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Best Screen Printing Services in Detroit, MI

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Detroit Screen Printing Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Ferndale, MI 48220
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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Kurt’s Kustom Promotions has been providing quality screen printing to the Detroit area for 50 years. The company specializes in custom screen printing and embroidery for client promotional items including t-shirts, hats, coffee cups, pens, and more. Kurt’s Kustom Promotions also offers a range of printable apparel including hoodies, sweatshirts, and swim gear. A full-service art department can help develop designs to meet individual, corporate, and sports team needs. A convenient online quote request form is available.

Warren, MI 48088

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3.8 (10)
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5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

t-shirt guy is a screen printing, apparel and t-shirt company that serves the Detroit area. The company specializes in printing shirts, jackets, hoodies, towels, and more. t-shirt guy offers creative graphic design services to help clients develop the perfect print. Only the top brands are used for garment printing including Gildan, Hanes, and Fruit of the Loom. Free quotes are available.

Redford, MI 48240

Why choose this provider?

Detroit T-Shirts LLC is a custom apparel printing company that serves the Detroit area. The company specializes in screen printing custom designs, logos, and images. The talented graphic arts personnel ensure graphics printing is fast and perfect every time. Quality and efficiency at a reasonable price are top priorities. Detroit T-Shirts LLC also focuses on custom tags to make client brands stand out. A variety of apparel and accessories are available including polo shirts, bags, or anything customers need.

Garden City, MI 48135

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4.6 (32)

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Inkorporate Graphics is a full-service custom apparel printing company that serves the Detroit area. The company offers screen printing, vinyl press, direct to garment, and custom embroidery techniques. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist in creating items that suit individual customer needs. Fast turnaround times and quality custom artwork are a top priority. Inkorporate Graphics specializes in corporate and casual apparel, medical uniforms, team sportswear, and more. Free quotes and drop shipping are available.

Eastpointe, MI 48021

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4.8 (64)
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4.5 (30)

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J’s Silkscreens is a custom apparel and promotional printing company that serves the Detroit area. The company offers clients more than 30 years of industry experience. A full-service art department is employed to help clients create designs that stand out. J’s Silkscreen staff delivers exceptional customer service and fast turnaround times. Screenprinting, embroidery, and vinyl graphics are available to print a range of apparel and promotional items including hats, polos, jackets, lawn signs, car graphics, and more. The website lists promotional sales and discounts.

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

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4.8 (34)

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All American Screen Printing & Embroidery is a custom apparel printing company that serves the Detroit area. The company has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry and specializes in offering embroidery as a classic upscale approach to applying customer logos and images. The creative design team focuses on skillfully translating customer ideas into professionally rendered artwork. All American Screen Printing & Embroidery offers shop tours and field trips to Girl and Boy Scouts, summer camps, day care, and many other groups. The website has an online design idea shop.

Compare our Top Screen Printing Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Kurt’s Kustom Promotions
t-shirt guy
Detroit T-Shirts LLC
Inkorporate Graphics
J’s Silkscreens
All American Screen Printing & Embroidery

FAQs

  • What is screen printing?

    Screen printing is a method of applying graphics to a T-shirt. It typically involves layering thick inks onto the shirt's surface instead of soaking them into the fabric. Screen printing is also sometimes called silk screening.

    Since screen printing generally uses thicker inks, this type of fabric printing is usually better for graphics with one or two colors. If you have more complicated, colorful graphics, direct to garment printing, or DTG, may be a better option.

    Major fabric printing methods include:

    • Screen printing or silk screening

    • Direct to garment printing

    • Stamp printing

    • Thermal transfer printing

    • Sublimation transfer printing

  • How does screen printing work?

    Screen printing works by using a silkscreen with an exposed design. Ink is swiped across the screen with a squeegee tool, and this action sends the ink design through the screen and onto the T-shirt.

    When graphics are printed onto a T-shirt using screen-printing techniques, the colors are sometimes allowed to dry between color applications, and subsequent colors are printed with another screen after the T-shirt is realigned on the press.


  • What is silk-screen printing?

    Traditionally, screen printing has been called silk-screen printing because originally, silk was the primary material used in the process. The mesh portion of the screen was made of silk. In modern times, synthetic threads are commonly used in the silk-screening process, with polyester being one of the most popular choices. Nylon and stainless steel are also used in some screen-printing applications.


  • How do I start screen printing?

    If you want to try screen printing at home, you can do it with a little bit of practice and some basic materials. To get started with screen printing, you may need:

    • A screen, usually made of polyester

    • Photo emulsion

    • A 150W light bulb

    • A screen-printing squeegee

    • Fabric paint

    • Two pieces of glass

  • How can I print T-shirts?

    To print T-shirts at home, you can try the screen-printing method described above. To print a lot of shirts, you may consider using a screen-printing company.

    While the exact steps and process varies by company, in general, you can expect to provide the T-shirt company with your desired design, either electronically or in person. You can choose other options, and the screen-printing company typically sends you a mock-up of what the finished design will look like; Then, after you approve it, they produce it according to your specifications.


  • How can I make a custom T-shirt?

    If you'd rather not go the screen-printing route, you can customize T-shirts in other ways.

    • Heat transfers, which involve using a printing machine and heat press machine to transfer designs to fabric

    • Embroidery, which involves intricate stitching using thread and special needles

    • Direct to garment (DTG) digital printing, a process that uses a special inkjet printer with special ink to print designs onto the fabric directly

    • Engraved roller printing, a process that involves dye being applied to fabric that’s passed through rollers engraved with designs in a printing machine

  • How do I design a T-shirt?

    When you design a T-shirt, there are a lot of factors to consider. Most of the time, screen-printing companies will ask you to submit a high-resolution file of the design you want printed. Sometimes, the company has in-house graphic designers who can create a design for you based on your specifications or ideas.

    Here are a few suggestions for optimizing your T-shirt design:

    • Ensure any text is readable, and you can do this by selecting the right fabric and paint color combination

    • Consider creating a contrast between your chosen T-shirt color and the screen-printing ink

    • Make sure the type size is big enough to read from a distance