3 Things to Know Before You Start Your Screen Printing Order


Top Quality Productions has provided custom screen printing for just about every type of job imaginable. Club soccer, high school cheer, family reunions, summer camps, non-profit events – you name it and we’ve probably screen printed it.

With our years of experience, we’ve noticed that some of our customers can run into a handful of issues before they even start their order. When cost, time, and quality are factored in, an idea that sounded great on paper can get complicated, fast.

The good thing is we’re always prepared to help. Our familiarity in the screen printing process helps overcome any roadblocks so our customers can have the best experience possible, from design to print to delivery.

To ensure your custom screen printing turns out exactly how you imagined, we’ve identified three things to consider before you start your order.

  1. Number of colors

A bright, colorful logo is eye-catching and can make a design pop. However, it’s important to consider the amount of colors used in a design. The more colors a design has then the more expensive an order will be. Multiple dye colors have to be added to the screen printer to bring out each, individual color spec.

An easy way to keep costs down without sacrificing design is to minimize shades of a specific color and just stick to the primary colors. This will still allow you to have multiple colors without breaking the bank.

  1. Printing locations

Locations of logos factor in cost and quality. If you are trying to keep your order under budget, then keep the locations to a minimum. Areas such as the sleeve or ribcage will also bring the cost up as these are more difficult spaces to print. Depending on your design you might also sacrifice quality because the creases in the apparel won’t render your logo as well as a flat area would.

  1. Quantity of apparel

We don’t expect you to be a math wiz before you start ordering your screen printed apparel. But what you should think about are the price breaks. Depending on an order, its sometimes more cost efficient to order a higher quantity than what your initial estimate is. Reason being is the bigger the quantity is, then the lower price per piece the apparel will be.

Additionally, it’s always better to be on the safe side with too many shirts than not enough. For example if you’re ordering for an event, you’ll end up paying more money for having to print extra shirts that you ran out of than buying a bigger quantity initially.

These three, simple tips will ensure your screen printing order is a premium product while staying within your budget. If you have more questions we’re happy to walk you through the process. Contact us today to let us know how we can help.

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