Screen Print Your Golden

Screen printing

There is no doubt that golden retrievers are one of the absolute best dog breeds around. Not only do they make wonderful pets, they also have many other purposes as well. Did you know that golden retrievers are used as hunting and tracking dogs as well as being a top-choice pet? While goldens are not exactly the best guard dogs because of their calm nature, Their playful and goofy characteristics make them a household favorite dog breed. Golden retrievers are a confident breed with the ability to master an exuberant number of skills.

Whether you are an experienced golden retriever owner or have just acquired your new four-legged friend, we can assure you that you will want to cherish the memories of your pet long after they are gone. Screen printing is a great way to remember your golden retriever as well as provide a lasting image that you can cherish for years to come! Screen printing allows you to take just about any image of your golden and place it on a t-shirt, sweater, skirt, or just about any piece of fabric you can think of. Let’s discuss exactly what screen printing is and how you can screen print an image of your golden retriever.

With screen printing, a mesh is used to transfer an image onto an object. Usually done on t-shirts, screen printing allows you create a permanent keepsake of your pet. Screen printing also allows you to make a large number of t-shirts in a short amount of time. Also, screen printing is very effective and you can even purchase your own screen printing machine allowing you to make your own creations at home. When it comes to how good your print will look, screen printing provides one of the best finishes available. Screen printing allows the use of a greater thickness of ink which will prevent the image from fading over time. This method is also very versatile. You can screen print on just about any material from fabric to metals and plastics as long as there is a flat surface. Screen printing is a method of transferring images that has been around for decades and shows no signs of leaving. Whether you are printing by hand or automated machine, this process is simple and easy to do on your own.

Now let’s go over a few simple steps on how to screen print an image of your golden retriever treats on a t-shirt.

First you will need an image. Keep in mind that the higher the quality of image, the better your print will be.

Next, you will need a film positive to be able to burn onto the printing screen. To do this, you can go to a local print shop or purchase a compatible printing machine that you can use at home.

Now that you have your film positive, you will need to transfer it onto the printing screen. A printing frame is usually a wood or aluminum frame that has stretched polyester on it. the polyester mesh holds the image and allows ink to pass through it in order to transfer your image.

Align your image onto the printing screen and expose the screen to an exposure unit. This will transfer the image to the screen. Then, use a squeegee to press ink through the screen and onto your t-shirt.

Remember to flash dry your screen-printed t-shirt after they are printed in order to make the ink last a long time. If the ink is not cured properly the image can quickly fade or be washed away completely.

Keep in mind that this is a basic method of printing and the steps become more involved with the inclusion of greater details. For example, if multiple colors are used, you will need to used multiple screens and align them properly in order to transfer the colors correctly.

There are a variety of screen printing machines available for your home or workshop. All you need to do is determine which option works best for you. Will you be printing large quantities and how detailed will your images be are some of the questions to ask yourself before purchasing your screen printing machine.

Now that you have an idea on how to screen print your golden retriever’s image onto a t-shirt, visit for a list of available screen printing machines that will help get you started.