Screen printing or silk screening is a form of printing that uses a stencil process, a fine mesh screen is coated with a photo emulsion and the design or image is then superimposed or negatively transferred onto the screen creating a stencil for ink to pass through.
Ink is then squeegeed over the screen forcing it through the openings of the stencil causing the design to be transferred onto the printing surface. Thus the entire process is commonly referred to as screen printing.
Screen Printing Prices:
T-shirts can be supplied by us or by the customer in order to do screen printing.
Please be advised that the dark coloured t-shirts are more expensive to print on than the lighter coloured and white shirts.
If you would require a quotation for screen-printing of t-shirts, golf shirts, sports bags eg. the following must be provided:
- The quantity of the order.
- The amount of colours that must be screen printed.
- The colour of the item that needs to be screen printed.
- If the artwork is in spot (Solid) colours or fading (Half-tone) colours.
- The size of the artwork.
The Screen Printing artwork must be supplied in the following formats:
A Vector format is compulsory, Corel draw (X15 or lower) or Adobe Illustrator (CS4 or lower). You can send these files in the following formats: EPS (or Illustrator EPS), CDR, PDF.
Flat (Raster) images like a tiff, bitmap, jpg and MS Word will not work for screen printing and can only be used in the heat transfer or sublimation method, although the quality must be high resolution.
The turnaround time on screen-printing is 2-3 working days PROVIDED the 50% deposit is paid and the approval of the artwork is received. The turnaround time might change depending on the quantity and amount of colours to be printed.
Makola Media not only specializes in t-shirt printing and embroidery, but we also print and embroider sweatshirts, polo shirts, caps and all types of clothing. Whether you are looking for t-shirt printing or embroidery for corporate clothing, uniform, work wear, promotional clothing or a polo shirt, we can screen print or embroid your logo on it.
Our T-shirts are all supplied by the best manufacturers in the country and are all of the best quality available.
All T-shirts are dyed with reactive dyes, are 100% super carded cotton single jersey fabric and have double-ribbed collars with top-stitched necklines.
Double-needle finish on sleeve and bottom hems. Shoulder-to-shoulder seam taping for improved comfort and durability. Generous cut. Knitted using top quality super carded yarns for superior fabric and feel. Softer finish of fabric provides a very good print platform. Quality yarns enhance colours and evenness of screen printing.
Available in various colours and thickness.