The printing crew builds and emulsifies individual screen prints for each color of ink that will be printed on the shirt. Depending on the number of different ink colors in the design, one to 12 screens may need to be made.


A crew member custom mixes the ink colors that will be used on the screen.

The crew places each screen on a separate spoke of the printing machine. The respective ink color is then added to the frame and the excess is scraped off.


The screen frame is pulled down onto the shirt and the ink is scraped to push the thick ink into the slits created for the design. The process is done manually on smaller orders.


The shirt is pulled off the spoke and placed flat into the 405-degree dryer.


Once the shirt is dry, it is folded, packed and sent off to its vendor for distribution.

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