What’s a Halftone?

What is a Halftone? By definition a halftone is a group of dots made up of varying sizes of dots that when viewed from a distance give the appearance of different tones of gray. While this is an accurate description, it’s also a simplified one. Halftones are actually a series of ellipses that are rastorized

Flash

Flashing is the process required to solidify the underbase so the top colors can be printed. Flashing slows down the production process and draws a lot of electricity (two flashed together draw 80A at 220V which is more than most households consume). DUe to the reduced printing speeds and additional electric costs incurred, there is

Hellfire

blah, blah blah about the hellfire print add image and some closeups . . .

Discharge

Discharge is a process where the garment dye is bleached out and replaced with colored ink of our choice. It provides a soft to the touch prints that are embedded into the fabric rather than sitting on top of it like plastisol. Discharge inks can be used to create smooth underbases for complex process and

Plastisol

Is the standard printing method used by the garment screenprinting industry. It uses polymer based inks that harden into solids when heated to 300 degrees. They are designed to sit on top of the garment and in some cases the deposit can be pretty thick (or as we affectionately call it . . . bulletproof).

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