Silk-screening is a method of printing on textiles using special inks and screens or other fine mesh. Within the uniform and branding market, it is perceived as a more casual and economical way to decorate textiles.
To ensure durability and high quality, Peacock utilizes the best inks in the market to obtain better quality and resistance. Silk screening is mostly used for uniforms and personalized t-shirts within the industries of construction, transportation, cleaning services, and promotional apparel.
We can print from 1 to 6 different colors on the items you select for your branding strategy: from t-shirts to towels and bags. This allows you to be creative and develop an image that will have a higher impact on your target market.
Prices vary considerably depending on the t-shirt style, the number of colors of the artwork, and imprint locations. Our recommendation is to send us a detailed email, preferably with the artwork attached if possible, and we will work on an accurate quotation for you.
To apply silk screening printing on your shirts we need to save the artwork of your logo in a vector format (either EPS or AI formats). Vectorizing your logo costs $25, and it’s a one-time set up-fee. Most of the time your designer can provide you with the vector file of your logo and you can avoid this fee.
Another necessary step to print your shirts is to create the screens that printers use to apply the colors on the shirts. Each color needs a different screen, and each screen costs $25. Once we create the screen we keep them for future orders; re-using the screens cost $5.
We can print up to 6 colors. If you want a more elaborate and colorful design we recommend you to look at our digital printing.
Normally, our turnaround time is 10 business days.
The largest size for imprint is 10”x14” (full front or full back).
We do provide t-shirt samples for the customer to try on. Samples are available for two weeks after the customer requests them.
We also provide mock-ups of the artwork for the client to approve before proceeding with the order. To receive a sample of the t-shirt already printed, the client will be asked to pay the setup fees in advance.
We normally do not allow our clients to bring their items when we have to apply silk-screening because there is a high risk of damaging the customer’s items during the process.
Silk screening costs increase when you apply more colors. Our recommendation is to keep the artwork simple (one or two colors design). Also, printing on lighter t-shirts is more economic than printing on darker t-shirts. Finally, costs decrease as the quantity ordered increases.
When printing on dark items the color of the t-shirt will show through slightly, and the imprint quality decreases considerably. To maintain the true look of your design we need to apply an under-base to the garment. This under-base is a layer of white ink that eliminates the shirt’s color from showing through.
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