Screen Print

Screen Printing

What is Screen Printing?

Screen Printing is probably what you think of when you think about t-shirt printing because it is the oldest and most traditional form of t-shirt printing.   It is the most cost-effective solution for large custom apparel orders.   



How does it work?  A film positive is used to burn a design into a mesh screen.  A separate design and screen must be created for every color in the design.   The sceens are then loaded on to a manual or automatic press and the ink is pushed through each screen until design is complete.  A large dryer is used to cure the ink and make it permanent.

Pros: screen sets on top of garment so it is very bright and vivid in color, cheaper to produce after initial setup.

Cons: Takes time to get screens ready for production and the setup is usually the most costly part.  A setup fee is usually charged, or a larger cost for a smaller run.

Note:  Used for high quantity runs with minimal colors.  Best Method to use for printing on dark shirts.

How much does Screen Print Cost?

1-Color Design | 1 area | per piece:

1 / $45 | 2+ / $25 | 6+ / $12 | 12+ / $7 | 24+ / $6 | 48+ / $5 | 144+ / $4 | 500+ /  $3 | 1000+ $2


*Add 50% for each additional color  

*Discount 25% for each additional decoration area

*dark shirts require a white base layer that is charged as an additional screen color 





Production Time:

Standard - 10 Working Days     

3 Day Rush / + 25% of order

5-Day Rush / +15% of order 

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