Screenprinting allows for beautiful art to be applied to almost anything. Screenprinting, also known as silk screening, is the best method for reproducing images in true-to-life color. It is also the most cost effective for large quantity print runs.
Superior Screenprinting from Viking Offers:
Environmentally Friendly Ink: We only use environmentally friendly “green” inks that are both lead and phthalate free that when properly disposed of have no environmental impact.
Color Choice: Every color combination is possible. Depending on the color of the garment, we will assist you in creating the most attractive, cost-effective product possible. We offer both standard and customized (PMS matched) colors.
Artwork and Logo Design: Our full service art department can work with your existing logo or create one for you… from simple development of lettering to production of artwork to fit your needs — we’ll help you look your best!
Latest technology: We offer production of four-color process and simulated process art; saving you time and money when producing complicated multi-color prints.
Color Capability: Our state-of-the-art machinery enables us to print as many as nine individual colors on a particular garment.
For intricate jobs being printed on light garments, we offer four-color process printing, a method used for screenprinting complex artwork like photographs. With four-color process printing, there is a setup process called “color separation” in which the artwork is broken down into the four component colors (called CMYK colors) of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The entire print is then later made by mixing and layering varying amounts of each of those 4 colors onto the garment.
We also offer simulated process printing, an alternative to four-color process printing for intricate printing on dark garments. Depending on the job, we’ll recommend the best technique for you.
To discover the thousands of options available, please view our apparel catalog here.
Screenprinting prices vary based on the number of garments to be printed, color choices, type of garment and placement of the artwork, and overall complexity of the job.To give you an accurate estimate, we’ll need:
- The type of garment to be screen printed (tee-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, tote bag, etc.).
- The number of colors in the design.
- The quantity to be printed.
- The printing placement (front, back, sleeve, etc.).
If you have a specific project in mind, please contact us for an estimate.
After an order request is faxed or emailed to us, one of our friendly staff will speak with you to confirm your order. We will order garments and any other materials needed to complete your job and produce your Artwork. All artwork is faxed or emailed to you (new or existing art) for a signed approval. Production will not begin before we have a signed approval of the artwork faxed to us.
Printing is typically scheduled to be completed five business days after art is approved in writing. Rush charges will apply to jobs with a deadline of less than five business days.
Art Department Requirements:
Customer-Provided Art: We accept artwork from clients at firstname.lastname@example.org as follows:
- Corel Draw: Saved as Version 10 or earlier (.cdr) or as an encapsulated PostScript (.eps). All text must be converted to curves.
- Adobe Illustrator: Saved as Version 8 or earlier (.ai) or as an encapsulated PostScript (.eps). All text must be converted to outlines.
- Photographic Art Files: We can turn your photographic art files into printable artwork. Please note that fees for this process are based on the complexity of the job. We accept photographic artwork in the following formats: Adobe Photoshop, eps, jpeg, tiff. All files must have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.
*In both Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator formats, Fills are to be SPOT COLORS ONLY. There will be an additional charge to convert files from CMYK or RGB colors.
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