We are involved in all aspects of the screenprinting process and are more than happy to inform our customers of the way we do things. Our team are dedicated to printing and legitimately love their work. With 6 years under our belt, we take pride in each and every job and our main aim is to get what’s in your head out into the world.
If you’re starting a brand, printing your annual conference tees, a school looking for new uniforms, printing some promotional tees for a special event, or a large corporation needing some competitive local production we can cater to your needs.
We don’t just screen print on t-shirts. We also screen print on Totes, Cushions, Pillow cases, Tea towels, Hats as well as High Vis Workwear. If there is something specific that you require don’t hesitate to contact us. Head over to our ‘Products’ page in the top menu to view all the main products we can print on as well as our primary suppliers.
Minimum print run is 20 units per design. This can be mixed up into tees, singlets, hoods etc. but the design has to be the same.
Anything under 20 units (6-19) is charged as under minimum, which is double the price per print.
Sampling is 1-5 units per design and is charged at an hourly rate of $50+GST (with a minimum of 1 hour) plus the setup costs.
Our regular turnaround time is 2-3 weeks from receiving the 50% deposit and approval of your orders job sheet. If you wanted to book in a job and pick it up under this time, a 25% rush fee is applied to guarantee the jobs completion by the due date. If you’re unsure whether or not your job falls under the regular turnaround time, send through an email and we’ll be able to help you get your job sorted and ready by its desired completion date.
Plastisol is the ink of choice for most designs we print. It is an extremely versatile ink and can be used on most textiles including t-shirts, fabric, hoodies, jackets, totes etc. It wears very well, allows for bright & bold colours (including fluoros), easy to match to the Pantone Solid Coated System and creates great opaque whites on dark fabrics. It is the deal ink choice if you want a bold, vibrant and colourful print finish.
Discharge ink is still a solvent free ink that soaks into a shirt’s fabric. However unlike water based ink, the discharge additive reacts under heat to remove or ‘strip’ out the fabric dye colour to expose the original un-dyed fabric, leaving a calico like colour. To add colour we mix the discharge agent into our ink to re-dye the print area once the discharge agent has removed the fabric colour. Discharge printing is perfect for creating soft prints.
Waterbase printing is very similar to discharge printing but for white and light coloured shirts. The inks are dyed into the fabric, instead of sitting on top of the fabric like our standard plastisol inks. When used on dark colour fabrics it gives a strong faded/vintage look. Keep in mind that when using light ink colours on dark shirts the ink colours will be tinted by the shirt colour. For example white inks on a black shirt will cause the inks to be a light grey. Waterbase and Discharge inks don’t have a rubbery feel that plastisol inks have, instead they create a soft undetectable hand feel. Water base and Discharge options are the ideal ink choice if you’re after a more softer, luxurious print finish.
Process (photo) Printing
Process printing involves separating your design so that it can be printed in a way that best replicates your artwork. Depending on the design/photo there are various ways to print these kind of designs, from as little as 1 colour up to 10 colours. Process printing works best on white or light coloured garments, though we can print onto darker fabrics using a simulated process method. When printing the simulation process method on Black, a white base is needed which will add an extra colour to the design. It is important to note that while the print will still be vibrant and highly detailed, some elements of detail from your original digital file will be slightly lost when printing the design.
5 Colour Process Print on White tee
3 Colour Process Print on Black Tee
Vinyl Transfers involves process of heat pressing vinyl cut designs onto a garment, our Vinyl printer cuts your custom designs, perfect for creating one-off individual designs without the screen printing set up costs. Vinyl transfers are perfect if you were looking for individual team member names and numbers on your printed shirts, as well as promotional garments, hats, double lined jackets and sport and performance wear. Keep in mind that vinyl transfers don’t have the long life expectancy as what a regular screen print does, and we cannot colour match to specific Pantone numbers as colours are limited. If you are supplying your own design, artwork must be supplied in a Vector File .pdf .ai .eps. We cannot use bitmap, jpeg or photoshop files. If you have any questions regarding vinyl transferring your garments, send us an email, our team will be happy to help you out.
Screen print Transfers
Screen print transfers are a premium alternative to vinyl transfers, it involves screen printing your design onto a transfer sheet which is then heat pressed onto the garment. Screen print transfers are used where screen printing straight onto something can be quite tricky. Screen print transfers are used for inside neck printing on fleece, and are ideal for hats, double lined jackets and sport and performance garments.
Foil is a great option to really make your shirts pop. Sheets of foil are heat pressed on top of plastisol inks. We can also mix foil with standard printing but waterbase inks must be used for the other colours being used. Keep in mind that foil does not last as long as screen printing. To extend the life of the foil please wash these garments inside out in cold water then hang dry. We print a similar colour of ink under the foil to help make the shirts last longer when they do start to peel.
Other Available Inks
If you are still looking for something a little different we also offer a wide range of inks that glow in the dark, reflect, puff or shine. We can print your shirts with metallic inks, glitter, puff ink, UV reactive ink, fluorescent inks and more. If any of these are what you’re interested in, send us an email for more information about these ink types and their printing finishes/limitations.
Re-Labelling and De-Labelling
We offer the service to have the manufacturer’s sewn in tag of the garment removed and replaced with your own custom tags or a printed one colour design on the inside of the neck.
Keep in mind that certain garments print inside necks better than others. For example, in order to print an inside neck label onto fleece it will need to be done as a screen print transfer. We recommend using a light grey ink (Cool Grey 10U) when printing inside neck labels to help prevent the print showing through the back.
By law all printed tags are required to list Country of Origin and Fabric. If you are printing on multiple brands and fabrics, additional tag files will be needed.
Folding and Bagging
We can fold and bag your shirts for you into individual plastic sleeves for a nice professional touch. This helps keeps your shirts organized and clean. We also apply a size sticker onto each bag so you know what size is inside. Minimum order for these is 100 units.
We keep all customer artworks on file, so if you wish to do a re-print of a previous job you have done with us before, all your set-up costs for your new job are eliminated. Keep in mind the design of your re-print must be exactly the same as your previous job. For example, changing the size of the same design is considered a new design and set-up. Also, if you originally printed a coloured design onto white garments and wish to do a re-print onto black garments, you may have to pay for a new screen set-up to include a white base. Our minimum order quantities still apply to re-printed jobs.
If you wanted to print at home or for a small project, we offer screen exposures so that you can bring in your screens and designs, then let us do the prep and hard work so that you can focus on the fun part of printing!
All prices include film work, exposure time and prepping the screen ready for print.
Costs of screen exposure
$50 + GST (Screen supplied by customer)
$120 + GST (Including industry standard screen)
$55 + GST (Screen supplied by customer)
$125 + GST (Including industry standard screen)
$70 + GST (Screen supplied by customer)
$140 + GST (Including industry standard screen)
Please note that if you are supplying us with a used screen, strip it of all it’s tape and do your best to clean any ink/s so that we can speed up the process. If your screen is really old and in a bad way it may take us longer and end up costing you more.
Things to consider when buying a screen. Screens come in varying Mesh sizes to allow for different kind of artworks. If you aren’t sure about what mesh you need for your job shoot us an email.
If you don’t have a screen of your own we can supply one for you. These are industry standard screens so you will get the best results.
For any artwork or design needs our in-house graphic designer can work with you to achieve the best screen printing outcome you need. Wether it’s logo design, print designs, or artwork separations we’ve got you covered. Design hours are charged at $40 + GST p/Hour (with a minimum of 1 hour). Preparing artwork for printing is not considered design work and is covered in your set up costs.