Silkscreen Printing

silkscreen

Bushwick Print Lab is pleased to offer silkscreening on paper, canvas, apparel, totes, and a wide range of materials. While we offer some general setup pricing below, all printing quotes are based on the inevitably unique specifications of each project. Please reference the guidelines and FAQs below.

Screen Printing Guidelines
  • Please inquire about our rates using the Request a Quote tabs for flatstock, apparel, or custom production.
  • Uploading or attaching print-ready file(s) as a bitmapped .PSD(s) at 300 DPI @ final desired size will help us quote your job efficiently from the start. File submission guidelines can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/7jym2zn
  • Production begins upon approval of final files, materials, and quote details.
  • Our standard turnaround time is 10 business days from date of finalized quote. Rush jobs may require a fee.
  • Standard production includes t-shirts, totes, and flatstock up to 18×24 inches.
  • Additional fees may apply for oversized graphics, bleed printing, and/or over the seam prints.

 

Basic Setup Charges
Item Cost
 Film $6.00 /sq ft
 Standard screen up to 16×20″ $45.00 /ea
Large screen up to 18×24″ $50.00 /ea
XL screen larger than 18×24″ $60.00 /ea
Oversize screens larger than 30×40″ $90.00+ /ea
+ Price per imprint 
  • Price per imprint is based on coverage and total quantity per screen setup
  • Request a Quote to get pricing

 

Additional Charges
Item Charge
Pantone Matching +/- $15.00/per color (standard size/ water based ink)
Color Change Fee +/- $20.00 per (standard size/ water based ink)
 De-tagging/bagging $0.50 ea
 Rush Fee 25% and up

FAQ

What kind of materials do you print on?
Any material that can be made flat can be printed on. Paper, apparel, fabric, canvas, metal, wood, plexi, the list goes on.

What kind of ink do you use?
We typically use Aerotex water-based ink and/or Union Plastisol on Apparel and TW Graphics Ink for Paper.  If you need a specific Pantone color we charge +/- $20 per color depending on the # of colors to be matched and the size of production run. Please visit our ink and paper page for more details.

What kind of shirts can I use for my project? What kind of apparel can you order for me?
You are welcome to provide your own shirts or apparel but if you prefer BPL to order shirts/apparel for your project, we can get you started. Please refer to TSC Apparel at www.tscapparel.com to view the various available styles. If you have a certain style or brand in mind that you do not see on this website, you can certainly consult with us and we will do our best to see if we can order it for you. Our apparel rates are close to wholesale prices but for those with a long-term plan, we recommend opening your own wholesale account.

What is the minimum amount of material I can print on/order? Can I print/order one shirt?
If you would like to print under 36 pieces, then this will be considered at a sampling rate. You can certainly get one shirt printed, but this will be more expensive to print per item than if you ordered 36 or more pieces printed. Please refer to the rates above for a basic one-color print on apparel or paper.

Do you print oversized materials or yardage?
Yes but please realize that on a large scale, the silkscreen process will become quite expensive.  Please visit the custom quote form and submit a request to review. This kind of project usually requires a custom quote to figure out the details.

How long will it take to print/what is the turnaround time for my order?
We do our best to complete our production in the order quotes are confirmed, typical turnaround time to process a production order is 10 business days (from approval of quote provided)/ A rush fee of 25-300% of the service subtotal may be applied to any order requested in less than 10 business days from date of approved quote. This percentage is dependent on the requested timeline and relative quantities. Turnaround time is subject to extension should Client order Apparel/Textile that is OUT of stock.

How do you charge for reorders?
We will keep your film on file for 6 months. We charge 50 % off the preparation of screens *under 30 x 40 inches* if reorders are placed within 6 months.