Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Professional Screen Printing Services

Screen printing, also known as silk screening and serigraph printing, is the process of using an ink blocking mesh to transfer ink to an items surface. We typically think of silk screening as a process for transferring designs to apparel items such as t-shirts but the printing process lends itself to be used with a wide variety of items. Andy Warhol was a big fan of the screen printing process for his artwork because of the flexibility it provided him. Strand Media provides these silk screening services to Central Alberta and beyond.

Frequently Asked Silk Screening Questions

How do I prep the design files?

We require our files in a vector format; EPS, AI, CDR, or an uncompressed PDF since vector images can be scaled without losing quality. We also offer graphic design services if you need your design created for the job and we can do it in our preferred file types.

How much are the screen setup fees?

There is a less than minimum surcharge if we are printing less than 24 items. Any order with 24 or more pieces with the same print will not have set up charges. For an accurate quote please contact us.

Is there a minimum order?

Yes, because of the set up for screen printing a minimum order of 24 items is required to move forward with your silk screening needs

Can I mix shirt sizes?

Simple answer is yes. Because there is various types of apparel prices may change from one order to another. The price will depend on a number of factors, including the type of shirt, how many items you’re ordering, and how many colors are required for the silk screening process.

Can I bring in my own apparel?

Absolutely, but keep in mind that your garments must meet our requirements. They must be new and they need to be the same material type. You also still need to comply with the minimum item quantity of 24.

Do you charge extra for the design work?

If the design is very basic such as text only it is usually included as part of the job with no additional charge However more intricate designs will be charged a design fee and will be based on how extensive the design is.
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