SILK SCREEN PRINTING
Tricsta t shirts specializes in high quality silkscreen printing. The process involves stretching a mesh cloth around a solid wooden frame. This is known as the screen. We produce a stencil on the screen which represents the image that is going to be produced, Once the screen is positioned we add ink. We then use a squeegee to press the ink through the screen onto the item being printed. The colours are pushed through the pores of the material. The areas that are open in the stencil on the screen is where the ink will seep through to form the image.
If there are several different colours, the process is repeated with different screens to fill the different colours. To dry the ink we do what is called a curing process, by sending the garment through a heating tunnel on a conveyor belt. Perfect.
Embroidery can be used for your corporate identity or for a personalized image. It can be subtle or bold and assertive. Our embroidering partner has been serving the industry since 1997. The large factory and specialized machinery allows for running large volumes of work at any given time. With top drawer machinery he produces a supreme level of workmanship. In this category we offer you 3 different finishes:
- 3D embroidery: using sophisticated embroidery machines the image will "pop up" from the fabric surface.
- Flat embroidery: dynamic flat embroidery working on a fuller stitch count.
- Applique: where a small layer of fabric, usually in a unique shape, is stitched onto a larger base fabric. It's a great way to personalize your project whilst also adding unique color, texture and pattern.
Poli-flex can be used for lettering on t-shirts, sport & leisure wear, sport bags and promotional articles.
An example of this is a name or company logo on a shirt or numbers on rugby jerseys, etc. We design your image and then send it through to the vinyl cutter. The blade cuts the image into the vinyl. We unload the machine and then do what we call a weaving process. We peel the background out around the image that has been cut, leaving us with the design on a polyester lining. We use a heat press at 155 degrees to press your image or logo onto the garment. The result is a solid coloured vinyl image molded onto the fabric .
Poli-flex premium is suitable to transfer onto textiles like cotton, mixtures of polyester/cotton and polyester/acrylic. Garments with poli-flex can be put in a washing machine and tumble dried . You cannot iron directly on the print as it will melt.
Ideal for fashion, retail and funky logos, poli-flock has the feel of a suede item. It stands up slightly from the fabric, allowing for a solid, catchy visual image.
Poli-flock can be used for lettering on clothes such as uniforms, sport and leisure wear as well as for textile design. Poli-flock printing is the same process as poli-flex when it comes to the printing. We use a heat press at 155 degrees to press the flock onto the required item. The only difference in the process is that we peel it off while it is still warm and then put it back onto the machine and press for an additional 5 seconds as it is thicker than the flex.
Garments with poli-flock can be put in a washing machine and tumble dried . You cannot iron on the print as the glue will be affected.
Better known as "DOG" (direct onto garment printing). The ink flows into the fabric fibres - flat, flat and super smooth.
For this we use a Kornit Digital Thunder 932 Direct to Garment t-shirt inkjet printer. It's a fantastic method to use when reproducing classics and used by a lot of art publishing houses.
It is a soft print and sits right in the fibre. On a dark garment we first put a layer of white ink so the print is a little less in the fibres for excellent visibility.
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