Actual Ink Designs is an apparel decoration wholesaler in Milwaukee that offers screen printing, digital printing, and embroidery services. The crew personalizes wearables and personal accessories, including polos, caps, and tote bags, and it has a range of specialty inks, such as glitter, shimmer, gel, and foil. Actual Ink Designs has more than 20 years of industry experience, and the website features videos of the team’s processes, to help customers understand how the company delivers more than 4,000 quality products. The shop sells pre-designed tees and sweatshirts, which are ideal for fundraisers, gifts, and personal use.
Milwaukee, WI 53212Milwaukee, WI 53212
Dunn’s Sporting Goods is an apparel personalization shop in Cudahy that engages in screen printing, heat sealing, and embroidery services. The company can use up to six colors, and some of the products are long-sleeved shirts, pocket tees, reversible jerseys, mesh shorts, open-bottom sweatpants, fleece headbands, and waterproof blankets. Dunn’s Sporting Goods has been serving people and organizations in the city and other parts of Milwaukee County since 1982, and it takes pride in the team’s “outstanding craftsmanship and competitive prices.” The staff requires a set-up fee for orders that are less than a dozen, and it accepts major credit cards.
West Allis, WI 53214West Allis, WI 53214
Eggers Imprints is a provider of custom screen printing and embroidery in Waukesha that is a Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce member. The company has been in the apparel decorating business for years, and it takes pride in its state-of-the-art facility and modern techniques, as well as its team of professionally trained and experienced artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. Eggers Imprints strives to meet the deadlines and its customers’ project goals, and studio’s personalized services extend to delivering the goods in its own marked van. Some of the shop’s products are woven shirts, industrial workwear, and infant garments.
Milwaukee, WI 53223Milwaukee, WI 53223
Free Style Graphics is a company in Wauwatosa that provides screen printing and embroidery services for wearables and other cloth products. The team helps customers get their brands “out there,” where it matters, and it caters to clients from the Milwaukee area and other Southeast Wisconsin counties, including Washington, Walworth, Racine, Ozaukee, Kenosha, Jefferson, and Dodge. Free Style Graphics has been in the apparel decoration business since 1984, and it helps individuals, families, commercial and non-profit organizations, and government agencies with their branding, fundraising, and workplace needs. The team also offers non-fabric promotional items, such as ball pens, stainless steel tumblers, trophies, badges, and calendars.
Milwaukee, WI 53219Milwaukee, WI 53219
Milwaukee Screen & Stitch is a garment design and production shop in West Allis that provides custom printed and embroidered clothes. The company produces t-shirts, pants, outerwear, athletic gear, and uniforms, and it also personalizes hats, wallets, bags, towels, and key chains. Milwaukee Screen & Stitch is a local, family-owned business that prioritizes customer satisfaction, and it helps clients with their personal branding, organizational identification, fundraising, promotional, and team spirit-building needs. The process takes less than two weeks “from concept to cloth.”
Waukesha, WI 53186Waukesha, WI 53186
Orchard Street Press is an eco-smart graphic design and screen printing studio in St. Francis. The shop strives to innovate techniques and use sustainable materials in an industry that has always involved harsh solvent cleaners and plastisol inks, and some of the products are apparel, personal accessories, agency and club patches, posters, and promotional materials. Orchard Street Press also creates custom fabrics for fashion designers and interior decorators, and it crafts limited-edition printed items for artists and museums. The company has an in-house team that can assist customers without artwork of their own, and its website contains helpful information on ordering and shipping.
St. Francis, WI 53235St. Francis, WI 53235
Red Wall Screen Printing is a locally owned and operated studio in Milwaukee that customizes fabrics. The team jazzes up apparel and non-wearables, and it uses top-notch clothing brands, such as Alstyle, Alternative, American Apparel, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Next Level, Tultex, and its very own Red Wall. Red Wall Screen Printing welcomes orders large and small, including single items for highly personalized gifts to loved ones, and it also delivers non-cloth promotional items, including pencil sharpeners, magnifiers, and hand clappers. The company website contains a guide to artwork preparation and submission, and the staff accepts check and credit card payments.
Oak Creek, WI 53154Oak Creek, WI 53154
Styled Aesthetic is an apparel design company in Milwaukee that offers screen printing and embroidery services. One of the owners earned her graphic design degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the other is motorsports enthusiast, who runs a consulting firm. Styled Aesthetic caters to individuals, couples, families, school teams, sports clubs, non-profits, and businesses, and it also collaborates with designer-entrepreneurs, who seek order fulfillment for their fashion line. The shop’s website features templates for customers who want to visualize their project, and it also contains snapshots of its recent deliveries, such as hoodies, caps, tees, and collared shirts.
Milwaukee, WI 53172Milwaukee, WI 53172
Ultimate Screen Print & Embroidery is a shop in Oak Creek that serves Southeast Wisconsin and other parts of the country. The company commits to delivering quality projects, no matter the order size, and it uses top-of-the-line brands, including S&S Activewear, Holloway Sportswear, Augusta Sportswear, and Rawlings. Ultimate Screen Print & Embroidery also engages in graphic design and art development, and it caters to individuals with personal branding needs, associations that seek to wear their team pride, non-profits and church groups that have fundraising needs, and commercial establishments that want to promote their business. The staff invites customers to review the studio’s services and policies on the website.
Cudahy, WI 53110Cudahy, WI 53110
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