As a company that produces and delivers high-performance optics, we understand the level of precision that goes into premium products. What we also understand is knowing when it's good idea to seek out others for a specialized job. Enter: Dannine Donaho with Snow Deep Screenprinting and Design.
Since Maven's inception, we've been going to Dannine with our apparel screenprinting. Quality and value are a core tenet of our organization, and we've entrusted Dannine with printing some of our best Maven gear.If you're not familiar with screenprinting, here's a quick rundown of the process straight from Dannine:
"Photo emulsion screenprinting is a type of printing commonly used on textiles. Before ink can be applied to a garment, a stencil must initially be created. Using a fine-mesh screen, the design is first transferred to the screen using a light-sensitive emulsion. When exposed to utra-violet light, the areas of unexposed emulsion leave a negative stencil on the screen.
Once burned in, the film is removed and the image area is then rinsed away with a high-pressure washer ultimately allowing the ink to pass through the design and onto the textile.
The screen is then affixed to a rotating printing press and ink is pressed through the screen onto a stretched garment. Once applied, the ink is cured by a heating element until the ink reaches ~320 degrees."