"High Quality Contract Screen Printing and Embroidery for the industry,
20 Years of Excellence."

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Aarrow Promotions offers top quality contract screen printing at affordable prices.

If you or your client is in need of precision screen print production services for brand building, than contact us for immediate service. Our state of the art equipment and monthly maintenece procedures ensure quality work time and time again.

Ever wonder what screen printing is and how it actually works??? Well, look no further, we'll give you the complete insider scoop on how the magic happens here at APromosUSA.

Let's start with the basics...what is screen printing anyway?

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses finely woven mesh screens in combination with ink-blocking stencils and squeegees. Ink is forced through the permeable areas of the woven mesh within the stencil shape of the screen to create beautiful artwork on garments. The apparel is then heated and cured for lasting wearable results.

New to screen printing screen printing and looking to learn how the magic happens?

First, it all begins with your artwork (logo) and the creative ideas of our Art department.

Once the designed artwork is created and proofed to you, this is where our expert staff reviews your design for accuracy and moves it forward to you for artwork approval. Upon receipt of your approval, your artwork is rushed to our Pre-Production Department.

Second, once it arrives to pre-production, your design is then deconstructed by color through a process called color separation. In this process, a separate screen will be created for each ink color that is used in the design. However, before the pre-production team can bring your design to the screen prep department, each color must first be printed onto a film positive and examined for accuracy.

Third, the pre-production team brings the film positives to the screen prep team. This talented team sets up the screens with a photosensitive emulsion coating. Then each color separated film positive is attached to each individual coated screen. After adhesion, each screen is exposed to ultraviolet light which creates a hardening of the emulsion. The purpose of this is to burn each color of the design into the screen. Next, the emulsion is removed by power washing, leaving a stencil shape of your design image on the mesh. This is necessary for the ink to pass through the screen when on press.

Fourth, the screen print production team sets up the printing press to being printing your design. To do this, an automatic press is loaded by hand with the set of screens necessary for your design. Ink is then poured by color onto each screen of your custom design. Our screen printing team then loads your t-shirt onto the press, checking to make sure that it is lying evenly and straight.

Next, the automatic press takes over, by lowering the screen onto your garment. Ink is pushed evenly across the screen with a rubber print squeegee. The screen than lifts and your t-shirt revolves around the press stopping at every screen, ensuring that each new ink color is pressed onto your shirt.

The screen than lifts and your t-shirt revolves around the press stopping at every screen, ensuring that each new ink color is pressed onto your shirt.

Finally, the t-shirt is removed from the printing press and is placed on a belt that runs through our hi-power dryer. Within the dryer, ink is cured at 320+ degrees Fahrenheit to ensure color fastness. Upon completion of drying, our production team removes the garment from the drying belt and inspects it, making sure that it meets our quality standards. Your order then moves into our shipping department for packaging/labeling and prompt shipment of your custom printed apparel.

Screen Printing Sizes and Print Locations

For your easy reference, the chart below lists the Maximum Print Sizes for the majority of our garments. Have questions? Contact our Customer Service Team at 516-623-0244 or email us at aarrow@optonline.net


Front & Back Maximum Print Sizes

Adult Full Front

12.5" wide x 17" tall

Adult Full Back

12.5" wide x 17" tall

Youth Full Front

9" wide x 11" tall

Youth Full Back

9" wide x 11" tall

Infant Full Front

5" wide x 5" tall

Infant Full Back

5" wide x 5" tall

* Allow 2" in center for full zippered garments.
** Hooded sweatshirts with pocket on front will minimize your maximize print area.

Chest Print Sizes

Left / Right Chest

4" wide x 17" tall

Pocket Print

3" wide x 3.5" tall

Sleeve Print Sizes

Left / Right Long Sleeve

3.5" wide x 15" tall

Left / Right Short Sleeve

3.5" wide x 4" tall

Oversize Print Locations

16" wide x 20" tall

Leg Prints

Left / Right Leg

3.5" wide x 15" tall

Left / Righ Thigh

7" wide x 7" tall

Butt Print*

10.5" wide x 3" tall

* Allow 1" in center for seam.

Hat Prints

Front Print

3.5" wide x 2" tall

Back Print

3" wide x 0.5" tall

Hood Prints

Hood Print

6.5" wide x 2.5" tall

Aarrow Promotions, 143 East Merrick Rd., Freeport, NY 11520
Tel. (516) 377-0186  Fax: (516) 377-0198  Email: aarrow@optonline.net

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