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Custom Screen Printing in Phoenix AZ
Custom Screen Printing in Phoenix AZ

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Why Acme is different on the environmental front…

Harsh chemicals are normally used in the screen reclaiming process. These chemicals go down the drain in 99% of screen printing shops. We use Franmar chemicals for screen reclaiming. They are 100% biodegradable, non-caustic, non-toxic and most are made from soybeans. Why don’t other printers use them? Because they cost more.

Info@AcmePrints.com | Call 602-257-ACME | Text 602-461-7171 | http://www.AcmePrints.com




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Dear Acme, what's the difference between Screen Printing vs Digital Printing / Direct-to-Garment / DTG?

Answer: Direct-to-garment digital printers are essentially high-end, specialized Giclée (a high-end kind of ink jet) printers that print directly onto apparel. The advantage for t-shirt shops is that there is relatively little set-up time compared to screen printing. The disadvantage is that it takes a relatively long time to actually print the image compared to screen printing. While a DTG digital print may take 10 minutes to set up, one screen printed order can easily take 6 hours for set-up, including color separation, film printing, screen exposing & developing, color registration, and test printing. But once it’s set up, screen printing can output a shirt every few seconds. Digital prints never get any more efficient, so large runs are almost never efficient. Screen printing is by far the most commonly used method for printing apparel. At its core, it’s simply pushing ink through a screen mesh one color at a time. The simplicity of the process is exactly what makes it so difficult to control. So almost anyone can cram ink through a screen, but very few can do it well and keep the prints consistent.
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Ink colors that appear only in the sun? No prob. Colors that appear only when wet? You got it. Glow-in-the-dark? Of course we can! Give us a shout.
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We do way more than just shirts.

Info@AcmePrints.com | Call 602-257-ACME | Text 602-461-7171 | www.AcmePrints.com
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Did you know we offer special Eco-series water-based inks, 100% natural soy-based plastisol inks, and bamboo, recycled & organic apparel?
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Texting more your thing?

Text us at 602-461-7171
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Behind the screens.
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Dear Acme, I don't have much to spend. How do I keep the price down on shirts?

Answer: There are a number of ways to keep costs down on shirts. The first option is ordering white or natural shirts. Color shirts are usually more expensive than white shirts, sometimes $1 or more per shirt. That doesn’t sound like much at first, but it adds up quickly.

The next thing is to limit the number of printing locations. When you print in two locations (i.e. the front and the back of the shirt) you increase the printing costs since it doubles the amount of work we need to do. Nothin’s free, pal!

Next up, limit the number of ink colors. The more colors you want printed on your shirts, the more it costs since we have to create and register a screen for every color we print (this doesn’t apply to DTG/digital printing). But don’t underestimate what a good designer can do with just a couple colors. Some of the most impactful designs we’ve created have been only two colors.

If you’re trying to keep the per-shirt price down more than the overall order total, order as many shirts as you can at once. The price per shirt is much lower at higher quantities since the set-up time is the same no matter how many you order.

Have more questions?
Info@AcmePrints.com | Call 602-257-ACME | Text 602-461-7171






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