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Fishead Custom Printing uses only the finest in screen printing equipment and substrates for your professional needs. Here you will find information that describes the process and requirements of our industry.

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  Screen printing is a stencil method of print making in which a design is burned on to a screen of polyester or other fine mesh leaving blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the squeegee blade and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke.

  Screen Printing Pricing is based on the number of items being printed with the same image and the number of colors in your design - more colors means more screens are needed and so it is more expensive.

  After the number of colors needed is determined, then the price for printing is based on the quantity of prints needed.  We have price breaks at quantities of 36, 72, 144, 288, etc.  As you can see on the chart below, the higher the quantity, the lower the printing cost per piece.

 Our minimum quantity for Screen Printing is 36 pieces.  Making screens can be labor intensive and expensive and just isn't cost-effective at lower quantities.  If you need less than 36 pieces, then consider Digital Printing where there is no minimum.  Click on the Digital Printing link in the footer for more information or click on Design Center above to start creating your own masterpiece!

  If you're on a budget and can be flexible with your design, our artists can help you reduce the number of colors needed.  You may also want to look at increasing your total number of prints.  If you're close to one of the quantity price breaks, then adding more shirts can significantly lower the cost per piece and may save you money overall.

  Conversely, if you want a more unique look, then consider Specialty Inks/Treatments like Glow-in-the-Dark, Glitter, Metallic, etc.  They can greatly enhance your design and add a 3rd dimension to your custom screen printed garments.

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