At ClassSick Custom we specialize in screen printing on fabric, more specifically clothing. Whether you find a t-shirt in a store, online or at a concert, there's a great chance that the graphics printed on them are screen printed. Like most people, we're sure you own screen printed apparel & may have seen something we’ve screen printed here at ClassSick Custom.
Clearly we are big fans of screen printing and we think it's the best way to print a graphic on an article of clothing. While there are other processes, such as heat transfers, vinyl transfers, dye sublimation, and direct to garment printing, screen printing generally produces the best results in terms of color, detail, and wash-ability. Depending on the number of items you need printed, screen printing is usually the most cost effective way of creating custom garments.
What is Screen Printing
Due to the surge in popularity of custom t-shirts, screen printing has become one of the most popular printing processes on earth. Its origins date back to Ancient China. The name comes from the woven mesh screens that are used as the base of the process. The process is also known as silk-screening; because originally, the woven mesh screen was made out of silk fiber. Today most screens used for printing are made out of synthetic fibers which are more durable and better to work with than the silk fiber that was used in the past.
All custom artwork must be digitized for the machine to know what to where, when and what to stitch and how many stitches it should be.
The fabrics and yarns used in traditional embroidery vary from place to place. Wool, linen, and silk have been in use for thousands of years for both fabric and yarn. Today, embroidery thread is manufactured in cotton, rayon, and novelty yarns as well as in traditional wool, linen, and silk. Ribbon embroidery uses narrow ribbon in silk or silk/organza blend ribbon, most commonly to create floral motifs.
Here at ClassSick Custom we use state of the art embroidery machines and digitizing techniques which allow us to translate your logo or idea into a piece of embroidered apparel you'd be proud to wear on a job, with clients or to promote your business in public.
Contemporary embroidery is stitched with a computerized embroidery machine using patterns “digitized” with embroidery software. In machine embroidery, different types of “fills” add texture and are designed for the finished work. Machine embroidery is used to add logos and monograms to business shirts or jackets, gifts, and team apparel as well as to decorate household linens, draperies, and decorator fabrics that mimic the elaborate hand embroidery of the past.
Artwork & Design
Preferred File Specs
An Adobe Illustrator or vector file is best (.ai, .eps, .pdf, .svg ).
Please save at desired size.
Please be sure to expand all fonts and strokes into shapes before sending.
Acceptable File Specs
An Adobe Photoshop or pixel file scaled to desired print size and saved at 300 DPI. (acceptable pixel formats: .psd, .pdf, .jpg, .png)
Please rasterize all fonts or send the font file if you're able to.
Please note: Pixel formats must be created to size, or larger than size. Scaling up images will result in a loss of resolution. Pixel formatted files must be clear at print size.
Saving and sending artwork
Having excellent artwork and design is essential to us giving you an amazing product. If we have high-quality images to work with, it makes things easier for us to either; screenprint or embroider what you envision.
Many clients send us artwork or have it done themselves, however we have skilled graphic designers on our team, who can take your ideas/sketches and turn them into final designs, like the ones pictured above.
More than apparel
At ClassSick Custom we offer more than just screen printing & embroidery. Whether you own a clothing line or a small business, you'll always need a way to promote your products and services. No need to go anywhere else, we have you covered with; business cards, flyers, banners, stickers, water-bottles & etc.