Next day delivery on most orders before 4pm
Free delivery on all orders over £200 ex VAT

Screen Printing



Typical USE  Commercial Sale and Promotional Events
best for High Volume (100 +), Low Colour Count Designs
worst for Low Volume, Full-Colour Designs

t-shirt printing

Screen printing has been around for 100s of years and is a proven method of adding personalisation to garments at relatively low costs. Here at Buytshirtsonline, we screen print 1000s of garments everyday. The reason it is our most popular method of printing is the low cost and speed of application. 

 We have 2 MHM screen printing machines that can print up to 10 colours and are each capable of printing over 700 t-shirts per hour. 

 We charge by colour and quantity, please see our price matrix at the bottom of the page. Screen printing is ideal for higher volume runs if it is just a few t-shirts you require with a simple one colour logo then we would recommend a heat transfer rather than screen printing. Also if it is a colourful design on a low quantity run then digital printing would probably be the way to go. 

 Due to the costs involved in originating screens and setting the job up our prices come down the more you buy. You start seeing good value for money at over 100 items. If you need a one colour print on 100 white t-shirts, then the price would be as little as £1.90 per item plus VAT. 

 In conclusion, If you need 100 plus t-shirts with a small number of colours in the design, then screen printing is for you. If you are not sure about the best way forward, then please give our experienced printing team a call on 01928579951 option 2. If you would like to receive a quote from us, please fill in the quotation form, and we will get straight back to you.

Printing Technique

Each colour of your design is separated and printed out onto a film positive and exposed onto a silk screen. 

Each screen is then lined up on the printing machine inks are mixed to the colours in your design and then added to the screens.

The inks are then pushed through the mesh by the squeegees (rubber blades)  onto the garment to create your image. 

 The items are then carefully removed from the machine platens and then fed through the tunnel dryer at a temperature of 190 degrees. This cures the ink into the fabric which ensures the print will last as long as the garment. 

 Although screen printing is the most economical method of garment decoration the set up is time-consuming and for smaller runs can work out expensive. We would recommend that if you have more than two colours in your design and need less than 50 items, you use the digital printing option


The prices below are only a guide and are based on an A4 size image. We do not charge for screen origination and the first 20 minutes of artwork design is free. The prices below are for print only and do not include the garment. All prices are exclusive of VAT.                                                                  


Screen print minimum order 25 (number of colours in design)

25 - 49 £2.50 £3.25 £4.00 £4.75 £5.50 £6.25        
50 - 74 £2.25 £2.75 £3.25 £3.75 £4.25 £4.75 £5.25 £5.75 £6.25 £6.75
75 - 99 £1.75 £2.15 £2.55 £2.95 £3.45 £3.85 £4.25 £4.65 £5.05 £5.45
100 - 199 £1.00 £1.30 £1.60 £1.90 £2.20 £2.50 £2.80 £3.10 £3.40 £3.70
200 - 299 90p 1.15p £1.40 £1.65 £1.90 £2.15 £2.40 £2.65 £2.90 £3.15
300 – 499 80p 1.05p £1.30 £1.55 £1.80 £1.95 £2.30 £2.55 £2.80 £2.95
500 – 749 70p 95p £1.20 £1.45 £1.70 £1.85 £2.20 £2.45 £2.70 £2.85
750 – 999 60p 80p £1.00 £1.20 £1.40 £1.60 £1.80 £2.00 £2.20 £2.40
1000 - 1499 50p 65p 80p 95p 1.10p 1.25p £1.40 £1.55 £1.80 £1.95
1500 – 1999 45p 55p 65p 75p 85p 95p £1.05 £1.15 £1.25 £1.35
2000 – 2499 40p 50p 60p 70p 80p 90p £1.00 £1.10 £1.20 £1.30
2500 – 3000 35p 45p 55p 65p 75p 85p 95p £1.05 £1.15 £1.25
3000 Plus Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call