Wholesale Screen Printing Services
Our expert design and production team here at Thrive has worked with companies big and small around the world to help them design and distribute some of the most eye catching Wholesale Screen Printed t-shirts and products on the market. If you’re in need of fast, accurate, wholesale t shirts printing, contact us today. We’re standing by and ready to help.
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Thrive Screen Printing is one of the top contract and wholesale screen printing and finishing companies in the US. We believe the only one in Arizona to provide start to finish screen printing services on this scale. We have 50 employees using the latest equipment to design, print and ship over 20,000 items a day. Our wholesale screen printing team can handle and deliver on time and on budget high volume orders. Being so close to Phoenix International Airport we can easily expedite air freight and overnight delivery.
Be sure to scroll down and see some of our finished products and if you scroll even further, you can discover everything you need to know about wholesale screen printing and bulk t shirt printing with Thrive Screen Printing.
Wholesale Screen Printing Bulk T-shirts, 10 Colors in less than a minute!
If you would like your items to be delivered retail ready to go on the shelves, bar-coded, tagged or tagless, We can help. Based in Phoenix, Arizona we work with companies, organizations and individuals worldwide. We also work with independent and national retailers throughout North America and around the World.
We can provide retail ready products, finished and shipped directly to retail locations or simply a box-o-shirts for your event or special occasion. We specialize in serving contract / wholesale screen printing customers, including local and national accounts that need screen-printed apparel using high volume printers and professional finishing techniques.
We have 5 automatic M&R Presses and two manual presses capable of 20,000 prints per 8 hours shift. We pride ourselves in keeping our equipment in top-notch shape. Our” screen room” has two custom made screen reclamation bays and two light tables. We archive thousands of films in an controlled environment.
The Finishing Department can sew in custom t-shirt labels, manual and machine fold, polybag and seal, tag, add UPC price tickets/stickers, hang tags, zipper pulls, and much more. We can ship in client supplied and branded packaging or standard packaging. We deliver a finished product you can be proud of.
Our warehouse, shipping and fulfillment departments allow us to maintain inventory levels as well as provide fulfillment services to select clients. Our warehouse space is larger than most of our competitors entire operations. Consumers know that bigger is not always better, but this much space is required to produce high volume, high quality products. We mean business at Thrive Screen Printing. Let us prove it to you.
We successfully create quality designs custom printed on a range of garments consistent with the branding strategies of our licencors and custom design products that are up-to-date for best sales results at retail levels. Rush orders are available.
Why Use Us We provide eye-catching, one of a kind, quality-produced items with an intense attention to detail. Thrive Screen Printing is able to transform a corporate message, create the latest fashion trend, promote a special event, display your team pride or personalize life’s biggest moments.
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Everything You Need To Know About Wholesale Screen Printing
Whether you’re sprucing up your team uniforms or planning a college reunion, Thrive’s wholesale screen printing allows you affordable and efficient solutions across a range of industries. Wholesale screen printing allows designers to dream up, produce, and package their screen-printed apparel on an enormous scale with precision and care.
At Thrive Screen Printing, we offer one of the largest wholesale and contract screenwriting operations in the US, producing and shipping out 20,000 items a day to our list of clients around the world.
Wholesale and contract screen printing on this scale requires a team of experts who understand the small details of the process from design to fulfillment. With a company of 50 specialists, we can print, label, package and ship screen-printed items to your home or business with rapid turnaround times. Our close proximity to Phoenix Airport also makes us the wholesale screen printer of choice for fast and accurate bulk orders no matter your location.
Though we do have a minimum order requirement, you do not need to be a business to qualify for our rates. At Thrive Screen Printing, our minimum number of items per order is only 24, welcoming a vast range of small businesses, nonprofits and individuals to our roster of clients. Community organizations, retail owners, and large corporations can take advantage of wholesale screen printing services.
Some of our dedicated clients include:
- Top apparel brands like Kohls, Urban Outfitters, Calvin Klein and Custom Ink
- National companies like Petsmart and The History Channel
- Cheer and dance squads like the Suns Dance Team
- Local clubs, churches, and charities
- Landscaping companies, restaurants, and bars
- Marathons, volunteer groups, and tournaments
- Weddings, family reunions, and tour groups
Below, we’ll break down wholesale screen printing prices, the design process, and what to expect as you work with our team. This way, you can determine if wholesale screen printing is right for your next project.
Benefits of Wholesale Bulk Screen Printing
Screen printing as we know it today stepped into the art scene in the 1960s when designers realized they could use a collage method by layering vibrant inks onto a flat surface. The stenciling process used in screen printing existed for centuries in different cultures and applications, including early photography. The rise of Pop Art in the 20th century brought the process into the national conversation, quickly growing into the versatile and accessible art it is today.
Since screen printing uses a series of stencils, producing identical products in great mass is ideal, leading to the popularization of wholesale screen printing. Additionally, the process creates durable designs that hold up wear and consistent washing.
The top benefits of working with a wholesale screen printer are:
- Access to screen printing experts that work with large-scale projects on a daily basis
- Lower overall cost per project
- Assistance with the design process
- Capacity for large orders with short turnaround
- Finishing services such as tagging, folding and packaging
Individuals and businesses of all kinds can create custom designs at an accessible price. A streamlined look adds to professionalism, helps a family celebrate a big event, or brings a local sports team together.
Wholesale Screen Printing Cost
When most people think wholesale, they think affordability. But what are the wholesale screen printing prices?
Each of our projects at Thrive Screen Printing differs in cost depending on the project size and opportunity to group your order with similar projects. In order to get the lowest cost for each order, we group together small and large orders that require similar materials to cut the cost of materials. This allows us to offer a lower price to everyone in that order – cutting the cost for the small or large order alike. For example, let’s say you need 75 t-shirts while a large corporation has a similar order of 500 in the same color. By purchasing 575 shirts at once, we receive a lower wholesale price on shirts and pass the savings on to you.
How Do I Set Up a Screen Printing Order?
What is the experience of a screen printing customer? Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of bringing your design to life with the help of a wholesale printer.
Before each order, we recommend new clients understand the moving parts of a screen printing design so they can make the best decisions for their unique project.
Choose Your Materials
We recommend choosing high-quality apparel to properly host your screen-printed design. The best blank t-shirts for screen printing, for example, offer qualities that absorb and stabilize the ink.
Though cotton is the top choice for screen printing, not all cotton blends—or even 100% cotton t-shirts—receive ink in the same manner. The higher quality cotton, the better it showcases the ink and design work.
We also advise customers to consider your range of clothing cuts such as sleeve length, neckline styles and of course, fabric color.
Our team can assist with fabric choice for your project, especially if you’re seeking assistance with difficult fabrics like athletic wear. Additionally, Thrive Screen Printing has paired up with a sustainable clothing company, THREAD, which manufactures its apparel from recycled water bottles.
Scale your design
Whenever possible, choose a stencil size that matches all clothing sizes in your order. For example, let’s say you want to feature your company’s logo across the upper chest of a hooded sweatshirt but are ordering a range of sizes. The logo will not look the same on a small sweatshirt as it will an extra-large. In this case, you can do one of two things: create stencils in different sizes for an added fee or find a size that looks balance across all sweatshirt sizes.
Where will your graphic truly shine? Though the traditional printing area is the top left corner of the chest, other areas can add a flair of unique style as well. For shirts, these may include:
- Across the sleeve
- The middle of the chest
- The lower left or right side only
- From the bottom up
- On the front and back of the shirt
- Tall designs across the right or left side
- From the center of the chest to the sleeves
- Just below the collar
Choosing a Screen-Printing Color
Analogous, compound and complementary shades of each color can change the entire look of your design. To go a step further, colors look different on each person’s computer or phone screen, further complicating the matching process.
So how do you choose colors for your screen-printing project that purely reflects your vision? In the early stages of design, peruse colors by exploring the Adobe Color Wheel. You can then locate the coordinating Pantone Colors Online we use for printing. If color is a large concern, the best way to confirm how your colors will print is to view them in an updated Pantone color book.
Select a Design File
Images with lower than a 300 DPI resolution are not clear enough to create a screen-printing stencil. We accept a range of files 300 DPI and over to ensure your image is crisp and clear. These include:
- Adobe Illustrator: .AI
- Adobe Photoshop: .PSD
- Adobe Acrobat: .PDF
Choose Your Ink
Plastisol ink is the most commonly used ink for screen printing, but we do offer many of today’s top techniques and ink varieties. Different inks make the print look softer to the touch, enhance their 3-D effect or create a unique sheen to the letters. In addition to traditional plastisol ink, we offer:
- Flock printing
- Foil printing
- Gel printing
- Metallic ink printing
- High-density printing
We’re Here to Help
There’s no need to go through the design process on your own. Our team of professionals can walk you through the design process from material selection to choosing the best printing technique for the design you’re looking for.
Does Thrive Screen Printing Accept Wholesale Returns?
Returns are only possible after you receive a Return Authorization (RA) number from one of our team members, as they are handled on a case-by-case basis. If there is an issue with your products, please call 480-222-2190 with an explanation of the problem, your order number, the item number if applicable, and the customer’s name. Returns are only accepted within 30 days of the invoice and with an RA number no more than 10 days old. Clients can refer to our terms and conditions for further requirements for returns.
Even with the rise of water-based inks, the wholesale screen printing business isn’t going anywhere. Custom-made apparel and gifts are personalized tools for businesses to promote their services and groups to celebrate a momentous event. Screen printing’s flexibility allows an artist to explore a wide range of textures, colors, fabrics and tactile designs to obtain identical looks across a large batch of products.
Reach to get started on your own screen printing project? Get a quote for your wholesale order today by completing Thrive Screen Printing online form or calling our team at 480-222-2190. As one of the top screen printing companies in the country, we’re here to help you through every step of the process.