What is Screen Printing?
Screen printing is a process of printing an image onto a garment. This process uses a mesh screen to create a stencil for each color of the design to be imprinted. Most screen printing uses vibrant plastic inks, however there are specialty options like water based and discharge printing as well.
How is Screen Printing priced?
Screen printing pricing is decided by 3 main variables: print locations, colors per print location, and quantity of pieces being printed. Each color added to your design requires it's own screen to be created, therefore, a higher price per shirt. Multiple print locations, like a front, back, and sleeve, each require their own screens to be created as well. Quantity has a significant impact on pricing. The larger the order, the lower the price per piece.
What if I don't have a design?
No worries, our graphic artists are fantastic and will create the logo that represents your project best. Give us a call or shoot us an e-mail to get a quote for your artwork.
What if I do have a design?
That's great! If you have print-ready artwork then we can get started right away. We require a vector file in the form of .ai, .eps, or .pdf. Send us the art file and our artist will inspect it to ensure that it is an acceptable file. If so, to production we go.
Is Screen Printing what I want?
Screen printing is the most common and affordable method for large orders, as well as small to medium jobs with few colors. Due to fixed set-up costs, screen printing is expensive for small runs, or small to medium runs with many colors.
We are more than happy to consult with you on your project! Give us a call at (989) 553-1044 or shoot us an e-mail to speak with an M1A Team Member about your project.