As much as I love sewing, screen printing is another favourite thing of mine to do. I'm not naturally a neat person, so keeping the ink splotches on my hands off the t-shirts proves to be quite challenging at times.
Screen printing seems very straight forward, but there is a bit more to it. Firstly I draw an image, then I have to scan it to the computer so I can play with it on photoshop to make it ready to be made into a screen. I don't do this bit myself, I get my screens made up professionally. After the screen is made, the messy bit begins. I print the image onto each t-shirt using screen printing ink and a squeegee. After that it is left to dry. Since I usually screen print 50 to 80 t-shirts or singlets at a time, I end up with them all over my house taking up every flat surface, which can get frustrating when my cat decides to walk across them.
After the drying time, I heat press each image at 230*C. This sets the ink so it won't run when it's washed. Then all that is left to do is sew my label on them and they are ready for the shops.
Lots of these are available for sale in my etsy shop. Click on any image to have a look at what I have available.