Screen, Textile & T-Shirt Printing

textile printingScreen printing, textile printing, and T-shirt printing have been around for a long time, and printing companies in China have been offering these services for many years. The screen printing process is fairly straightforward, and the same technologies used in screen printing in China can be used for T-shirt printing and textile printing as well.

The screen printing process became popular in the very early 1900s, and China printing companies have been using the screen printing process ever since in various T-shirt printing and textile printing applications. The screen printing process starts with woven mesh used to hold an inked stencil in place as it is applied to T-shirts or other textile printing surfaces.

The next step in the screen printing process is to use a roller to force the ink from the stencil through the woven mesh “screen” and on to the T-shirt or textile that is being printed. The roller forces the ink past the screen as part of the screen printing process.

The screen printing process utilized by printing companies in China for T-shirt printing and textile printing is also referred to as silk screening or serigraphy. This name originated back when screen printing first appeared in China during the Song Dynasty in the year 960. Silk screen printing was the most widely used textile printing process in Asia and Europe, especially as silk became more and more affordable. However, nowadays the name “silk screening” is very rarely used by professional China printing companies since silk is not actually used. This is because the cost of silk has become prohibitive in modern times, so it would not be a cost-effective screen printing medium.