What is Custom Screen Printing ?
Custom screen printing is all about putting your artwork or message onto wearable garment. Let the world around you know what you have to say! If you are an artist and you want to share your artwork you can use custom screen printing to bring your design to life. Screen printing on Tees is also a great way to bring people together for an event. Birthday parties, fundraisers, and charity events are ideal custom screen printing. If you own a business add your logo onto heavy duty tees and hoodies so your employees feel proud to be part of a team. It’s a great way to express what you are all about and spread your message out into the world.
Screen printing is a process that most everybody’s heard of, but one that many might not necessarily understand. It’s achieved by combining inks in strategic patterns on the base material of the tee. The end result is a stamp-like design onto the fabric, displayed in one or multiple colors that blend nicely into the finished shirt.
How it works:
Screen printing starts with a mesh-like material that assists the transferring of ink onto the fabric of the t-shirt. To create a design, a stencil blocks out the areas where the shirt will remain un-printed, only letting the ink fill in its desired spaces.
The ink is pushed through the stencil using a squeegee and the ink transfers to the tee. One-color is added at a time, creating an artfully finished product at the end of the process.
What are you looking for?
Tees, Tanks & Fleece for Adult & Youth
Just some of the many options available to choose from for custom screen printing
Over the years we have found that there are 3 main categories for garments
Types of Material for Screen Printing
There are many tee options when it comes to custom screen printing. We always try to recommend the softest tees available which are the "Premium." But we understand if you need a "heavyweight" tee for your construction company. Or the "best value" for your Jog-a-thon.
What does pricing look like?
The four factors that affect price:
How many colors are in your design? Each color adds to the cost when it comes to custom screen printing. Also, whenever a print is going onto a dark color it will need a white underbase. A white underbase goes below the colors in your design to make it nice and vibrant. Even white ink needs an underbase.
How many locations do you want to print on your garment? For example do you want to have a print on the front left chest area of the tee and also a back print? Each time you add a location is costs more money.
Quantity determines price for your design. The more units the better the price. You can combine different styles of garments to reach a larger price break.
13 Shortsleeve tees + 13 Longsleeves + 12 Pullover Hoodies + 12 Zip Hoodies = 50 units.
As long as you are using the same exact design across all garments. You can also mix garment colors within those units. If you want to change ink colors there is only a ink color change.
The Quality of the garment plays a big part in the final price per unit for your custom screen printing project. Nicer garments cost more. But if you need the best value for your screen printing project then we can steer you in the right direction.
Once we know these four factors we can quickly get you pricing for custom screen printing. Here are some pricing examples below. If you want to hit the full range of our available catalog our minimum is 24 units per design. But you can mix many styles together using the same design to reach that amount.
How do I get my art files to you?
Getting artwork to us for a quote on custom screen printing is easy. Use the quick quote button on the right. Or you can email us artwork files direct to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give us a call at (877) 212-2545 to speak to a real person and we can walk you through the easiest way to get us your art files.
We accept all kinds of art files--if you are unsure what type of file you have send it over. We can make almost any type of file work. If you have a low resolution photo of your artwork or even a sketch on the back of an envelope--no problem. Send it over and we can get things going.
How do I see all of the garment options?
Check out the categories below for ideas. We are always adding more styles and currently there are too many to put online. One of our dedicated sales reps will help you find the right item for your project. Our speciality is sourcing the perfect item for your custom screen printing needs.
Custom Shortsleeves are one of our most popular items. Some of our favorite brands are Bella Canvas, Next Level, Los Angeles Apparel, & Alstyle.
Longsleeves are great if you are working outside to keep your arms protected from the sun. Longsleeves can also be great if you need an extra layer on those cold mornings.
Custom Tank Tops are great for the summer months when its hot outside and you want to show your guns off. Suns Out Guns Out!
There is a large assortment of women's options available. Classic tees, tanks tops, crop tops, flowy style, flowy tanks, scoop neck and the list goes on.
Youth styles are amazing now. Soft triblend baseball longsleeves like the one above. Or shortsleeve triblend tee will be sure to be your child's favorite.
Crew Sweatshirts are a great item for your brand, event or workforce. Stay warm on the cold mornings or add an extra layer when the winter months come around.
Custom Pullover Hoodies are a great item for your team, brand or event. Everyone loves a pullover hoodie and there are many options to pick from
Zip Hoodies are nice if you want to stay warm but you need to cool down quick. Too hot at work? Time to unzip and let the cool air flow in.
Soft Tri-Blend Tees
Tri-Blends are soooo soft--these are by far the softest tees available. If comfort is your thing then you will love these tees. custom printed with waterbase ink.
Tie Dye Tees
Tie-Dye is hot right now. If you are ready to tune in and drop out ask us about our tie dye styles and even our custom tie dye program that we have.