Screenprinting is the process of flooding inks through a design on a screen. It is an inexpensive process and often used on t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, and bags for advertising or corporate wear. It is high impact with low cost and by far the most common apparel decoration.
Our automatic press is a 10-color but with 2 arms dedicated to flash units it accommodates 8 screens. For white garments, this allows us to print up to 8-color designs. On colored garments we must use one of the arms for the underlay screen so our maximum number of colors drops to 7-colors. Our manual press is a 6-color. We operate both presses on all three shifts.
Please contact us directly for screenprint pricing.
Screenprinting requires vector artwork. Please see our page on additional services for artwork pricing if you are not able to provide artwork to us in this format. For general rules-of-thumb, artwork should be provided on one layer with no transparencies and no halftone gradients less than 25%. The minimum line thickness should be at least 1 point . Our artists may modify line thickness and halftone gradients of your original artwork to improve the print quality of a design.
All of our inks and materials used are fully compliant with the 2008 Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). We will provide certification letters upon request. CPSIA also requires that all garments intended for youth be labeled with a permanent label that can be used to identify the manufacturer, production date, and batch information. This label can be inside of the garment and need not be visible. Please see pricing for the cost to add this label to youth garments.
Unless an order or the artwork specifically requests a custom ink color will use the closest standard ink color we have to print an order.