Screen Printing along with embroidery is where we started and still comprises the majority of what we do. Whether you are organizing a small family reunion or putting on a large running event we have the skills and know-how to get you the custom apparel you need.
What is Screen Printing?
Screen Printing involves creating a stencil, known as a screen and then using that screen to apply ink on the printing surface. Each individual color is applied using a different screen, one at a time, combined to achieve the final look. The more colors a design has, the more screens that are needed, and the more setup time required.
The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than other types of printing techniques , which results in brighter colors – even on darker shirts. Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, specialty products, or for quantities greater than 10 pieces. While Sawtooth Shirts has no minimums for screen printing, price is usually a prohibitive factor under 12 pieces.
Screen Printing Price Factors:
Type of Garment: For almost every product type we have an inexpensive, mid-range, and high-end option, and there are many styles to choose from – not just t-shirts!
Quantity Ordered: Due to the setup involved in screenprinting, the more shirts you order, the lower your price will be as you pass price breakpoints.
Number of Locations Printed: Each location requires a new setup and runs for your imprint. A front print only will always be cheaper than a front and back print.
Number of Colors on Each Design: The number of colors in each design affects the run time and set up for each location. A one-color print will be less expensive than a three-color print. If you have a lot of colors and tones of colors in your design, a process print may be a cheaper solution.
In-Hands Date: Orders are produced on-demand for your due date. Garments needed in a few days from your order placement date will be more expensive than those needed in a few weeks