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Action Apparel, Inc.

Stoneham, MA 02180
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Action Apparel, Inc. has more than five decades of experience in creating customized uniforms and meeting corporate apparel needs with embroidery and screen printing solutions. The Stoneham company works with clients in retail, manufacturing, charitable and fund-raising events, trade shows, team apparel and sportswear and more. Customers reported "customer service is second to none," "can't imagine using anyone else," and "will always use Action Apparel."

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AntiDesigns

Boston, MA 02127
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AntiDesigns is a screen printing company based in Boston and spearheaded by self-taught artist and printmaker Jay Lacouture. The shop specializes in custom t-shirts, posters, art prints, album covers, hoodies, business cards, and more. AntiDesigns also offer live screen printing on site at events including small art shows, corporate fundraisers, and large outdoor festivals. Entrepreneur Magazine named AntiDesigns one of the Top 100 Companies to Watch.

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Bayside Custom Embroidery and Print

South Boston, MA 02127
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Bayside Custom Embroidery and Print provides customized apparel including t-shirts, uniforms, and other customizable items in South Boston. The company specializes in screen printing and embroidery for sports teams, promotions, service industries, and more. Bayside Custom Embroidery and Print is a member of the Veteran Business Owners Association and is accredited by the BBB.

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4.8 / 5 (12)
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4.3 / 5 (11)
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4.5 / 5 (10)

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Beantown Athletics

Dorchester, MA 02124
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Beantown Athletics is a custom apparel and personalized products printing company serving Dorchester and the surrounding counties. Comprehensive services provided by this leading company include embroidery, screen printing, skate sharpening, items for fundraising and promotions. Beantown Athletics offers superior services and fast delivery making it a choice company when it comes to high-quality printing solutions.

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4.6 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Boston Stitch & Screen, LLC

Stoughton, MA 02072
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Business Description

Boston Stitch & Screen, LLC is a family-owned embroidery and screen printing company in Stoughton with more than three decades of experience. The union-affiliated company provides apparel and accessories decorated with thread, ink, or both to enterprises of all sizes in the greater New England area. Other products include patches, lanyards, pens, pins, flash drives, and more.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Carbon Colors

Dracut, MA 01826
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Carbon Colors is a printing company in Dracut providing high-quality products and fast delivery. Services offered include screen printing, embroidery, commercial printing, large scale digital printing, customized apparel and promotional products, blue print services, postcards, and direct mail. Carbon Colors is a top choice for creative and well-designed products.

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4.8 / 5 (89)
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4.6 / 5 (20)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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College Hype Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery

Dorchester, MA 02124
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College Hype Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery is a premier screen print and embroidery company serving Dorchester for more than two decades. Services offered by this company include screen printing, embroidery, promotional items, and a design area app for creating personalized designs. Customers reported "beautiful job with the embroidery," "couldn't be happier with our jackets," and "great service."

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Emulsion Printhouse

Boston, MA 02118
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Emulsion Printhouse is a premier custom apparel printing company serving Boston and the surrounding areas. The company specializes in top-of-the-line custom clothing using screen printing, embroidery, and unique t-shirt designs. Emulsion Printhouse gives careful attention to every detail of their work and can handle bulk orders.

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5.0

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Graphic Connections, LLC

Watertown, MA 02472
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Graphic Connections, LLC is a custom apparel and promotional items printing company serving Watertown and the surrounding counties. Services offered by this premier company include screen printing, embroidery, team uniforms, promotional products, trophies and plaques, signs, and banners. Graphic Connections promotes business for their clients with customized pens, stickers, spirit bands, magnets, and more.

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4.0

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Greco Graphics

Billerica, MA 01862
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Greco Graphics has nearly three decades of experience in custom screen printing and embroidery for corporate and promotional apparel, specialty items, trophies, and more. The Billerica company has a talented art department experienced in creating customized designs for small and large orders. Greco Graphics also works with teams and organizations to provide uniforms, jackets, blankets, sweatshirts, and umbrellas.

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Imperial Promotions

Boston, MA 02132
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Imperial Promotions is a branded apparel and wholesale screen printing business in Dorchester providing custom apparel for promotions, trade shows and events, company stores, displays and more. The company offers a variety of branded promotional items including drinkware, pens, journals, portfolios, patches, bags, totes, and much more. Imperial Promotions specializes in customized apparel for athletic teams, corporate events, healthcare, hospitality, non-profits, restaurants, workwear, and uniforms.

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4.6 / 5 (20)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Liberated Custom Screen Printing

Peabody, MA 01960
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Liberated Custom Screen Printing is a full-service screen printing studio in Peabody serving the Boston area. The company provides quality apparel screen printing to a variety of customers including independent rock labels, international touring bands, renowned artists, and local businesses. Liberated Custom Screen Printing prints logos or custom designs on many different types of apparel, tote bags, hats, old school back patches, and more.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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PrintMaster

Norwood, MA 02062
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Business Description

PrintMaster is a locally-owned company specializing in custom apparel and personalized products serving Norwood and the surrounding communities. Services offered include business printing and copying of brochures, business cards, flyers, labels, letterhead, and more. The company also provides a full line of mailing services including assembly, sorting, folding, boxing, and more. Screen printing and embroidery are available on shirts, hats, bags, and other promotional items.

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5.0 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Simply Sisters Silk Screening

Woburn, MA 01801
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Business Description

Simply Sisters is a fully-automated, state-of-the-art custom screen printing and embroidery facility with a creative and talented full-service art department. The Woburn company specializes in screen printing, embroidery, and design services in its one-stop-shop facility where they can even make their creatively-challenged customers look good. Simply Sisters has demonstrated superior customer service for more than three decades with a range of individuals, organizations, and small businesses.

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4.0 / 5 (4)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Sterling Printing

Stoneham, MA 02180
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Sterling Printing is a union print shop serving the entire Boston area making their customers' ideas come to life. The printing services offered by this company include architectural drawings, promotional products, color printing, banners and posters, color t-shirts, and more. The company also offers large format commercial printing, graphic design, and mail services. Other printing options are product labels, wedding invitations and holiday cards, union and political printing, and trade shows display items.

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4.1
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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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