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- Number of units you would like to print
- Number of colours in your artwork
- Number of print areas
Please Contact Us to place an order or get a quote.
We can usually accommodate orders of any size from one or two units (these would most likely be digitally printed) to a thousand units or more.
Screen Printing: vector file with any fonts outlined is required
Digital Printing: minimum 300 DPI jpeg, .png or .tiff file
If your artwork isn’t in one of the formats listed above, we offer 15 minutes complimentary design consulting to discuss realistic possibilities and any file conversion options.
We charge any additional design consulting services at a rate of $35/hour thereafter.
If you require a short turnaround, please let us know and we can work with you to meet it.
There is no minimum charge for digital printing.
We offer 15 minutes complimentary design consulting to discuss realistic possibilities and any file conversion options. We charge any additional design consulting services at a rate of $35/hour thereafter.
We have a four station, 6 colour manual screen printing press. However, not all artwork is appropriate for screen printing. Generally, screen printed designs are 1 to 3 colours. You can learn more about our screen printing services here.
For digital printing, there is no limit to the number of colours that can be printed.
We can provide you with a digital test print. Please get in touch with us for pricing and options.
We don’t offer samples of screen printed screen items because of the high set-up cost and time – printing films, exposing screens, mounting the press, mixing inks, doing registrations and test prints. This process is the same for printing one or one hundred units, which is why screen printing is great for higher volumes and fewer colours.
You can see samples of our printing in the studio and on our website.
We work with a variety of brands and can help find a product or style to meet your needs (whether you are working within a tight budget or have some other goals: sustainability, near sourcing, etc). Here are a few:
- Bella Canvas
- American Apparel
- Redwood Classics
- LA Apparel
- Independent Trading Co
- Rabbit Skins
- Alternative Apparel
Not all garments are suitable for printing and each method of printing has suitable fabrics. Screen printing can be done on a variety of fabrics: cotton, poly, blends, bamboo. Digital printing is best for 100% cotton.
We can also print on paper, wood, glass, metal and a variety of other materials. We love a challenge, and have screen printed on many ‘non-traditional’ materials. Check out our Portfolio to see what we’ve accomplished with our clients.
Please Contact Us to discuss any non-traditional material printing needs you may have.
We work with a range of professonal grade products in our studio.
Based on your design and requirements, we’ll work with you to recommend the appropriate ink, or inks, and printing methods to bring your project to life.
From our experience, the following materials work best with a specific ink type:
- Metal & Wood: lacquer-based products
- Garments: Synthetic or water-based textile inks
To share your design or project ideas, visit Contact Us to fill out our form.
Our mission is to reduce waste sent to landfills by offering beautiful, customizable, and sustainable products for your brand to shine in real life.
There is a common and pervasive misconception that water-based inks are inherently more environmentally-friendly but this is entirely untrue; water-based inks still have a variety of chemicals in them, such as binders, filler and other chemical additives.
Water-based inks tend to produce more waste water in the cleaning and require harsher chemicals to clean screens (which also must be done more frequently with water-based inks).
Plastisol inks, the industry standard for t-shirt printing, are drain safe, require less frequent screen cleaning (resulting in less wasted ink and water) and require less harsh chemicals to reclaim the screens. This is not to say that plastisol is more or less environmentally-friendly that water-based ink – each has its pros and cons. More to the point – it is important to choose the ink that best suits your project.
As as shop, we try our best to minimize our waste and are constantly trying to improve our processes. We do multiple exposures on both our films and screens to reduce waste plastic and water; we reduce our water and chemical use by cleaning multiple screens at once (using the least harsh chemicals that we can); we use energy efficient lighting; we separate and recycle our plastics and paper; we reuse wherever possible.
We go through a deep selection process, taking into account the design quality as well as environmental and social standards. We also wrote a code of ethics that each of our producer must accept. Read more about our transparency here.
We always prioritize in-store pickup when applicable. This sometimes explains a longer lead time.
During high-volume periods shipping may be delayed by 1-2 business days.
At this time we offer international shipping to the United States.
NOTE: International shipping does not include duties and taxes. Your local customs or post office may charge additional fees upon receipt.
You’ll receive an email with tracking information when your order has shipped. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Free shipping is available for orders over $100 CAD being shipped to Canada.
We offer local pickup to residents in the Great Vancouver, BC area. Please select ‘Local Pickup’ from the shipping option, or leave us a message in the checkout form.
You will be contacted when your order is ready for pick up.
returns & exchanges
If a gift card is used for a purchase, refunds will go back to the customer in the form of a gift card.