7204 South Hill Dr. Manassas Va. 20109
Screen Printing is a technique used for printing logos onto apparel by passing ink through a screen.
The process begins with the use of a film positive to burn an image onto a mesh screen. A separate screen is used for each desired color. Once a color has been chemically burned or “stenciled” onto a screen, the screen is aligned on a press and the garment placed below. A thick ink is then applied to the screen and forced through by pressing the screen with a squeegee, thereby transferring the image onto the garment. Once all colors have been transferred onto the garment, the garment is placed on a conveyor belt and passed through a dryer in order to cure the ink. After the garment passes through the dryer, the ink is set, and the garment is ready to be worn.
Note: Screen printing on dark garments is generally more expensive, as dark garments often require a base print. This means that an additional layer of ink must be printed, then “flashed” (heated) before a top layer—the rest of the logo—is printed onto the garment.
We are the first place you should turn to for all apparel in and around Manassas for your school, personal or business needs. Our state-of-the-art equipment and well-trained staff make sure we always provide you with first-rate printing results.
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We do our own Digitizing which gives us the availability to get your job done quicker and control the quality.
All of our printers have had extensive training to ensure the best quality printing. We use top of the line film and emulsion to provide excellent detail in our screens to produce the most complicated of artwork.
Whether individualized mug or water bottle; Give your friends and customers a gift with that personal touch.
Embroidery is the process of stitching logos onto apparel. Hardhits uses Tajima and SWF embroidery machines, both of which are high quality machines and widely-regarded as the best in the business. Hardhits also offers in-house digitizing for embroidery.
Artwork for screen printing must be submitted in Vector format. For those clients who are unable to convert their artwork—typically a .jpg image—into Vector format, Hardhits offers in-house graphic design. Simply call or e-mail the shop, and we will create a design based on your idea or convert your artwork into the proper format.
Hardhits offers a quick turnaround—approximately two weeks after artwork has been approved. Rush orders are accepted; however, an additional fee may apply. There is also a 12-piece minimum for screen printing.