Screen Printing Process

Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Screen Printing Process

If you’re interested in creating custom designs on fabrics, screen printing is the easiest and most professional way to go. Through screen printing, you can put any design on the garment of your choice. While it’s possible to screen print on fabrics at home, this requires a lot of time, equipment, and materials. The easiest way to achieve beautiful results is to leave the screen printing process to a professional screen printing company. 

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing is traditionally done with the aid of a stencil and a mesh screen. Ink is pressed through the mesh screen onto fabric. If you’re working on screen printing at home, you can transfer designs onto other materials, such as paper. However, this guide refers to professional screen printing on garments. learn to learn more about how you can have your own designs made into custom garments through the screen printing process.

Create Your Design

The first thing you should do when screen printing is to create your design. When it comes to your design, the only limit is your imagination. You can design anything you want for your screen printing project. Think carefully about what you’d like to create. Consider the garment that you will be printing your art or logo on. If, for instance, you’re creating a design for the front of an adult-sized shirt, the space will likely be quite large. A larger design can be more intricate because details are usually easier to showcase when there is sufficient space to see them.

On the other hand, if you’re creating a design for a smaller space, like the front of an infant onesie, there may be size constraints to consider. A smaller area of space means that you may want your design to be less intricate. A simpler design may be easier to see clearly in a small space. Luckily, at BYOG, our design service includes a preview option so that you will be able to see your finished look on the garment you select, long before printing. This way, you can make sure that your design looks it’s absolute best.  

Select Your Product

After you’ve created your design, the next step is to select your product. At BYOG, we have many products to choose from. These include long-sleeved T-shirts, tank tops, short-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. We also offer premium garments, such as North Face fleece jackets and North Face sweater fleece jackets. Other garments include snapback and meshback caps, beach towels, and tote bags, as well as activewear, loungewear, fleece blankets, and aprons. There are so many different kinds of garments available for screen printing. 

With our wide range of products, you can select the option that works best for you. Think about what you’re creating. If you want to make something you can give out as a holiday gift, blankets may be a good choice. For a summer gift, a screen printed apron might work well for BBQs. If you’re making clothing for a sports team or athletic group, you can choose one of the many athletic garments that we offer: shorts, shirts, sweatpants, and more. Whatever you choose, our technicians will ensure that the screen printing process is smooth and that your garment is beautifully made to your specifications. 

Place Your Design

After you’ve selected your product, the next step in the screen printing process is to place your design on your garment. With our easy-to-use design tools, you can test out your art in multiple locations on the garment. This way, you can make sure that the finished product will look as good in reality as it does in your imagination. 

Just as there are special considerations for the sizing of your design, there are also certain considerations to keep in mind when it comes to placement. If you’re designing a T-shirt, for instance, a big and bold design may be well suited for the front or back area. You may also want to use this real estate for an intricate design that needs extra space in order for its details to be sufficiently appreciated. It all depends on the style you wish to achieve. 

A minimal, more subtle style may be best achieved with a small design on the pocket or along the side of the T-shirt to be screen printed. The great thing about screen printing is that you can make anything you want. Any style or design can be created with a few clicks of your computer mouse.


Choose Your Color(s)

With professional screen printing, you can choose as many colors as you like. You are not limited to one color per design. On the contrary, your design can be as colorful as you want it to be. Once you have your design and garment finalized, think about the colors you’d like to use in the screen printing process. Make sure to consider the color of your garment as well. If you want your design to command attention, choose colors that contrast well with the color of your garment. If you want a more subtle effect, select shades that are in the same color family as the base color of the garment you’re printing on.


At BYOG, we use state-of-the-art screen printing technology. Our innovative screen printing process is done in a professional facility that includes two 10-head automatic presses, one 6-head manual press, two manual heat presses, and one automated heat press. With our equipment, we can make any design you create into a reality that you’ll enjoy for years to come. 

The Professional Screen Printing Process

For professional screen printing services with the highest industry standards of detail and quality, contact us. At BYOG, we will provide you with many customization options so that you can create anything you dream up. 

Contact BYOG at 855-776-8465 to create your own custom-designed apparel. You can also customize promotional products, such as hats, accessories, and a lot more! We are passionate about the screen printing process and look forward to bringing your vision to life.

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