what we do
Screen Printing involves creating a stencil, known as a screen, and then using that screen to apply ink on the printing surface. By using multiple screens, we are able to incorporate many colors into your design when printing. The more colors a design has, the more screens that are needed, and the more setup time required.
Colors, Cost and Timeframe
Custom Screen Printing prices are determined by many factors the number of colors in your artwork, number of locations to be printed on the shirt, the color of the shirt itself. The darker shirts are generally more expensive than white or light colored ones, also oversized garments larger than XL are always more expensive.
Screenprinted apparel is most cost effective when ordered in larger quantities. The cost per shirt decreases as the number of shirts you order goes up.
The typical timeframe for custom screen printing is about 7-10 business days from order placement until the day it is shipped. This timeframe can vary depending on a number of factors, including order size, garment chosen and how detailed your artwork is. Rush delivery is also available.
Heat Transfer Vinyl
On small quantities is the best option to print on t-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, uniforms, jackets, tote bags, jerseys, towels, etc.
If you need numbers and or names on garments, we will use a heat press to apply a solid colored vinyl to the garment. we have a plotter cutter which does a great job of cutting out the appropriate names.
The cutter/plotter can also cut solid colored vinyl for a design or logo, however it is fairly limited in the amount of detail it can produce. This is normally done if only 1 or 2 garments are needed
When the corporate looks is needed embroidery is the way to go.
Great for the personalization of hats, bags, polos, t-shirts you name it.
a Few types of ink
Screen Printing Ink Option
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When it comes to printing new apparel items, it’s always good to be prepared and know what you’re getting into, especially when it comes to knowing your inks. The most commonly misunderstood decision that a client makes when placing an order is what type of ink to use. The options are many and each one of them has pros and cons. Also, there are situations where they do work and don’t work on certain apparel choices.
Plastisol is your standard screen printing ink. Sitting on top of the garment as opposed to in the fabric, plastisol will give you the brightest possible print and it’s what you may be used to seeing from screen printed garments from most print shops.
Water base ink, much like the name would imply, is ink with a water base. this type of ink is a translucent with lower opacity than plastisol, which means it can give very visible results on white or very light shirt colors, but on darker colored garments the colors will be heavily influenced by the shirt colors beneath. Water base inks are also more eco-friendly.
Discharge is a form of water base ink, but with a bit of a twist. Discharge inks have an additive in them, that will remove the dye used by the manufacturer. There are three different versions of discharge: clear, white and pigmented. Clear will only remove the dye from the garment, leaving either the color of the garment pre-dying.
As discharge is a water based ink, it will work it’s way into the fabric, giving you the most long lasting print you can get, but there are some drawbacks, it won’t work on some types of t-shirts.