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So, which one do you prefer the most? Pushing the squeegee or pulling it?

I have been in the industry for years and I can say I printed around thousands of shirts in my whole career. I will be sharing to you some of my experience about two type of ways when silk screen printing a shirt.

So let's statt with pulling the squeegee when printing.

PULL PRINTING

This is the most convenient and probably the best way to do when you are into quality of the print. But it depends on what ink you are using and what type of printing you are doing. It is recommended when you are using water based inks. It can also good in Plastisol inks but for CMYK inks or plastisol type of inks that not too thick. 

Pros

-quality print

-less smudge

-smooth print

Cons

-depends on ink density

-consumes much energy

-tiring

 

PUSH PRINTING

Pushing squeege is a not so tiresome job than pullling it. You can printing any inks you want as you will not get easily tired and you can maximize the power of your hands. This kind of printing is recommend for plastisol inks users who use high density inks. Pushing inks can make print thicker than pushing it.

Pros

-energy saver

-thick print

-detailed print result

Cons

-smudging

-registration problem

-rough print (sometimes depends on how you push it)

-not so detailed print result

Still undecided?

For me, I would choose pushing when using plastisol inks and pulling when using water based inks or cmyk inks. Both printing ways can work but you should choose wisely on whay type of printng you will be using when you have some orders to make your printing life easier. I suggest pulling when using water based inks and pushing when using plastisol inks.

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do you prefer?