*while the majority of our services can be completed in 1-2 weeks, some specialty products can take up to 4 weeks.
Regular Post 2-7* days
Express Post 1-3* days
Pick-up Teneriffe, QLD
Screen Prints delivered to Melbourne
There's a high chance you've seen a t-shirt printed by us in Melbourne as we've worked with companies such as Melbourne Open House, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Wilderness Society and so many other restaurants, bars, theatre companies and events.
What is silk screen printing?
Silk screen printing is one of the oldest printing techniques in the world that uses a stencil and not much has changed over time. It originally got its name from the silk that was used to make the mesh for the stencils, but is now made from more modern materials. The printing process is still the same but technological advancements have definitely helped improve efficiencies and environmental sustainability. The process starts with mixing an ink specially for your print job, then making a stencil that blocks out all the parts that aren't your design. The open parts of this stencil form your design and the ink is then pushed through the stencil and onto your garment below. Using this method we can get a crisp print result and print fine detail that we can replicate over and over again.
We are one of the only printing companies that use waterbased inks in Australia. We use an ink called Magna which is forward thinking and is not only environmentally sustainable but also has an excellent soft touch. Waterbased inks also offer a far superior detail than traditional inks because they are much thinner, and because the ink is thinner this also means we can print on a wider range of fabrics too.
AS Colour basics
We stock a huge range of t shirt brands, but 90% of our work is done on AS Colour garments. This is because we offer a really sharp wholesale price on the blank garments to our Melbourne clients. The AS Colour range is great value for money because they are a retail quality shirt. You can relabel them and onsell them for a much higher price than most other blank t shirts in Australia.
Fast turnaround t-shirt printing
We typically take 7-14 business days once an order is confirmed with us until it is delivered to you in Melbourne. If you need it sooner we can cater for this if you contact our sales team.
BAGS & TOTES
YOUTH & BABY
Every action has a lasting impact, and we strive to make The Print Bar a socially responsible and environmentally neutral business. For now customers can be assured of our efforts below, and we're constantly evolving!
Garments from ethically-accountable manufacturers (no child labour)
Plant-based, home-compostable packaging
Eco-friendly, water-based inks for digital printing
Water-based inks for some screen printing, with a plan to fully transition in 2021
Naturally-sourced rayon thread for embroidery
Partner with ReGround and Upparel to recycle our waste textiles and plastics
We offer discounts for orders that are over 20 t shirts and the pricing is based on quantity brackets such as 20 - 49, 50 - 99, 100 - 249, 250 - 499 and then 500 +. To work out your pricing you need to upload your design onto our bulk printing page and then type in the quantity you are looking for and the discounted price will update live. If you are after less than 20 shirts you can click here to learn about our digital printing option for smaller t shirt printing runs.
Finally, a truly unique gift idea
Are you struggling to find a gift idea that you know they'll love? How about a printed t-shirt or fleece? The great thing about custom clothing is its uniqueness. No two items are ever going to be the same, so there's absolutely no chance of bumping into somebody else wearing the same as you.
A custom printed garment shows that you're a thoughtful person who's gone to a lot of trouble to find a unique gift, and it makes the person you're giving it to feel very special too. Just imagine the smile on your little one's face when they unwrap a T-shirt featuring their favourite cartoon character with their name on it. Or what about an 'Australia's best baker' apron that you've customised for your mum who loves to bake?
How to send your design for printing
If you can ask your graphic designer to send you a pdf, eps or ai file of your artwork then we can set it up for you and send you a visual to approve before printing.
Or if you are feeling creative you can also design and order online via our bulk orders page.