Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh (screen) to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a t-shirt or other substrate. Basically, it is the process of using a stencil to apply ink onto another material whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or any material that can keep the image onto its surface.

Production:Carpe Diem has four automatic screen print presses that can print from 1 to 12 colors on a single shirt.  And collectively our presses can print in excess of 3000 shirts per hour.  Our minimum is 24 pcs. Production time depends on quantity, but our “average” turnaround time is between 5 and 10 days.

We have full art and pre-press production staff to help you create the look you want.  And of course we have all the latest colors and body styles of tees and other apparel items.

Pricing: Pricing depends on what shirt you choose, the color and the quantity.  It also depends on how many imprint colors and locations you want.  For those reasons it is difficult to publish pricing.  But if you give us a call and tell us what you have in mind, we can give you a firm quote.  We just need to know some details.

So whether you are a new customer looking for 24 family reunion shirts, or one of our existing customers in need of thousands of shirts for your next national promotion, Carpe Diem can deliver!

Direct-To-Garmentis a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. Your art is uploaded, the printer adjusts the art to meet your print specifications and the design is loaded in the DTG machine. With the press of a button, the machine prints your shirt! Perfect for a low quantity orders with lots of color. 

Other Deocration Methods: Carpe Diem offers traditional screen print and digital printing in house. We can apply a multitue of effects to achieive your perfect print. We also offer heat transfer creation and application. We work with several trusted decorators that offer a wide variety of imprint methods. A few popular choices are listed below. 

  • Laser tech patches
  • Laser Appliqué
  • Twill patches
  • Glitter print
  • Rhinstone application

To see a complete list of decoration methods or for more information call 1.800.872.3830 or email