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Screen Printing T-Shirts

So I was informed after my last blog that paint is not the proper nomenclature for what Foobadap uses for their screen printing process. What they use in the screen printing is actually Plastisol ink. Plastisol is a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in a liquid form. Which means that it can be poured like a liquid yet does not run like a liquid. It can be placed onto a shirt and the shirt can then be held up and the ink will not run down the shirt even before it is heated and dried.

When heated to 320 degrees, the ink...

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Fooba Bread and Butter

Embroidery Screen Printing T-Shirts

Foobadap Apparel located in St. Charles Missouri and servicing the greater St. Louis area, is the place to go for any and everything you want to personalize. They specialize in screen printing and embroidery, but their talents stretch far beyond, from personalized coffee mugs and water bottles to the always important beer coolies. Banners, pens, and even jigsaw puzzles are in their bag of tricks.

Let’s start with the basics though. Shirts. Whether it’s a tee-shirt, hoody, or sweat shirt, shirts are where they excel. The screen printing process is what they use for the majority of the work. The...

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Ink or Thread?

Embroidery Screen Printing


“What is the difference between Screen Printing and Embroidery?”
The answer to this question is simple, however this is often the first question many people pose when selecting their apparel.

Screen Printing is a process in which we use a plastisol ink that becomes permanent when heated at temperatures above 300 degrees F and gently pull it through a stenciled screen that leaves a smooth copy of the image on the shirt.

Embroidery is a process where a needle penetrates the fabric and weaves a pattern using thread from above and below to create...

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