Screen Printing

We print and design in house, which allows us to bring artists and crafters in-house pricing on high quality custom printing.With custom screen printing, we recommend ordering quantities of 50 pieces or more. Each and every item we ship is thoroughly inspected both before and after screen printing. The result: Each and every item we ship is thoroughly inspected both before and after screen printing. The result: in 15 years, our customers are very satisfied and keep coming back for more! Ordering 50 items or more allows your cost per piece to remain competitive, while ensuring ACS Home & Work’s gold standard of quality. Please note that, while we will work with smaller quantities, these discounts may not apply.

Types of Screen Printing

 We offer standard plastisol screen printing, print up to four colors and designs that are sized as large as 16" x 24". When designing your artwork, be sure your specifications fall within our parameters  .

Contact Us to start a discussion about your screen printed project.

 Products We Print

Screen printing can be done on any of our flour sack towels, kitchen towels, napkins, totes and aprons. Mission kitchen towels, Market Totes and Classic Aprons are also popular canvases for artists’ designs. Printing can be done on both white and natural products.We don’t recommend printing on terry material.

 Inks We Use

We use plastisol-based inks, due to their superb combination of durability, quality and sustainability. Plastisol inks aren’t hard and “plasticky” to the touch, they last longer than any other type of ink; and they produce bright colors. Plastisol inks are not harmful to the environment because they contain no air-polluting solvents or volatile organic compounds(VOCs).

Our screen print customers are encouraged to pick from Pantone® coated colors when making their ink selection. Choosing from this standard swatch book will ensure your design has the closest color choice to your vision. Keep in mind that Pantone® colors can vary in appearance when on-screen.

 Placing a Custom Screen Print Order

When ordering screen printing on ACS Home & Work products, submit your artwork and placement instructions using our Contact Us form. Artwork must be in .jpg, .psd, .eps, .ai or high-resolution .pdf format. Vector artwork is best for giving sharp, clean edges, and offers reliable scaleability. Artwork must be 300 dpi or higher, and saved in CMYK mode or use the Pantone Solid Coated (PMS) colors. Please indicate PMS color selections within your files or related instructions.

 Once you’ve submitted your designs, we’ll connect with you to ensure your product selection is the best fit for your artwork. Last, you can purchase the products you want to be printed directly from our store, and we’ll take it from there!

 Need more information? Read our Screen Printing Information PDF on how to choose the right printing style and prepare artwork for product placement.

 

 Screen printing prices

Pieces

One Color Screen

Two Color Screen

100

$1.80

$1.90

500

$1.50

$1.60

1000+

$1.10

$1.20

 

Pricing for more than two colors is an additional 10 cents per print, per each color added, and pricing for orders under 50 qty will incur a minimum order charge of $20.00.

New designs have a one time setup fee of $50 for screen printing. Contact us for pricing on printing with more than two colors. There is also a $6 charge for color changes on the same screen. Screen printing includes a one time screen charge of $20 per color.

 Some Art Preparation Tips

Fonts:

Expand or outline your fonts and/or include the font file used in your artwork.

 Vector Artwork:

(.ai, .eps, .pdf)

 Use a layer for each color of your design
Avoid clipping masksAvoid raster embeds (embedding raster graphics does NOT turn these files into vector images)

 RASTER TIPS

(.psd, .jpg, .pdf)   

  • Create raster files at 300dpi or they are generally too low of quality to print reliably
  • Avoid scaling up low-resolution graphics.
  • Do not use the Image Size Selection to upscale your image - this does not make your image printable, but blurs lines, edges and overall image.

Need help with pre-press?

    We offer pre-press service for $50/hour. This includes re-coloring artwork, redrawing or adjusting your design so the print will look its best.