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Screen printing is our passion, we love to do it and we do it perfect! With two automatic 8 colour presses and two 4 station manual carousells we have ample machinery for high throughput work. With 1000's of units done daily and trained printers to hand we can make sure your deadlines are hit for you. Worried about a turn around time; well give us a heads up and we will confirm if we can make it happen for you prior to quoting. 

There is a lot more to it than applying your artwork to a garment, we have to make important decisions from artwork and films to screens and meshes but most importantly we have to select the inks we use to get the best results for your design. Each colour in your design require its own personal screen, screens are then layered up one after another to fit perfectly, thus producing your end design.

Woven Inc Ltd specialise in plastisol, water base and discharge inks but we also use special inks such as puff, gloss, reflective and glitter - if there any type of ink you would like us when screen printing for you just ask or if you would like to learn more about the types of ink we use below. It will give you a better understanding of inks. 

Screen printing is a low-cost method for printing big volumes. The printing process is fast and efficient, allowing for high-volume manufacturing at a cheap per-unit cost. This makes it a popular alternative for companies and organisations wishing to generate personalised products or promotional items in large quantities. Screen printing does need specialised equipment and experience, but with the correct tools and instruction, it is a reasonably simple procedure to learn and master. Anyone wishing to manufacture high-quality, custom-printed items should consider screen printing. Consider trying your hand at screen printing; you may become the next viral phenomenon!

  • Aside from the benefits already mentioned, there are other significant characteristics and advantages of screen printing that make it an appealing alternative for a wide range of projects:
  • Screen printing is versatile because it may be used to print on a number of materials, including fabrics, paper, plastics, and metal. As a result, it is a versatile solution for a variety of applications.
  • Screen printing creates long-lasting prints that are resistant to fading, cracking, and peeling. This makes it an excellent choice for printing on goods that will be used or worn on a regular basis.
  • Customizability: Screen printing allows you to easily produce bespoke designs and prints that are suited to the exact requirements of your project. Screen printing provides you a great degree of customization, whether you're printing a brand, a piece of artwork, or a one-of-a-kind pattern.
  • Cost-effectiveness: For printing big numbers of things, screen printing is a cost-effective choice. After the initial setup, the cost per unit drops dramatically, making it a popular alternative for enterprises and organisations.
  • Screen printing allows for the employment of numerous layers of ink, resulting in rich, brilliant colours that burst off the page or cloth.
  • Consistency: Screen printing consistently creates high-quality prints, ensuring that your finished product looks professional and polished.
  • Sustainability: Screen printing is now a more environmentally friendly printing choice because to the use of eco-friendly ingredients in many of the inks that are produced.

Woven Inc Ltd specialise in plastisol, water base and discharge inks but we also use special inks such as puff, gloss, reflective and glitter - if there any type of ink you would like us when screen printing for you just ask or if you would like to learn more about the types of ink we use below. It will give you a better understanding of inks. 

If you are very specific about the look of your design, the Pantone colours within your design please do not hesitate to call us, and we will be more than happy to discuss the options available to create the finish you are looking for.

Screen printing can be quite complicated or hard to understand so check out some of the questions we have had before below or go to our FAQ’s to any other questions. 

What are Screen Charges? 

Every print shop charges for screens, but they are a one off cost. Because you pay for a screen charge it does not mean you own the actual screens, we do not release these. Screen charges are charged at a flat rate of £25 per colour, per size and design. This charge covers the set up and separation of your design from our artwork team to make sure that it is exactly the right size and position for print. It also covers the film, screen prep and machine set up. 

Do you charge for colour Changes?

Yes we do, with small orders we need to charge these fees as we have to remove the screens from the machine, wash and clean them down. Followed by drying and setting the machine up again as you can imagine this can take quite a while. We only charge a £15 fee with a minimum of 15 units per change so it’s not that bad right?

One of the key advantages of screen printing is its ability to produce vibrant, long-lasting colours. Unlike other printing methods, screen printing allows for multiple layers of ink to be applied to the surface, creating rich, bold colours that won't fade or wash out over time. This makes it an ideal choice for printing on clothing, promotional products, and other items that need to withstand wear and tear.

Do you have minimum orders?

Printing all depends on the colours in your design, minimum orders are 20 pieces per design but we do have a colour break chart see below.  You can mix your minimum orders between different garments and you can have a mixture of sizes.

20+ Units = Maximum of 4 Screens

50+ Units = Maximum of 8 Screens

150+ Units = 8 Screens Plus

How long do you take?
Generally anywhere up to 14 working day is a normal turn around from approving your artwork, obviously if they are ready any sooner we will ship them immediately. Although when ordering in busy season please leave up to 18 workings days to receive your order. Turn around times are not set deadlines they are estimated times for completion therefore your stock could be with you much sooner or slightly after this estimated date. 

Can I see my design before placing an order?

We do not visualise orders before confirming and paying for the order. As you can appreciate it takes a lot of time and attention to visuals all artwork before it goes to a printing stage. Once you have confirmed and made payment on your order all artwork is passed over to our design team and they will visualise your order back to you for approval before anything goes to print.

***We need an approval directly to our design team before any production starts

What size prints can I have?

Based on T-shirts see the maximum sizes and locations below, sizing will vary depending on the product and product size you choose, screens and prints are one size fits all.  Check out our comparisons page for other varations, we do have oversized screens but they are price and sizing on application. 

E.G if you have an Extra small Garment and a Triple Extra Large Garment the print can only go as large as a the Extra Small. Therefore it will look large on the Extra Small but on a Triple Extra Large it will look small in comparison to the garment size. 

Types of Inks 

Plastisol Inks

The Pantone matcher, plastisol inks are the go to ink, our industry standard, Plastisol is a traditional screen print ink that revolutionised the industry in the early 60s. Give a great coverage, leaving a satin- glossy like finish. You can use plastisol inks on the majority of garments for a full coverage, thicker and durable print.

This is an oil based ink that was purposely created for printing. It’s great if you want bright, solid colours that will barely ever fade. Plastisol also wins every time for tonal designs and can retain very fine detail. The main drawback is that it’s not as breathable and heavier to wear than its water based or discharge counterparts.

Discharge Inks

Discharge printing is a new great way of printing, it’s soft, and its sits in the garment rather than on top. We add a bleach based additive to the ink, this is were it gets tricky not every garment discharges well AND not all coloured garment discharges well (they will discharge but just not to the same effect). Coloured garments are not all dye the same way or with the same intensity/amount of the dye used to make the shirts bright and vibrant. The heat activates the bleach taking the printed areas back to their natural, un-dyed colour. We’d recommend only discharging onto 100% cotton.

We would say the following garment colours are a not the best to use discharge inks on (which includes our Premium Standard Ink): Kelly Green, Red, Royal Blue, Lapis, Cobalt, Purple, Forest, Teal, and Turquoise. If you are going to print on these shirt colours, please note that lighter colours like white and yellow will be influenced by the shirt colour remaining underneath.

Waterbased Ink

The Eco Friendly Option: Often the best choice on light garments the ink really penetrates most garments. Waterbased ink, like discharge will leave a very soft, durable finish. You can barely feel the print with it leaving a  textureless finish as it’s super soft. Waterbased inks are mainly to achieve opaque whites as an under-base for vibrant colour prints on to dark garments.

Puff Additive Ink

Puff additive can be added to any colour to make it raise, it’s chemically designed to puff up when cured these inks become raised when they reach the correct temperature. Be careful with the designs you choose for this process if the artwork is too wide it will drop but if its too thin and intricate it will not have enough surface area to rise enough.  Or why not just add another definition to your artwork to give it that extra impressive look.

Reflective Ink

Tip 101 stir the reflective ink before printing: Reflective inks are made up of a carrier base and small reflective glass beads. The base ink itself is so thin, the beads will settle at the bottom if not stirred before printing, therefore you will not get an even distribution. Reflective ink if not printed with a base white will look different over different colour garments, it normally looks the best on white or black garments. Without a light beam on the produce it will look like a dull light grey, although when a beam of light hits the design it will shine bright. Not best on small intricate designs.

HD Printing

HD Printing also known as high definition printing, is a process in where by you produce a 3D heavy deposit of ink. Therefore you print layer on top of layer to give it that definition. Almost like a rubber effect.

Glow In The Dark Inks

The light charged ink is a great alternative to mix up a design. The luminescent inks in natural light looks a creamy white we’d always suggested using a white base to make sure the design is seen in natural light so it gives it a good base to sit against. Although you can use any base colour but bear in mind the glow overlay will change the look in natural and dark scenes. Glow in the dark inks can be produced in a variety of colours but the human eye is most sensitive to green light so this will appear brightest.

Metalic Inks

Metallic inks are similar to our glitter but they are on a smaller scale, the elements within the ink are crushed a lot finer so that its easier to use. These inks are made up of a mixture of pigment and a liquid resin. Easier to use for more detailed designs. Can be mainly used in Silver and Gold. 

If you want to give other colours a little punch we can mix with our standard inks to give it that boost.

Glitter Inks

Looking for that full on glitter effect, we have it covered, we use our special screens with large open mesh counts. We wouldn’t recommend printing this method on anything detailed. Glitter Ink is the heavier brother to our metallic ink as it has larger flakes to give that full glitter effect.

Neon & Fluro Inks

Looking for that electric finish, with a handful of colours available such as: Yellow, Pink, Orange Green & Blue are the top favourites. Works well in a UV charged environment.

Foil Application

One of our trickiest processes, with minimums of 50 units per design, our foil printing is only available in a select number of colours. Drop our team a message to check which colours we have in stock. Best way to reproduce this application, is to print a layer of glue, dry the product then press the chosen foil colour on top. Best used on bold designs without small detail.

Clear Inks

Exactly that clear, glossy, great for getting that tonal effect. Works great on light greys and coloured garments.

Looking for that electric finish, with a handful of colours available such as: Yellow, Pink, Orange Green & Blue are the top favourites. Works well in a UV charged environment. Looking for that electric finish, with a handful of colours available such as: Yellow, Pink, Orange Green & Blue are the top favourites. Works well in a UV charged environment. Looking for that electric finish, with a handful of colours available such as: Yellow, Pink, Orange Green & Blue are the top favourites. Works well in a UV charged environment.