Screen Printing Services
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.
With over 40 years in the Chicagoland area, we are proud to serve our customers as expert screen printers; after four decades working with clients from all industries, there is hardly a print style we haven’t serviced. We strive to provide best in class print technique and quality. We use supreme grade plastisol ink to produce a superior print on your garments. Whether you are looking for high-volume contract printing or low-volume screen printed apparel for your company, retail outlet, tour, brand, agency, or group, let us show you why Shirtworks has stood the test of time.
Did you Know?
Credit is generally given to the artist Andy Warhol for popularizing screen printing as an artistic technique, identified as serigraphy, in the United States. Warhol was supported in his production by master Screen Printer Michel Caza, a founding member of Fespa, and is particularly identified with his 1962 depiction of actress Marilyn Monroe, known as the Marilyn Diptych, screen printed in garish colors.