Threds Up!

Threds, a local promotional products company, held its third annual open house on Friday. They print and embroider logos on t-shirts, hats, and many other products.

Just as radio stations hand out t-shirts to listeners, Threds handed out t-shirts with their own logo to customers at the open house. The only difference was that we could watch our shirt get printed before putting it in our goody bags.

  The blank shirt gets loaded onto a flat platform on one of the arms of the screen printing press. The technician programmed it to print twelve colors.

  The shirts make fourteen stops around the printing press. In addition to the twelve colors, there are two spots where the colors are cured.

  After the printing is complete, the shirts are moved to a conveyer belt which passes them through a dryer at 420°.

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