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.


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.