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We currently do all our screen printing but we've been thinking about "out-sourcing" some of the more complex work and so I've been trying to figure out what are "good" prices for customer screen-printing. For example how much would you expect to pay for 2-4 color plastisol print when ordering quantities of 6+ dozen? I know the costs of the shirts but would like to get an idea of what a resonsable rate is for the printing, that is the cost beyond the shirt.

Also anybody know of any good resources for finding screen printers, I prefer local but can't seem to find much.
 

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Froggy said:
We currently do all our screen printing but we've been thinking about "out-sourcing" some of the more complex work and so I've been trying to figure out what are "good" prices for customer screen-printing. For example how much would you expect to pay for 2-4 color plastisol print when ordering quantities of 6+ dozen? I know the costs of the shirts but would like to get an idea of what a resonsable rate is for the printing, that is the cost beyond the shirt.

Also anybody know of any good resources for finding screen printers, I prefer local but can't seem to find much.
Cost is gonna depend on weither it can be wet printed or if your talking about print-flash-print-flash-print-flash-print. Or some combination of it...
 

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Its usually "print-flash-print-flash etc" or a combination. I am really just interested in estimates to see first whether it will be worth it to "out-source" the work. I know to get more realistic prices I'll have to call around.
 

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Also anybody know of any good resources for finding screen printers, I prefer local but can't seem to find much.
If you're looking for local ones, might as well browse through your yellow pages (under "screen printing" or "t-shirts"); there will probably be several in your area.
 

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If you're looking for local ones, might as well browse through your yellow pages (under "screen printing" or "t-shirts"); there will probably be several in your area.
Yes of course, but I won't know anything about them. I'd prefer to go with someone that is known to be reliable etc then just cold calling screen printers and see if they sound "nice".

But I'm more interested in getting a better idea what people charge, anybody have input on that front?
 

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Yes of course, but I won't know anything about them. I'd prefer to go with someone that is known to be reliable etc then just cold calling screen printers and see if they sound "nice".
Since many of our members are printers (and a lot of printers read the forums that aren't members), we don't do printer "recommendations" in this forum (to avoid self promotion and spam).

But to your main question:


froggy said:
But I'm more interested in getting a better idea what people charge, anybody have input on that front?
Richard gave a good idea of pricing in his reply above:

fluid said:
my 2-clr on 6 doz contract would be $1.45
No flashing charges. Consider that part of the job and we flash as much as possible. Helps to keep the print crisp and clean.
Price is going to vary depending on location, competitation and quality.
I know it's only one source, but it should help with a "range" :)
 

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But I'm more interested in getting a better idea what people charge, anybody have input on that front?
I find screen print trades people all charge about the same.

I guess the question is, do you have the time to do the screen print job yourself or Not ?

If not, do contact some that are local, this would save you a bundle in shipping cotton goods. :)
 

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The best way to find out if a local printer is good isn't to ask other people - it's to try them yourself. Yes, outside recommendations are a good thing to have too, but only you yourself can fully decide if the quality is up to par =)
 
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