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Foil Screen Printing

Add some bling to your design with our high quality foil printing technique. Foil works great for simple accents to a design as well as a loud bold statement. Foil prints give a mirror like effect to your screen prints and really shine when any light hits them. Foil transfer prints are truly an elegant, sophisticated look and can tremendously help increase the value of a shirt. Foil transfer prints are perfect for taking your retail fashion apparel line to the next level.

What is Foil Screen Printing?

 

Foil Screen Printing is similar to traditional screen printing but an adhesive glue ink is used instead of standard plastisol inks. The foil is cut in squares off of a large roll of foil. It is then placed over the glue adhesive print and heat pressed. The heat press activates the glue adhesive and grabs onto the foil. After the print cools, the foil sheet is pulled off and the excess foil is peeled off of the garment.

Foil printing is a premium screen printing method so you need to make sure you’re only working with true foil transfer printing experts (Hey! That’s us!). We work with several high-end fashion apparel lines that expect the best in quality in their custom foil printed t-shirts.

  • Screen Printing Glue Adhesive
  • Heat Pressing Foil
  • Peeling off the excess foil
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Methods of Screen Printing Transfer Foils

 

With this method, only 1 color of foil is seen on the garment.

Add 1 business day to standard turn time for this process.

Use this method when you want multiple ink colors on a garment. This typically works best on 100% cotton garments as only cotton can be discharged. This is the preferred method when multiple ink colors are required because the foil does not stick to the water based inks.

Add 1 business day to standard turn time for this process.

This is a last resort method for printing foil when you need multiple plastisol ink colors and foil on the garment. We typically use this when printing on sweatshirts and other blended fabrics.

Foil will adhere to the screen printed plastisol inks just like it does to the glue adhesive. We have to use split-fit pallets which is a VERY time consuming process.

In this scenario, we place the garment on the split-fit pallet, screen print the glue adhesive on to the garment, the top half of the pallet pops off with the garment on it. We then take it to a nearby heat press, place on the foil and press it while it’s still on the pallet. We then bring it back to the press and then screen print the remaining colors on it. The garment is kept on the pallet so that when it is brought back to the press we can make sure all of the ink colors are kept in perfect alignment with each other.

We cannot use our large automatic presses so these orders take longer to print. This process add 2 days to standard turn times.

Foil Wash Instructions

Properly screen printed foil will last for many washes but note that the reflectiveness and shine will fade with each wash, even after the first wash. A few tips to metallic foil printing:

  • We recommend designing your foil prints with a distressed grunge look. This will help make the fading in your foil print less apparent over time as the foil print begins to crack and fade.
  • You should always wash your metallic foil screen printed t-shirts inside out in cold water.
  • Hang drying is recommended most. If you do use a dryer, use low heat on a delicate cycle.
  • Do not iron over the metallic foil print.

Popular Foil Colors

Gold Foil

Gold Foil

Silver Foil

Silver Foil

Orange Foil

Orange Foil

Blue Foil

Blue Foil

Red Foil

Red Foil

Purple Foil

Purple Foil

Pink Foil

Pink Foil

Black Foil

Black Foil

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Foil Color Chart

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