Perth’s Complete Screen Printing Service
Easy to order. Quality products. Fast delivery.
Screen printing is a proven printing technique that has been used for many years. The Fabric Printer is a specialist in this process and can replicate almost any image onto a garment.
Using the most modern machinery and quality inks, along with our inhouse artwork and separation service, we can provide a near perfect reproduction of your image. Our techniques include indexing, process printing, process simulation and spot colour printing.
Our automated equipment allows us to print up to 600 units per hour. No job is too big for The Fabric Printer, making us the preferred custom screen printer for some of Australia’s largest events and festivals.
While our head office is in Perth, we can ship to any state Australia-wide.
Why Choose Screen Printing?
Medium to large print runs
Event, band and fashion merchandise
Accurate match to your brand colour
PMS Colour Matching
5 Star Washability⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Minimum order - 20 units per design
CMYK Screen Printing
CMYK screen printing uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, which are mixed to create your full colour image. This process is similar to colour newspaper printing. The dots used are small enough that they cannot be seen at a standard viewing range, but up close you can see how the colours mix. Full colour matching cannot be guaranteed with this method, as the colour mixes dynamically on the garment.
Using our years of experience, we will replicate your original artwork as closely as possible. For more information on our screen printing services or for a quote, contact us today.
Spot Colour Printing
Spot colour printing allows you to create an exact colour match every time. It works similar to a painter mixing colours on a pallet to find the perfect colour. The colours are usually brighter and more vibrant and unlike CMYK printing, there are no limits to the colours that can be created.
If you want consistency in your colour printing, spot colour is the most effective.
Index Color Separation is a method of separation, which for converting images uses stochastic square dots of equal size instead of a halftone. If you need special colors, please choose colors from the Pantone® Matching System (PMS) and indicate numbers on your order.
Simulated Process Printing
Simulated process printing, also simply called "sim process" for short, is when you use a few ink colors (a few screens) to make a myriad of colors. This process utilizes traditional spot colors in a manner that blends them together with halftones and gradients similar to full color process Simulated process is simply the breakdown of an image and made to look like it was printed using four color process but without the use of the process colors and not limited to a specific number of colors.
Special Effects Inks Include
- Black Light
- Glow in the dark
- Puff Printing
Screen Printing FAQs
How much does screen printing cost?
The cost of screen printing is based on three factors:
The total number of garments to be printed
The number of colours required per print
How many prints required per garment – front only, front and back etc.
Once your custom design has been finalised and the screen has been created, you can print any number of garments over the minimum 20 item order. In fact, the more you print the lower the cost-per-item. Should you want to do a rerun of the same design at a later date, your screen print will be available - there are no charges to store your screen and no set up fees. All you pay is the cost of your printed garments.
What items can be screen printed?
The choice of fabric does play a vital role in the quality of your printed product. The majority of our garments are quality cotton-based products and are responsibly sourced via AS Colour. If you choose to print on a cheaper fabric, you run the risk of the garment shrinking which can ruin your design. Supplying your own garments is permitted (on a case by case basis) but not recommended as we may not have printed on that fabric and won’t know how well it will react to the ink and curing process.
Why choose professional screen printers?
If you require a bulk order of t-shirts, a professional screen printer will be able to deliver the most cost-effective solution in the shortest amount of time. At The Fabric Printer, quantity certainly does not affect quality. Even though our machines are capable of printing up to 600 units per hour – each garment is as perfect as the next. We are proud to be the go-to printer for many of Perth’s largest events, including the City to Surf, HBF Run for a Reason and Fringe World Festival.
How long does screen printing last? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Compared with other methods of garment printing, screen printed images will generally outlast the shirt it’s printed on. The Fabric Printer primarily uses special eco-friendly inks where possible, and a thorough curing process to ensure your design won’t fade. The life of your print can also depend on the material of the garment. Our products are specifically chosen to keep your design looking fresh and full of colour even after multiple washes (provided the correct washing instructions are followed).
What is the turnaround time for screen printing?
The standard turnaround time for screen printing jobs is 7 to 14 standard working days depending on our production levels & the time of the year (high season). We understand that there may be occasions where a rush job is needed and we are happy to accommodate wherever possible, we carry large numbers of stock on hand for just this reason. . There may be a small additional cost added for rush jobs. For this service, call our team and we’ll provide an accurate quote and delivery date.