About Screen Printing:

The process of printing that places ink on the surface of the item. Each color in the design is separated and turned into a stencil then burned onto a screen. During the process, ink passes through the screen onto the surface one color at a time. It combines to achieve the final look. The more colors a design has, the more screens that are needed, and the more setup time and cost is required. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, 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 12 pieces.

  • Each color needs a screen and therefore the cost is based on the number of colors.
  • Screen printing works best with logos that have solid blocks of color, coming out clean and vibrant.
  • Since initial set up is time consuming, this process requires a minimum of 12 pieces per size/location.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Since the silkscreen process involves color separations to burn screens all artwork must be provided in Vector format.
  • Vector Art files saved in .AI, .PDF, .EPS formats.
  • Fonts in file converted to outlines or include all font files used.
  • Colors in file saved as spot colors.
  • File saved at size to be printed

First Time Set Up Charges:

Artwork: If artwork supplied is a true vector file and does not require to be redrawn or modified, there are no artwork fees. If there is work to be done, a quote will be sent based on the amount of time required. The fee for artwork modification is $35 per hour.

  • Set-Up: $35 per color per screen
  • Each color and each size requires a different screen.
  • Screen charges are not recurring.


Imprint Fees for Screen Printing:

The following charges are a guideline for the charges added to the base price of the garment or product selected. Since we offer a wide range of products and types of t-shirts, quotes will be provided for the product along with the custom estimate.

# of Colors White/Light Colored Garment Dark Colored Garment
1 $1.25 $2.00
2 $1.75 $2.50
3 $2.25 $3.00
4 $2.75 $3.50
5 $3.25 $4.00
6 $3.75 $4.50

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email: custom@macho.com