Screen Print

In Screen printing ( just like using stencils to print ) every color needs its own screen, this is the most economical way of printing high quantities especially when your image is in spot colors. Screen print ink which is called "Plastisol ink" requires up to 15 second drying time in 350 Deg. Fahrenheit. There are special inks and additives that can be added to the ink to reduce the time and heat for heat sensitive garment. Also adding stretch additive to let the ink stretch when it's printed on stretchy fabrics.
 When printed on any garments, we only use the most environmental friendly inks that are safe for kids.

Set up:   
Doesn't matter if it is one shirt or 10,000 shirts, there has got to be a minimum of 3 people involved. And of course not bringing up the time and effort that it takes to create the screens, set up, mixing ink, test and test and test .... before production.
That is the reason why screen printing is not meant for small quantity projects.

To find out about the production cost of your project, knowing quantities of garments, colors and type of fabric, size of the image, number of colors in the design per location is just a start

Screen prep:
Images of the flag show the number of screens required to print on a white shirts or dark color shirt. Although we always say that the flag is Red, White and Blue yet on white shirts it is a two color image (Red & blue) but on dark color garment it is a 4 color image (White base, Red, Blue and highlight white) 
Any light color ink on a dark color fabric would require a white under base or as it's called "Flash Print".
It is like painting a black wall in to red color paint. First you have to apply a white primer (under base), you will need to give it some time for the under layer to dry (Which is called Flash Dry) and then apply the red (or any light color paint) on top of it.
Therefore color of the fabric as well and what the fabric is made of will affect the print pricing. At Candroy we only use high quality ink as well as automatic presses to enhance the quality of the print.