Monitor printing having said that possesses excess inks from parts of the stencil certainly not imprinted to the tshirt and when screens are cleaned up these excess inks are often cleaned down the drainpipe.

 

Below see a video of DTG or Direct to Garment printing. It’s pretty cool stuff although the printers are very expensive!

How to screen print your own t-shirts

I like to make stuff. Today I’m going to write about how to screen print your own t-shirts. 

You’re going to need a screen, a squeegee and some photo emulsion. This stuff comes in 2 parts. You’re going to add a little water to the little bottle of sensitizer and mix it up. That loosens it from the sides of the bottle, and then you can pour it into the emulsion. Then you’re going to mix that all together, really, really well until it’s a consistent green color. It might take a little while, but you want to make sure that you get it fully consistent.

 

Once you have it, you pour a little bit of it onto the screen. You don’t need to use very much, because it spreads really thing once you use a squeegee. Make sure to get the entire thing covered where your art’s going to be, and make sure it’s really, really even. Now don’t leave this out in the light. Put a fan on it to dry and turn the lights off. You want it to dry in the dark.

 

Once it’s dry, you do want to work quickly, because this stuff is photosensitive, so the longer the light’s on it, the quicker it’s going to set. Print out your art on some transparencies, and you can do this at any office supply store. And then lay them backward on the back of the screen. Lay a piece of glass over them to push them down against the screen, and then set a really bright light on top of it for about 30 or 45 minutes.

 

The light exposes and hardens the emulsion that is not covered by the design. So you can see the lighter green stuff here didn’t get exposed. You can use a light spray and soft toothbrush to help remove this area.

 

The way printing works is that the green area asks acts as a mask. The white or lighter area lets the ink through onto the surface that you’re printing on. You want to do this gently, because you don’t want to remove anything that you actually need. This may take a little bit of time, and sometimes you may have mistakes. If you have areas that are mistakes or stuff you don’t want to print yet, you can use some tape to cover them up. Use painters tape and not duct tape. The duct tape will rip off the emulsion.

 

Now lay out your shirt, and place your screen. Then add a nice thick bead of the screen printing ink. It’s best to have somebody else hold your screen, and then pull the squeegee down across your print. If you click here, you can see one of my first videos on this channel was how to make a 4 color printing press.

 

This makes this process a lot easier, but it’s really exactly the same. You hook in the screen, line it up with your center line, and then you can get repeatable nice prints on multiple shirts. You lay your shirt out in the same way, and then use the machine to hold the screen down in place. You still pull it the same way, and get just about the same results.
You want to heat set these by throwing them in the dryer for a few minutes. You can reuse the screens too if you’re finished with them, by putting some photo emulsion remover on them. This is a simple solution that you can just kinda wipe on with a paper towel or a toothbrush. Make sure you put it on both sides, and it doesn’t have to stay on for more than a couple of minutes. Then you can use a hose to wash out all the emulsion.

 

If you use dark inks, sometimes it’ll stain the screen itself. But you can still reprint through them, as long as the emulsion has gone. Now it takes a little bit of practice. When you do this, you may end up having some bad shirts. It takes a little while to get the feel of how hard you need to push down the squeegee, and how to do it evenly. Because you want to make sure that you get a really even pull, so that the ink is spread evenly through the screen. So it’s best to find some old t-shirts to practice on, before you try to use like your nice shirts that you’ve purchased for this.
Now screen printing works on all sorts of things – textiles – so any kind of t-shirt, canvas bag, aprons. Even hats if you can work around the shape of the hat. All sorts of stuff like that. Any kind of clothing works really, well. Just make sure to heat set it into the clothing, like I showed you. You can also print on paper. If you wanted to make posters or invitations, things like that. Paper works really well. I’ve also printed on wood several times.

You can watch my long board video here, where I screen printed my logo on it. That was really easy to do. I’ve done it for several clients – to put their logo onto things that I’ve made, and it works surprisingly well. And I’ve also done it on metal. You just have to make sure that you put some sort of clear coat over it to protect it. Because it will scrape off the metal pretty easily. But as long as clear coat it, you should be good to go.

So if you’re interested in printing, you can print on your own. I hope you liked this project, and if you did, let me know in the comments below.

I love to hear from you guys, I love to see the stuff that you’re working on. It’s really inspiring for me, so please continue to share that with me.

Thanks for reading guys!