Foil screen printing is a very popular option to add shimmer to your apparel. It is applied to your garments by first printing your design with a special glue. We then adhere the foil to the glue with our heat press. The combination of heat and pressure seals the foil before the excess is removed. Foil printed t-shirts can be bold, but if designed well, it can bring the art to life and make it really stand out.

Turnaround: +1 days

Image Detail: Foil is great for large bold prints! We recommend not foil screen printing on any part of your design that has very fine detail. There’s a risk of losing significant pieces of the image because it might not adhere to the garment or the clarity might dismantle.

Tip: Foil is an embellishment that can be used with our water based inks. The two are compatible, so it’s absolutely fine to print a design and highlight parts of the image with foil.

Foil Colors: Our standard available colors are gold, silver, black, red, blue, copper, and green. Custom colors are available upon request, such as rainbow, swirl, and other patterns.

Recommended instructions: Properly applied foil will last a long time, but the shimmer and shine will fade with each wash; starting with wash number one. We highly recommend that you design with a distressed pattern. This will likely increase the lifespan and wearability of your foil printed t-shirts. If it's "supposed" to have a distressed look to it, then it will be much less noticeable over time when your foil printed t-shirts begin to fade and crack. Due to foil’s tendency to breakdown naturally, consider how much of it you want to use in your design.

Print Options: Foil is meant to shine, but we’ve also adapted a new method of foil screen printing to achieve a matte foil application So, instead of one choice, you now have two choices of foil printed t-shirts: shiny or matte! Make sure to let your Account Exec know if you'd like a matte finish, since shiny is the default.

Caution: Foil can be somewhat reflective in the sun, which also makes it hard to photograph consistently.

How it works: Foil is sent over on rolls (much like how aluminium foil is found at a grocery store). Production has to manually cut every piece of foil into custom squares depending on the size of your graphic. We won’t do all over foil screen printing.

QtyPrice
36 – 49+ $4.00
50 – 199+ $2.00
200 – 999+ $1.75
1000 ++ $1.50