Screen Printing

Everything you need to know.

What is Screen Printing?

The oldest trick in the book, screen printing is a versatile and popular method for custom garment printing. It’s probably the most well known print method, largely because it’s been around for a really, really long time. We’re talking since the year 960 AD.

At The Colour Cartel, we specialise in this technique, bringing your ideas to life on a variety of fabrics. Essentially, screen printing involves transferring your designs onto fabric using a mesh screen, ink and a squeegee. Whether you’re looking to print t-shirts, hoodies, accessories (the list goes on), screen printing delivers vibrant and long-lasting results that stand the test of time. And by that we mean washing and drying.

So how does it work?

Why choose Screen Printing?

Screen printing is perfect for designs with large, solid areas of colour. The thickness of the ink guarantees brighter and more vivid colours so your design can really pop! While screen printing is excellent for bold and simple designs, we do suggest our Direct To Film method for designs requiring gradients or a wider spectrum of colours.


Screen printed designs are incredibly durable, withstanding numerous washes without fading. In other words, they are perfect for everyday wear.

Fabric Versatility

Another positive to Screen Printing is that is suitable for a wide variety of fabrics including cotton and blends, making it more versatile than other methods (such as DTG).


Due to the set up involved, we do have minimums in place for screen printing products. However, we offer discounts on bulk orders which you can learn more about here.

The Wrap Up

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