Screen Printing

Create beautiful, long-lasting designs with The Hive Printing’s screen printing services in Vancouver.

Vibrant colours & quality

Screen Printing provides outstanding colour fidelity. Provide us with a Pantone Matching System (PMS) number and we can mix almost anything.

Long-lasting designs

Screen prints are made to last. Every print is fully cured, ready to be washed, worn, and used repeatedly.

Perfect for large orders

The setup for screen printing is the same for a project of 5 units or 500 units, so for large quantity projects, screen print!

High quality screen printing to grow your business

We’ve has been screen printing for nearly a decade and have got it down to a fine art.

With our state-of-the-art press we can transform your artwork and accurately print it using today’s best inks and methods.

We offer Waterbased, Plastiol and Special effects screenprinting inks, and can print multiple colours on our presses. We have hundreds of colours ready to be custom-mixed for your creations. And we do Pantone matching, too.

Whether it’s custom t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, or artist prints,  request a quote today to learn how we can bring your idea to life.

Some of our work

FAQ's

Screen Printing is a printing method that involves applying inks directly onto the garment.

Once we have finalized your finalized artwork, Norb, our talented print technician, prints the design on to a clear film. These films are used to expose a screen coated in light sensitive emulsion (using a UV exposure unit).

After these exposed screens have been rinsed and dried (one screen per colour), they are mounted on a screen printing press and a squeegee is used to pull the ink across the screen. The screen is sort of like a stencil, letting ink through in some places and blocking it in others.

For screen printing, we do have a minimum charge of $150 to cover the cost of printing films, exposing screens and mounting the press. 

The per unit price will really vary depending on the detail of your order, so the more specific information you provide us with, the more accurately we will be able to quote you. To send us a quote, head over to our Contact page. 

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.

Ideally, we receive your artwork in a vector-based format, fonts outlined, sized as you would like it printed. We can accept Adobe Illustrator files (.ai), Photoshop files (.psd), or editable PDF files (.pdf).

Screen printing: vector file with any fonts outlined is required

We print a variety of textiles (tea towels, tote bags, t-shirts) as well as on paper and other materials. Take a look at our portfolio to see our work – we love a challenge! 

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