Artwork Requirements

Your print will only be as good as the artwork you provide. All files need to be at least 300 dpi or vector format & sized to the size it should be printed.  Vector format is typically the file that was originally used to create the artwork, typically in Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.  Most popular files end in .pdf, .ai, .cdr, eps.



Our Standard Inks

At Athens Screen, there's nothing "standard" about our screen printing process. We believe that you shouldn't have to pay extra to get a great quality print. We use several different styles of printing, including discharge, waterbase, plastisol and solvent based inks depending on what we think will look best for your order.  Feel free to ask us if you would like more information.

(Note: Discharge only works on 100% cotton shirts.)


Picking out a Brand & Style of Shirt

Picking out a brand and style can sometimes be the hardest part of the process. There are many different options, catered to different situations and personal preferences. Please contact us if you need help finding the perfect shirt.


Can I Only Print 1 Shirt & Why Do I Have to Print in Bulk?

Screen printing is designed to be printed in bulk. The printing part of the process is actually the fastest part. All the costs and time are in the setup. This is why the cost per shirt goes down the more you print per design.

A lot of work goes into getting a shirt ready to print and requires almost every employee at the company. Artwork has to be mocked up and films have to be created. After this, the screens department converts the film into screens. Next, the printers setup the presses to run the shirts. It takes a good bit of time to setup a press to run shirts.

Because of this we cannot print 1 shirt at a time as it would easily cost $150+ to do. The smallest order of shirts we will do is 24 of the same design.



Printed Tags & Other Finishings

Want to take your product and your brand to the next level? Let us help you customize! We have all types of different finishing options like Custom Tagging & Bagging.


What are Screens & Why Don't You Charge For Them?

Most companies charges a screen fee and/or setup fee on top of the printing charge, which can range from $15 to $30 for every color that needs to be printed. That's not how we operate. Our goal is to streamline the process and make the ordering process as simple as possible.  The price we give you is the price you pay, no hidden fees!


Our Standard Inks

At Athens Screen, there's nothing "standard" about our screen printing process. We believe that you shouldn't have to pay extra to get a great quality print. We use several different styles of printing, including discharge, waterbase, plastisol and solvent based inks depending on what we think will look best for your order.  Feel free to ask us if you would like more information.

(Note: Discharge only works on 100% cotton shirts.)


Printing Over Seams & Other Uneven Surfaces

In order for a print to be perfect you have to print on a smooth, flat surface. Any print that goes over a seam, collar or any other uneven surface will never be perfect because the screens cannot lay flat on the garment. We always recommend staying away from any printing that will go over seams but we will gladly do it at your request.

Note: Athens Screen will not accept responsibility or provide refunds for garments that have print errors due to printing over any seam.


All-Over Printing

"All-Over" printing is accomplished using a process called cut-and-sew, in which the fabric is printed prior to being made into a t-shirt. This is a service that Athens Screen does not currently offer. Our maximum print area is 13-inches wide by 18" long.


What are Underages (aka Spoilage)?

Due to the nature of the screen printing process it is very common for a shirt or 2 to be missing from your order. Shirts can get damaged during the printing process or we might get shorted by the vendor. In order to keep prices down, we cannot order extra shirts. Please keep this in mind when ordering (it is never a bad idea to order extras).

We always do our best to get you what you ordered. Whatever you don't receive will be refunded or credited to you.


Printed Tags & Other Finishings

Want to take your product and your brand to the next level? Let us help you customize! We have all types of different finishing options like Custom Tagging & Bagging.