Best Screen Printers in Charlotte, NC
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Best Screen Printers in Charlotte, NC

Read along with us as we dive into a list of the best screen printers in Charlotte, NC.

What's that saying? "It's the Queen City," right? When choosing screen printers in Charlotte, NC, the options are endless. A gorgeous, historic town filled with talented and artistic people calls for some custom apparel to help express yourselves. 

We assume you've found this article because you are local to Charlotte, NC, and you're searching for a screen printer to create custom threads for you and your brand or organization.

We've been in the industry for over a decade and are always interested in learning about the nationwide screen printing fam, so it's exciting to share some of the best options with you. 

We're here to share some of the best screen printers in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

We compiled a list of some of the most highly-rated print shops on Google and added a bit of a background context about each shop so you get to know them a bit. *Note: These are in no particular order; they all had great reviews, so we wanted to share them with you.

Alright, enough of the sentimental stuff. Let's get into it. 

Now for some of the most highly-rated screen printers in Queen City: Charlotte, NC.


Okay, so maybe you know, or you don't. BUT Real Thread is based in sunny Orlando, FL.

You may think, "Wait, this is an article about Charlotte, NC… right?"

That is correct. HOWEVER- we ship nationwide. We’ve helped many businesses in Charlotte, NC, including Queen & Cotton.

SO… Let us be the first to tell you that Real Thread is here to be your one-stop shop for all things custom apparel.

Real Thread screen prints with water-based inks. These inks are superior to the industry standard ink (plastisol ink). What's the main difference between the two?

Instead of coating the shirt with a thick layer of plastic, water-based inks dye the garment directly with your print. The ink soaks into the garment's fibers, dying your design INTO the shirt instead of onto it. This results in a super soft and long-lasting impression (literally AND figuratively). 

Real Thread also offers embroidery, fulfillment, and a wide range of add-on services that set us apart from your average print shop. We even have glow-in-the-dark ink that'll make you say "OOOH" and "AHH" and things of that nature.


The Ink Floyd mission is to add momentum to your brand and sustainably grow your business. 

They screenprint and embroider but also offer services like creating branded items such as vehicle wraps, signage, and sticker printing. 

Another thing worth mentioning is that if you don't have production-ready images, they can help you run setup and get things ready for automation. Also, if you need graphic design services, they can help with that too.


Shirt Lizard provides simulated process and spot color screen printing services. But they first started as an embroidery company!

Aside from apparel, they offer custom promotional products such as pens, mugs, tailgate tents, socks, and more.


MacFly Fresh is a social enterprise intent on changing communities local to Charlotte and beyond.

They specialize in screen printing, embroidery, digital printing, pre-burned screens, film output, image vectorization, color separations, and creative engagement. This print shop is a unique and artistic spot. 

Their services include screen printing, embroidery, installation art, and workshops- experience a wide variety of workshops in their studio ranging from woodworking to private screen printing events.


This brand claims to provide "Queen City's Best Custom T-Shirt Printing & More." They have expertise in creating branded promotional items for non-profit organizations, breweries, fraternities/sororities, schools, businesses, and any custom swag for your various needs. 


With various processes, Mom & Pop's Shop can supply you with soft goods to spread your message, including custom t-shirts, banners, koozies, party favors, banquet tablecloths & pop-up tents. To increase your brand's visibility, they also offer sticky vinyl products like decals, storefront signage & vehicle graphics. 

They also can print and die-cut various stationery goods on their 1956 Heidelberg Windmill Letterpress, such as wedding invitations, birth announcements & wholesale greeting cards.

So now you know about some of the best screen printers in Charlotte (and beyond).

What's next? 

You may have questions about pricing, what garments best suit your custom apparel projects, brand names, etc. Now that you know some of the best places to screen print in Charlotte, NC, we want to help further your education on print perfection.

Our team has over a decade of experience under their belt (or should we say under their t-shirts), and they are always available to talk tees with you. We want to help simplify the process and get your project GOIN'. 

Check out our t-shirt buyer's guide, a free resource to help you learn more about customizing some cool threads. Real threads, if you fancy. *wink*

This will be a helpful little "something" to reference while checking out your online print shop options. We also always have our team available to ask any questions. 

Okay, friends, we're here if you need us. 

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