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Five Things To Consider When Pricing Screen Printing

We at Asheville Screen Printing have found that many of our customers aren’t too sure how pricing works from Screen Printer to Screen Printer. I’ll tell you a little secret: Pricing is configured almost the same way for every printer – the only differences are usually in how each company chooses to display their pricing. Some printers will line item each and every aspect that goes into your print job, and others will keep it pretty simple. With a lot of local printers you are likely to see charges such as: art/design work, screen charges, blank items, shipping, color change charges. Our take is: the less confusing the better. Below is a breakdown of how your print job is priced out, as well as a few tips in how to make the best choice for your Asheville Screen Printing needs.

Screen Printing Pricing is Determined by 5 Key Factors:

Item Style – The blank garment that you’re going to print on can vary significantly in price. This piece of your project is all about quality. Shirts, for instance, can vary in price from as little as $3 per piece to over $20 per piece. The price depends on the current market rate, the fabric composition, and even the cut or style of the shirt you want to print on. Our experience has shown the better the quality of the product you are printing on, the more likely you are going to have consistent and loyal brand ambassadors.

Tip: Make sure you do your research. Check out the brand and style for some of your favorite shirts. Everyone loves a new favorite shirt!

Quantity per Style – In addition to the item style you choose, there is also the question of quantity. Buying in bulk has always garnered more purchasing power. Basically, the more you buy, the lower the price per item. This is why we always encourage our customers that are ordering print for their business to consider the price points. While you may only need 50 shirts right now, you may need 50 more in only a month or two. Why not go for the full 100 at first and save on your order?

Tip: Plan ahead! Make sure you have a plan when ordering merchandise for your business.

Color of Item – This one may seem a little strange. What most people don’t understand about this pricing criteria is that the darker the shirt, the more ink we’ll need to layer on for the print to come out solid and clear. This ultimately means more time is involved in printing your shirts. Most people love their logo on a dark shirt (and we do too!), but always remember that a dark shirt costs a little extra to print.

Tip: Pay attention to your customers! Make sure you get a sense for the tastes and preferences of your followers. It’s not Facebook creeping – it’s market research!

Number Of Ink Colors Being Printed On The Front – Screen printing is an artful process. Our printers carefully consider each and every design that we work with. Your design gets broken down by colors and also by layers. Once the job is organized, we carefully set up screens for each and every color step we need to make to achieve your final design. Each color step also requires a pass through our flash dryer so the inks don’t mix. As you can tell, this process takes time. The more colors, the more time. Your vibrant and exciting logo is awesome! We just need you to know that it can’t be printed with one screen or one swipe of ink.

Tip: Always ask yourself: Is simpler better? It may not be, but make sure you’re considering your options carefully.

Number Of Ink Colors Being Printed On The Back – The back of your shirt is also another number of steps in the printing process. Once we’re finished with the front, and it’s made a run through our dryer, we get set up for the back and the process goes all over again.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a quote, we’re happy to provide you our affordable and quality services. Please email us at, or call (828) 738-5197. We look forward to hearing from you!

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So what is Screen Printing?

Well, we are glad you asked. We love screen printing so much, that we decided to write a post for you to explain more.

At Asheville Screen Printing, we have fun around here, but our prints are serious business. Each piece is crafted with care so that every design looks its absolute best. Your words and images will pop off the shelf and take to the streets as your loyal customers proudly display your brand on their fronts and backs.Squad 1

Who doesn’t LOVE a good t-shirt? A fashion statement and brand workhorse that never goes out of style, our t-shirts come in an array of comfortable, versatile fabrics. We’ll work closely with your team to make sure you get the cut, color, and sizes that most closely mirror the aesthetic of your business or event.

We believe that solid communication ensures you’re getting the exact design you envision-our team will carefully consider font, placement, image size and more so your dream t-shirt becomes a wearable and sellable reality.

No matter how simple or complex the design you have in mind, from one-off event t-shirts to the staple statement t-shirt that your business will be selling for years to come, ASP can help you take your design off the paper and onto the cloth.


asheville screen printersWhat type of items can you screen print? Great question. We can screen print shirts, hats, posters, banners, hoodies, tank tops, mens clothing, womens clothing. Essentially all types of products and merchandise.

Have a question? We would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us here or give us a call.





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Asheville Screen Printing expands into storefront on Patton Ave


January 20, 2016



Jacob Ballard

Asheville Screen Printing

1328 Patton Ave, Suite B,

Asheville NC 28806

Office: (828) 575-2044


Asheville Screen Printing expands into storefront on Patton Ave; Grand Opening party to be held February 11, 2016.


West Asheville, NC – Asheville Screen Printing, a local, full-service printing company has expanded into a storefront at 1238 Patton Avenue, Suite B.


The almost 2 year-old company had previously been operating in facilities at a smaller location. Despite these humble origins, the company has already printed shirts for some of the most notable businesses in the area – Hi Wire Brewing, Roots Hummus, Catawba Brewing, Oskar Blues, 98.1 The River, and Rockys Chicken Shack, just to name a few.


“The new space means better visibility and a more accommodating place, right in the heart of beautiful West Asheville” says Jacob Ballard, Founder & Co-Owner.  “We can’t wait to become more active with artists in the community.”


The increased size of the facility is also a boom to production. Co-Owner and Head Printer Timm Watrous explains, “We’ll be able to fit in a second press, which will help us a lot with turnaround times and specialty printing.”


In their quest to be Asheville’s premier t-shirt and speciality printer, Asheville Screen Printing is also improving its web presence. Their new website, focusing on the customer experience, launched this month featuring an e-commerce store. In addition, the company is one of the only in the area to provide onsite live printing services. You’ll find their booth at events like the Hot Chocolate 10K, The Goombay Festival, Asheville Wing Wars and more.


The public is invited to celebrate the company’s expansion at the Grand Opening party on Thursday, February 11th, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. There will be free food and drinks, live printing, and a t-shirt sale featuring designs by local artists such as Evans Prater ( and Stu Helm. There will also be giveaways and a lucrative raffle – the winner gets 24 t-shirts printed with their design or business logo.




Asheville Screen Printing has five full-time employees and is open 9-5, Monday through Friday. They offer full-service screen printing, embroidery, graphic design, and digital printing services.