What is Screenprinting?
Screenprinting is the process of applying a permanent decoration to a garment by pushing ink through a stencil on a screen. Screenprinting is achieved using high quality equipment which creates high quality and long lasting prints. It also allows us to give options of ink types (ie. metallic or glitter inks) to elevate your design.
Recommended Sizing and Placement
Our suggested screenprinting sizing and placement is only a recommendation inspired by our most common orders but not used for all orders or garments. These sizings and placements are for everyday simple company names, or brands and depends on your logo dimensions. If you are interested in creating a unique design in a unique location not stated in our designer, please contact us directly through email or phone to find out what we're able to do for you.
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Ink Styles for Any Garment
We print mainly with plastisol, water based and discharge inks unless your design needs a specific ink such as metallic, puff or reflective. If you think your design needs one of these specialty inks please contact us for pricing and for us to work with you to achieve your desired look.
The most common and most used ink style. Pricing is based on number of colours in the artwork. Plastisol ink is very thick, versatile and durable and provides clear graphic detail.
Water-based & Discharge Ink
Water-based and Discharge ink are ink which uses water as a solvent base to carry the pigment. Colours appear more muted because they are absorbed into the fabric. Used mostly when a vintage/over worn look is desired.
This ink involves the use of four players: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Keyline (Black). The CMYK artwork is separated into these four colours - one plate per colour. A popular choice when wanting to create many different tones within your design.
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Ink Colours & Design Lab
We cannot guarantee ink colours based on visual mockups alone due to monitors varying significantly from one computer to the next. Therefore, our Design Lab will assign a colour code/Pantone number from our ink selection online that is the closest to the colour of your design you upload to our designer. As a result, your finished product may look slightly different than your original artwork.
The only way to ensure that you receive the right colour in your prints is to assign it to a pantone number. If you provide us with a specific pantone code, there is no mistaking it for another shade or colour.
We’ll include the color code or Pantone number in your artwork approval for you to confirm before we proceed with production. Should your design require a specific color, please give us your brand’s Pantone number ahead of time or make sure your write it in the notes of your order.
Please note, even if we are given a Pantone number we can not promise exact color matching. This is due to various factors that affect inks and thread colors during production as well as other factors such as monitors, lighting, and apparel fabrics. Therefore, if color matching is crucial, ordering a sample or a small bulk order first is the perfect way to test out your colours.
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Specialty Inks and Decorations
Additives are mixed into a standard plasticol ink colour to achieve these special effects or are custom applied by us. Please contact us to explore your options for specialty inks and decoration.
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