Part 1. Making an Order
Our friendly Sales Reps will help you from start to finish.
1. Explore Artik.com to find a t-shirt you want to have screen printed.
2. Click Contact Us to reach our friendly staff.
3. Together we'll talk about t-shirt styles and sizes, screen print locations, establish deadlines and sort out other details.
Part 2. Sending Your Art
Send it to us by email, through the Contact Form or use the Design Online Tool to create a mockup.
4. We accept artwork as either a Vector file type (.ai .cdr .eps) or a High Quality Raster file type (.psd .jpg .png .pdf). If you have a Photoshop file, send it to us with layers at original print size.
5. Make sure the design is in high quality format and lines are not too thin. Bold lines print better for screen printing.
6. For more information, check out our Art Guide.
Part 3. It's In Our Hands
Our experienced team will get your order done right and on time.
7. Our graphic designer prepares your artwork for screen printing by separating each colour.
8. We expose the art onto screens with a bright UV light. The light hardens the special emulation on the screens, the areas with the art on the film shields the screen, these areas remain soft.
9. Pressure-wash the screens to clear out the mesh.
10. Dry the screens and block out any pinholes.
11. Now we mix the inks to get the perfect colour.
12. Do a screen print on a test t-shirt to ensure that everything looks good.
13. If the screen printed test sample looks good, we load the t-shirts on the pallet. A bit of spray glue helps to keep shirts steady on the pallet.
14. On our manual machine, the t-shirts are hand screen printed. For larger runs, our automatic machine screen prints the ink onto t-shirts mechanically. On dark t-shirts, we screen print some colours twice for extra vibrance.
15. We put the screen printed t-shirts through our dryer. This ensures that the inks are cured and that the screen print will last a long time.
16. Fold the t-shirts and box them up!
Part 4. It's In Your Hands!
17. Now you can pick up your screen printed t-shirts or we'll ship them to your door.
18. If there is any problem, contact us and we'll make it right.
19. Please let us know how we did with a review on facebook, google or yelp!
Thanks for choosing Artik Toronto!