How To Screen Print Video Series - Selecting the Right Shirt

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After you have prepared your screen and chosen the right ink, selecting the right shirt is the most important factor in the success of your screen printing project. In this How to Screen Print video we discuss how to select the right shirt for your project and how to properly load your garment onto the platen of your printing press.

Fabric type, thread type and size and shape are important elements to consider when selecting the right shirt. Discover how cotton and polyester shirts react differently to screen printing inks. And learn the differences between shirts with carded, combed and 50/50 thread types. For even more detail, check out our fabric types video.

Finally we show you how to tack your platen using both spray mist and water-based screen adhesive and how to properly stack and load your shirts onto the paten.