Screen Printer & Custom Shirts 2024

We're creating a video library for artists & designers to learn anything they want to know about creating custom shirts, what a screen printer does, and digital garment decoration.

The Three Types of Screen Printing Ink Used on Shirts

Plastisol

Plastisol is the most common type of garment ink you'll find on screen-printed shirts. It's your best choice for color matching or if you want a thicker, opaque print that you can feel.

Water Based

Water Based ink should be your first choice if you want a soft print. Our water based ink is a translucent formula that dyes the fibers and feels like a part of the shirt fabric itself.

Discharge

Discharge ink creates a very breathable and soft print. It's a kind of water based ink that removes the dye from your shirt fabric, replaces it with an ink color, and is a good option to maintain the garment's air flow.

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– JOSH BROWN | WANDER NORTH GEORGIA

  • King of Pops
    King of Pops
    King of Pops
    June 24, 2024
    For this month’s client profile, we sat down with King of Pops Co-Founder Steven Carse to talk about the world of popsicles, running multiple businesses, the unpredictability of marketing, and how his team is tackling food distribution for small businesses.
  • 1,000,000 Words Club
    1,000,000 Word Club
    1,000,000 Word Club
    May 15, 2024
    Every year we print shirts for the Burgess-Peterson Academy encouraging kids to read all the words they can. Their accelerated reader program is a fun way to encourage reading with a shirt custom-made with their name, score, and word count on the back.
  • The Victorian
    Biophilia At The Victorian
    Biophilia At The Victorian
    April 28, 2024
    Libby Hockenberry and Cary Smith sat down with us to talk about plants and their creative vision behind The Victorian. They now have two distinct custom plant shops each with their own flavor and style. Check out some plants, sip on some coffee, groove to some Jazz, and grabbing a cocktail are all possible at their creative plant shops. Go check them out at East Atlanta Village and Ponce City Market.
  • Danger Press
    What Really Happens in a Screen Printing Shop
    What Really Happens in a Screen Printing Shop
    March 8, 2024
    We treat every order as a custom order. You’ll encounter screen printers and DTG printers that will try to standardize your choices. For example, they’ll offer a limited range of shirts that you can print on. After being in business for almost 20-years, we’ve found that our clients like choices.

“These guys are the best in the business. Period.”

– SEAN METCALF | YOUNG & UNITED
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  • Lab Work
    Ink Lab Color Science
    Ink Lab Color Science
    February 14, 2024
    We can mix any color, match any Pantone, or custom color our clients give us. That’s the easy part. Making it look like the right shade and hue when screen printed, printed direct-to-garment, or True Printed on dyed fabric? That takes constant testing and that’s where the lab work comes in.
  • Rolling Ink Rainbow
    Rolling Colors
    Rolling Colors
    January 25, 2024
    We mix custom ink colors every day and some of it is plastisol. Plastisol screen printing ink doesn’t dry unless it’s cured at 350º. It stays “wet” or open giving you time to get the print just right or collect empty containers and make a rainbow print.
  • Screen Printer & Custom Shirts 2024
    Custom Ink Mix
    Custom Ink Mix
    December 20, 2023
    Every job we do is custom to our clients’ needs and ink is a big part of that process. We begin with a Pantone and then see what it looks like on the garment by screen printing it on sample shirts. Colors will shift when surrounded by another color. Shoutout to Johannes Itten at the Bauhaus. We then adjust the color to look “right” on the garment giving us a custom color for each design we print.
  • Thomas Turner
    Featured Artist | Thomas Turner
    Featured Artist | Thomas Turner
    November 21, 2023
    Thomas Turner gave us some screen time to talk about his experience as an artist juggling between murals, studio work, and other projects like shirts. He gives us some knowledge about the complexities of handling custom creative work for clients while maintaining your identity as an artist during the process of delivering the client’s vision.

“Great quality, care, professionalism, and most of all great people.”

– DAVID MOSCATI | MOSCATIVISION

“They made sure my design was going to be printed perfectly”

– BRIANNA GORAL | WAHOO FITNESS

  • American Apparel Print Tour
    American Apparel Printwear Tour
    American Apparel Printwear Tour
    October 18, 2023
    American Apparel came by and threw a print party with us to celebrate designer and printer culture. Attendees got to see the screen printing process we use in our shop firsthand and build a custom shirt design by layering elements created by J.Gilman.
  • Screen Printer & Custom Shirts 2024
    A Day in the Life of a Box
    A Day in the Life of a Box
    September 19, 2023
    Before you pickup your shirts from us, we have to unfold, tape, label, and fill the box that you’ll receive your order in. Watch a day in the life of a box at a screen printer as it passes through each stage.
  • Screen Printer & Custom Shirts 2024
    Box Redesign
    Box Redesign
    August 19, 2023
    New box design for the shop by J.Gilman. Watch a quick overview of the creation process from his screen to hand-made comps.
  • Screen Printer & Custom Shirts 2024
    Artworker 8 | Frko Rico
    Artworker 8 | Frko Rico
    May 8, 2023
    Frko Rico would rather not talk about art. He prefers making art to discussing its meaning. Still, Ian Short was curious about some of the influences that go into Frko Rico’s work and how they drive his business as a working artist. Nowadays, Frko’s a busy guy, juggling a family with young kids, commissions from rappers, corporate projects, and custom clothing while still finding new ways to tap into his creativity.

“As always, super easy to work with :)”

– KATHY LIM | SPRINGBOT

Thanks Danger Press for always crushing it with print jobs.

– JARED ERICKSON | BROTHER MOTO
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