Screen Printing Services
Screen Printing has been around for far longer than most people realize. It was believed to have been developed in Asia as far back as 500 AD and became a highly developed process by the 1600’s in China and Japan. Despite huge gains in printing technology over the years, Screen Printing remains the most efficient way to print high quality prints on t-shirts when you need more than a few dozen of the same design printed.
Screen Printing is also well known as Silk Screen Printing but the industry hasn’t actually used silk screens in a long time. Silk was used for a long time but modern day screen printing screens are mostly made from polyester now.
Screen Printing Requirements
Minimums – As we mentioned above, screen printing is still the ideal solution to printing most apparel items whenever you want to do at least a few dozen of the same design. Our minimum for screen printing is 24 and there really is no maximum. We have access to both manual and auto presses so the only real restriction is our minimum.
Hey, wait, I thought you said you didn’t have any minimums!? Yes, that is true, we do advertise ourselves that way and it is accurate. If you want just a few of something printed, we can do that for you, we just won’t use one of our screen printing presses for it. There is quite a bit of work to setup a screen print job which is what makes it impractical for small runs. Our goal was to create a print shop that could cater to the widest variety of needs and as such, we have invested in equipment that will allow us to meet the needs of the broadest range of customers. If you are looking to print less than 24 of something than we would guide you towards our DTG or Dye Sublimation printing processes.
Art Files – The higher quality your art, the cheaper and better your print will look. Ideally you will be able to supply us with vector art work files that we can use to create the screens. Not sure what that is? No worries, send us what you have and we can let you know if it will work or not. If you don’t have the right type of file, our Photoshop wizards can usually take care of it but it may cost a small fee.
Turnaround Time – Plan ahead. With screen print jobs we need time to order the blanks, edit the art work, create the screens and do the printing so our standard turnaround time for screen printing is 10 business days. We can do it quicker than that but there is a fee for all rush jobs.
Screen Printing Pricing
When we price out a screen printing job, there are a lot of factor to consider. The main ones are type of garment we are printing on, the number of shirts we are printing, the number of locations per shirt and the number of colors per shirt. We find it easier to quote out screen printing projects for our customers rather than attempt to post pricing that may not be exactly what you need. We know it’s an extra step in the process but our promise to you is to respond to quote requests quickly so that you can make a decision. We want to win your business and will do our best to be completely transparent in our pricing and very competitive. We may not always be the cheapest but we believe we make up for that by delivery a quality product with customer service as the #1 priority in our process.
Our pricing is all-inclusive. Many companies will give you a per shirt price but it won’t include all the little extras like screen fees and delivery. Our quotes are all-inclusive meaning we take all of that into consideration so the price you get from us is the bottom line price that you will pay.