What is silkscreen printing?

Screen printing involves creating a stencil, called a screen, and then using that screen to apply ink to the printing surface. Each individual colour is applied using a different screen, one at a time, combined to achieve the final look. The more colours a design has, the more screens are needed and the longer the preparation time.

In screen printing, the ink is thicker than in digital printing, resulting in brighter colours, even on darker shirts. Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of dynamism, specialized products or for quantities of more than 6 pieces. Although Magic Custom does not impose a minimum for screen printing, the price is generally prohibitive below 6 pieces.

Screen printing

screen printing


Screen printing is at the origin of our activity and still constitutes the major part of our work. With more than 20 screen printing presses and the ability to handle orders of all sizes, we enjoy working on orders from 10 to 10,000 - whether you're organizing a small family reunion or a large racing event.

Price factors:

Type of garment:

For almost every type of product, we have a cheap, mid-range and high-end option, and there are many styles to choose from - not just t-shirts!

Quantity Ordered:

Due to the configuration involved in screen printing, the more T-shirts you order, the lower your price will be as you pass price break points.

Number of printed locations:

Each location requires a new configuration and new prints for your print. A front only print will always be cheaper than a front and back print.

Number of colors on each design:

The number of colors on each design affects the length of the print run and the configuration of each location. A one-color print will be cheaper than a three-color print. If you have a lot of colors and color tones in your design, a four-color print may be a less expensive solution.

Date on Hand:

Orders are produced on demand for your due date. Clothes needed a few days after the date you place your order will be more expensive than those needed a few weeks later.

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