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Distinct Impression » Why Use Us?

Why Use Us?

Whether your are promoting your brand or event, the quality of your screen printed t-shirts says a lot about you.  Quality starts with excellent art work and ends with the best equipment in the industry.  Distinct Impression brings over 30 years of experience to it’s Tucson screen printing operation.

Distinct Impression takes great pride in the quality of our work. It all starts in the art department where Mark controls a Mac loaded with the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Once your artwork is finished and approved Mark outputs the film positives using an Agfa Accuset Integrator and an Agfa Rapiline film processor. We use film to ensure that we have positives that do not shrink or distort.

No matter how clean and detailed the film positives are, we cannot reproduce your art without using high quality screens. We use retensionable Newman roller frames with Swiss mesh and stretch the mesh at 26-40 newtons. We stock mesh in 60, 86, 110, 155, 180, 200, 230, 280, 305 and 355 counts. This allows us to use the screens necessary to print all of the detail in your art as well as your solid areas. The screens are coated with liquid emulsion and exposed on our 66”x72” vacuum frame using an Olec light source. Bruce and Mark determine what screen mesh is needed according to your art and the color of the garments. Bruce exposes the screens and informs the press operators of the requirements of each job.

We use mostly Wilflex ink, as their color matching system is top notch. We use their ink mixing software to match any PMS color using ink pigments with several different types of ink bases. We have an extensive inventory of inks and ink bases that also include Union inks, Rutland inks and Triangle inks.

We operate two 10-color/12-station M&R automatic t-shirt printing presses. These presses are very accurate and consistent. We perform regular maintenance on this equipment to ensure our consistent print quality. These presses operate at 300-500 t-shirts per hour.

We are a small family owned business. Our strength is screen-printing, not sales. When you talk to us you are speaking to a family member and owner. Most of our staff have been with us for over 10 years and have been trained by us.

Feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail. If we can not help you we will try to send you to someone who can.

We look forward to working with you to produce your t-shirt needs with quality results.