Screen Printing

Company Specializes in Screen Printing on apparel and promotional items. Trudp can screen print your custom design on any brand and style of apparel that best suits your business, sports team, and organizations. Trudp takes great pride in our custom printing abilities which allow us to create amazing results that will truly set your business, organization, and sports team apart. Trudp is committed to producing high quality screen printing with fully automated Screen Printing press. Trudp is not another printing company, we are a team committed to Tru quality for Tru Clients.

We offer today’s most innovative screen printing techniques that will draw an audience to your custom logo. These techniques include: halftone patterns, 4 color process, discharge and foil printing. We offer metallic, glow in the dark, puff, water base and plastisol inks.

Don’t have a design? Great! Our Design Team can help!

Minimum specifications are required to achieve good print results. Please follow the instructions below. If you need help creating art, please call or email us your questions or concerns.

Digital artwork must be submitted in accepted formats only.

  • All files must be in .EPS format.
  • All fonts must be converted to outlines.
  • All colors must be converted to spot colors with correct Pantone numbers.
  • Please submit files with images SIZED for printing.
  • Compress large files (over 20 MB) using Stuff-it or Winzip.
  • Flatten all files.
  • Send additional .JPG version of file to communicate color representation if file does not display color the way you want it printed.
 

Applications Accepted:

  • ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR – our preferred file format. Create outlines for fonts. Save as .EPS
  • FREEHAND – Convert text to paths. Save as .EPS.
  • COREL DRAW – Convert text to paths. Save as .AI file.
  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP – Should be used only for photographic images, not great for type or logos.
  • QUARK – Must include all font files and placed images.
 

Placing a scanned image (or an image created in another program) into an Illustrator file does not make the file a vector image.

Applications NOT Accepted:

The following programs do not allow us to create proper separations:

  • POWERPOINT
  • WORD or any word processing program.

Digital Art Requirements for process color printing.

Minimum specifications are required to achieve good print results. Please follow the instructions below. If you need help creating art, please call or email us your questions.

Adobe Photoshop is the standard for photographic digital imaging.

  • Files should be presented in photoshop, .PICT, .TIFF or .EPS formats only.
  • NO .GIF or .JPG files for separation purposes. Send additional .JPG version of file to communicate color representation if file does not display color the way you want it printed.
  • Resolutions should be between 200 – 300 dpi at initial creation of file.
  • Send a printed color hard copy to use as a “target” in the separation process since all monitors are different.
  • Please submit files with images SIZED for printing.
  • Compress large files (over 20 MB) using Stuff-it or Winzip.
  • Flatten all files.

Below are the stock ink colors that we carry. The name of the color is below the swatch. (We have indentified the closest Pantone color number).

If you would like to use a color not identified here, we can custom mix by Pantone number for a fee of $15 per color.

Simply Email us at trudesignz@gmail.com with details and we can get started on your design today!

Why Screen Printing?

his is by far and away the best method for reproducing images in true-to-life colors. Screen printing is the most cost effective method of printing for large quantity print runs.

The screen printing inks we use are of the highest quality and the most durable. Trudp guarantee that the print will outlast the garment. This cannot be said for the following other decorating techniques.

Digital imaging or direct to garment ink jet printers have been on the market for nearly two years. (And many of our competitors use this technique so be sure to ask how they are going to decorate your t-shirts.)

The quality of the finished product cannot compare to custom screen printing.

Much more vibrant color can be produced with silk screen printing. And it is easy to see when you look at the same image side-by-side.

Direct to garment ink jet printers may provide an option if you have photographic artwork and are in need of just a few t-shirts, but you will still not achieve the quality of a direct to garment screen print. Reproducing full color images is our specialty!

Iron on transfers – where your artwork is imaged on special paper fed through a digital printer and then ironed onto the garment have all but been replaced with direct to garment ink jet printers. The problems with this process, like direct to garment ink jet printers, is that the colors are muted and the image deteriorates after just one or two washings.

So if you want a professional looking t-shirt, sport shirt, sweat shirt, tote bag or towel imprinted with your artwork or logo, insist on quality screen printing.