DYI | Screen Printing Autism T-Shirts
Designing autism t-shirts is so much fun, especially when there's music involved. Our screen printing process is like any DIY autism shirts you would do at home. What makes Alien Loud special is it is owned and operated by an autistic person with ASD. This means our shirts have been tested and approved of being an 'autistic-friendly' tee. Textures can be a touchy subject (pun intended) with autism people. All Alien Loud autism music shirts have tear-away tags or come straight up "tagless".
The first thing we do is prep the screen. This is when we clean the screen and apply it with emulsion. This is all done within a light safe environment. The process takes a few hours to complete.
Once the screen is prepped, we need a bitchin' graphic to burn on the screen. This is when we take an image and use UV lights to burn the image in our screens. Similar to photo development.
After we wash out the design through the emulsion using water, The hard work is done. It's time to have some fun! We set the screen with graphics on the press. Then apply the ink to print.
Finally, we need to cure the ink. High heat is applied to the garment. The heat marries the ink to the fabric. The shirt is ready to be worn!