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Welcome to Our Screen Printing Department.

At GetBold we have the tools and the expertise to make your custom screen-printing job look amazing! We have top of the line equipment and skilled operators who take the time to do the job right.

No two custom jobs are the same. Each one requires special care to choose the right ink, the correct density and the right curing temperatures to ensure the image turns out exactly how you had imagined. Be it bright colours, muted tones, discharge water base, puff, or high density, we have mastered them all. Not all screen printers are the same. So be careful when choosing where you get your custom printing done. There are many things that can go wrong, and we’ve seen some disasters out there. GetBold is a shop with integrity. We care about every order.

You can order your screen printing through our website on-line ordering system. We have a video that shows you how.

“Meet Tomo. He is our amazing shop manager. He personally oversees every job we screen print for quality and excellence!”

Specialty Screen Printing in Vancouver

At GetBold we offer many specialty screen-printing options. We can print your image using glitter inks, shimmer inks or metallic inks. We can print with discharge water-base inks that absorb right into the fabric and can’t be felt with your hands at all. The opposite of that would be puff printing, where the image puffs up above the garment. We have made some really great designs using a combination of puff and foil. Foil comes in lots of great colours or patterns and with the help of our in-line foil applicator, we can add foil to any part of your design and print other colours around it. Foil is incredibly shiny and reflective and is actually glued onto the shirt with a glue that we print just like an ink. People really love it!

Our customer service reps and art department can help you decide if specialty inks are the best options for your custom design. If you would like more information feel free to hit the chat button on this page and ask us some questions, or send us an email or give us a call. We are always happy to help!

“This is Sam. She has been screen printing at GetBold since 2016. She does a great job!”

Screen Printing on T-shirts

Screen printing on t-shirts is the most common way to get an image on a t-shirt. The reason for this is that it is durable and the process lends itself well to heavy and rugged inks that wash well and hold up to flexing and bending with a garment. Think about it? What other printing application is expected to hold up well after being washed one hundred times. Screen printing can do that.

We can screen print almost anything on a t-shirt. Simple logos or even photographic images can be created using layering of inks and blending of colours right on a t-shirt. But remember, the more colours in your image, the more it costs you to print it. In the case of screen printing, the old saying ‘less is more’ generally applies.

“Eric, our lead screen printer, makes some adjustments to head number six with our ink mixing station in the background.”

Screen Printing on Sweatshirts

We can screen print logos on all kinds of garments. Sweatshirts are a very popular option. When screen printing a sweatshirt, be careful not to expect incredible detail – for example...a photograph of your uncle. That’s not going to screen print well on a sweatshirt. Screen printing on a sweatshirt is best with blocks of colours , not colour bleeds or half tone dots. I’m not saying it’s impossible to print a photo of your uncle on a sweatshirt, but it’s a complicated process that is quite involved and typically looks better on t-shirts than sweatshirts. The reason for this is the thickness of the fabric. The thicker the fabric the more likely those tiny dots of detail squish out under the pressure of the squeegee against the thick soft sweatshirt and detail gets lost.

If you plan your art to be simple, and only a few colours, you will probably be the most happy with the results on a hoodie or a crew-neck sweatshirt. You can do some pretty great art with one or two colours. AND - the fewer colours, the less you will pay.

“Plastisol inks come in hunderds of colours as well as specialty inks such as glitter or metalic.”

Screen Printing In North Vancouver

GetBold is an urban Canadian print shop. We do all the manufacturing right here in North Vancouver, BC! We don’t ship your orders overseas or across the country to be made. Our facility is right near the Ironworker’s Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver. If you are nearby, you are welcome to drop by our showroom – if you ask nicely, we will even give you a tour and you can see the presses in action. At GetBold, you can be sure you are getting top notch t-shirt printing, and at the same time employing Canadians who live and work nearby.

Drop us a chat in our live chat box if you have any questions, or give our office a call at (604) 984 4117. We are excited to help you create the perfect print for your needs!

FAQs about screen printing at GetBold

Here are some commonly asked questions about our t-shirt printing services in North Vancouver:

  • Can I bring in my own shirts?

Unfortunately no. There are too many variables when it comes to the fabrics that we print on. We can’t be sure how your t-shirts are going to hold the ink, and they might even melt while we cure the ink. We prefer to stick with the styles we know and trust and can stand behind the results.

  • What are your minimums?

For screen printing, our minimums are 12 pieces per design. You can combine a few different items that are getting the same design to reach 12, such as 5 t-shirts and 7 hoodies.

  • What type of file should I submit?

Vector art is best because it can be scaled without losing detail. So a file like Adobe Illustrator (.ai) or Corell draw. Or an EPS or PDF saved as a vector. We can work with pixel images too. JPG or PSD can work, but make sure the art is created at a high resolution (300 DPI is recommended). You should be able to zoom in to the image to 300% and still have pretty sharp lines.

  • Do you do printed samples?

No. Unfortunately, the bulk of the time to make a screen print is in the pre-press.It takes just about as long to make a sample as it does to print the whole run, which makes sampling not cost effective. We do send you highly detailed digital proofs and if you want to come by our show room, you can see lots of samples of our printing and try on some styles.

So what kind of Screen Printing do we offer?

At Getbold we are experts at custom screen printing. We have knowledgeable staff and excellent equipment that delivers the best results every time.

At GetBold we offer many types of screen printing on t-shirts , sweatshirts and a wide variety of other garments.

Here is a list of techniques we offer:

  • Standard plastisol printing
  • Reduced plastisol printing
  • Specialty inks such as glitter and puff and glow in the dark
  • Discharge plastisol inks
  • Discharge water base inks (limited colours)
  • Inline foil in many colours or patterns
  • Athletic prints
  • Simulated process inks
  • CMYK

We have talented artists who can help you with your design, and excellent colour separators who can make your complex design look amazing on a t-shirt.

Did you know that GetBold won the award for t-shirt printer of the year with the Canadian Business awards? Quality prints and satisfied customers has always been our calling card.

If you are looking for quality screen-printed apparel anywhere in Canada, look no further than GetBold!

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing is the process of forcing ink through a stencil. It is quite possibly the oldest form of printing around, except now we have the added benefit of computer generated art and incredibly detailed stencils. First we separate your art into separate colours. Then, we make a separate screen for each colour in your design. We load each one of those onto a printing press, and we fill the screen with ink and then push the ink through the stencil with a squeegee. We can make really detailed prints by stacking up different colours of ink and blending them together on the t-shirt.

Once the shirt is printed, it goes on a conveyor dryer and goes on a trip through an oven. When the shirt gets to 320 degrees Fahrenheit, the ink is cured and is permanent.

Many different types of inks can be used in screen printing. This is what makes it better than digital printing. glitters, foils and many other kinds of inks can be loaded into the screen and pushed through the stencil with the squeegee. So many options…so few shirts!

Choose GetBold for your next screen printed t-shirt project.

GetBold has been a satisfying clients in North Vancouver and across the country for more than 20 years. With customers in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and even as far as the North West Territories, we deliver quality printing at a reasonable price.

Take a look through our website and check out our carefully selected products. We have assembled this collection of goods based on what we know will print well. There will be no surprises and no disappointments.

At GetBold we stand behind what we make. We hope to have long relationships with all of our customers – making great products for them again and again. If you are looking for custom screen printing on t-shirts, sweatshirts or any other garments, give us a try! We would be happy to make you a satisfied customer!

Fast, reliable and overall amazing to work with!! This is the third time our school has used GetBold for spirit wear and we will continue in the future! Our rep was helpful and responded same day for all of our questions. Big thanks to Kaiya from GetBold!! Highly recommend!
Anna McDonald
Anna M.
22:27 17 Feb 21
We have just recieved our t-shirts , they are just perfect.Excellent quality with very good price..Before we place our order , we checked reviews and majority of the customers are happy with quality and the service.l have already shared the your company details with my colleaquesThank you
Kubilay EREN
Kubilay E.
00:06 12 Feb 21
Get Bold has amazing staff with great communication and turn around for product. The quality is amazing and our company will only use get bold for our printing and embroidery needs.
Ally Acorn
Ally A.
20:17 11 Feb 21
The very best! We love all they do for us. Great customer service and help!
Natalie Jobe
Natalie J.
23:28 05 Feb 21
GetBold did a really fabulous job AND they were quick and affordable. They were able to turn around a batch of shirts in less than three days. There was a slight error on the first batch of shirts we printed with them (no fault of theirs), but they handled the concern with professionalism and expedition. Kaiya and Andrew both helped us tremendously and were able to get us exactly what we needed in a very quick timeframe. To begin with, they provide you with a thorough mock up and are diligent with the details. From start to finish, they handle your needs with care.We chose GetBold after an incredibly negative experience with another t-shirt printing company. Suffice it to say, we will only use GetBold moving forward. Highly recommended. Make sure you use them for your print or embroidery needs. You won't regret it.
Nicholas Quintillan
Nicholas Q.
22:27 04 Feb 21
Had a really great experience with GetBold. Andrew helped me organize an order with about 40 items that were a mix of printing and embroidery. The quality of the embroidery is outstanding. It is really worth the extra price. The order was completed and shipped extremely quickly. Really happy overall. Thanks GetBold!
Erica McAdam
Erica M.
23:04 02 Feb 21
Absolutely fabulous printing company. Very reliable and professional. Always excellent service!
Edyn Dougall
Edyn D.
22:24 01 Feb 21
Always a pleasure working with GetBold for custom items. Quick service, access to samples, always happy to do modifications to ensure the design is exactly what we're looking for. I highly recommend!
Vanessa Lebrun
Vanessa L.
22:46 22 Jan 21
Andrew at GetBold made the creation of our school stores easy and simple. His availability was much appreciated and he answered all of our questions in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend using GetBold for any of your custom spirit wear needs!
Rachel Gauthier
Rachel G.
15:52 15 Dec 20
Get bold is great! This is the third time I order from them. Their website is easy to navigate when creating your product, their great communicators, and your product arrives at a pretty quickly. Thanks 🙂
Janelle Ordiales
Janelle O.
11:34 15 Dec 20
Speedy turn around! I place my order on Monday and to my surprise on Wednesday morning my order was ready for pick up! Thank you Get Bold for setting us up so quickly!
Kim Steed
Kim S.
23:17 04 Dec 20
GetBold did an awesome job with printing our company logo on face masks. We wanted to get the different shades of green reflected on the logo, and I must say I am very impressed with the result. The process overall was very quick. Rob called me 15 minutes after I placed my request to finalize the details. I can highly recommend GetBold.
Isabel Hardieck
Isabel H.
23:39 27 Nov 20
We love working with GetBold. This is our second time using them. The process was absolutely seamless. The product looked fabulous and shipped sooner than expected. THANK YOU!
Mrs Byron
Mrs B.
22:44 27 Nov 20
Great quality and service, love my shirts!
Roland Marckwort
Roland M.
12:19 27 Nov 20
Highly recommend. Thanks again.😎
Orange Bins
Orange B.
17:27 25 Nov 20
This is my second time ordering from them, and they never disappoint! The customer service is fast and nice as always. They even gave me a professional advice on my tote bag printing so the result could be better. My team loves all the items I got from here: crewneck, hoodies, tote bags and ball caps. Thank you Rob!
Song Park
Song P.
19:38 20 Nov 20
Andrew was so so helpful from the minute that we contacted them until the day of delivery. We are very impressed with excellent customer service that we were provided. They worked with our design ideas, ensured every detail was perfect and the execution time was amazing. We were confident in the product we chose as we were provided samples to borrow and mull over prior to submitting our order. I highly recommend this awesome local company!! Thanks again Andrew!
Tara P
Tara P
06:26 19 Nov 20
A Repeat Customer.This is my third experience with Get Bold. As usual they were extremely efficient from getting my mock ups, making changes (multiple times) all the way to fulfilling the order. The products came as expected and were processed very quickly. Upon pick up they brought my order out to the car.Overall a 5 star experience again with Get Bold. Highly recommend.
John Attley
John A.
23:27 09 Nov 20
As a high school teacher, and supervisor of several student-led groups, I make all of our bulk clothing orders through GetBold. We have purchased jerseys, hoodies, and t-shirts and are never disappointed! I highly recommend this company!
Denise Hurley
Denise H.
20:31 04 Nov 20
Professional, helpful and seamless. Super easy to work with.
Owen Kropp
Owen K.
16:29 26 Oct 20
Always super pleased with the work GetBold does, especially the quality of print/embroidery
Rosie's On River Street
Rosie's On River S.
19:37 19 Oct 20
We're nothing but satisfied with GetBold. They're absolutely fantastic to work with - great communication, quick turnaround times, seamless processes. We got embroidery work done and they turned out even better than expected, and then some! You can't go wrong with GetBold. We will be back for more.
Unimpressed Official
Unimpressed O.
23:09 08 Oct 20
The tshirts turned out way above expectations! Can’t wait for people to turn out in them on October 24th when they rally against violence and corruption in Africa.
Barbara Bell
Barbara B.
23:02 08 Oct 20
GetBold has been the easiest, most reliable company for organizing hoodies for my school program. They are helpful, prompt, friendly, and consistent.
Suzanne Fulton
Suzanne F.
16:55 07 Oct 20
From start to finish, GetBold was a breath of fresh air.I've worked with 2 shops in the past where I ALWAYS had knots in my stomach when going to get my orders because it was basically guaranteed they'd make some sort of sloppy error.I had the same knots in my stomach when going to pick up my order from GetBold for the first time.When I opened the boxes, I was delighted to discover that everything was TOP KNOTCH.The quality, printing, placement, sizing, garments - not one single error.How could this be?! I thought the price you pay for screen printing was just expecting something to go wrong?!Nope, I just had to find the diamond in the rough!GetBold underpromised and overdelivered with turn around time, too, which is something I really admired.And customer service with Kaiya was super helpful and crazy efficient.I am grateful to have found these guys and will be using them indefinitely.
Kelsey Eigler
Kelsey E.
14:54 07 Oct 20
We ordered T-shirts for Brookswood Church's serve team. They were fast and yet patient as we worked through the design and shirt choices to get exactly what we wanted. Thank-you GetBold!
Sean Horner
Sean H.
03:17 07 Oct 20
Great experience with GetBold. Helpful customer service and straightforward ordering process. T-shirts arrived before our due date and were exactly what we were after. Highly recommended!
Tom Szyman
Tom S.
17:46 04 Oct 20
Very knowlegeable and helpful stuff. Highly recommended!
Yoko Kamata
Yoko K.
18:48 28 Sep 20
They were quick with communications. The product is great.
Alycia Beaumont
Alycia B.
21:02 25 Sep 20
Quick service from a cold e-mail. I was impressed with the professionalism and speed of this company.
Josh Viner
Josh V.
23:06 18 Sep 20
Very friendly staff. Orders have always been on time !
Hamed Hamidi
Hamed H.
15:54 17 Sep 20
I met Kaiya in person to discuss a large order. She was very patient and considerate of my needs. Customer service is excellent!
Cher Zorrilla
Cher Z.
23:29 16 Sep 20
We have used GetBold for a few years and love the quality of their products and service they provide. Would highly recommend them!
Margarita Wyld
Margarita W.
18:52 08 Sep 20
GetBold delivered prompt, high-quality, friendly service on multiple orders of mine. Highly recommend!
Tyler Mackay
Tyler M.
18:38 08 Sep 20
After many different prints over the past 7 years and over 500 t-shirts created by GetBold, I am a fan. The customer service and quality products are first class. I still have a t-shirt from 7 years ago and can still happily wear it. GetBold is a great choice. ~ Glen
Lambrick Youth
Lambrick Y.
05:18 08 Sep 20
Get Bold are fantastic at what they do, quick and courteous, great customer service, and always a job well done. I highly recommend Get Bold and will be a customer for life.
Belvedere Barbershop
Belvedere B.
13:54 04 Sep 20
Fast and efficient; super helpful; thanks again!!
Rani Sangha
Rani S.
17:48 02 Sep 20
Placed my order online, within 24 hours i was emailed a proof of my design. We went back and forth a couple times making small changes until i was completely satisfied with the product. Shipping was quick and shirts came out perfect! Thanks GetBold!
David Laurino
David L.
04:34 01 Sep 20
I have been dealing with GetBold for many years and they are by far the best company for printing T-Shirts! They are fast, efficient, and the customer service is impeccable! I recommend using this company!!!
Brandi Merritt
Brandi M.
19:50 27 Aug 20
We really appreciate the quality that GetBold offers and the team there is always helpful. The turn around for print/embroidery orders are quick. Highly recommend them!!!
Shakespeare Homes
Shakespeare H.
17:27 26 Aug 20
I have now placed 5 different orders with GetBold, and every single time they have met all my expectations and provided the best service and quality in every aspect of their work. Very satisfied!
Shahed Ejadi
Shahed E.
21:06 21 Aug 20
These guys are awesome! Quick responses and quality work. Highly Recommend!
Long Beach Golf Course
Long Beach Golf C.
19:22 20 Aug 20
Thoroughly recommend GetBold. We selected them a couple of years ago for our company t-shirts and hats; the merch is great quality and the service reliable, fast and friendly.
21:20 12 Aug 20
Excellent service by Rob and his team. Quality great. Will order again from Bold. Highly recommend.
Jack Drummond
Jack D.
14:41 05 Aug 20
The customer service was exceptional! They are so helpful and respond quickly. The final printed product was also great. Zero complaints and I will be ordering from here again.
Lue & Me Apparel
Lue & Me A.
02:49 18 Jul 20
Fast and friendly service, great quality! 10/10 highly recommend. 👍
Rob Nash
Rob N.
13:33 15 Jul 20
Excellent service & results! We ordered "wicking" type shirts for Apex Marine Services Ltd., my husband's marine service business. We couldn't be happier with Andrew & Get Bold design service & response time! And the shirts look great! We are getting compliments already!
Sheryl Dawson
Sheryl D.
15:28 13 Jul 20
GetBold was very professional and efficient. The embroidery work done looks really good and the service was great.
Sherry Pomerleau
Sherry P.
22:39 08 Jul 20
1st review: June/2016: We have an annual staff appreciation BBQ and produce T-shirts for the staff each year for this event. This is our 11th year, but the first year we have used GetBold. We are extremely happy with the whole experience; from the initial order, pricing (very competitive), consultation, design, picking a good quality T-shirt, through the production and delivery of the shirts. Our order was 131 shirts. Matt and Rob, the two staff I dealt with, were great. The shirts turned out great, everyone loved them. We will definitely use GetBold next year.July/2020 Update: This is the 5th year we have used GetBold for our staff BBQ T-shirts. With COVID social distancing rules in place, we couldn't have the actual BBQ, but everyone still wanted the T-shirts. Getbold (I dealt with Andrew and Rob) came through as they always do; we are completely satisfied with their pricing, service and quality and will continue to use them.
P Stibbs
P S.
16:51 07 Jul 20