Screen Printing

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On Time & Within Budget

Stitches & Screens produces hundreds of thousands of screen printed apparel every year. Our around the clock production team ensures that your project will be completed on-time and on-budget.

Screen printing is as versatile as it is vivid, and few printing processes can match the impact and longevity of well produced screen printed materials. Stitches & Screens provides the best in direct screen printing in Jacksonville. We have a great commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, quick turnaround time and pride in the work we do.

We have earned a reputation for quality craftsmanship in screen printing by producing premium quality pieces time and again. We always remain knowledgeable and well supplied with the latest inks, screen printing processes and screen printing technologies.

We screen print for:

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Special Events
  • Social Events
  • Private Label Apparel
  • Sports Teams

To request a quote, please fill out the quote request form on our request a quote page.

Types of Screen Printing

Plastisol

The most common ink used in commercial screen printing. Good color opacity onto dark garments and clear graphic detail with a more plasticized texture. This print can be made softer with special additives or heavier by adding extra layers of ink.

Water-Based Inks

These inks penetrate the fabric more than the plastisol inks and create a much softer feel. Ideal for printing darker inks onto lighter colored garments. This type of ink is also useful for larger area prints where texture is important.

PVC/ Phalate Free

This is a relatively new type of ink, which prints with the benefits of plastisol but without the harsh ingredients.

Discharge Inks

These inks are used to print lighter colours onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment – this means they leave a much softer texture. They are less graphic in nature than plastisol inks, and exact colors are difficult to control, but especially good for distressed prints and underbasing on dark garments that are to be printed with additional layers of plastisol.

Glitter

For a glittery or shimmery finish, metallic flakes are suspended in the ink base. They are usually available in gold or silver but can be mixed to make most colors.

Metallic

A similar effect to glitter used, but smaller particles are suspended in the ink to create a metallic feel. A glue is printed onto the fabric then a nanoscale fibers applied on it.

Expanding ink (puff)

An additive to plastisol inks which raises the print off the garment, creating a 3D feel.

Four Color Process

Artwork is created and then separated into four colors (CMYK) which combine to create the full spectrum of colors needed for photographic prints. This means a large number of colors can be simulated using only 4 screens, reducing costs, time, and set-up. The inks are required to blend and are more translucent, meaning a compromise with vibrancy of color.

Gloss

A clear base is laid over previously printed inks to create a shiny finish.

General Art Requirements for Screen Printing

File formats:
Adobe Illustrator: EPS, AI
Corel Draw: CDR

All other file formats (jpegs, tiffs, hand drawings, etc.) can be used, but will need to be recreated by our graphic artist.

If you already have a digitized design, we may be able to use your existing file. If your design has not been embroidered before, we will need to have the artist digitized prior to production.

Please note: If you do not have a logo or design, our graphic design department can develop or modify a design to suit your needs.

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