Among the different systems textile printers use, the screen printing upon long table is the only one which actually ensures a perfect and uniform quality. This is because it uses the printing principle of wet-onto-dry.
In the past it was operated by hand, but now it is by a carriage moving along the printing table; this system offers:
- Maximum precision
- The best flexibility which regard to runs and the ability to print an unlimited number of colour.
Definitely, screen printing involves the applied arts in the absolutely perfect reproduction of exclusive design.
The screen printing system may be applied to any soft material as well as to hard materials with a even surface, and it is being adopted by and increasing number of any type of fabric from finest silk to tufted carpets for plastic, paper, leather, etc.
Because of more than 30 years of service to printers, Gali is considered to be expert in this trade.
At present, Gali has increased its range of printing machines incorporating flat screen printing machines for high production, roller printing machines of one cylinder for
Application of soaps and inks for non woven material and digital printing machines for samples and short runs.
Here in CA it is saturated.
My friend bought a simple screen printing machine some time ago and has not made back his investment.
The problem is, actual screen printing shops have the more sophisticated presses and can work in volume better than a little guy, so even if you get a few small sample orders once they go to full production they probably will not need your services.
Plus the most savvy shirt makers source their screen printers on the internet, and I'm not just talking about Cafe Press--when my bro needed cool promo t-shirts he found a printer that could do gold metallic and used American Apparel t's in really cool cuts that were super popular among his indie fans