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.

 

T-shirt Design Tips and Tricks

Did you draw the short straw and get volunteered to design the t-shirt for your group? Perhaps you have an idea for a t-shirt design you would like to sell to raise money. Fear not. Thousands of tees are designed everyday by everyday people with no design experience. Many amateurs have designed t-shirts and achieved gorgeous results. Do not be intimidated, you can too. To help you achieve t-shirt greatness, we’ve come up with a list of basic t-shirt design tips. They aren’t magic and won’t turn you into a Fairy Tale Princess or Prince Charming. However, they will help you through the process and help you avoid amateur mistakes (or turn you into a frog).

Talk to your Chosen Screen Printing Company First.

This will save you a great deal of time and more than a few headaches. Although most our t-shirt tips are applicable to all screen printing companies, some have specific preferences or limitations. For example, at The Greek Corner, we ask that all digital files be converted to paths or outlines. We support ai., eps., and pdfs.

Consider limiting the colors in your design.

If you have a limitless budget, this tip will not apply to you. However, most amateurs designing t-shirts try to keep their costs down. One of the best ways to control your cost is to limit the number colors in your design. Due to the screen printing process, each color in your design will require a new film positive. Each film positive will require a separate screen. As you would expect, each additional film positive and screen increases your cost. In order to be thrifty, consider limiting your t-shirt design to one to three colors.

Choose Your Colors Carefully.

Communication is typically the primary reason to create a screen printed t-shirt. Therefore, it’s important to carefully analyze your color palette. If you are printing on a white tee, pale yellow ink will be difficult to see. Contrast is the key, but using colors that complement each other Is critically important. Here’s a great tip: If you don’t have a good eye for color, ask a friend that does for help.

Keep It Simple.

If it’s your first time designing a t-shirt, keep your design fairly simple. Simplicity is elegant and memorable. It will help you communicate your message clearly and succinctly. Some of the greatest designs of all time are simple graphic images. Just think:

  • I love NY
  • Got milk?
  • Don’t Mess with Texas

In addition, complicated imagery and subtle details are much harder to print and may not turn out as well as you would hope.

Create a Mock Up.

A mock up is key to the creation of a beautiful t-shirt. After you’ve created your design, print it out and hold it up to a t-shirt. You may need to print it out in several different sizes. This is especially true if you are debating where you are going to place the design. Will it be on the left chest, your right hip, or a full back? The goal is to determine the scale of your design. Does it work on a t-shirt? Have someone hold up the design against their chest and stand several feet away. Can you still read it? Are the images easy to see? Figure out want works and what doesn’t work now, before you go through the printing process.

Ask For Help.

If you are having trouble, why not do it the easy way. Go to a screen printing shop and work with their professional designers. They can help you transform your rough sketches into an engaging, attractive design. They will also offer assistance when choosing ink colors and will make helpful design ideas.

The Easy Way Out.

Want the easy way out in designing your t-shirt? Contact the design pros at The Greek Corner. Just share your thoughts with them and they will transform your vision into reality. Best of all, it’s at no charge!

You’ve now passed T-shirt Design Tips and Tricks 101. 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.

In addition to serving Springfield, MO, we also screen print custom t-shirts for customers in Branson, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Rogersville, Marshfield, Clever, Lebanon, Bolivar, Reeds Spring, Ava, Seymour, Mansfield, Mountain Grove, Buffalo, Stockton, Aurora, Mt. Vernon and Republic. We ship custom printed t-shirts everywhere in the United States. 

Screen Printing FAQ

Screen printing is a delightfully easy way to quickly produce custom t-shirts (or hoodies, totes, bags, towels, etc). If you choose the correct screen printer, the process can be a breeze. Simply decide what product you want to use, get an idea of the artwork you would like to use, determine the print location, and the ink colors. To make it even easier, if you select the right screen printing company, they will help you bring your design to life at no charge. To get started, here are a few questions commonly asked of screen printing companies. Welcome to Screen Printing FAQ 101.

How much does screen printing cost?

The cost depends on a variety of factors:

  • How many shirts are you printing at the same time? The more shirts you print, the lower the unit cost.
  • How many different locations will be printed on your shirt? The more locations printed, the higher the unit cost.
  • How many ink colors does each design have on each location? The more ink colors, the higher the cost.
  • What style of t-shirt do you want? Shirt prices range from $5.00 per shirt and up.

Your screen printing cost is determined by the answer to those questions.

Shop Tours

Where can you print on a shirt?

Although most people stick to traditional locations (front, back, left or right chest), you can also print on the hip, yoke, on the hood of a hoodie, on pockets, or on the sleeves. If you would like to print on an unusual location, simply ask your screen printer what is possible.

Can I see what my t-shirt will look like before I place my order?

Absolutely! Once the design is finalized, your screen printer should send you a mock up or proof of your design. It will appear on the t-shirt or garment you have selected. In some cases, your screen printer will have a sample of the actual t-shirt for you to touch, feel, and see. If not, for a small fee, they will order the item of your choice for your approval. If you decide to order that specific style and color, they will use it to print your order and the ordering fee will be waived. Be sure to order a sample that is just your size!

What is the minimum number of t-shirts I can order?

Believe it or not, it takes just as much work to set up a job for one shirt as it does to screen print 500 shirts. Due to production requirements, at Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery, we have a minimum order of twelve shirts for screen printing. You may be surprised to learn that due to quantity discounts, it is less expensive to order 25 t-shirts than it is to order only twelve t-shirts. If that’s the case for your request, ask how we can split up the shirt colors for more variety. By the way, if you are interested in embroidered garments, you will be happy to know that there isn’t a minimum order required for embroidery.

What colors of ink are offered?

We offer a wide range of ink colors. If we don’t happen to have the exact shade you need, PMS color matches are available for a small additional fee.

How long will it take for my order to be printed?

Most screen printing jobs are finished in 10-14 business days. Depending up on the current printing production schedule, there are occasions when they may be completed sooner or later. If you have a specific date for an event, just let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you. In some cases, rush charges may apply.

You’ve now passed Screen Printing FAQ 101. To get started with your custom screen-printed apparel, see us at Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery in Springfield, MO. We offer full-service screen printing including free art service. We 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.

In addition to serving Springfield, MO, we also screen print custom t-shirts for customers in Branson, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Rogersville, Marshfield, Clever, Lebanon, Bolivar, Reeds Spring, Ava, Seymour, Mansfield, Mountain Grove, Buffalo, Stockton, Aurora, Mt. Vernon and Republic. We ship custom printed t-shirts everywhere in the United States. 

 

 

How Many Ink Colors Can You Use In Screen Printing?

Emerald Green. Sunny Yellow. Scarlet Red. Vegas Gold. When designing a screen printed t-shirt, the color possibilities may be endless. There is a rainbow of ink colors from which to choose. But how many ink colors can you use when screen printing a t-shirt? Two? Five? Ten? Twenty? Is there a limit or can you print the entire rainbow on your tee? As you narrow down the colorful possibilities, you can use the following tips when creating your t-shirt design.

 

 

 

 

How Many Ink Colors Can You Use In Screen Printing?

The answer is: as many as you want. Want the rainbow? Go for it. However, remember, every additional color requires a new film positive. Each film positive requires a new screen. Both film and screens cost money. Confused, see

our blog “What is Screen Printing?” Although you CAN use as many colors as you would like in your screen printing design, each color will increase the total price of your finished t-shirt.

To save money, consider limiting your design to 1 – 3 different colors. Stretch your creativity and figure out how you can eliminate extra colors while still maintaining the integrity of your design. Don’t forget, you can use the color of the shirt instead of an ink color in your design. As an example, if you print the American flag on a black tee, you will need to print red, white and blue. Change the shirt color to white and you only need to print red and blue. This is a great way to lower your price without sacrificing your colors.

Endless Options

Most screen printing companies carry a variety of t-shirt brands so you aren’t limited in the number of t-shirt colors either. Brands like Gildan, Next Level, Bella-Canvas, Allmade, and American Apparel give you an enormous number of color options from which tochoo

In addition, most screen printing companies carry a wide assortment of ink colors in-house. Some will even custom mix PMS colors. Don’t limit yourself with the assumption you have a limited color palette. You can use any color of ink you desire.

 

 

Color Tips

If you are struggling with the multitude of option, here are a few tips:

  1. Consider all of your options first.
  2. Think about contrast, especially for text. Contrast is essential for readability.
  3. To save money, limit your ink colors. Simplicity is beautiful (and less expensive).
  4. Carefully consider the shirt color. Can you use it in your design?
  5. When the screen printing company offers in-house art service, take advantage of their expertise. They do this everyday.

You’ve now passed How Many Ink Colors Can You Use 101. 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 50 – 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.

In addition to serving Springfield, MO, we also screen print custom t-shirts for customers in Branson, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Rogersville, Marshfield, Clever, Lebanon, Bolivar, Reeds Spring, Ava, Seymour, Mansfield, Mountain Grove, Buffalo, Stockton, Aurora, Mt. Vernon and Republic. We ship custom printed t-shirts everywhere in the United States. 

How to find a Good Screen Printer

When you need a large number items printed with the identical design, screen printing if often the perfect solution. It’s inexpensive. It’s quick. It has a wide variety of options (t-shirt, hoodies, bags, towels, etc). It offers a rainbow of colors for both garments and ink. It offers unlimited choice of designs. With all the possibilities, what’s a person to do? To transform your screen-printed vision into reality, you’ll need the help of an experienced and reliable screen printing company. There are dozens of screen printing companies from which to choose. Which one is the best fit for you? The following guidelines and suggestions will help you find a good screen printing company.

Ask for recommendations. Recommendations are a great way to find a reputable, reliable professional. Whether it’s a lawyer, house painter, babysitter, or plumber a personal recommendation is hard to beat. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers which local screen printer they’ve used in the past. Did they have a positive or negative experience?

Online reviews. These reviews are a great way to learn what others outside your circle of influence have to say about prospective screen printers. Look for a company that has multiple review instead of just a few. Check out our more than 85 – 5 Star Google Reviews online.

Look for experience and reliability. Experience is critical. Look for a company that has been printing for years. With years of experience under their belt, they’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t. What is their record for making customer deadlines? How easy is it to work with them? Are they organized?

Take a tour. Taking a shop tour is a great way to learn how a company really feels about quality. Here are few things to look for while they are showing you around.

  • Is it clean? Do your shoes stick to the floor? Are there globs of ink tracked all over the shop? Is it difficult to navigate through the shop?
  • The equipment doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest. However, is it clean? Is ink smeared all over the machine? Does it appear to be well maintained? Does it look like the equipment actually works? Does it look like it’s held together with baling wire?
  • Does the shop look efficient and orderly. Is it neat and uncluttered or does it look like an episode from the TV show “Hoarders”? Are there pieces of old, unused equipment sitting around covered with stacks of boxes and other pieces of equipment?
  • Is every flat surface covered with lint? Are dust bunnies multiplying in every nook and cranny? Does the top of the dryer look like a shag carpet due to a thick layer of lint?

Screen printing shops are notorious for being less than neat and clean. Sure, a dirty, cluttered shop might be able to produce a nice printed t-shirt. Anything is possible. However, you can be assured that if a shop cares enough about keeping their shop neat, clean and well organized they will be sticklers about the quality of your t-shirt order. Take a look at the photo above our shop. We would love to show you around our facility.

Browse portfolios and services. Screen printing is visual. Be sure to ask for samples of their past work. Judge the quality of their products. Look at their past designs. Many screen printing companies have examples of their work online.

Ask questions and assess their customer service. If you haven’t done so already, give the company a call. Ask questions via email. Schedule a meeting. Explain what you want and ask how they can help you accomplish your goal. Look for a company with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Here are a few questions you will want to ask:

You’ve now passed Picking a Screen Printer 101. To get started with your custom screen-printed apparel order, check us out at Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery in Springfield, MO. Since 2009, we’ve never missed a hard customer deadline for screen printing. As a result, we have over 115 – 5 Star Google Reviews. In addition to offering full-service screen printing, we provide free art service and no screen fees. You can call anytime to set up a shop tour. 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.