Custom Screen Printing
12 to 49
50 to 99
100 to 199
200 to 299
300 and up
Minimum Order: One Dozen
Set Up Charge: $20 Per Screen (Color)
Color Artwork: $25 Per Hour (One Hour Minimum)
Specialty Inks: Add $0.75 to the above pricing for all specialty inks (Florescent, Metallic, Puff, Glitter, etc.)
If you need some help with an artwork submission, click here for our Artwork Guidelines!
The Kick-Ass Process!
Ready to get schooled on the process? – sure you are! Take a look at the following steps that go into creating your amazing design. Read on and have some fun!
Pick up the telephone and call us or shoot us an email!
Brainstorming of Ideas
The counseling session begins. Give it to us – tell us how you feel, let your emotions go and once you make a decision we can take it from there.
Review Art Submission
Minimum Artwork: $25.00 (We will notify you of art charges in excess of $25.00 prior to doing the artwork.)
There’s a number of guidelines and standards that Screen Craze! LLC uses to determine if a piece of artwork will print well. We carefully review each piece of art that is developed either by you (our happy and loyal customer) or created by our talented artists. We will then offer suggestions and recommendations for better printing if necessary. One thing we always tell our customers is – what you see (artwork) is what you will get printed on the shirt. We call it the CCBB screen printing process, The Crisper, the Cleaner, the Bolder, the Better.
Let’s talk about the format of your artwork. Some guidelines to submitting artwork: Professional black and white mechanical and black mechanicals on high gloss paper make good camera ready artwork. The following, however, are not camera ready art: Photocopies, pen and/or pencil drawings, Yellow Page or newspaper ads, business cards, letterheads, and raised thermographic printing. Screen Craze! LLC, reserves the right to reject any artwork not deemed printed by our professional standards.
Questions about artwork? We encourage you to call or email us and talk to our friendly design specialist.
For each color in a design, we produce a separate image. Each color has its own piece of film. (Film positive is the fancy term in the industry)
State of the Art Screen Exposure
Screen exposure or “burning screens” is the process of creating a screen stencil from the image on the film positive. A pre-stretched mesh screen is carefully coated with a photo-reactive emulsion and dried in our dark room. The film is then adhered to the coated mesh screen and exposed on state of the art, amazingly high intensity light for a pre-determined period of time. After exposure, the screen is sprayed with water to remove the emulsion from the image area. The emulsion is washed away and your design magically appears on the screen. Cool!
Screen Prep for Production
Once the screen has dried from the wash out, we get it ready to print your design. The edges of the screen are taped off to prevent other ink leakage and allow for easier cleanup.
Mixing Ink By the Mixologist
The screen printing ink we use is called plastisol ink. They don’t dry out. We keep a variety of colors on the shelf, ready to go. If we don’t have the specific color that you want, our mixologist will whip up the color you desire. I am so excited, we are getting closer to printing your design!
We now take the exposed mesh screens containing your design and set each screen up on the screen printing press. Each screen represents a color and each color has to line up perfectly, so your design becomes the perfect image on the t-shirt.
Let’s say your image is a four-color design. So we have four mesh screens set up on the printing press ready to print! We put the ink colors in each screen according to your request. We place the squeegees in each screen. Now let’s say we are printing t-shirts for you. We load the shirt on what is called the platen, which is a flat printing surface – we center it so your design fits perfectly on your t-shirt. Can ya feel the excitement building? We print ink color #1 as recommended by our inkologist , swing it around under a high tech flash dryer, print the next three shirts until all four colors are laid down on the shirt. Then we take the t-shirt off the printing press. After which, we place it in the oven which reaches over 700 degrees. The heat bakes the plastisol ink directly into the shirt. Your shirt comes out the other end and you now have your shirt printed with your amazingly cool design. What a cool process! We love it and hope you will to!There ya have it, the Kick-Ass Process!
QUESTIONS or want to REQUEST A QUOTE? Contact us!
Screen Craze!LLC & Exxtreme Sportswear
Your Complete Sportswear Distributor
Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery
BORN AND BRED IN THE USA!
Delivering HAPPINESS with Every Order!
Check us out on Social Media! ->
website design by J. Colter Ogden