Silk Screening

When it comes to creating customized apparel, Make offers two great ways to print t-shirts and garments, direct to garment digital t-shirt printing and silk-screening. For large volume orders, silk-screening is a cost effective t-shirt printing technique that is best for designs that use fewer colours. Silk-screen on any colour t-shirt, hoodie and more...  (We have many great basics to choose from!)  Any questions or need pricing info? Check out our FAQ’s  or click here


Should I use digital printing or silk screening?

Please refer to our Imprinting Guide.

What is silk-screening?  

The simplified definition is the process of forcing ink through a screen, by applying pressure with a squeegee.

Is there a minimum order?  

Yes – for us here at Make we print on a minimum of 12 pieces.  All 12 pieces must have the same artwork (size and colour).

Can you do silk-screening on my items?  

No, we do not silk screen on supplied items. However we offer a great selection of apparel to choose from. 

How do you price silk-screening?

Silk-screening pricing is based both size of artwork and number of colours you need to print. For questions on pricing please email us.

What artwork file do you need for silk screening?

Because screen printing often requires application of more than one colour of ink to produce the finished product we require artwork that can be separated into layers representing each colour of ink to be applied in the design. Generally this means that you will have to give us files in vector format (including Illustrator .eps or .ai files and CorelDraw 10 files). Tips when submitting artwork: 1. Make sure all fonts have been converted outlines or curves. 2. Assign Pantone Numbers (or stock ink names) to the colors in your design. 3. When in doubt, please contact us and we'll be happy to help you.

I have gradients and shading in my artwork – can this be printed?

Sorry – gradients and shading in artwork does not work with silk-screening. Silk-screening will print spot colours, while digital printing  is great for gradients.

Can you match pantone colours?

Yes, absolutely. In fact, our team will be asking you what pantone colour you prefer to print.