Understanding The Setup of Oversized Screen Printing
When considering Oversized Screen Printing (34” x 46”) compared to JUMBO Screen Printing (22” x 28”) or Traditional “Standard” Screen Printing. (14” x 16”) designers must take into account that each size garment in their order must have it’s own screen with custom sized logo.
Unlike Jumbo or Traditional screen printing where a garment decorator will size your artwork for a maximum fit on the smallest garment and use that screen for every size above it, Oversized Screen Printing often involves the artwork crossing seams or a print “falling off” of a garment. When crossing seams is involved and fall offs are involved in the design, a separate screen must be made for each size garment.
In the depiction #1 below, the “S” logo is scaled and placed in the same place for each garment. This type of look is what is typically desired for Oversized Screen Printing. This method is the proper way to produce Oversized Screen Printing garments. A separate screen for each size garment is necessary to achieve this look.
Different screen used for each size T-Shirt. Ideal method
In depiction #2, traditional screen printing tactics of maximizing the logo on one screen, for the smallest size in the run was used. The desired result in only achieved on the smallest garment. As the garments increase in size a less desirable logo size, placement and look occurs. This is what happens when you choose to use only a single screen for an entire order of Oversized Screen Printing.
Same screen used for each size T-Shirt. Not Ideal method
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