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Screen Printing Prices

Vacord doesn't compete on pricing, we compete on quality

Our goal is to provide the best quality print results and still have reasonable pricing.

If quality is your main focus too, we could be a good fit for each other.

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How do screen printing prices really work?

Screen printing prices are based on three factors

Type of Garment

Not all shirts and hoodies are created equal. Some brands and styles will cost more than others, so that is a major factor in our pricing too. There are lots of higher end options that are wonderful, but plenty of lower cost choices that are still very nice and soft.

You don't have to be stuck with heavy stiff shirts even if you're budget-minded!


It's all based on how many we print at a time.

With screen printing, printing more at a time is more efficient, so the pricing goes down the more we print. There are price breaks at 100, 200 and 500 pieces. The pricing gets better at every price break.

Note that we now have a minimum of 48 shirts for 1 color work, or 100 for multi-color printing. This is an effort to work with more serious and established companies. The minimum may be lower for hoodies or other items.

Complexity of Printing

More complicated printing takes longer to set up and run, so it is a higher charge per item.

The cheapest printing is always just one color in one location. The more locations and the more colors, the higher the cost will be.

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quality is our focus

Vacord doesn’t compete on price. Someone might be cheaper.

We compete on quality. There is no one better.

We are probably not the cheapest screen printers out there, nor do we want to be. There is a reason other printers may be cheaper, and it's because they don't focus on being the best quality and learning the best printing techniques. They simply want to get shirts "out the door."

That is not how we operate. We focus on quality results. We've been nationally and even globally recognized since 2008 for our focus on discharge printing, the softest way to print shirts.

We're willing to hold your hand during the ordering process to work together to figure out how to best bring your design to life on shirts.

Not sure how exactly your design should translate to shirts? Great! We will figure it out together, and guide you to the best results for your project.

We focus on quality results and quality customer service, and want to work with anyone who appreciates that.

we keep Screen Printing pricing simple

just a price per shirt

We will quote you a certain amount per shirt, and that's it, instead of shirt cost + print cost + set up fee + yada yada yada.

Affordable art fees

If you need artwork created from scratch, we can do it. And if your art just needs a little polishing, we can do that quickly.

No nickel and diming

We don't charge for every aspect of the printing process like some shops do.

No screen fees

We don't charge to create the screens needed to print for you.

Free ground shipping

To make it easier on customers, we ship packages for free to you with UPS Ground (must be in the lower 48 States).

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Screen printing prices for business shirts

who is ideal for us to work with
(and who isn't)


-Small to large businesses
- Funded startups and tech companies
- Larger churches
- Coffee shops, bars and restaurants
- Established e-commerce shirt lines
- Touring bands
- Non-profit Organizations
- Schools and universities

Not ideal

- Brand new clothing lines
- Anyone who needs only a few or just one shirt
- People who only care about cheap pricing
- Bachelorette parties
- Fraternities and sororities

Tips to keep your screen printing costs down

Stay away from high-end labels

American Apparel is wonderful, sure, but Tultex is arguably just as nice, and it's going to cost you a lot less. Save money by buying blank brands you've never heard of that are as great as the fancy labels!

Work to reduce your print colors

If you're on a budget, printing a 2 color version of your design instead of a 6 color version can have a huge impact.

Skip the sleeve printing

Extra print locations and odd print locations can really drive the price up. A little design on one or both sleeves can look cool, but It'll add a lot to the per-shirt cost, and your shirt can probably look just as great without it.

Buy in bulk

All of our printing is in bulk, but try to hit higher quantity levels. Instead of ordering 200 pieces, order 300 for more savings per shirt.

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All-in-one Pricing

We try to keep things more simple for you by just pricing the garments with the print on them. Need 100 shirts? We'll give you a price per shirt, and you can see what that adds up to, and we won't charge set up fees and break down fees and ink fees and all those other fees that printers will nickel and dime you with.

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What happens after you submit a quote request?

After you send in your quote request...

  • We'll email you back quickly to clarify any details, if needed
  • We will email you pricing based on your details for the garments you requested, or ones that we suggest for the pricing
  • If the quote sounds good, we figure out all the details together, take a payment, and start production! (Which usually takes 2 weeks)

Getting a quote is no obligation!
If you're just shopping around or curious, that's fine


The Vacord crew was patient and knowledgable, and helped me when I was in a bind. I didn't think it was possible to get such high quality, reasonably priced tee shirts so quickly... I would recommend Vacord Screen Printing to anyone who wants values quality, speed and professionalism.

- Trey

Serial entrepreneur

You guys are very responsive and seem to really care about what you do. You've gotten very creative for our past projects and we'd love to be able to work with you again.

- daniel

video producer

You guys were very accommodating and super helpful in choosing what shirts I needed and my designs. Service was timely and fantastic. Pricing was very reasonable too especially for the quality of shirt and screen print that I got. Thank you!!

- Joanne

Business founder

The team is FANTASTIC to work with. Always adopting my ideas and executing - while offering advice and insight. Your organization has been so generous with your time, making sure every tee turns out just right for my clients. Thank you! You guys are classy!

- Michelle

health coach

You guys have always been great, and are local. Loyal for life.

- Kevin

managing partner

Vacord is easy to work with- they make changes and give suggestions that are really helpful and improve on my varied and sometimes vague ideas until they are a perfect and real design. I have been thrilled with every tee they've made for me. (My friends wear them daily, so they will second that). Quality is great (no off centered printing and there's even ink distribution throughout all tees). Turnaround is quick. I highly recommend them.

- melissa

Small business owner