Today we at your favorite branded merchandise store want to talk about screen printing and when it would be the best decorating technique for your next order! We’re going to answer some questions like why would you choose screen printing over embroidery or fashion film or when is screen printing the economical way to go. Whether you need your logo screen printed or just want a custom t-shirt, we’re your screen printer!
By now you know that we started out as an embroidery company, but over the years we’ve added on other services for you, our customers. We know that embroidery won’t work for every order and above all, we want you to go home happy with your order!
So, let’s talk about screen printing! You have questions, we have answers!
Why screen printing over embroidery or fashion film?
Well, you see, sometimes your design has small details that the embroidery process just won’t be able to do. Remember that embroidery involves stitches and they can only get so small!
As for fashion film, it’s similar. Small details are not what fashion film does well! Those details are usually lost in a blob!
📷 Take a look at the detail in this sweatshirt. Each of the logos comes out crisp and clean!
What about the colors?
With screen printing, you have the choice of a TON of ink colors! Which is super exciting if you’re looking for just the right shade of red or the perfect blue!
Below we have our STANDARD ink colors that we have in stock. Now, remember, these are just our standard ink colors, there are a lot more to choose from if one of these isn’t the right one for your order!
Oh, and, just so you know, we used to shy away from polyester and blended garments because the ink just didn’t work with those types of shirts, but the industry now has really great ink formulas so we can screen print on just about any shirt!
📷 Here are our standard colors but believe me, there are a TON more!
Will screen printing last?
A while ago we talked about how Laundry Sucked! We all agreed that it did. But we also saw how we are supposed to take care of our screen printed shirts. If you follow those instructions, screen printing is very long lasting!
📷 Just as a reminder, here are the instructions you’ll get with your order!
Is it itchy?
Raise your hand if you have a child who has asked this question! ✋
But I’m here to tell you, screen printed t-shirts have a nice feel both inside and out! The ink is basically baked into the fibers so they are smooth and nice!
📷 Take a look at these comfortable looking designs!
Is it too expensive for what I need done?
This is one of those questions that has an answer of … sometimes. Screen printing costs have 3 factors.
- How many colors are in the design. Each color needs requires its own screen.
- How many items are being printed.
- Artwork. Do we have the design or do we need to create it for you?
All this means that Screen Printing is a great deal for big orders! But, don’t fear, we have the perfect program for you if you just need a few shirts at a time!
Take a look at our Screen Print Transfer Program! Let me explain it in a nutshell but you really should click and check it out!
When you order screen printed shirts, we make screens and print directly on your shirt. There is an initial fee for set up. That would make screen printing only a few shirts too expensive. But if you’re a part of our Screen Print Transfer Program, we would screen print your initial order on t-shirts, plus more on transfer paper.
When you need more t-shirts, or sweatshirts, or whatever, we get those transfers out and use our handy dandy heat press to make your shirts! Easy peasy! What to know more? Here’s a blog post or feel free to get in touch with us!
I know you’re thinking of all the custom t-shirts you might need! Definitely let us know what you have in mind and we can get started today!!