This type of socks are 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 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.
Once the screen is made is just a matter of having the correct ink solution to apply unto the socks. In this application the inks are usually PVC or silicone based.
We used silicone gel to print these socks. We also put on thicker coat of emulsion on the screen (110 mesh). We used two screens for this particular application. 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, sticky grip texture, non slip|
|Pallet Adhesive||Not Needed but some customers use normal amounts|
|Mesh / Emulsion||Low Mesh 60-80 (or steal screen plate) / Capillary Film (or steal screen plate)|
|Special Instructions||Speak with representative to learn about correct ink to use for non slip printing|