Custom Screen Printing: Do You Believe These Myths?

Posted on June 25, 2023
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Screen printing is a common method for transferring designs and images onto clothing, accessories, and other items. Even though it is everywhere, people still believe certain things about the process that just aren’t true. Do you believe any of the common myths and misconceptions about custom screen printing? If you do, our team at Tri-Valley Sports is going to help clear a few things up.


Let’s debunk four myths about custom screen printing.


Custom screen printing is expensive.

This might be the biggest myth surrounding screen printing and the reason why more people don’t take advantage of it. This misconception might come from the fact that many screen printing companies deal in bulk orders, printing thousands of shirts or other items for a single order. But you don’t have to order in bulk. You can get enough shirts for your team and still get them for a reasonable price.


It’s just for T-shirts.

T-shirts may be the most common item for screen printing, but that’s not all it’s for! We can screen-print your design onto bags, activewear, polos, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, and many other clothing items and accessories. If there’s a big enough surface area, we can screen-print on it. And if screen printing isn’t the best option for a certain item, we’ll let you know and recommend custom embroidery instead!


It takes a long time.

If you have a big event coming up or need replacement uniforms on short notice, we can get your screen printing job done in time. When you choose an experienced team like ours at Tri-Valley Sports, you can trust us to print your items and have them ready when you need them. It’s always important to remember, however, that rush jobs may have added fees, and large orders always take more time.


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The design will flake off.

We’ve all seen those cheap screen printing jobs where the design flakes off after just a few washes. That happens when the printer puts a layer between the fabric and the ink. When done properly, the ink goes directly onto the fabric so that it bonds with the fibers to prevent cracking and flaking. We don’t cut corners at Tri-Valley Sports, so you know that a screen printing job from us will last for years.


Come to Tri-Valley Sports for custom screen printing and embroidery. Contact us at 508-533-5080 to get started.