Frequently Asked Questions
- Basic screen printing
- Graphics for screen printing & embroidery
- Screen printing at Artbox Design
Q: How much would it cost for...?
A: There are just too many variables to have a quick answer, no matter how the question ends. Pricing is affected by the choice of garment, the quantity of garments, the number of locations where decorations will be applied, the number of stitches in an embroidered design, the number of colors in a screen printed design, and the complexity of the design if custom graphics need to be created.
Q: What is screen printing or silkscreening?
A: The terms 'screen printing' and 'silkscreening' are interchangeable. Silk is no longer used to make the screens, but the process is essentially the same as it ever was. Basically, fabric screens are used to make stencils. These stencils are used to apply ink to garments, producing an image.
Q: What file formats do you support?
A: Vector art is best for both screen printing and embroidery, for crisp edges, color separation, and scalability. Corel Draw version 12 or lower and Adobe Illustrator version 10 or lower are our preferred file formats.
Most bitmap files are readable, but are generally not considered "camera ready" for screen printing or embroidery.
If you are supplying an embroidery file, our equipment recognizes only files with the extension ".dst". All other file formats will need to be re-digitized or translated into dst format.
Q: Can you print on sleeves?
A: Yes, within certain parameters. Our equipment allows a sleeve imprint up to 3.75" wide and up to 14" long. Sleeve imprints must be at least 1/4" above the hem and at least 1/4" below the shoulder seam.