We called with Quest Screen Printing Ballymena to ask Jason, the owner of the business, some questions about screen printing and his own Ballymena screen printing business in particular.
First was the obvious question – what is screen printing? Jason says, “Screen printing is simply a method of printing text, logos or graphics onto clothes, textiles or paper using stencil images on silk screens. The ink is pressed through the open mesh area of a silk screen using a squeegee and blade. The ink is then cure dried using heat so that solidifies and dries into the fabric.”
What can your customers have screen printed? “Screen printing is a process which can be used to print onto most materials eg. t-shirts are probably the most obvious but we also print onto hoodies and sports clothing, bags, paper & card – in fact anything which is flat and will hold the ink.”
Quest Screen Printing Ballymena have worked for the following –
- Local coffee shops and restaurants.
- Sports clubs and gyms.
- Weddings – including personalised t-shirts for hen & stag parties.
- School & universities.
- Promotional clothing and stationary for events.
- Local bands.
- Any group or individual who needs branded or personalised clothing or other items.
Is there a story behind the choice of name – Quest?
“Yes, definitely. I wanted a business name which meant something to me. I had worked hard to learn this new skill and develop it into a business which felt like a bit of a quest to me! Also I’m a fan of older hip-hop music and A Tribe Called Quest would be one of my favourite bands. They are original and inventive which is what I wanted my business to be. All this, together with Quest being a short and memorable name helped me reach my decision.”