Screen printing equipment prices is cheap. You can do in your own home as hobby, if you are newbie at printing world, screen printing is a great way to start. You can earn some money from this, because the cheap equipment, but you must have a skill to do that, so before you earn some money from screen printing, you must research how to do that.
Basic t shirt screen printing equipment before you start your first printing is :
- Image Film
- T shirt Ink
- Hair Dryer
- Screen Printing Table
- and Other Additional Items
Image Film for Screen Printing
This image film is different from image film that used for offset printing, the different for dot that film have. Basic print screen you must print that image film by color, for example you can draw france flag with software such as adobe illustrator or corel draw, after that you print it into tracing paper with laser printer by color, France flag have 3 color : red, blue, white. In black t shirt, that mean you must print 3 image film same as the color of that flag. But in white t shirt, you can print 2 color, because you can use that white from t shirt fabric.
Screen for Screen Printing
Some screen use silk and other is a generic type of this use other type of fabric. This is the media that you use to transfers ink into t shirt. Screen is square that have fabric with dotted pattern on it. There is so much size of screen, but screen printing pro favorite size is 30x40 cm and 20x30 cm, you can also order your custom size to screen printing supplier.
This rubber that you use to transfer your ink. This have a wood or steel handle, same function between them, you choose which one you like.
T Shirt Ink
For t shirt printing you need a garment ink, there is so many type of this ink, the popular one is pigment ink and rubber ink. But if you expert, plastisol ink is the favorite by customers today.
This used for combine with ink, to clean squeegee, to clean screen after use. Ask to your screen printing equipment shop, which one you need.
Hair Dryer, Lamp, Screen Printing Table and Other Additional Items
Hair Dryer is important here, use this to make your screen dry. Screen printing table who have a handle to make your screen "stay in there" . Other Additional Items is anything you need when you working with it.
After this, you can do your home screen printing, Just my 2cents try to find used screen printing equipment for more cheap, after you can do printing with excellent, you can buy your pro screen printing equipment for best result.