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3 in 1 Design

San Diego, CA 92113
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Business Description

3 in 1 Design is a San Diego business that has been providing full-service screen printing for over six years. The business has over 700,000 promotional products and has a five- to seven-day turnaround. Printing services are for items including T-shirts, outwear, workwear, sweatshirts, caps, school apparel, business cards, envelopes, letterheads, magnets, signs, postcards, stickers, trade show design, and mugs. 3 in 1 Design serves the Greater San Diego County. Customers appreciate the quality of the work, their fair prices, and helpfulness.

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AKA

3919 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104
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Business Description

AKA is a San Diego business that has been serving customers for over ten years. The business provides a clothing boutique with custom screen printing on items such as onesies, T-shirts, scarves, hoodies, caps, sweatshirts, sunglasses, bags, hot pants, candles, and posters. Customers remark on their pricing, friendliness, and customer service.

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Boca Rio

Imperial Beach, CA 91932
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Business Description

Boca Rio is an Imperial Beach business that has been serving customers for over 12 years. The business provides printing, apparel, and merchandise to sports teams, non-profits, businesses, and schools. Services include full color digital print, custom banners, decals, screen printing, and embroidery. Products include bags, T-shirts, accessories, robes, towels, outerwear, shorts, pants, sweaters, teamwear, headwear, and aprons. Boca Rio offers a satisfaction guarantee and gift certificates. Customers remark on their service, communication, and the quality of the products.

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4.3
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4.6 / 5 (16)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (9)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (4)

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Dimensional Silk Screen, Inc.

San Diego, CA 92113
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Business Description

Dimensional Silk Screen, Inc. is a San Diego business that has been serving customers for more than 32 years. The business provides screen printing and digital printing and offers products including posters, pole banners, decals, window clings, trade show graphics, real estate and political signs, exhibit and in-store displays, transit ads, and banners. Customers remark on their pricing and quality of the work.

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4.6
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5.0 / 5 (8)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Duds by Dudes Custom Printing

San Diego, CA 92121
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Business Description

Duds by Dudes Custom Printing is a San Diego business that has been serving customers for over 11 years. The business’ services include screen printing, graphic design, embroidery, patches, engraving, pad printing, and promotional products for corporations and businesses. Duds by Dudes Custom Printing works with sororities, fraternities, grade schools, high schools, and school varsity team sportswear. Customers remark on their quality, fair prices, responsiveness, and efficiency.

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4.3
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Enormously

San Diego, CA 92103
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Business Description

Enormously is a San Diego print shop that provides graphic design and screen printing. Founder Norman Ramos has a BFA in Graphic Design from San Diego State University. He prints T-shirts, towels, accessories, sport shirts, uniforms, bags and totes, outerwear, fleece, shorts, pants, aprons, headwear, wovens, and more in a variety of brands. Customers remark on Norman’s service and attention to detail.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Logo Wear Company

7925 Dunbrook Rd Ste H, San Diego, CA 92126
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Business Description

Logo Wear Company services include custom screen-printing, embroidery, laser engraving, and promotional products. Dedicated to quality, Logo Wear Company has been serving customers for more than 25 years with quality products and excellent pricing. An online designer allows customers to create an original design, add their own artwork, logo, or slogan for their branded item. Their personalized customer service ensures each customer receives the best custom product. Featured products include corporate apparel, and outerwear, Laser Engraved gifts,  PPE and of course t-shirts.

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4.0

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Moonlight Screenprinting

Encinitas, CA 92024
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Business Description

Moonlight Screenprinting is an Encinitas business that provides custom embroidery and screen printing. The business provides a variety of products and apparel including sports shirts, T-shirts, towels, accessories, outerwear, uniforms, doggie wearables, aprons, fleece, totes and bags, and pants. Owner David Agyagos is a member of the Downtown Main Street Association. Customers appreciate his reliability, promptness, knowledge, and workmanship.

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4.6
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (17)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (11)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

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My City Screen Printing

La Mesa, CA 91942
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Business Description

My City Screen Printing is a La Mesa business that provides digital printing, screen printing, and embroidery. The staff has over 11 years of combined printing experience. Other services include patches and labels and dye sublimation. My City Screen Printing customizes products, has a showroom, and usually has a five- to 10-day turnaround. Customers appreciate their pricing, professionalism, customer service, and the quality of their work.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (18)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)
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Next Day Printed Tees, Inc.

Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Business Description

Next Day Printed Tees, Inc. is a Chula Vista family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers for over 24 years. The business provides custom garments including tees, sweats, bags, hats, polos, towels, hoodies, activewear, and accessories, and also offers corporate gifts and promotional products for companies. Next Day Printed Tees is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Customers appreciate their professionalism, knowledge, and customer service.

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4.3
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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No Hand Outs

2127 Olympic parkway, Suite 1006 #132, chula vista, CA 91915
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Business Description

For over 10 years, No Hand Outs has been providing screen printing for individual and corporate clients in San Diego using top-quality screen printing equipment. The company prints on white or colored T-shirts made of different fabrics. Its team of graphic designers uses sketches, complete designs submitted by clients, and designs they've helped create. No Hand Outs also provides embroidery on various fabrics, including clothing items suitable and ones not suitable for screen printing.

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Seven 13 Productions

San Diego, CA 92114
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Business Description

Seven 13 Productions is a San Diego business that has been serving customers for over 19 years. The business specializes in custom T-shirt and apparel screen printing. Services include team jerseys, crew sweatshirts, pocket T-shirts, polos, sleeveless T-shirts, toddler clothing, hooded sweatshirts, golf shirts, 100% cotton shirts, patches, hats, graphic design, and sublimation. Seven 13 Productions provides free quotes.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Six 19 Printing

San Diego, CA 92110
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Business Description

Six 19 Printing is a San Diego business that has been serving customers for over eight years. The business provides graphic design, embroidery, offset printing, and screen printing. Services include foil prints, water-based and metallic ink, four color process, oversized prints, and discharge ink. Offset printing services include brochures, letterhead, flyers, banners, envelopes, door hangers, and stickers. Graphic design services include merchandise, logo design, and print material. Customers remark on their knowledge, quick service, and responsiveness.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (119)
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5.0 / 5 (14)
Google
4.3 / 5 (6)

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TEAM PHUN LLC

San Diego, CA 92109
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Business Description

TEAM PHUN LLC is a San Diego business that has been serving customers for over three years. The business specializes in sublimation, embroidery, screen printing, sewing services, production sourcing, and baja blankets. TEAM PHUN LLC offers custom design and printing on items such as hats, bags, T-shirts, fleece, custom shirt pockets, custom patches, and custom baja blankets. TEAM PHUN LLC also offers business-to-business services. Customers appreciate their flexibility, responsiveness, creativity, and the quality of the work.

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4.8
Google
4.9 / 5 (77)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (43)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (40)

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Tee Compressed

Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Business Description

Tee Compressed is a Carlsbad business that provides wearable promotions. The business offers compressed T-shirts and custom T-shirt screen printing. Tee Compressed’s promotions are used for fundraisers, private parties, college, events, product launches, and trade shows. The business has over 980 stock shapes. Orders take 10 to 15 business days, but rush orders are available. Tee Compressed provides free same-day quotes. Customers appreciate their patience, attention to detail, thoroughness, and customer service.

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The Shirt Shack Inc.

San Diego, CA 92121
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The Shirt Shack Inc. is a San Diego family-owned business that has been serving customers for over 44 years. The business has two locations and provides screen printing and custom artwork and has an automated production facility. The Shirt Shack Inc. has a 24-garment minimum and provides a fast turnaround. Customers remark on the quality of the T-shirts, their flexibility, efficiency, and prices.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (60)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is direct to garment printing? (DTG printing)

Direct to garment printing involves spraying ink directly onto a T-shirt, and then the ink soaks into the garment fibers.

Where DTG uses a printer to spray ink on a garment, screen printing layers ink on top of the fabric. DTG is typically better for more detailed designs, and you may be limited to a color palette for screen printing. This may not be a problem if your design is meant to be simple and uses only three or four colors, for example.


How do I make custom all over print shirts?

Custom all over print shirts typically have a design printed over the T-shirt's entire length or width instead of just being centered in one area, as it typically is with screen printing.

It's usually advisable to use a T-shirt printing company for all over print T-shirts because they have specialized equipment, like DTG printers, to create intricate all over designs. Screen printing can either be done DIY or with a screen-printing company.


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