How to Print T-Shirt: Infamous Wolf Shirt + Glowing Red Eyes + Howling Noise (OMG WTF)

Oh wow, even Obama has recognized the sheer power of the wolf shirt (note photo) 😯 . Ooooookaaay, what we’re doing here is something called screen printing. Screen printing is a technique that uses a woven mesh (nylon, typically) to support an ink-blocking stencil.

The stencil is then used to form open areas of mesh that allow the transfer of ink as an image onto the substrate material. A squeegee like what you see in the video below is then raked across the screen stencil, forcing ink through the woven mesh in the open areas.

There are three types of screen printing presses: ‘flat-bed’ (the one we’re using here, and also the most widely used), and then cylinder and rotary presses, which are less common.

What you’ll see below in the 6 minute or so video is a few guys quickly giving you all the information you need to screen print your own t-shirt, which is cool…what’s even cooler is that the design they’re doing is the infamous Wolf-Shirt, which they then proceed to improve on by adding glowing red LED eyes (they show you how) and a howling voice box….yeah.

Additional Resources and Further Reading

Similar nifty tutorial from ‘craftgrrl’

Another tutorial from, this one looks more professional and detailed