Screen Printing in Newcastle & the North East
Screen Printing Newcastle & the North East
Here at Woven Inc Ltd, we offer a comprehensive range of screen printing processes to cater to your specific needs. We understand that achieving the perfect finish is essential, and it all begins with the quality of your artwork files. Our commitment is to deliver excellence in the field of screen printing and direct-to-garment printing services. With our passion for screen printing and state-of-the-art equipment, we are dedicated to producing perfect prints every time.
Our Screen Printing Facilities
We take pride in our well-equipped facility, which includes two automatic 8-colour presses and two 4-station manual carousels. This machinery allows us to handle high-throughput work efficiently. With thousands of units processed daily and skilled printers on hand, we can meet your deadlines with ease. If you have specific turnaround requirements, let us know in advance, and we will confirm if we can accommodate your request before providing a quote.
The Art of Screen Printing
Screen printing involves much more than simply applying artwork to a garment. It encompasses critical decisions, from selecting the right artwork and films to preparing screens and meshes. Most importantly, it involves choosing the right inks to achieve the best results for your design. Each colour in your design requires its own dedicated screen, which is layered one after another to create your final design.
At Woven Inc Ltd, we specialize in plastisol, water-based, and discharge inks. Additionally, we offer special inks such as puff, gloss, reflective, and glitter. If you have specific preferences for the type of ink to be used in your screen printing project, don't hesitate to ask. We're happy to accommodate your requests and provide you with a better understanding of the ink options available.
The Advantages of Screen Printing
Screen printing is a cost-effective method for producing large volumes of high-quality prints. Its speed and efficiency make it a popular choice for companies and organizations seeking personalized products or promotional items in bulk. While it does require specialised equipment and expertise, screen printing is a relatively straightforward process to learn and master with the right tools and guidance.
Some of the key advantages of screen printing include:
Versatility: Screen printing can be used on a variety of materials, including fabrics, paper, plastics, and metal, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.
Durability: Screen-printed designs are resistant to fading, cracking, and peeling, ensuring longevity, even with frequent use or washing.
Customizability: Screen printing offers a high degree of customization, allowing you to create bespoke designs tailored to your project's exact requirements.
Cost-effectiveness: For large quantities, screen printing offers a cost-effective solution, with per-unit costs decreasing significantly after the initial setup.
Vibrant Colours: The ability to apply multiple layers of ink in screen printing results in rich, vivid colours that stand out and grab attention.
Consistency: Screen printing consistently delivers high-quality prints, ensuring a polished and professional appearance for your finished products.
Sustainability: Many of the inks used in screen printing are eco-friendly, making it a more environmentally responsible printing choice.
Screen Printing Services at Woven Inc Ltd
At Woven Inc Ltd, we take pride in offering top-notch screen printing services. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality prints, and we are equipped to handle various printing needs, whether you require screen printing on clothing, promotional items, or other materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
To address common queries about our screen printing services, here are some frequently asked questions:
What are Screen Charges?
Every print shop charges screen fees, which are one-time expenses. It's important to note that paying a screen charge does not grant ownership of the screens themselves; they are retained by the print shop. Our screen charges are a flat rate of £25 per colour, size, and design. This fee covers the setup and separation of your design by our artwork team to ensure precise sizing and positioning for printing. It also includes the cost of film, screen preparation, and machine setup.
Do You Charge for Colour Changes?
Yes, we do charge for colour changes, particularly with smaller orders. Colour changes require removing screens from the printing machine, cleaning them, drying, and resetting the machine, which can be a time-consuming process. We charge a £15 fee per colour change, with a minimum requirement of 15 units per change.
Do You Have Minimum Orders?
Minimum order quantities depend on the colours used in your design. Generally, we require a minimum order of 20 pieces per design. However, you have the flexibility to mix and match your minimum orders across different garments and sizes. Below is a breakdown of our minimum order requirements based on the number of screens:
20+ Units = Maximum of 4 Screens
50+ Units = Maximum of 8 Screens
150+ Units = 8 Screens Plus
How Long Does the Process Take?
Typically, our turnaround time is up to 14 working days from the approval of your artwork. If your order is ready sooner, we will ship it promptly. During busy seasons, please allow up to 18 working days to receive your order. It's important to note that turnaround times are estimates, and your order may arrive earlier or slightly later than the estimated date.
Can I Preview My Design Before Placing an Order?
We do not provide visual previews of orders before payment. Visualizing artwork requires considerable time and attention, and we allocate these resources once an order is confirmed and paid for. After you confirm and make payment for your order, our design team will create a visual representation of your order for your approval before proceeding with printing. Approval directly to our design team is required before any production begins.
What Size Prints Can I Have?
The maximum print sizes and locations on T-shirts are based on standard guidelines, and sizing may vary depending on the product and its size. Screens and prints are one size fits all, and oversized screens are available upon request with pricing and sizing provided on an individual basis. Keep in mind that if you have a mix of small and large garments, the print size will be consistent with the smallest garment, which may appear larger on smaller items and smaller on larger items.
Why choose Woven INC for your Screen Printing needs?
Screen Printing at Woven Inc Ltd offers you a versatile, durable, and cost-effective solution for producing high-quality custom prints. Whether you're looking to create branded merchandise, promotional items, or custom clothing, our screen printing services are tailored to meet your specific requirements. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence in screen printing, and our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need further information about our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to helping you bring your creative visions to life through screen printing.