Art-Flo Screen Printing & Embroidery is a family owned and operated screen printing and embroidery company in Chicago that was founded in 1958. They offer their services for t-shirts and other apparel, as well as promotional items. Art-Flo was a licensee of Major League Baseball and has printed for various teams such as the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Wolves.
Chicago, IL 60638Chicago, IL 60638
Barrel Maker Printing is a screen printing business that was established in 2009. Their services include quality screen printing, premium embroidery, printing classes, promo products, and live printing. Barrel Maker Printing has a 4.7-star rating based on customer reviews on Facebook.
Chicago, IL 60618Chicago, IL 60618
Bulldog Printing is a full service printing company in Chicago that was established in 1998. Their services include on-demand printing, garment printing, graphic design, one-hour photo gifts, and lamination. Bulldog Printing has a 3-star rating based on customer reviews on Facebook.
Chicago, IL 60640Chicago, IL 60640
At Chicago Signs in Chicago, the top priority is making clients’ brands as visible as possible by offering “the highest quality products and graphic services” and collaborating with clients throughout design projects. In a testimonial, a real estate client describes the company’s service as “superior and consistent.” Services include logo, sign layout, business card, brochure, and web design, as well as custom signs and screen printing. In addition, the company provides customized party favors, t-shirts for events, festivals, and fundraisers, real estate signs, and office wall decor.
Chicago, IL 60607Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago's Custom Apparel Co. is a full service screen printing company that has been in business since 1985. Their services include embroidery, screen printing, direct to garment, all over printing, and water base clothing. Chicago's Custom Apparel Co. has won various awards such as the Webby Award, Decorators Award, Full-Color Process Award, and All Over Printing Award.
Chicago, IL 60290Chicago, IL 60290
Culture Studio is a screen printing business located in Chicago, IL. Their services include printing, embroidery, fulfillment, full garment database, and graphic designs for different kinds of apparel. Culture Studio has a creative design art department that has an award winning color separation team.
Chicago, IL 60609Chicago, IL 60609
Fitness Wear, Inc. is a screen printing company in Glenview that has been in business for over 30 years. They offer screen printing services for school athletics, sports teams, businesses, organizations and events, artists and private labels, as well as gifts and costumes. Fitness Wear has a 4.9-star rating based on customer reviews on their Facebook page.
Glenview, IL 60026Glenview, IL 60026
Gabriel Enterprises is a full multi-color silk screen printing and embroidery brick and mortar shop in Chicago that has been in business for over 40 years. They offer screen printing and embroidery services to various kinds of apparel. Gabriel Enterprises has provided their services to big companies such as Chicago Public Schools, Xfinity/Comcast, Walgreens, and RCN.
Chicago, IL 60622Chicago, IL 60622
Inoprints is a print management company located in Chicago that was established in 2008. They offer printing services for t-shirts, signs, and various kinds of print media. Inoprints is a member of the Advertising Specialty Institute and was ranked the #1 printing company from 2013-2014 by Yelp.
Chicago, IL 60642Chicago, IL 60642
J Printing Center is a printing company in Niles that has been operating for more than 20 years. Their services include offset, digital, screen, and pad screening, designs, and prepress. A large number of satisfied customers state that J Printing Center has significantly contributed to the improvement and success of their business.
Niles, IL 60714Niles, IL 60714
Luckyprints is a traditional screen printing shop located in Chicago that has been in business since 2012. Their services include printing, embroidery, and finishing of various apparel and promotional items. Luckyprints strives to use leading printing methods in the industry to offer a broad range of printing options for their customers.
Chicago, IL 60612Chicago, IL 60612
Marathon Sportswear is a screen printing company that was established in 1979. Their services include screen printing and embroidery of various types of apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, tech shirts, Dri-fit, shorts, polos, jackets, and the like. Marathon Sportswear has a 4.2-star rating based on customer reviews on their Facebook page.
Blue Island, IL 60406Blue Island, IL 60406
MyTees2 is a screen printing company in Chicago that has been in business since 2008. They offer screen printing services for t-shirts, hoodies, sweats, school and business jackets, social club gear, business advertisements on shirts, and sponsors. MyTees2 has a 5-star rating based on customer reviews on Facebook.
Chicago, IL 60637Chicago, IL 60637
Replica Chicago is a full-service custom and original screen printing shop established in 2007. They offer high-quality and eco-friendly silk screen printing services for shirts and other apparel. Replica Chicago was voted Most Loved Shop by Time Out Chicago's Local Love Awards and won the Best Retail award by The 45th Ward.
Chicago, IL 60630Chicago, IL 60630
Scrappy Apparel Company is an apparel printing company in Woodridge that has been in business since 2006. Their services include jumbo, custom, water based, and discharge screen printing, four color process printing, embroidery, sublimation printing, cut and sew hats and apparel, as well as private labeling. Scrappy Apparel is committed to delivering exceptional services by using high-quality inks on exceptionally comfortable shirts at a fair price that are delivered on time.
Woodridge, IL 60517Woodridge, IL 60517
Shirts Illustrated, Inc. is an apparel printing and embroidery company located in Chicago, IL. Their services include printing and embroidery of shirts, caps, shorts, jackets and the like as well as promotional products and advertising specialties. Shirts Illustrated is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating.
Chicago, IL 60657Chicago, IL 60657
Windy City Silkscreening is screen printing and embroidery company in Chicago that has over 30 years of experience in the industry. They offer screen printing and embroidery services on products such as shirts, jackets, sports shirts, hats, fleece, and uniforms. Windy City Silkscreening is a certified Women's Business Enterprise and a verified merchant by Authorize.net.
Chicago, IL 60608Chicago, IL 60608
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.
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.
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