Printing (also known as silk screening) is the process of transferring
images through the use of ink to clothing and apparel. When getting
items screen-printed there are many factors that play a part
in the overall cost. Unlike embroidery, where there are no minimum
pieces or colors per order, screen-printing is solely based on
the amount of colors, pieces and placements per order. For instance,
the larger the order, the cheaper the “per piece” breakdown
will be. Smaller orders usually result in a higher cost per item
to screen print.
Quik Stitch Embroidery’s per piece
breakdown is as follows:
24-47 (cheaper per piece than the above order)
48-143 (cheaper per piece than the
144-287 (cheaper per piece than the
288-575 (cheaper per piece than the
576-863 (cheaper per piece than the
864-1007(cheaper per piece than the
*1008 and up (cheaper
per piece than the above order)
*For large quantities please inquire for special pricing.
Another major factor in the cost for Screen-printing is the
amount of colors being screened for each particular logo. Each
color requires a special screen to be prepared for the printing
process. Therefore, each color or screen incurs a set up cost.
So the more colors inside the logo or image will result in a
higher set up charge for the order. One of the last ingredients
of the screen-printing process is location. Each location requires
a custom screen for that exact size for that exact location.
So in essence, multiple locations will have multiple screens
resulting in multiple set-up charges to complete the order. Sizes
can be as small as an inch to as large as a full back logo with
a maximum width of about twelve inches across.
logos are a plus, but are not required as we have a staff of
experts who can develop your logo or image to be prepared for
the screen-printing process. If you would like any further information
on getting screen-printed items, please call us at 610-863-9166.