FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do you choose screen printed banners over digital banners?
Screen printed banners are the least expensive choice for large quantity printing in excess of 50 - 1,000 banners. If you have smaller runs, like 1 - 50, digital printing is cheaper because there are no screens to create.
How is pricing determined for screened banners?
It all comes down to size, quantity, and number of colors. Most screen printed banners utilize single spot colors or a series of colors to create a process color screen print.
Can I choose any color for my screen print banners or are spot colors my only option?
Spot color is commonly used for screen printed banners (black, blue, red, etc.) To achieve a unique color combination you will need to be able to call out PMS colors. PMS colors are a blend of different color percentages to make one specific color. You can find PMS color information online or through purchasing a PMS color book.
How come you don't screen print orders under 50 banners?
Screen print banners need special custom-made screens to print with. These special screens (also known as rubies) incur a set up fee. Screen printing just a few banners will be more expensive, because of the creation of the screens necessary to print in this method; whereas digital banners just use ink cartridges, without the need for a screen, therefore foregoing the screen set up fee. So for a banner run under 50, digital printing is more cost effective, than screen printing and vice versa.
Is there any special art requirements for screen print banners?
There absolutely is. Screen printed banners require vector based artwork to be able to make the screens (rubies). Vector artwork creates outlines for images and text that is necessary to create a specific screen for specific colors being utilized in the print. Non-vector artwork is essentially a flat image without the outlines necessary to create a screen.