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Best Screen Printing Services in Charlotte, NC

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805 Pressley Road, Charlotte, NC 28217 Rating

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4.7 (36)
4.1 (7)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Shirt Lizard is a custom t-shirt and screen printing company that serves customers in Charlotte. The company uses different print styles and processes, such as spot color, discharge printing, and simulated process, to screenprint intricate and detailed t-shirt designs. They use standard ink prints, plastisol inks, and water-based ink prints, for their custom t-shirts. The company also has a strong background in custom embroidery. Shirt Lizard makes use of automated screen printing and embroidery machines and direct to garment printers.

1400 Industrial Dr, Matthews, NC 28105 Rating

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4.5 (22)
4.0 (4)

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Custom Express Embroidery & Screen Printing is an apparel decorating service assisting the Charlotte community since 2004. The business offers screen printing services using automatic and manual printing presses. Customers have over 100 colors to choose from, which guarantees to meet their creative printing needs. Custom Express Embroidery & Screen Printing also offers custom embroidery services that can produce pristine results quickly. It can accommodate any size of orders with high-quality production.

301 Camp Rd 106, Charlotte, NC 28206 Rating

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5.0 (95)
4.7 (3)

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MacFly Fresh is a full-service creative design firm serving clients in Charlotte. The business specializes in apparel manufacturing and branding, such as screen printing, direct-to-film, direct-to-garment, and embroidery. Its team sends t-shirt samples to customers for production on shirt printing orders. Once the mockup is approved, the products are shipped within 14 business days. Other services include image vectorization, color separation, and creative engagement. Additionally, MacFly Fresh offers screen printing classes, workshops, and team-building activities.

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Charlotte, NC 28269

Why choose this provider?

Based in Charlotte, Charlotte Custom Shirts is a premier custom t-shirt company. They specialize in custom embroidery, DTG printing, screen printing, graphic design, and more. The company focuses on offering excellent prices, quick turnaround, custom and pre-made designs, and various styles. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

3124 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205 Rating

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4.7 (240)
5.0 (4)
2.5 (3)

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F4mily Matters is a screen printing business that serves clients in Charlotte and throughout its nearby areas. This company specializes in creating apparel and merchandise for brands. It features a team of professional graphic designers who work directly with clients to create attention-grabbing designs. Once designs have been nailed down, the company professionally prints them on apparel. Clients can select from a variety of styles and sizes, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hoodies.

9535 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28270 Rating

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3.8 (9)
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Charlotte T-Shirt Authority offers screen printing services throughout Charlotte and the surrounding regions. The company's professionals can print a wide range of items, including hats, bags, and athletic gear. They also offer sublimation, graphic design, embroidery, and digital fusion services. The company has experience that stretches to more than 100 years. Charlotte T-Shirt Authority uses modern software technology to track its operation from the order date to the status of arrival.

4011 Atmore Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 Rating

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4.8 (21)
5.0 (1)

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Mom & Pop's Print Shop is a full-service printing company based in Charlotte. The company provides printing services on stickers, signage, packaging, papers, and other promotional products. Its staff offers customized and handcrafted screen printing on apparel. Full or spot colors are also available with no minimum quantity for full-color printing. The business attends to rush services on selected products with minimum requirements. Aside from screen printing, the team is also equipped to do direct-to-garment and dye sublimation.

Charlotte, NC 28209 Rating

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4.6 (25)
5.0 (1)

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Founded in 1989, Freeman Screen Printers & Embroidery serves the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area and out of state customers in California, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia. They focus on offering excellent customer service, high-quality craftsmanship, reliability, and maintaining a good reputation. The company provides services that include embroidery, screen printing, custom tees, custom apparel and products, and more. They serve businesses and customers that include banks, schools, sports teams, small businesses, corporations, law firms, government firms, fundraisers, and more.

5901 Orr Road, Charlotte, NC 28213 Rating

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4.6 (29)
5.0 (1)

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Contagious Graphics is a Charlotte-based screen printing company that primarily serves musicians and commercial clients. Established in 1998, its professionals can handle screen printing on various types of vinyl stickers and cotton t-shirts. They use the silk screen printing technique can print vivid colors on different types of materials and surfaces. The company can create custom typesetting for clients who cannot provide a design of their own. Contagious Graphics also provides screen-printed posters.

615 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 Rating

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4.4 (47)
5.0 (29)

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Underground Printing has been offering custom printing services throughout Charlotte and the surrounding areas since 1992. Its group of professionals offers digital and screen printing services for any size order. The business can work from 10 to 10,000 orders needed for small family reunions and big events. The company's products are sweatshirts, face masks, hats, jackets, and accessories. Some of Underground Printing's main brands include Hanes, Alternative Apparel, Nike, and Sanmar.

1101 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 Rating

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4.7 (39)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Ink Floyd is a full-service printing company that serves the Charlotte metro area and nearby localities. The shop provides quality screen printing services for different types of apparel and merchandising items. These include retail clothing, employee uniforms, marketing and promotional materials, and other printing items as requested by customers. Other services include signage and sticker printing, as well as graphic design. The shop has worked with different brands like THS National, King of Pops, and Cheerwine.

Compare our Top Screen Printing Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Shirt Lizard
805 Pressley Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Custom Express Embroidery & Screen Printing
1400 Industrial Dr, Matthews, NC 28105
MacFly Fresh Printing Co.
301 Camp Rd 106, Charlotte, NC 28206
Charlotte Custom Shirts
Charlotte, NC 28269
F4mily Matters
3124 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
Charlotte T-Shirt Authority
9535 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28270
Mom & Pop's Print Shop
4011 Atmore Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Freeman Screen Printers & Embroidery
Charlotte, NC 28209
Contagious Graphics
5901 Orr Road, Charlotte, NC 28213
Underground Printing
615 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Ink Floyd
1101 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC 28205


  • 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