SPOT COLOR

The most common form of printing, on screen printed shirts, is spot color printing which uses a full-tone of color to create an image. Each color in the image is printed separately on its own screen, affecting the cost, but up to 8 spot colors on one location can be printed.

Vibrant, Professional Quality Prints

Print on any color garment

Used For: Most standard print of logos, graphics, and text

HALFTONE PRINTING

A printing technique that allows lesser amounts of ink in a certain color to be used on screen printed shirts, allowing it to mix with the garment color or other screen print colors to create the illusion of more colors than are actually being printed. Learn more about our halftone printing services.

Yields more muted, lighter tones of color

Print on any color garment, recommended for dark prints on light color garments Used For: Gradients, Background images, Using a Single color to look like its more than 1 color

GRAYSCALE PRINTING

An inexpensive way to make a photograph or other multi color image into apparel such as screen printed shirts. A grayscale of the image is created using full and half tones of black. Then the image can be printed in that โ€œgrayscaleโ€ version on a garment.

Yields a Combination of Vibrant and Muted Color, Quality depends on size and resolution of photo

Print on any color garment, recommended for dark prints on light color garments for best results

Used For: One color versions of photos and multi-color images

4 COLOR CMYK PRINTING

When printing a full color image or photograph that involves many colors and many gradients or shades of colors, process prints are used. The 4-Color CMYK process uses the basic colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to create the image.

Yields more muted, lighter colors

Print only on white garments

Used For: Photographs or Multi-Colored images with many tones of color when printing on a white shirt

SIMULATED PROCESS PRINTING

When printing a full color logo with many shades and tones of colors and a more vibrant, sharp print is desired, a simulated process is used. Unlike the 4-Color CMYK process, Sim-Process prints use a combination of spot colors and half tones to create all the colors in the image.

Yields vibrant, professional quality prints

Print on any color garment

Used for: Full color images with many tones of color when printing on a dark shirt