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Sep. 4, 2008 at 1:50pm

custom screen print question

Odd transplant question here...

I am looking for a local screen printer that can do a low yield (only like 9-12) shirt custom one color screen print job for me. 

I've looked online and I've found zero local options. I don't want to use an internet vendor if i don't have too but my deadline is coming up and I want to get this taken care of. 

If anyone knows the name of a company here in T-Town that would entertain the idea of such a job...please comment away.

comments [14]  |  posted under local business, silk screen


by intacoma on 9/4/2008 @ 2:09pm

or owner of hellskitchen


I worked with hellskitchen and to be honest its great turnaround and quality

by tacomachickadee on 9/4/2008 @ 2:40pm
Bayside Apparel can also do custom orders of any size ... they recommend batches of 12 or more to be most cost effective.

by AP on 9/4/2008 @ 3:00pm
Call Skip Jensen @ Post Industrial Press in South Tacoma.


by tacomachickadee on 9/4/2008 @ 3:54pm
Does PIP do small runs? Seriously curious.

by AP on 9/4/2008 @ 5:39pm
I'm not sure how big our order was, but it couldn't have been that big. Maybe Stowe can put a note up here if he called them? I think they're closed now, or I'd call.

by morgan on 9/4/2008 @ 8:03pm
Post Industrial. They do big. They do small.

by d0ug on 9/4/2008 @ 8:57pm

monitor mailings, sunday newspapers
joanns always has a 50% off coupon, apply it towards a speed ball screen printing kit.

im also willing to lend supplys. i have a kit that i havent used, been sitting for a couple years. the emulsion will most likely have to be replaced but im not certain. kits still shrink wrapped. only thing i request is the screen is cleaned up upon return.

by jamesstoweart on 9/5/2008 @ 8:12am

The DIY angle intrigues me... I'd be willing to give it a go. Let me know if you are serious about lending out your supplies.

Has anyone actually done DIY screenprinting before? Any horror stories out there? Sounds like an awesome weekend project.

by Mandiferous on 9/5/2008 @ 8:40am
Yes and no. I tried to make my own screen out of tulle and modpodge (read about it in a magazine--didn't work so well).

So now I just make my own stencils out of freezer paper and dab screen print ink onto them. If you want something that will withstand more than one use, try mylar or maybe vinyl. I've got black and white screen print ink if you want to play around with it.

by seejane on 9/5/2008 @ 12:12pm
Post Industrial Press rocks!

by Rue on 9/5/2008 @ 3:01pm
The DIY angle intrigues me... I'd be willing to give it a go.

It depends on what your goal is.

If you are only doing a couple, give DIY a try. Or go to Kinkos and do a transfer. Or go to CafePress.com, upload some artwork, and then anyone who wants one can order one.

by d0ug on 9/6/2008 @ 11:28pm
im very serious about lending the kit. i used to screen the shirts i wanted but a few poeple on the internet have been making what id wanted to make so ive resorted to just buying them. the kit has just been sitting around so whatever use itd get would be positive. youd have to invest in emulsion most likely, a 150w clear bulb (i have the fixture to power it), and ink (i have black and white available, i think).

theres also picture this. the quality is ok. its a glue that adheres mirrored photocopies to fabric. inexpensive, looks ok but has the cheap ironed on look and isnt very durable through washes.

by kathy on 9/7/2008 @ 10:22am
If DIY... have Ricki make the film positive for you.
If you need help with the shooting screens, printing etc let me know.

Is this a simple one color design?

We could make it a team Anderson project if you want...we have supplies here. Lemme know, K?

by AngelaJossy on 9/7/2008 @ 8:49pm
I've always wanted to learn to do that. Maybe Tacoma Art Place would be interested in having a class of some sort and we could have a screen printing party.