Finding the Right Process
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Traditional silk-screen printing is a very popular process. It involves “color separating” graphics and producing silk-screen stencils using the information from each color separation. Each color in the design will have its own designated screen. This means that a 1 color graphic would require just one screen for its single ink color, while a five color graphic would require five screens for each of the five colors being printed. These silk-screen stencils for each printed ink color are aligned with one another and the graphic is formed by depositing ink from all the individual screens onto the garment, one by one.
This process is known for its ability to produce vivid colors that “POP”. Other printing processes like dye-sublimation on blended fabrics or DTG digital printing fall short when it comes to generating bright, opaque colors. This makes it a popular choice for people who want their graphics to be as eye-catching as possible.
Another great feature of screen printing is that it allows you to apply special effects to a garment. Making your shirt glow in the dark, reflect light, or even change color in sunlight are all possible to do by means of screen printing.
Pricing for screen printed apparel is driven by several key factors:
Total quantity ordered
Number of colors in your print
Total number of print locations
Quality of blank garment printed on
Price tables show pricing for screen print only. To arrive at final price per unit, add the cost of blank and finishing/retail-ready additional services desired.
First screen printed location refers to screen print on front only for instance. Second screen printed location refers to the print price for each additional screen printed location like back, sleeve, etc.