Traditional screen printing, or serigraphy, is essentially the process of applying ink through a stencil. The 'screens' are a fine-mesh that’s stretched over a rectangular frame and coated in light-sensitive emulsion. The design is split into spot colors, with each color printed onto transparent film and exposed onto a separate screen. Exposing the screen makes a stencil of the design, only allowing ink to pass through the exposed design. A screen is then placed onto the print surface, and ink is pressed through the mesh, forming the print. This process is repeated for each additional color, with the use of a high-temperature flash in-between. After the print is applied in each color, the item is placed through a heat tunnel to cure and dry the ink onto the garment.

• Great for designs with up to 12 colors
• Amazing color accuracy
• Very cost-effective in larger quantities
• Ideal on all fabric blends

Screen prints provide bold, retail-quality colors, and the detail is super crisp. The print itself sits just on top of the garment (depending on the ink), and is soft to touch.

Massive Prints has been specializing in all over belt printing for over 25 years and we are experts in this unique printing technique. We can print up to 4 colors covering the entire shirt with ink. We use only the best waterbased inks for this technique giving the final garment a very soft hand feel. All over belt printing is a great way to add large art, backgrounds, simulated washes, dip dye looks, camo, etc. We can also wash the garment after belt print for an even better hand feel.

Artwork to be supplied in vector format as an ai or eps file at actual print size with all text outlined, or as a raster image, such as psd, jpg, tif, pdf at 300+ dpi and at actual print size. We use CS3. Contact us if you need help with file preparation.

Normal turnaround (not guaranteed) is 4-7 business days (ship time not included) from when approved artwork and payment have been received. If you have a date that you need your order by, be sure to let us know.

1-day: 100% of order total. 2-day: 75% of order total. 3-day: 50% of order total. 4-day: 25% of order total. Often we can meet these deadlines at a reduced rate. Call for more info.

We can print almost anywhere on a garment as long as it fits within our maximum print size. Prints over seams, collars, zippers, sleeves, and pockets are sold as-is. We’ll help you with the artwork and suggest print options so that your design will print successfully — but please note that non-traditional prints may get distorted, resulting in a thicker or thinner ink deposits and a more distressed appearance. We print over seams often and are able to achieve great results, but we will not be held accountable for any flaws under these circumstances. Contact us for more details about unique print locations.

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