Socks Screen Printing Machine

This type of socks is worn by patients at hospitals, visitors at trampoline parks,  and kids that want to take corners a little bit too quickly.
As you can see we are not using traditional mesh, instead we are using a perforated metal screen. This process of printing on socks is similar to high-density screen printing, but instead of having to stack up the image with traditional mesh, our clients are easily able to do a single stroke and then move on to the next garment. Our sock screen printing machine is based on the LP-Serie. Basically, you can print socks with any of our machines, because they are simply specially-designed pallets that fit on any of our machines. Screen printing socks couldn’t be easier.

Once the screen is made is just a matter of having the correct ink solution to apply to the socks. In this application, the inks are usually PVC or silicone-based.

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We used silicone gel to print these socks. We also put on a thicker coat of emulsion on the screen (110 mesh). We used two screens for this particular application. The first screen was for the under-base plastisol black….and the second screen was the black silicone gel ink. Our high-density dryers cured the ink immediately. This makes production and lead times much faster.


Substrate: Cotton, wool, nylon, polyester, or spandex

Speed: 1000-2000 pcs per hour

Finish: High-density print, the sticky grip texture, nonslip

Pallet Adhesive: Not Needed but some customers use some

Mesh: Low Mesh 60-80 (or steal screen plate)

Emulsion: Capillary Film (or steel screen plate)

Similar Application(s): None

Special Instructions: Speak with a representative to learn about correct printing ink to use for nonslip printing