We offer an array of screen printing services utilizing state of the art inks and techniques. Our experts will add pizzazz to your logo by using high quality inks, multicolor screen printing, or distressed screen printing techniques. Are you looking to print on rainwear? As rainwear experts, we know how difficult it can be if you're printing on water-resistant and waterproof fabrics. Let our expertise in rainwear help you with your screen printing needs.

Below we've highlighted a list of FAQ's to help determine if screen printing is the right decoration method for your upcoming project. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly at art@charlesriverapparel.com if you have additional questions or would like a quote.


Screen Print Q & A


Q: Are there minimums on screen print orders? A: Screen printing minimums are 12 pieces per logo. Orders less than 12 pieces will incur a fee.


Q: What kind of art files do you accept? A: .ai, .eps, and .pdf art files are accepted (must be created as vector). All type & strokes must be converted to outlines. Coral Draw & Freehand files must be exported as .eps files. All files should have the graphics and fonts converted to outlines. Placed or linked images are not acceptable. If you do not have usable artwork, our graphic design department can usually re-create your artwork into the proper format needed for output. There may be a charge. For re-creating your art, the best file format to submit is a 300dpi jpeg. However, we can work with most other file formats for re-drawing. 


Q: Can you PMS color match? A: Please provide PMS colors from the Pantone Solid Coated library. If you have worries associated with color, please let us know at the time your order is placed. We are happy to match them for you. PMS color matching charges may apply. Don't have access to a PMS book or program with the colors? No problem! Click here to see all of the assorted PMS colors you can choose from. Please note that not all screen are calibrated the same way. Color may vary depending on your settings.


Q: What is an underlay? A: An underlay is a primer coat. It is a layer of white ink which is laid down under your design when printing on color garments (including black). The underlay gives a base for printing a design on and allows colors to appear as they should.


Q: What is your turnaround time for screen printing services? A: Our turnaround time is 7-10 business days. However, we are flexible with rush orders. If you have a specific deadline, please let us know beforehand so that we may schedule your order accordingly.


Q: Can I print on assorted garment sizes? A: We can print both youth and adult garments together if the design size is made to fit the smallest item being screen printed. Some customers prefer two sizes of artwork made to reflect the sizing on youth and adult pieces. In those cases, each imprint size is considered a separate order. When printing a small order, one size of design is the most cost effective choice.  


Q: Will you allow items from other apparel suppliers to be sent to you for screen printing services? A: No. Our decoration services are limited to Charles River Apparel products. Sample products cannot be returned and used for decorated orders.

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