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Screen Printing Portland

Custom Screen Printing

screen printed shirt						At AJ’s Signs & Apparel, we specialize in a lot of services, including screen printing. Custom t-shirts and other attire have been a popular way for people to support and represent teams and businesses for a long time. No matter what design you have in mind, we are here to help create it, and we don’t have any minimum order requirements! However, since screen printing is better suited for bulk orders, if you only need a few shirts made, we recommend having the design applied with a heat transfer bond instead to save you money.

We know that once you’ve got a design picked out, you’ll be eager to see the final product. For most orders, our turnaround time is about 4-7 days. Our team strives to provide each of our customers with the highest-quality screen printing services! We don’t shy away from large orders, and we can print your design on a variety of materials!

Screen Printing Near Me

Screen printing has become more and more in demand over the years. In fact, this is the process that most clothing stores use to print designs on their shirts and other apparel. So, why did custom screen printing become so popular? The ink used during the screen-printing process creates extremely vibrant designs that are unmatched by other methods. And these colors are specially treated to be long-lasting, so they won’t fade over time or through multiple washes. With custom screen printing, you have a world of creativity at your fingertips, from the colors and designs to the size and material you want to print on.

While you don’t need any reason to get something screen printed, many people enjoy creating customized clothing and other apparel to support their local sports teams, rep their school spirit, promote businesses, or create merchandise for events! At AJ’s Signs & Apparel, we create custom screen printing for anything you need, and we ensure total customer satisfaction with every job we do!

T-Shirt Screen Printing

Custom screen printed t-shirt						Whether it’s on a t-shirt or any other material, the process for screen printing is relatively the same. The first thing we do is discuss your design. By looking at pictures and colors, we can create a computerized image of your idea. Once you’ve approved of the design, our team will move on to the printing process. The basic principles of screen printing are pushing ink through a mesh screen with a design in it onto a given material.
Creating the screens is the more complex part of the process. We must choose the right mesh size, apply an emulsion, and incorporate the appropriate light exposure all before printing. Once we’ve prepared the t-shirt or other item, we lay the screen on top and add the ink. Using a squeegee, we smoothly and evenly spread the ink over the design. After the ink has been applied, we send the shirt through a drying process that involves a lot of heat; this will cure the ink to the fabric and ensure it adheres properly for a long-lasting design. And voila! Your customized screen-printed shirt is complete!
At AJ’s Signs & Apparel, all our screen-printing jobs are done on-site and by hand. We believe the best way to guarantee accuracy and high-quality results is to do it yourself.

What Else Can You Screen Print On?

Even though t-shirts are among the most popular items for screen printing, they’re not the only thing you can get your design on. If you’ve got an idea, give us a call, we can print on any of the following and more!

  • Hoodies
  • Tank Tops
  • Aprons
  • Jackets
  • Gym Bags
  • Infant/Youth Clothes

The process is relatively simple, and the ink can be applied to nearly anything, including non-fabric materials like metal, ceramic, or glass. However, for these products, we might suggest our engraving or vinyl stickers instead. But don’t believe the myth that t-shirts are the only thing you can have screen printed. We will gladly accept and print on a variety of items and materials. Call AJ’s Signs & Apparel for your next screen-printing project!