How to Screenprint a T Shirt
- Duct tape
- Vinyl sticker
- Screenprinting frame
- Screenprinting ink
- Transfer paper
- T shirt
Step 1: Iron shirt
Iron your shirt to remove wrinkles before screenprinting
Step 2: Apply vinyl to frame
- Peel white backing off vinyl sticker
- Apply vinyl to frame
- Use the squeegee to secure vinyl to frame
Step 3: Remove transfer film
Peel back the transparent transfer film slowly to make sure the vinyl sticks to the frame
Step 4: Apply duct tape
Apply duct tape around the edges of the vinyl. Place the frame onto the T shirt in the area you would like to place your design.
Step 5: Apply ink
Using a paintbrush, dab ink across the strip of the duct tape at the top of the vinyl.
Step 6: Spread ink
Using the squeegee, spread the ink evenly in downward strokes. Try not the exceed the duct tape boundaries.
Step 7: Lift frame
After a few strokes, carefully lift the frame from the T shirt. Allow time for the ink to dry.
Step 8: Iron shirt
Iron your shirt before you wash it or else the ink will wash away.