INDYINK

Screen Printing

Our work holds up against our competitors, time, & the elements.

Screen-printing has been our craft and passion since 2002. We have learned a lot over the years and are constantly evolving as new supplies, garments and techniques enter the industry. We take the time to choose the right screen mesh, squeegee angle, ink formula for each job. While we treat each and every order the same we are able to offer more services and cheeper pricing as the quantity per design increases. Our largest price breaks are at 48 and 72 items with a minimum order of 12. Your sales representative will let you know if you are close to the next price break. Our average order size is around 150 garments and we currently print an average of over 15k shirts a month. Our turn arounds range from 2-4 weeks depending on schedule load and shipping demands if you have a specific date you need the garments by, just let us know. We offer...

Minimum Order

Plastisol Printing

*1 - 6 colors

Water based printing

* 1-3 colors

Water based printing

* 3-6 colors

CMYK Printing

Simulated Process

Garment
Appointment

– Included for free.

Pre-Print proofs

Custom Design Work

– Included for free.

Poly bagging

Inside tag branding

Handling Fee

Hobbist

12 Items

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$20

Small business

48 Items

YES

Yes

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1/2 Hour

Yes

1/2 Hour

Yes

Yes

$20

Pro

72+ Items

YES

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 Hour

Yes

1 Hour

Yes

Yes

Free

Ink Types (1/4)

Plastisol Ink

Bight colors, Long lasting print on any garment! Plastisol is the most versatile ink used in commercial garment decoration. Plastisol sits on top of the fabric and bonds to the fibers providing a long lasting, good color opacity onto both dark and light garments with clear graphic detail. Great with halftones, fine detail and color blending. The print can be made softer & thinner with additives, or more saturated & heavier with extra layers of ink. There are also a number of additives that can be applied to the ink to create different visual effects (i.e. Foil – Puff – Suede – Soft Hand – Glow-in-the-Dark – 4 Color Process). Plastisol ink is the longest lasting, most color accurate and works on a variety of different fabric types.

MIN ORDER 12 items

Ink Types (2/4)

Water-Based

Super soft, best printing option for white tees! Water-based inks soak into and dye the garment fabric. Once cured the water evaporates leaving only the pigment create a much softer feel (no hand). This is only visible when printing darker inks onto lighter colored garments. When applying the pigment onto a dyed fabric the color of the fabric will blend with the deposited pigment, this will make ink less visible the darker the fabric color gets. Pigment will also not soak into synthetic fibers as well such as polyester, rayon, so water-based is recommended for use on 100% cotton garments.

MIN ORDER 48 items 1-3 colors / 72 items 3+ colors

Your Options When Screen Printing (4/4)

Discharge

Perfect for large graphic prints on cotton t-shirts! Discharge removes the fabric dye and replaces it with the added pigment. If you are looking for a softer feeling light colored print on a dark garment Discharge ink could be the solution. They work on cotton garments by removing the dye of the garment returning the garment to the original color of the milled fabric (the gray goods). Pigment can be added to the discharge to leave behind a new color replacing the removed garment dye. The result is a "no hand" feel as there is nothing but the pigment left on the shirt. The cons with this process is that they are less graphic in nature than plastisol inks, and colors will not be consistent. The discharge will not remove the dye from synthetic fibers such are polyester and rayon, making a very dull and washed out looking print on blended fabrics. We also recommend staying away from fine detail on thicker fabrics such as hoodies as you will lose detail when the pigment spreads as it soaks in to the fabric.

MIN ORDER 48 items 1-3 colors / 72 items 3+ colors

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