Custom Screen Printing Pricing Guide

Screen printing pricing is an important aspect to consider for customers and screen printing service providers. The cost of screen printing services varies depending on several factors, ensuring that the pricing is fair, competitive, and reflective of the work involved. Here are some key factors that influence screen printing pricing:

  • Set-up Fees: Screen printing involves creating individual screens for each color in the design. Setup fees are charged for the creation and preparation of these screens, as well as for producing the film output needed for the screens. These fees are typically charged on a per-color basis.

  • Garment Costs: The type and quality of the garment being screen printed affect the overall cost. High-quality apparel, such as premium shirts or hoodies, increases the price due to their higher base cost. Garment costs can vary widely depending on the chosen garment and its quality.

  • Screen Printing Prices: The cost of screen printing is typically calculated on a per-garment basis, taking into account the number of colors and print locations. The cost per garment generally decreases as the order quantity increases, as many screen printing businesses offer bulk discounts to offset fixed costs associated with preparing screens and inks.

  • Additional Charges: Additional charges may apply for extra print locations, additional ink colors, or specialized inks, such as metallic or glow-in-the-dark inks. These extras require more setup and labor, leading to a higher cost.

  • Turnaround Time: The speed at which a project needs to be completed can also impact the cost of screen printing

1-10 Pieces

  • Cost per item: High, due to setup fees being distributed over a small number of items.
  • Price (per print): $15
  • Price Per Color (Setup) $50

11-50 Pieces

  • Cost per item: Lower than 1-10 pieces as setup costs are spread out.
  • Price (per print): $10
  • Price Per Color (Setup) $50

51-100 Pieces

  • Price (per print): $8
  • Price Per Color (Setup) $50

101-500 Pieces

  • Cost per item: Further reduced due to economies of scale.
  • Price (per print): $5
  • Price Per Color (Setup) $50

501-1000 Pieces

  • Cost per item: Significantly more economical for large orders.
  • Price (per print): $5
  • Price Per Color (Setup) $25

Updated January 2024