Your Custom Face Mask by Blankstyle

“Wallet, keys, phone…facemask”

This is the new morning mantra before leaving the house. Now that we find ourselves in this new normal, where face masks are an everyday essential wear, we should also have the option to design our own custom face mask right? Custom face masks are great for small business, apparel companies and grocery stores. We have even helped supply custom face masks to US Treasury Banks. Making your own custom printed face masks could not be any easier when you shop at Blankstyle.com

Your Logo, Your Custom Mask

Have a logo already? Awesome! Simply visit Blankstyle Face Masks to view your mask options. You may add your choice of face mask to the shopping cart and select Add Decoration. From there you will be able to upload your own graphic for your face mask. Blankstyle’s art department will generate a digital mock up  for your custom face mask and we will not print until you are 100% satisfied with your digital mock up. This way we know that you will be 100% satisfied with your custom face masks. Check out some of these custom face masks we have recently done!

But Which Mask Do I Choose?

With so many mask options, you might be unsure of which mask to use for your custom printed face mask. At Blankstyle we’re happy to throw you a bone! You might consider this face mask fan favorite ST2020 Face Mask. We have seen a great number of our customers use this mask style time and time again as their go to for their custom face masks. The ST2020 Face Mask is a 100% cotton 2-ply cloth face mask, which is the perfect selection for custom screen printing or for folks looking to do their own DTG printing or heat transfer applications. However Blankstyle is always happy to do the printing for you!

The Basics of Screen Printing (Part One)

In our multiple part series, we will be guiding you through the basics of screenprinting. This will furthermore help you understand how the process works, as well as help design purposes for your future clothing label.

The Basics of Screen Printing (Part 1)

Screenprinting is not a simple process, nor is it a difficult one either. In screenprinting, you must understand the process of color separations, design and other important factors. T-shirt screenprinting is not as simple as placing an image on a t-shirt and printing it (as seen in conventional printers to paper). Traditional screenprinting is a process of creating mesh grids, separated by color to displace ink to create an image. There are new innovations that have led up to conventional printing methods such as Direct-To-Garment but do not yield the same results. There are a few determining factors before you actually begin screenprinting.

How many colors is my image?

Images can be comprised of a huge amount of colors, or a small amount of colors. Some standard designs may look like this:

This is considered a 1-color design. After a few washes, you may get a vintage look from the print, as it is more prone to fading without a base.  However, for greater attention to detail, as well as better print longevity, a base is usually recommended (changing your design to 2-colors).  That way you have a more solid, opaque finish on your print such as:

Some more intricate designs may require more screens for colors, and can drastically bring up the pricing to print your garments. You may want to consider doing larger size runs when ordering shirts that feature more colors. Take a look at this Obey Design:

 

This design alone features the colors: white, orange, black, yellow and green. This can incur 5 set up costs for just one design. If you take that into perspective for a small order of t-shirts, the set up costs drastically increase the prices of the each shirt individually.

It is best to solidify your design and manage techniques that minimize costs. That way you can create better sample runs before investing into buying huge lots of printed garments. On the next part of the “Basics of Screenprinting” series, we will discuss the different types of ink that are used in printing, and deciding which one may be best for your case.