Silver Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Screen Printing Equipment
Kiwo I-Jet II – Digital Direct to Screen Burning System
4 M&R Automatic Presses • 2 M&R Manual Presses • Brown 2 Color Number Press M&R Dryers

With over 30 years combined experience amongst our staff in the screen printing industry, we know how to get the job done right and on time, every time. Typically, plastisol ink is the most common process we do, but we also offer several specialty inks and processes to best suit your needs for each job.

Standard Plastisol Inks
Silver Screen prints primarily plastisol inks using the Wilflex ink mixing system It is a licensed mixing system to simulate Panton colors out of the Solid Coated Swatch Library Book. If PMS colors are not specified in art or on portal, we will use Adobe Illustrator’s color converting tool to pick the closest match.

Soft Hand-Reduced
Soft Hand is used for that comfortable vintage feel to the print and garment. A special additive is mixed into the plastisol ink, thinning it down for a softer feel. Due to the nature of this process, exact PMS matches are not the typical result.

CMYK 4-Color Process
CMYK 4-Color process is used for complex and realistic art such as photos that require more colors that our standard screen processes can handle. For best results, we only use this method on white or natural colored garments.

Simulated Full-Color Process
Simulated Full-Color Process is similar to CMYK 4-Color in that I is used for complex art that require more colors than our standard screen presses can handle. Typically, we use this process when running dark colored garments. It uses up to 7 colors to create a more vibrant image.

Metallic Inks
We offer silver and gold metallic inks. They give a glitter effect to any design for a bit of flash.

Crystaline
Crystaline is a step above metallic inks for a sparkly effect. It is a thicker, even more flashy ink that we overprint on standard plastisol inks for a colored glitter look. It does work better on some colors than others. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Gel Inks
Gel is a thick, clear ink that we can add pigment to for a glossy ink color, but primarily we use it for our foil process as an adhesive for the mylar material.

Foil
Once design has been printed with Gel ink, a thin mylar metallic material is applied with heat presses. The finished look has a smooth, high-shine effect. We currently have a variety of color available. Contact us for options and special orders.

Inner Tag Printing
Ideal for clothing lines and retail jobs. We print your art and garment information right on the inside back collar. There are guidelines that need to be followed, so if you are interested, please contact us for details.

Heat Presse Vinyl
Generally, this process is used for names and/or numbers on garments for sports team wear, but can also be used with some restrictions for smaller runs.

Set-up and Screen Charges
We try to keep things as simple as possible, so set-up charges are included. There are no added fees for set-up or screens charges.

Ink Changes
On certain jobs and logos, we may be agile to switch an ink color for another in the same price quantity. There are factors that may not make it possible to do and ink change, New art may need to be created and charged as separate run.

Art Requirements
We prefer to use fully vector artwork in an Illustrator compatible ai, eps or pdf file. Please make certain all fonts outlined (converted to curves). If we have any issues, you will be notified to resolve problem. We accept any art you have, but it may be subject to art charges billed at a rate of $40/hour.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Silver Screen Printing is a valuable asset to the operations here at Alsco. They are efficient and professional in all their work. Both embroidery and screen printing are completed in a short time frame which works well for Alsco, as well as its customer base.

The embroidery work is precise and stands out on the customers uniform, promoting a very professional appearance.

Alsco not only uses Silver Screen for our customers but, we also utilize them for all of our Management shirts as well!

Mike Heath
Service Manager
Alsco

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