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Inks can be mixed to closely simulate swatches from the Pantone Matching System. We keep a copy of both the Solid Coated and Solid Uncoated guides in our studio for different types of ink.

 

Once printed, the main type of inks we use are similar swatches from the Solid Coated book. The inks are slightly glossy and reflect a bit of light, so it’s not possible to simulate Solid Uncoated swatches with our current ink process.

 

Both the Solid Coated and Solid Uncoated books contain inks printed onto paper. Screen printed inks applied to textiles behave a little bit differently due to difference in the ink and the texture of the garment, so it’s important to note that it’s not possible to perfectly match a Pantone Swatch, only to closely simulate it with the different ink type. There are optical differences due to the variables between ink and garment.

 

Talk to a Printing Pro for more details when exact colour accuracy is a concern!

What is a halftone? Screen printing is a ‘spot colour’ process – this means that each colour is printed using a mixed ink, and each colour has its own screen to transfer the image onto the garment. Halftones are tiny dots used to recreate shades of an ink colour on press.

 

This is where the halftone comes in. A halftone is an array of different size dots which allows screen printers to simulate tonal variation when printing with a single ink on press. What’s the benefit? A halftone allows to use one ink colour in one screen, and approximate various shades of that ink colour. The eye blends these tiny dots into smooth tones.

 

For more information, please review our blog post – What is a Halftone in Screen Printing?

 

Some retail environments are strict about labelling requirements.

 

While we do offer templates, we can’t guarantee that a Custom Care Label will meet your specific label requirements. We always advise to include at least the garment material and the country of origin.

 

A comprehensive Guide to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations is available for reference.

 

 

 

No setup charges means pricing is simpler, so it’s easier to plan your project. We build this into the Base Price of the garment – see What is Included in the Base Price?

 

Setup charges are a hidden fee that can really add up. Setup charges are usually based on the total number of colours in your print, and the total amount of print locations.

The ‘Setup Charge’ usually covers the costs of preparing your design for print, creating the screen for production, ordering the garments, and setting up the press for your print.

Your total price per piece is based on the print cost, plus the Base Price of the garment. No setup charges, ever. At Floodway, we produce top quality printing on the comfiest garments without breaking the bank.

 

Custom Screenprinting Pricing based on the total number of colours in your design, and the total quantity per design to be printed. Each print location is priced individually.

 

Floodway’s pricing is totally transparent! With our Instant Order platform you can select a garment, upload your design, and get instant pricing – no need to wait for a quote. Plus, your Order goes straight into production!

 

Easily check or compare prices before starting your Order. Our website shows all print costs and a wide variety of blank garment options with their Base Price.

 

Not every item is on the Instant Order platform, yet. In the meantime you can browse Base Prices for a wider selection garments in the Products and Pricing section of our website. Each product page has a handy chart of Print Costs for various quantities to help determine your final price per piece.

 

The minimum is 25+ pieces per design or garment style, and the first price break is at 50+ pieces.

 

Need help figuring out your pricing before getting an Order started? Talk to a Printing Pro and we can help break down the details!

We don’t recommend printing over seams, or zippers.

 

We do our very best to produce the best looking prints anytime we pull a squeegee. However, printing on or over any seams, collars, pockets, zippers or otherwise is subject to distortion, print imperfections, and/or other small inconsistencies.

 

The closer a print is to a seam or zipper, the more prone to inconsistencies it will be. We typically recommend prints are placed no closer than 1cm to a seam for best results.