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Distressed Screen Printing - How Distressed Are You?

December 22, 2023

Distressed Screen Printing

A behind-the-scenes look at three unique screen printing techniques

When you envision your logo on a t-shirt, your mind's eye paints a picture. You might see colors, brightness, or vibrance. You might imagine it to be faded or distressed, or looking sharp like new.

Everyone sees it differently, and different looks and styles match different needs. Bullseye Activewear and Promotions has seen it all, and we know how to make it come out exactly as you dream it will.

There are many variations of printing styles, and we can likely customize each one to fit a specific need. But three main approaches can help point toward the perfect outcome for your screen-printed t-shirt. We’re going to tell you all about it!

This is likely more than you need to know. But it’s important to know that we know how to do it. There are three different techniques to achieve unique distressed designs. Here they are:

Traditional High-Detailed Double Print

The traditional high detailed double print technique. This method involves meticulous detailing with a single color, followed by a flash drying process, and then printed again for double brightness. This method allows for intricate designs but also achieves a vibrant and eye-catching finish.

Vintage Distressed Technique

For those seeking a touch of nostalgia, Bullseye utilizes our white ink distressed filter technique. This method combines the classic appeal of white ink with a distressed filter to achieve an older, worn-in look. The result is a T-shirt that exudes character and authenticity as if it has weathered the test of time, while maintaining the quality and durability expected from modern screen printing.

Vintage-Based Additive Technique

For a softer, lighter, faded design, we’ll use a vintage-based additive. This method creates T-shirts that are not only softer and lighter but also boast a naturally faded appearance without the need for distressing. It's a subtle yet impactful approach that caters to those who appreciate a lived-in feel without compromising on quality.

These are three of three thousand custom processes to get the look and feel you’re after. But these three options are foundational to what we do,and help ensure you’ll be satisfied every time you screen print your t-shirts with Bullseye Activewear and Promotions.

Bullseye Activewear and Promotions can help you make the right decisions when it comes to how much to spend, on what items, to get the highest return and to reach your marketing initiatives. Reach out today and let’s see what fits best for you and your company… and your customers.

Call us today at 330-220-1720, or click here to email us.

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