Maine Promotional Products

Custom Screenprinting Services

Our screenprinting department will imprint the clothing you select with vivid, permanent, and washable designs that will showcase your logo or design in a professional and eye-catching way.

About screenprinting

Screenprinting, or silk-screen, or serigraph, is the art of printing on fabric through a fine screen of nylon (formerly silk). Areas of the screen are masked off and ink is forced through the screen with a squeegee, resulting in an inked shape on the garment.  Screenprinting uses one color at a time. Each color needs to dry before the next color is applied.  When cured with heat, the screenprinting ink is both permanent and washable.

In the design at right two colors were used on a royal blue garment.  First, the white was laid down.  The orange color fades from dark to light, so white was laid down wherever the design called for orange.  Once the white was dry, orange ink was applied.  It’s not possible to print two colors at once by screenprint, so instead of actually mixing lighter and darker orange inks, we use one color and break it up into tiny dots to simulate mixed colors.  The dots get smaller and farther apart as the color gets lighter, and gives us the smooth shaded appearance.

Artwork for screenprinting

For screenprinting, please supply the best artwork you can. Our design department will need to create art specially for screenprinting, so there is almost always an art charge, but the easier your art is to work with, the less the charge will be.

We will be happy to talk with you about your options for screenprinted artwork. For instance, in the basketball design above, we knew the design was going on royal blue shirts, so we used the blue of the shirt to add an extra outline around the letters.  This saved a color, and saved our customer from adding 50% to the screenprinting cost.

Pricing for screenprinted products

Our price for a screenprinted item depends on several factors.

One is the quantity and number of colors. The setup time required for 12 shirts is the same as the time required for 1200 shirts, so quantity discounts apply.  We would almost never recommend screenprinting only 12 items; there are other options for low quantity garment graphics. There is a charge per item for each color, so the number of colors definitely affects the price.

Another is the type of garment the artwork will go on. Different fabrics need different treatments. A very porous or dark-colored garment might need a white underlay for a brightly-colored design.

Since there are multiple factors involved in pricing, it is necessary to consider and quote each job individually.


What our customers say...

The pens arrived yesterday and they look wonderful! Thank you so much!!"

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am amazed that you sent me an email message on the holiday. You guys are the BEST. 5 stars!"

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful job on the hats. They look great and hopefully they will get us some good exposure. I appreciate your hard work and always being there for us."

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