A Small Print Shop is a screen printing press in Denver, Colorado. We mostly print for other people, and we'd love to print for you.
We believe in this "small" thing. By keeping our overhead small and our employee list smaller, we afford ourselves the opportunity to pay close attention to every single print, and every individual person that walks in.
Our commitment to quality and consistency is the foundation we've built our business on, and keeps us thinking "small." We're a shop that started to serve the "little guy," and as our shop grows to bigger spaces and larger presses, we are committed to staying "small" in mind and spirit.
If you've spent any time with us (maybe just Stephen), you'll probably hear one of us say "Slow Burn" at one point or another. "Slow Burn" is our (mostly funny to say) stance on doing business in a world focused on blistering efficiency. To us, the words "Slow Burn" represent doing things the right way, the first time, when the time comes. Our shop will never be too big or too busy to care about doing things the right way. We're not a faceless manufacturing plant; we're people that care about everything we create.
You don't have to sacrifice quality for speed, and with us, you won't. We have some of the fastest turnaround times in the state, and with our speed comes finely-tuned attention to detail.
Our Art Director has been formatting & separating art for the screen printing process for upwards of six years. We can resize, rebuild, or even design something for you for scratch. If you'd like to check out some of our design, click the ASPS design link on the sidebar.
We have a optimal print area of 14 x 18, we can print with discharge inks, and we're always up for trying alternative processes. We can print off hems, with CMYK process inks, and we can print heavily detailed/halftoned art (no need to halftone your art).
If you can, please send us layered designs on a transparent background. If this is greek to you, simply send us the largest file you have, or connect us with your designer and we'll get things figured out.
We prefer files to be sized and high resolution (300dpi). If the artwork is to be printed in multiple sizes (say, for mens and women's shirts), please send the larger of the two sizes, and specify the smaller.
Regarding .AI files: Please be sure to outline your fonts and specify your print size.
Ordering shirts is pretty easy. If you have artwork, send it over and we'll send over a custom quote and a few digital mockups to make sure we're picking up what you're putting down. From there, we require a 50% deposit of the invoiced total to get the shirts moving. When your shirts are done we'll send you an email and schedule a pickup.
Pricing for screen printing is such a mixed bag that we don't like to do it online. We need to know what style of shirt, color of shirt, how many ink colors is in your design, if you'd like your design created with us, if you want ring spun tees, back prints, sustainable shirts, baby sizing, pantone inks, etc. If you're still reading this, you're probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. That's why we don't price online.
If you'd like to get a quote, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a relevant, catered quote to your project. We'll work with your budget to get you the right shirt style to fit your budget (and your body!).