Screen Printing:

Printing on Heavyweight Fleece

Successful application on this type of garment requires controlling multiple variables to meet printing conditions.

By Rick Davis, Contributing Writer, Sponsored by American Apparel®

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February 20, 2018

Screen printing on fleece is by no means a new process; fleece is only second to T-shirts among garments in terms of printing popularity. This installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter will feature printing on the American Apparel® Mason Fleece Drop Shoulder Sweatshirt (style HVF496W).

The challenges posed with this garment include the overall fabric thickness and the additional compressibility that 13-ounce fleece offers. Variables must be addressed and processes must be controlled to properly print on this fabric.

Because sweat shirts are popular when it comes to collegiate apparel, the print will be a full-front, two-color distressed graphic that also will be embellished on the left sleeve.