Monthly Archives September 2016

Where To Get Screen Printing Done?

Where To Get Screen Printing Done? Express Press is your one stop shop for custom t-shirts, embroidered shirts and screen printing. Screen printed or embroidered shirts can be designed online and shipped for any occasion, whether for a single person or a whole team. Not artistic? Express Press has a free, full time graphic arts department to help you customize your design. We can print on light and heavy weight fabrics, as well as performance fabrics. Just browse our catalog of tank tops, long sleeves, hoodies and fitted shirts, and pick the style that works best for you and your
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Where Did Screen Printing Originate?

Where Did Screen Printing Originate? The art of screen printing has been around for over a thousand years. It is said that it was invented in China sometime between 960 and 1279 CE. The methods used at first were simplistic and produced rough images. Over time, the craft found its way to Japan and Europe where it was refined. Screen printing was first used to print images on silk or linen for wealthy customers. Eventually, it would be used to print on many different kinds of fabric and paper. In the early 1900’s people in Europe began to develop the
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Are Screen Printing and Silk Screening the Same?

Are Screen Printing and Silk Screening the Same? If you buy printed t-shirts or other items, you have probably heard the terms silk screening and screen printing referring to the techniques used to put the graphics on the items. But you might be wondering “is there a difference?”   The short answer is no, there is no difference. In fact, the two terms refer to the same technique. The difference is that silk screening is an older term. When the process was originally developed, a silk screen was used to transfer the image to the item- a shirt, a canvas,
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How Do Screen Printing Machines Work?

How Do Screen Printing Machines Work? Screen printing is a great, cost effective way to create a customized product, but how exactly does your creation come to life? There are actually quite a few steps needed to transfer your design onto fabric. With screen printing, as opposed to other ways of printing design on fabric, the ink sits on top of the shirt, instead of seeping through. This really allows for the colors of your design to pop! Before the screen printing process can really begin, you need a design. Here at Express Press in Springfield, MO, we’re there for
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