Custom Screen Printing

How does Print Pricing work?

Print Cost + Blank Garment Cost = Total Price Per Piece

Print Cost is based on the total number of colours in the design and the total quantity of prints.

Don’t wait for a quote! This table shows pricing for various designs at various quantities. Add the Wholesale Blank Price of your garment to determine your Total Price Per Piece.

 1-Colour Print2-Colour Print3-Colour Print4-Colour Print5+ Colour Print 
1-24 Pieces+$5.25ea+$8.50ea+$11.75ea+$15ea+$18.25ea
25+ Pieces+$3.25ea+$5.25ea+$7.25ea+$9.25ea+$11.25ea
50+ Pieces+$2ea+$3.25ea+$4.50ea+$5.75ea+$7ea
100+ Pieces+$1.5ea+$2.5ea+$3.50ea+$4.50ea+$5.50ea
200+ Pieces+$1ea+$1.75ea+$2.5ea+$3.25ea+$4ea
300+ Pieces+$0.75ea+$1.25ea+$1.75ea+$2.25ea+$2.75ea
750+ Pieces
Contact us for a custom quote on larger quantities.

Additional Print Locations

Amplify your message or brand by adding a sleeve detail, a full size print to the back of your garment, or even just a small detail below the neck.

Remember: Each design &/or print location is priced individually.

Specialty Finishing Services

Put the final touches on your custom apparel order. Develop your brand with our specialty finishing additions like:

  • custom screenprinted care labels
  • woven hem tag sewing & supply
  • folding + bagging

Stock Ink Colours & Pantone Matching

Choose from nearly 40 Stock Ink Colours for your screenprinting order, free of charge.

Is colour consistency part of your brand recognition? Looking for something outside our Stock Ink Colours? We offer custom Pantone simulations from the Solid Coated Book. Accurate colour communication is key!

In-House Design Team

Need a little help getting your graphic onto a t-shirt? Every order is overseen by experienced screenprinting designers.

Need a custom design? Our in-house design team specializes in the screenprinting process.

Screen Printing Info and Frequently Asked Questions

Screen Printing

Your total price per piece is based on your print cost, plus the blank price of your garment.

 

Our pricing is totally transparent – no need to wait for a quote! You can easily check or compare prices before starting your Order. Our website shows all print costs and a wide variety of blank garment options with wholesale prices.

 

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.

Our first price break is at 25+ pieces, and set-up charges ($25 per colour, per design) disappear at this quantity as well.

 

Blank pricing can be found in the Products and Pricing section of our website. Each product page has a handy chart of screenprinting prices for various quantities to help determine your final price per piece.

 

Need help figuring out your pricing before getting an Order started? Connect with our team and we can help break down the details!

Setup charges apply to orders of less than 25 pieces. Setup charges are based on the total number of colours in your print, and the total amount of print locations.

 

The $25 Setup charge 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.

 

For example, an order for three t-shirts with a two-colour print would have two Setup charges, one for each colour in the print. This charge is in addition to the cost per print, and the blank price of the garment.

 

Remember, orders of more than 25 pieces (per design) are exempt from all Setup charges!

We offer 40+ Stock Ink Colours for your project.

We can also mix a custom colour using the Pantone system. Custom colours are $35 per custom colour, per order.

Yes! You’ll receive discounted pricing for orders placed within thirty (30) days from the day your order is ready for pick-up. 

 

To be considered a ‘re-order’ the design specs, placements, and garment style/colour must be the same. The only allowable adjustment to re-orders is the quantity. Rush Orders and/or Contract Orders do not qualify for discounts.

 

If your re-order quantity is in the same range or larger, we will apply a blanket discount of 10% off your invoice – to a max of $50.

 

If your re-order quantity is smaller, we will apply the same quantity discount as your largest invoice. Re-orders of less than 25 pieces are subject to all applicable set-up fees.

 

Example A – David orders 50 hoodies and they sold out! He only needs 12 more.

The 12 additional hoodies would carry applicable set-up fees due to the low quantity – but each hoodie would qualify for the same 50 piece pricing.

 

Example B – David orders 50 hoodies and they sold out! Now he needs 100 more.

The 100 additional hoodies would qualify for the higher 100-piece price break, plus be discounted 10% up to $50.

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.

We specialize in screenprinting plastisol inks only. We do not offer water-based or dye-discharge inks at this time. Each ink type has its unique benefits and limitations.

 

Plastisol ink is easier for our small operation to work with, and yields bright and opaque prints. Waterbased and dye-discharge inks can achieve super soft prints, but typically not as bright or easier to work with for smaller runs.

 

While plastisol inks cannot achieve as soft of a print, we specialize in striking a balance between a bright detailed print, and a soft comfortable-to-wear print.

 

We are aiming to expand into a wider variety of ink types in 2018 as we move into our new studio, but these processes are typically held to a higher minimum than plastisol ink prints, making them less economical for smaller runs than plastisol inks.

We only offer options that we can stand behind 100%.

Some retail environments are strict about labelling requirements.

 

While we do offer templates, we can’t guarantee that a Custom Care Label will meet any 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.

 

 

 

Flocking is a process where an adhesive is printed onto the garment, and a fuzzy flock powder is applied to the print, leaving a textured satin-y feel.

 

We do not offer this process at this time. At this time, flocking is suitable only for large quantities.

 

In lower quantities we recommend a heat-transfer product, like Siser StripFlock.

 

http://www.siserna.com/heat-transfer-vinyl/stripflock/

 

This has the same limitations on designs as regular vinyl. Smaller details can be touch to achieve, and designs are limited to a single colour.

 

Ask your Account Executive for more details.

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?

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.

 

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.

 

Ask your Account Executive for more details when exact colour accuracy is a concern!

We sure do! Glitter Ink is an additional +$0.75ea. per print.

 

Glitter Inks are great for adding a shimmer effect to your design. Designs with strong bold details and strong lines are recommended. Due to limitations with the ink some smaller details and thinner lines cannot be achieved.

 

Glitter Inks are not as long lasting as traditional inks. The glitter shines because it is raised off the print and can reflect light, but this means that the raised glitter is prone to shedding from heavy wear and friction in the wash.

 

Ask your Account Executive for more details.

 

We sure do! Puff ink is an additional +$0.75ea. per print.

 

Puff ink is a great to add texture and loft to your design. Designs with strong bold details and strong lines are recommended. Due to limitations with the ink some smaller details and thinner lines cannot be achieved.

 

Puff inks are not as long lasting as traditional inks.

 

Ask your Account Executive for more details.

DTG is great for smaller quantities; since it’s a lot like a home paper printer there is very little setup involved. Load up a shirt, and hit ‘print’. We always recommend the DTG process for small quantities when quality and garment choice are not as big of a concern as price or speed.

Screen printing requires a bit of set-up, but the process allows for a wider variety of inks, both in terms of colour variety and material. Bright and accurate colours make every design stand out, where-as some processes can leave your logo/design looking like an iron-on from a cereal box.

 

Pretty much every dot of ink from a DTG printer is made from a mix of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (CMYK) inks. When being Screen Printed, each colour is pre-mixed and printed directly onto the garment.

 

Why does this matter? DTG inks need to be thin enough to spray through the tiny heads of the printer, the inks can’t be as opaque or bright. Since DTG printers use a mix of CMYK inks, they are limited to the colours that CMYK can mix – which is a far narrower spectrum than our eyes can see, or that can be achieved with Pantone colours. Using fluorescent pigments lets Screen Printers nudge colours to be even brighter than the Pantone spectrum, too.

 

While DTG printers use waterbased inks, it’s important to note that waterbased inks are not exclusive to the digital process. Screen Printing with waterbased inks yields the same advantages as DTG printing with softer prints, but Screen Printing inks are more opaque with brighter pigments, and better colour accuracy and wider range of colour than inks for digital printers.

 

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