Screen printing, also known as silk screening or silk screen printing, is the technique of using a stencil or “screen” to print inks directly to the surface of a garment. This method is the most cost effective way to reproduce the same image on multiple piece runs.
FAQ On Screen Printing
How long does it take to have a job printed?
Our normal turnaround time is 7 business days once your order is processed and artwork has been approved. We pride ourselves on having the fastest turnaround in town, so in most cases your order will ready before then. For selected promotional products turnaround time can sometimes be 2-3 weeks depending on the size of the order. We offer expedited turnarounds if needed within 24-48 hours, so give us a call if you’re in a hurry!
What is a screen charge or set up fee?
In order to produce screen printed t-shirts, each color in a design must go on its own screen or stencil. DGP will hold your screens for up to 12 months so any reorders placed within that time you will not be charged another set up fee. The cost per screen is normally $25 per color. We can sometimes wave the setup fees on larger orders depending on the job.
Can I bring my own shirts?
Sure, we have a 48 piece minimum if you are supplying your own garments. All supplied garments must be of the same material or be able to be printed with the same method & ink types (i.e. colors, fabrics, print sizes). If you are providing your own garments we are not responsible for product misprinted or damaged during production. If you have specialty items that we cannot provide for you and can’t quite meet the minimum, give us a call.
Do I have to order all the same shirt colors, sizes, styles and ink colors?
You can mix and match shirt colors and sizes of your choice, as long as the ink color stays the same. For Garment colors we ask that you order at least 6 of each color when mix and matching. If you need to order multiple shirt styles, we ask that you order at least 12 per style. We do offer ink color changes if needed in minimum quantities of 24 pcs. The ink change fee is $15 per color change.
Screen Printing Is Recommended For:
- Custom T-Shirt Printing
- Sweatshirts & Hoodies
- Work Wear & Uniforms
- Dry Fit T-Shirts
- Performance Fabrics
- Team Sports & Jerseys
- Family Reunion T-Shirts
- Fundraising Products
- Retail Ready T-Shirts
- Inside Tag Printing
- Towels & Tote Bags
- Cinch Bags
Screen Printing Prices Are Based On:
- Style or Product Type
- Number of individual colors in the design being printed
- Number of print locations
- Total quantity