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Screen Printing IN COEUR D'ALENE

Screen printed T-shirts are quite popular as well as custom printed sweatshirts & hoodies. Minimum order amount for a new screen printed design is $500, for the initial order. You're able to order whatever you need after the design is established. We keep all designs on file for quick & easy reordering.

Quantity price breaks are available at 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 144, 216, 288, 576, 1,000– and all the way up to 10,000+ total quantity. The more we can decorate at a time, the better pricing becomes.

Also, as long as the design stays the same, we can include multiple garment styles in a print run, and ALL of them will count toward higher price breaks. 
​​​​​​​    ex: 36 T-shirts + 36 hoodies = all items get 72 piece pricing.

We also have years of experience in achieving special “looks”, such as "soft hand" printing.  If you have special printing requirements, all you need to do is let us know during the quote process. We’ll give your print project the extra attention it requires, to ensure your expectations are met. You've even got the option to request a preproduction sample, so you can see the "first one" before we print the rest. Our goal is to produce a decorated shirt that exceeds your expectations.

Full Color Process or CMYK Printing

Also available is full color process, or CMYK, printing. This is an advanced process where a full color or photographic design is separated into four translucent colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black/Key. This is a challenging process and requires a great deal of art prep to get colors to turn out right in the end, which means for most full color projects, a larger order (72+ pieces) is required. 

Advanced Color Separation Techniques

There are other advanced color separation techniques we use as well, which set Atomic Threads apart from others in our industry. We are capable of printing “simulated process” screen prints, which, generally speaking, look similar to full process color prints, but the difference being they are printed in standard (opaque) spot color inks. The look is achieved by printing the image in a fine halftone dot pattern, directly to the fabric material. Usually this process is used on dark garments, but can be used on lights as well. Have us take a peek at your art, and we'll make a recommendation for which process will work best. 

A short list of items which work well with the screen print process:

  • T-shirts: Cotton tees, polyester “tech” tees (AKA dry-fit tees), performance tees, 50/50 T-shirts, triblend T-shirts, youth T-shirts, infant onesies
  • Sweatshirts: Hoodie sweats, crewneck sweats, full-zip sweatshirts, 50/50 blend sweats, 100% poly performance sweats, heavyweight (12 oz+) fleece, 100% cotton lightweight fleece, sweatpants
  • Activewear: Tank tops, athletic jerseys, football jerseys, hockey jerseys, reversible basketball jerseys, raglan baseball jerseys, cotton shorts, mesh shorts, cheer shorts
  • Other: Towels, hand towels, golf towels, safety vests, reflective safety shirts, mesh material, and other specialty materials

Occasionally we will screen print polo shirts, tote bags and other items depending on the desired look and end result.

If you are in the Coeur d’Alene area, feel free to schedule an appointment to check out some examples of our high quality printing. We have many screen printed samples and garment samples in our showroom. Our professional staff would be happy to show you what we do here at AT!

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Screen setup

Since we include all setup costs into the per item price quoted, you won't need to worry about this too much! We love educatd clients though, so if you want to understand why costs for a screen printed design can get high for small production runs, here's your answer:

Screen setup is easily the most misunderstood concept about screen printing. It is not a one time cost (like artwork), but rather a fee based on the total quantity of a production run, which applies to every production run– even if it’s the same artwork we’ve printed before. 

Let's dispel this myth: We do not keep screens for more than 1-2 weeks after a job is printed! Screens are reclaimed after printing, to be used for the next job, and the next, and the next. We have about 100 screens that we rotate through-- If we kept imaged screens from every project we've printed, there'd be 100,000 screens stacked up!

We always explain screen setup costs like this: It takes lots of materials, time and labor to color separate the artwork, output films, expose screens, rinse them and dry them. Even more time and labor are required to set them up on the press, register all the colors on all the prints, then print test prints and make final adjustments until everything is printing perfectly. Let's say that process takes about 20 minutes to an hour (not counting the art time & proofing before production). Now imagine if someone wanted to order just one shirt; we’d need to charge for all that time, labor and materials in addition to the cost of the shirt. A LOT of work goes into what we do, and it literally takes the same amount of prep work, time and setup to print one item or 10,000. 

Again, the pricing in your quote has all of this "screen setup" cost already factored in, so no need to sweat the details. We try to make the process as simple as possible.


Digital Print to the rescue!

It's here! With our newest decoration process, we can help you avoid high costs of a small screen print order. Or, if your design has a ton of color in it, that's no problem either. Full color digital printed designs are the "easy button" for putting your design onto shirts, hats, bags, jackets or just about any type of product.

Learn more about Digital Print to see how easy this can be!

How do I get a quote for my project?

• We'd love to get you a quote! Use our Quote / Reorder form. This is THE best way to request a quote, because it makes sure to ask all the relevant questions. You can even upload your art files here!  Request a quote here

Our new Digital Print looks, feels and holds up just like a screen print, but with fewer limitations.