Nowadays, possessing one designed and
featured t-shirt is universal and attractive. There are several companies
providing customized services to customers; however, the price is expensive to
purchase one. So, it gets more on the rage that we do the screen printing for
t-shirts for ourselves at home rather than using screen printers. Here comes
some simple steps to DIY your own special t-shirt.
Step 1: Choose your own design
Firstly, choose your own graphic picture
that you want to make screen printing.
Step 2: Stretch the fabric and tighten
Secondly, put your fabric into embroidery
hoop and stretch the fabric. Just make sure the fabric is tightened inside both
hoops, inner and outer.
Step 3: Draw a design
Turn over the hoop so that the screen is facing
upwards. Next, take up your paintbrush and dyestuffs starting drawing.
Step 4: Spread screen filler
In this step, first to do is place the
newspaper under the screen. And then apply screen filler at a 45 degree angle
all around the screen. Repeat several times until you cover the whole screen. Next,
lay the screen completely dried.
Step5: Wash out the dyestuffs
Wash the screen in order to remove dyestuffs
from the dried screen. The screen filler would remain on the screen. The ink of
your drawing will pass through the screen to create an image on your t-shirt. And
dry it completely again.
Step6: Examine your screen
Lay your screen on test paper and place some
screen-printing ink onto the top of your screen. Hold squeegee at a 45 degree
angle and apply the ink to the whole screen. Turn squeegee over and pull squeegee
upwards. Repeat this action about 3 times.
Step7: Screen printing
Print the image on your t-shirt, and it
will be done successfully!
By above the steps you can design your own
unique screen printing at home. And it is redundant to have a product through producers
by screen printers. This is the great way to be economic and chic.