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.
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.