Screen Printing

 

Print Your Passion

Our print technicians are experts in silk screening techniques. Using halftone printing we can produce high detail artwork on many types of apparel. Distressed prints for a vintage look, specialty inks such as metallic, glitter and reflective are available as well. 

 We screen print for a wide variety of demographics

school spirit • sport teams • local businesses • events • artists & more

Our sales reps are knowledgeable and ready to work you.

Custom Print It prints your orders the right way, on time, every time.  

Screen Printing In Detail.

Screen printing involves creating a screen, and then using that screen to apply ink on the printing surface. Each color is applied using a different screen, one at a time, integrated to achieve the final outcome. The more colors a design has, the more screens that are needed, and the more setup time required.

The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors - even on darker garments. Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, specialty products, or for quantities greater than 12 pieces.

 

Print techniques

  • Spot color printing

    • The most common form of printing, spot color printing uses a full-tone of color to create an image. Each color in the image is printed separately on its own screen, affecting the cost, but up to 6 spot colors on one location can be printed.

  • Yields Vibrant, Professional Quality Prints

  • Print on any color garment

  • Price: Less Expensive to More expensive, depending on the number of colors printed

  • Used For: Most standard print of logos, graphics, and text

 

 

Grayscale Printing

  • An inexpensive way to make a photograph or other multi color image into apparel. A grayscale of the image is created using full and half tones of black. Then the image can be printed in that "grayscale" version on a garment in any print color you choose.

  • Yields a Combination of Vibrant and Muted Color, Quality depends on size and resolution of photo

  • Print on any color garment, recommended for dark prints on light color garments for best results

  • Price: Inexpensive - the cheapest way to print a photograph or multi-colored image

  • Used For: One color versions of photos and multi-color images

4 color CMYK process printing

  • When printing a full color image or photograph that involves many colors and many gradients or shades of colors, process prints are used. The 4-Color CMYK process uses the basic colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to create the image, much like an inkjet printer.

  • Yields more muted, lighter colors (additional spot colors are recommended for text or items that need to stand out in the print)

  • Price: The lesser expensive way to create full color prints when many colors or shades of colors are involved

  • Used For: Photographs or Multi-Colored images with many tones of color when printing on a white shirt

 

 

Simulated Processes Printing

  • When printing a full color logo with many shades and tones of colors and a more vibrant, sharp print is desired, a simulated process is used. Unlike the 4-Color CMYK process, Sim-Process prints use a combination of spot colors and half tones to create all the colors in the image.

  • Yields vibrant, professional quality prints

  • Print on any color garment

  • Price: This is a more expensive option to print multiple colors and shades than the 4-Color CMYK process, but it is still less expensive than using individual spot colors for every shade. Typically it involves the use of 4-8 colors to create the design.

  • Used for: Full color images with many tones of color when printing on a dark shirt

 

Distressed Printing

  • In order to achieve a cracked, worn-in, eroded look, artists utilize filters prior to printing to remove parts of the images in a way to give it that vintage look.

  • Yields professional quality, eroded prints

  • Print on any color garment, recommended for dark prints on light color garments for best results

  • Price: There is no additional fee for making a print look eroded

  • Used For: Vintage-looking prints

 

 

 

Inks Available:

  • Standard Plastisol

  • Waterbased Printing - to achieve a soft feel

  • Discharge - For the ultimate in soft colorful prints, pigmented discharge is the way to go.

  • 3D Effect Puff

  • Metallic Foil

  • Glitter & Metallic Printing

  • Phosphorescent (Glows under a blacklight)

  • Glow in the Dark (Glows neon green) Flock Printing

  • Reflective Inks (Natural light reflective for novelty or safety gear)

 

Screen print on:

Screen printing is available on many fabric types and style garments

  • T-shirts - (Infant, Youth, Ladies. Men)

  • Tank tops

  • Long sleeves

  • Hoodies (zip & pullover)

  • Jackets (Cotton, Vinyl)

  • Hi Visibility Vests

  • Aprons

  • Towels

  • Blankets

  • Patches

  • Koozies

  • Tote / shopping bags

  • Truckers caps

  • Bibs

  • Shorts

  • Sweatpants

  • Sports Bras

  • Underwear





 

Finishing Options:

  • Polybag Packing

  • Swing Tagging

  • Roll Folding

  • Customised Packaging & Boxes

  • Blind shipping


 

Browse resources:

 

Garments & Apparel:

Browse our online apparel catalog. This catalog houses our many available brands, styles and colors. Our team is able to source and supply many garment brands that are not listed in this catalog as well. Customers may supply garments as well (supply fee charged)


 

Available Print Locations:

Custom Print It offers many fun print locations to choose from. Looking for a special print location? Just request it.

 

Available Print Colors:

Browse our available ink colors. We do our best to match your design with our available ink colors. You may purchase custom mixed PMS colors that we will keep on hand for all your orders. Available in Quarts $60 and Gallons $120

Note: Colors can appear differently on monitors. Ink colors shade can be effected by the garment material & color.

 

Need Graphic Design:

Our in house design team is ready to help bring your idea to life. Check out our design services page!