People have been screen printing on t-shirts for about 100 years now. You might not have given it much thought, but every time you see a piece of colorful artwork on a shirt, it took a fairly in-depth process to put it there.

The process begins by dividing the artwork into individual colors. For instance, if we were printing the American flag on a shirt, the artwork would be divided into 3 images: Red, White, and Blue. Each of those three images is then "burned" onto a silk screen using a combination of photo-sensitive chemicals and water. From there each of the screens are placed on a printing press where they are meticulously aligned to print perfectly on top of each other. Ink is placed in the screen, and your artwork is then printed color by color onto the shirt. The whole process is completed when the shirt is heated, curing the ink into the fabric.

Screen printing can be used to create a wide variety of artwork; everything from clean, crisp images to distressed and vintage designs. It is ideal for anyone wanting a quality print that will most likely outlast the shirt itself.