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T Shirt Screen Printing

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T-Shirt Screen Printing – Serving San Diego and Nationwide.

Our t shirt screen printing process is unmatched in quality, craftmanship and reliability.

Although we specialize in creating compressed t shirts, we are also experts in screen printing t shirts. We provide custom t shirt screen printing services to all of San Diego and North San Diego County and we ship nationwide as well.

We have the capability to screen print almost any design, at any size. Our screen print frame size is broken down by the following: Standard Print is 14″ x 17″, Jumbo Print size is 17″ x 20″ and the All Over Print size is 21″ x 27″.

The Carlsbad shipment arrived today, and everything was in order. The quality of the printing is excellent.

Janell Cannon, Amazon Conservation Team
 

T Shirt Screen Printing Techniques for Any Job

Spot Color Printing is the process of printing each color with its own color ink (PMS color) on White, Light, and Dark Colored shirts. Each color is selected from a PMS Pantone Color Guide. This produces a consistent color result for company logos, trademarked images, and text. Typically spot color is used for 1-2 color graphics. The maximum number of colors that can be printed on a White/Light shirt is 14 colors; Dark shirts 13 colors + flash.

Index Printing is the process of manually converting a 4 Color Process art file into solid spot colors. This produces a crisper, more solid look on the shirt. It also gives us more control over the colors within the graphic. Indexing an art file is very time consuming and costly, and often times results in the use of upwards of 13-14 spot colors instead of the 4 used in 4 Color Process.

Digital Printing is the process of using a Direct-To-Garment printer, which uses a combination of heat and inks/dyes, to transfer a graphic to a garment. The result is a subdued (not vibrant) but very soft to the touch imprint. Our DTG Printer cannot print White Ink, therefore it can only be used on White or Light-Colored shirts that do not require a Flash. DTG is a great and cost-effective alternative to screen printing on very small runs of White/Light shirts. Shirts are printed manually one at a time.

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T Shirt Screen Printing Techniques for Any Job

The first step is to consider what type of shirt you want for your promotion. We can source any shirt by brand, weight, or style. We work with name brand manufacturers - Hanes, Fruit of the Loom and Gildan. Or if you want more of a fashion fit shirt, we can look to American Apparel, Alternative Apparel, or more. Then, based on your artwork, we will use the best technique to screen print your design or custom artwork.

 

Hanes

Fruit of the Loom

Gildan

American Apparel

Hanes

Why Order Your Screen Printed T Shirts From Us?

Customer service is our TOP priority!

Real live humans answering the phones when you call

Same day quotes – usually within 2-3 hours

We’re local – Our screen printing facility is located in San Diego, CA

Guaranteed order quantities – you get what you order without surcharges

Guaranteed shipping and in-hands dates

Access to top quality brand name t shirts in all sizes & colors

We are screen printing experts – Even our Compressed T Shirts start as a screen printed t shirt

T Shirt Screen Printing FAQs

We want to make your next order as seamless as possible. Standard orders are complete in 10-15 business days; rush services are available.
Below is our helpful guide of artwork print sizing for infant, youth, standard, jumbo, mega jumbo, pocket and sleeve t shirt printing.

 

Screens (Standard) on Adult Shirts:

Max dimensions for Standard Screen size on Adult Shirts is 14" wide x 17" high
14" wide x 17" high will fit on Adult Small - 6XL
Max colors per graphic is 14 total (14 spots on White/Light shirts -or- 13 spots + Flash on Dark shirts)
Standard Mesh size is 200; Finest Mesh we offer is 305
The smallest Font Size we can print on a shirt and have it still be legible is 10 pts.
The finest Line Size we can print on a shirt and have it still be seen is .25 stroke

Screens (Standard) on Youth Shirts:

Max dimensions that will fit on a Youth XSmall is 12" wide x 12" high
Max dimensions that will fit on a Youth Small is 13" wide x 14" high
Max dimensions that will fit on a Youth Large-XL is 14" high x 17" high
Max colors per graphic for all of these is 14 total (14 spots on White/Light shirts -or- 13 spots + Flash on Dark shirts)

Screens (Standard) on Infant/Toddler Shirts:

The smallest infant/toddler shirt we can print on is 18-month
Max dimensions for Infant/Toddler shirts is 6" wide x 8" high
Max colors per graphic without incurring additional charges is 8 total (8 spots on White/Light shirts -or- 7 spots + Flash on Dark shirts)

'Jumbo' Screens (on 18

Max dimensions for Jumbo Screen on White/Light shirts (on 18" pallets) is 17.5" wide x 20" high
Max dimensions for Jumbo Screen on Dark shirts (on 18" pallets)
Max colors per graphic is 14 total (14 spots on White/Light shirts -or- 13 spots + Flash on Dark shirts)
Jumbo graphics will NOT fit on Adult Small, but it WILL fit Adult Medium thru 6XL
Jumbo graphics will NOT fit on Youth Shirts

'Mega-Jumbo' Screens (on 22

Max dimensions for Mega-Jumbo Screen on White/Light shirts (on 22" pallets) is 21" wide x 27" high
CANNOT do this size on Dark shirts because the Flash won’t fit
Mega-Jumbo graphics will NOT fit on Adult Small OR Adult Medium, but it WILL fit Adult Large thru 6XL
Max colors per graphic is 8 spots total

Printing On a Pocket:

If the graphic is only 1 color on a White/Light shirt, max dimensions are 3.5" wide x 3.5" high
If the graphic is 2-14 colors (including Flash for Dark shirts) max dimensions are 3.25" wide x 3.25" high

Printing On a Sleeve:

Max dimensions for printing on a Short Sleeve is 3.5" wide x 6.5" high on Adult L-6XL; 3.5" wide x 5.5" high on
Adult S-M
Max dimensions for printing on a Long Sleeve is 3.5" wide x 17" long
Max colors per graphic on a White/Light shirt is 14 total spots
Max colors per graphic on a Dark shirt is 12 total, 11 spots + Flash