t-shirts, screen print, saving money with screen printingScreen printing services can be a great way to get t-shirts with a logo cheaply in bulk. This simple technique of screen printing has been around for many years and has already proven its artistic worth for both amateurs and screen printing businesses. As simple as the task may be there is unfortunately several simple mistakes that people new to ordering a set of shirts make can drive up the cost and leave the customer unsatisfied with the results of the print run. Read on for some simple things you can do to make sure that your t-shirt order ends up as visually appealing and cost effective as you want it to be.

1. Every Color Costs – When you design a logo you want on t-shirts, use as few colors as possible to save money. Since a screen printing design needs to be set up individually for each customer’s order, the cost of a small run with many colors can get high quickly. One good money saving strategy is to order the shirt itself in one of the internal colors of your design.

2. Order In Bulk – The larger your screen printed order, the less you will pay for each individual shirt. Since a print run is set up one design at a time, the t-shirt printing service will save money if they can print more of what you want, and they usually pass the savings on to the customer.

3. Dark Colors Cost More – When you choose your T-shirts, remember that a dark color that needs white under your design will cost more to print than a light color with a dark design on top. In general, dark t-shirts cost more than light t-shirts to buy from the shirt wholesaler, and the ink to put a logo on a dark shirt will cost more as well. Eventually, these charges can really add up.

4. Be Careful With Your Artwork – Whatever art you send to be screen printed onto a t-shirt is going to be as close as technically possible to what you get. If the image you want to use is grainy or has small mistakes you don’t want the t-shirt to show, you should fix them before you send in your order. Screen printing services try hard to put what you give them on the screen, so any mistakes you leave in the art will transfer to the t-shirts.