For screen printing our minimum is 10.
Basically the set up time is the same if you are printing 10 tees or 1000 tees… and it is always between 2-4 hours. This is a lot of work, and for less than 10 pieces the price is prohibitive. For a quantity less than 10, other printing techniques such as transfer prints are usually more appropriate.
See our workflow for a detailed outline of our process.
Please note: we can always print LESS than the recommended minimum but this does mean the unit price increases. Minimum runs assist in allowing us to cover set up times but also assist you in covering your set up costs. Remember part of the cost in setting up includes the $45 screen set up fee, which we can reuse for any additional jobs within 6 months. If you are planning on getting further prints done, sometimes it is okay to spend a bit more for the initial garments, knowing that you have already paid the set up and in the future your prints will be a lot less!
It’s up to you, give us a call and we are more than happy to help you out with options.