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Bulk Orders - Screen Printing Information


Screen printing is typically the best option for quantites upward of 50 however if you have low colour artwork you can get away with a minimum of 35.

So what's the difference between digital (DTG) and screen printing? Each method has its pro's and cons, here's some answers to some of the most common questions.


Set Up Costs
With DTG there are none.This is why there are no minimums and why DTG is perfect for one off prints and short runs.

With screen printing there is a lot of preparation and labour involved in setting up screens and film, mixing inks, test printing etc  Each colour is printed on the garment with its own screen. Set up costs are unavoidable but if you keep the volume high and the colours low it's extrememly economical. 

Print Quality
DTG prints at a high resolution and is perfect for full colour designs with a lot of detail including photographic images. It prints up to 720dpi and finer details are preserved, particularly on white and light garments.

Screen printing typically prints between 72-160dpi and therefore the finer details may be lost in the process.

Colour Matching
DTG can produce over 16 million colours. All artwork is converted to RGB and although the colours are bright and vibrant, it is not possible to get an exact match to a Pantone colour. Neon colours can not be printed with DTG.

Screen printing allows precise Pantone colour matching and also produces a much more vibrant colour on dark garments due to the thicker ink and application. We can also screenprint neon colours and metallics.

Feel and Longevity
A DTG print on white or light colour garments feels smooth and soft, in fact you can’t feel it at all. The ink pigments bond deeply in to the fabric instead of sitting on top. On dark garments however, the print is slightly raised due to the white under base and therefore feels more like a screen print. 

A DTG print is not as durable as a screen print and needs more care when washing.

A screen print sits on top of the fabric and is therefore raised and feels slightly rough/rubbery depending on the ink used. It is a much more durable print than you get with DTG and also has better washability.


Screen Printing Pricing

Here's what you need to know about calculating the colours in your artwork for a quote. If you're printing on white tee's its easy, just count the colours in the artwork and thats that. If you're printing on a colour tee you'll need a white base so you'll need to count your colours and then add one more.



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