Faces of Biz417

Greek Corner Screen Printing and EmbroideryWe are excited to have our owner Jason Parke, featured in the latest issue of Biz417. A screen printed t-shirt isn’t just a shirt. Sure, you want it to be soft, comfortable and stylish. But, it’s more than that. It’s a story, a message, your statement. At The Greek Corner, we help you tell your story. We’re your partner in finding solutions that solve your apparel needs. Our artists will create a design that will make it the favorite t-shirt in your closet. We make the process easy, and—just as importantly—we won’t miss your deadline. We care about 417-land. It is our home, and you are our people. That’s why we are so excited to offer our MoneyTees Online Fundraising Stores. In 2018 alone, we helped raise $30,000 for local people and organizations. The Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery provides “More Than Just a Great T-shirt.

What is a base print?

Why is it that you request a one color print, but you are quoted a two color price? It’s probably because the color in your design will require a base print. In layman’s terms, a base print is like a primer. If you screen print an ink color on a dark shirt, the ink will “soak” into the fabric of the shirt and look splotchy. The ink will lose it’s brightness and the actual ink color will be discolored. By laying down a base coat of white, it seals the fabric and allows the following ink color to be as brilliant color as intended. The photos below illustrate the difference between a print with and without a base. The image on the left has no base, the image on the right does have a base.

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you understand the reason for a base print, you can go get started with your custom screen-printed apparel order, check us out at Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery in Springfield, MO. We’ve been in business for over 35 years. We have over 85 – 5 Star Google Reviews online. We’ve never missed a hard customer deadline. We love giving shop tours. We offer full-service screen printing including free art service. Our experienced, friendly staff would love to work with you on your next tee shirt, bag, hoodie, short, and screen printed sportswear order for your school. Call us at 417.865.8011 or get a free quote today.

Screen Printing Styles – Vintage or Opaque?

When designing a custom screen printed t-shirt, an important factor in the design is the selecting the type of print that best fits the look and style you are trying to achieve. The following two options will make an huge impact on how your t-shirt will look.

Opaque. For decades, screen printers have use an opaque print for t-shirts. An opaque print means the colors are more vibrant and bold. The whites are very bright. Printing this style requires a white base and creates a thicker layer of ink printed on the shirt. You can see an illustration of opaque printing below.

Vintage. We offer a “new” vintage screen printing style that has become very popular. This effect creates an image that appears to be old and worn. The vintage print is created by making only one pass of the squeegee over the screen. In addition to creating a stylish appearance, it is leaves a thinner coat of ink which is softer to the touch. It is especially attractive on our fashion tees like Allmade, Next Level, and Bella Canvas. After all, who wants a ultra thin, super soft t-shirt with a big patch of plastic ink printed on their chest? At this time, 75 – 80% of all of our customer printed t-shirts feature a vintage print. An example of vintage printing is shown below.

You can now pass the test when you’re asked the difference between opaque and vintage printing.  To get started with your custom screen-printed apparel order, check us out at Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery in Springfield, MO. We’ve been in business for over 35 years. We have over 85 – 5 Star Google Reviews online. We’ve never missed a hard customer deadline. We love giving shop tours. We offer full-service screen printing including free art service. Our experienced, friendly staff would love to work with you on your next tee shirt, bag, hoodie, short, and screen printed sportswear order for your school. Call us at 417.865.8011 or get a free quote today.

 

Biz417 – How The Greek Corner’s Expansion is Allowing Them to Give Back

Thank you Biz 417 for letting us tell our story in your latest issue! We got to share about how we got started, our growth through acquiring companies, giving back to the community, our work with Allmade, Jason’s life changing trip to Haiti, philosophies on a t-shirt and lessons learned over the years.

 

Vacation Bible School 2019

We are getting closer to Vacation Bible School.  Let The Greek Corner help you with your t-shirts and promotional needs.  We are offering a 1 color imprinted t-shirt on the Gildan 5000 starting at $5.80 per shirt with a minimum of 25 shirts.  As always the more you order, your price gets less expensive.  Don’t forget, we can also help you with Banners, Large Backdrops, Stress Balls and all other assorted Promotional Products.

Contact us for more information on this offer by calling 417.865.8011, or by emailing info@greekcornerprinting.com.

Allmade – This Shirt Changes Lives

We are so excited to be apart of the Allmade movement! The Greek Corner has been in the t-shirt business for almost 40 years and the Allmade Tri-Blend is the softest shirt we have ever worn.  Not only is the Allmade shirt soft, but see the impact they are making Environmentally using American Made, Sustainable materials (six plastic water bottles in every shirt) and Socially to breaking the cycle of poverty and child abandonment in Haiti.

In addition, you can actually SEE the difference you will make by purchasing Allmade shirts. It is easy, just:

You will instantly see the difference you are making people’s lives and the planet. You can actually change lives by just purchasing a t-shirt!

Learn more about Allmade

Take a couple minutes to go through these videos from KOLR 10 and KY3 to learn more of the Allmade story.

KOLR 10

KY3

MSU Licensed T-Shirts & Embroidery

Go Bears! As you may be aware, Missouri State University has a licensing agreement with Learfield Licensing Partners for the use of all MSU trademarked apparel. Only licensed vendors are permitted to reproduce the Missouri State Bearhead and trademarks.

Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery is proud to be a Missouri State University licensed screen printer and embroidery shop. Whether it’s short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve tees, hoodies, tank tops, shorts, or jackets you can count on us to faithfully reproduce the MSU bearhead and trademarks to the exact standards of the University. Your group or department’s screen printing or embroidery order will always be completed on time, every time.  Not only are we easy to work with, we are conveniently located at 614 N. Washington, just a few blocks from campus on Chestnut Expressway and Washington. To order your Missouri State trademarked t-shirts or embroidered apparel, give us a call at 417.865.8011 today!

Greek Corner Screen Printing is in Branson, MO

For over 35 years, Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery has served the Branson and Table Rock Lake area. We have provided t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts for some of Branson’s biggest attractions. We have also worked with a wide variety of businesses and numerous schools in Branson, Hollister, and Reeds Spring. Our professional staff of artists, screen printing technicians, and customer service specialists work hard to make it easy to do business with The Greek Corner.

Whether it’s custom printed t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops or jackets, you can count on The Greek Corner to provide you with the finest screen printed and embroidered sportswear in Branson. Not only will your printed t-shirts and embroidery look great, you can count on us to never miss a deadline.

 

 

Why A Custom T-Shirt?

Chances are good you’ve purchased or received a custom printed t-shirt at some point in your life. Perhaps you participated in a charity event, joined a sports league, or supported your favorite band with the purchase of a cool, new tee. Any occasion is a great time for a new tee. If you’re interested in creating a custom tee but don’t know if, or when, or if it’s appropriate, check these TOP TEN reasons to create your own custom t-shirts.

TOP TEN Reasons to Create Custom T-shirts

Bonding

When you’re wearing the same custom t-shirt as someone else, you know that you’re connected. Custom t-shirts instill your school student body with pride or your workplace with a sense of team spirit.

Safety

Construction workers are taking advantage of three safety colors, Safety Green, Safety Orange, and Safety Pink to standout on the job site. When you have your company logo custom printed on one of these three shirts, it will be easy for others to spot your crew and avoid accidents. Adding a safety message on the front of the shirt is a great way to reinforce the importance of safety on the job site.

Support

A custom t-shirt can provide both monetary and emotional support. For example, fans of sports team and bands often wear graphic tees purchased from a vendor representing the group. In addition, you will often see groups wearing matching t-shirts during walks that raise money for medical research of special causes. Often you will see groups wearing tees that support a loved one fighting a disease. For example: “Team Tara” or “Wesley’s Warriors”

Celebrate

Many people create custom t-shirts to celebrate a special occasion such as a family reunion, Nana’s birthday or bachelorette party. You can create tees to celebrate an accomplishment, such as a winning a dance championship or band competition. Celebratory shirts also bond the group together.

Identify

Custom tees also are used for practical reasons like identification. With a logo on the front and a name and number on the back, sports teams use tees as their uniforms. Volunteers at charity events and counselors at camp can be easily identified when they wear specific shirt colors. These t-shirts also instill a sense of teamwork and pride.

Artistry

Sometimes custom tees are created purely for the sake of art. There is just something about seeing one of your designs being worn on a shirt by someone at the mall.

How Many Ink Colors Can You Use In Screen Printing?

Gifts

A custom t-shirt can be a wonderful gift for friends, family, or colleagues. A graphic designer may create custom tees for all of their friends. A travel consultant may give custom tees to their clients as a souvenir. And who wouldn’t want a really cool tee wrapped under the Christmas tree.

Advertise

Custom printed t-shirts are widely used to promote a company and increase revenue. Universities often use t-shirts as promotional items for prospective students. Companies use free t-shirts for conventions, job fairs and festivals.

Fundraising

Selling custom made t-shirts are a great way to raise money. Whether it’s buying a t-shirt to support the tornado victims in Joplin, MO and Moore, OK or contributing to help pay the medical bills of a child, people want to help. At the Greek Corner, our MoneyTees program makes raising money so easy, you’ll think it grows trees.

Statement

Whether it’s to Save a Tree, Save the Planet or Jesus Saves…nothing expresses your opinion quite like a bold, graphic, custom printed tee.

You have now passed TOP TEN REASONS TO CREATE A T-SHIRT 101! Now how many reasons there are to create your own custom tees, give us a call today to get started. To learn more about us, check out Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery in Springfield, MO. We offer full service textile screen printing at competitive rates. Our talented artists will work with you to create exceptional artwork for your screen-printed garment. Whether you are looking for tees, hoodies, jackets, sweatpants, shorts or other apparel, we can do it all.

To learn more, call us at 417.865.8011 or request a free quote.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

 

How Much Does a Custom T-shirt Cost?

Designing a custom t-shirt is faster, easier, and more affordable than ever. Howe affordable you ask? Well, that depends on several factors. How many colors of ink will you be using? How many different locations on the shirt will be screen printed? How many shirts are you ordering? What style of shirt do you want? Once you have the answers to these questions, you can figure out the exact price. So, how much DOES a custom tee cost? Scroll down to find out.

 

How Much Does a Custom T-shirt Cost?

As you’ve probably guessed, we can’t give you a straight answer, yet. First of all, the cost of your custom t-shirt will depend greatly on the company you hire to create your screen printed tee. Every company charges differently, depending upon the level of quality. Second, your overall price depends upon several different factors. The following are some of the details that will affect the price of your screen printed tees.

Ink Colors

To create a custom t-shirt, screen printing companies create screens made of mesh with aluminum frames. The frames are set up on an automatic printing press. The ink is pushed through the screen to print the design. For the process to work correctly, a unique screen must be created for each color in your design. The more colors, the more screens. The more screens, the time and expense. Some companies charge a screen fee. At the Greek Corner, we do not charge for screens. Also note, if you want a custom color, the company can mix it to your specifications. More than likely, that will be an additional expense.

Locations

Although most custom t-shirts have a design printed on center-front or center back. However, you can have your design printed just about anywhere on the t-shirt.

  • Right chest
  • Left chest
  • Tail
  • Hip
  • Sleeve
  • Yoke

However, if you want to print in multiple locations, more labor is involved in the process. Therefore, the price of your tees will rise.

The Shirt

Most screen printing companies will have a wide variety of t-shirts available from which to choose. There is a variety of brands, styles, fit, blends, thickness, and colors. You can select a very inexpensive tee to one that is quite expensive. You have lots of choices and decisions. The most common brands in tees include; Gildan, Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, Next Level, Bella Canvas, Allmade, Port Authority, and Comfort Colors. Go to the catalog page on our website and view some the t-shirt brands we offer at the Greek Corner. (Link this to our catalog page)

How Many Shirts?

Due to production requirements, many companies require a minimum order. At The Greek Corner, we require a minimum order of twelve shirts. Believe it or not, it takes just as much work to set up a job to print 12 t-shirts as it does to print 1,000 t-shirts. Therefore, the more t-shirts you order, the lower the unit price.

So, how much does a custom t-shirt cost”

Less than you might think, especially if you limit your color choices, locations and shirt style. The professionals at the Greek Corner will help you custom design a t-shirt that will fit your style an budget.

You have now passed How Much Does a Custom Printed T-shirt Cost 101! Now that you understand the pricing options for custom tees, you may be in the market for new custom screen-printed tees. If so, be sure to check out Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery in Springfield, MO. We offer full service textile screen printing at competitive rates. Our talented artists will work with you to create exceptional artwork for your screen printed garment. Whether you are looking for tees, hoodies, jackets, sweatpants, shorts or other apparel, we can do it all.

To learn more, call us at 417.865.8011 or request a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you soon.