Austin & San Marcos Screen Printing Services
RiverCity Sportswear is a provider of high-quality screen printing and design services with locations in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Because of our size and locations, we are able to provide services for anyone in the Central Texas area, including San Antonio. We specialize in high-quality art design and screen printed apparel for all types of organizations and events, including businesses, non-profits, churches, schools, bands, sports leagues, conventions, conferences, and more.
We keep you involved with every step of the screen printing process to ensure that the final result is exactly what you envisioned. When you come to us, we take care to ensure that we understand your needs and can help with designing artwork for your custom apparel if needed. If you already have a logo or design, bring it to us and let us reproduce it and print it for you. Don’t have a logo or design? Give us your ideas and we will help you to develop just the right one. Our talented team or artists can work off an idea or start from scratch.
To ensure the highest quality and fastest turnaround times possible, RiverCity Sportswear offers in-house screen printing for our customers. Our process begins with putting your logo or design onto a screen. Next, we pull ink through the screen which places the image onto the items we’re printing for you. Once the ink has been applied, your items are run through our conveyor belt dryer. This cures the ink and gives you a long-lasting image you can be proud of.
No order is too big or small; we’ve done orders as small as few as a dozen items, and have printed as many as 200,000 t-shirts for one order! We know you have plenty of options when choosing a screen printing company, and we take pride in standing out from the others by providing top-notch service and high-quality work.
We also offer custom embroidery options on hats, polos, and just about anything else you might need customized. For more information on embroidery services, visit our Embroidery page.
Austin Screen Printing
Austin, TX is the 2nd fastest growing major city as of 2015 (source: Forbes). It’s no surprise, as Austin has beautiful scenery, a unique atmosphere, and friendly residents. Whether you’ve decided to open a business in Austin, or have an already-established business, we can be of help! Are you looking for t-shirts, sweatshirts,or tank tops for your customers or employees? Maybe you need tote bags printed with your custom logo. We can do all of these things for you, and more. We offer a wide variety of products from top brands including Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Gildan and more.
San Marcos Screen Printing
San Marcos, TX has been the fastest growing city in the U.S. for three years in a row (Source: TIME). That means more and more businesses are opening up as the local economy booms. What better way to help your business or organization grow than by printing shirts and apparel that can help advertise their brand and strengthen brand identity? Just like our Austin location, we offer a wide variety of apparel from companies that produce high-quality products.
Screen Printing San Antonio
San Antonio, TX is another rapidly growing city with a lot of culture and authenticity. There are many local businesses cropping up in wake of the revitalization of downtown. We’ve expanded our services to San Antonio to further serve our customers in Central Texas looking for high-quality, efficient screen printers. Just give us a call and our team will process and print your request with the speed and quality you need.
The Process – From Start to Finish
If you have your own artwork you’d like printed, we can take a look to see how well it will print. We can help with tweaks and adjustments when necessary to ensure your graphic is of the highest quality. If you’d like us to create artwork to use, we will work to make sure we create something exciting for your company to use!
Art Proof Approval
Once we’ve reviewed and made changes to your artwork or created artwork from scratch on your behalf, we’ll send it to you for review. The mockup will include all relevant information, including size and colors used. Once you’ve had a chance to review the mockup, please send any feedback you might have for us. When you’re happy with everything, we’ll get started with the next step!
Now that we have the artwork ready to go, we begin by breaking each color down onto its own film in a process called color separation. Once we have each color broken down onto film, we’ll begin the screen exposure process.
In the next step, we create a screen stencil from the graphic on the film in the screen exposure phase. We apply the film onto a pre-stretched screen and expose it to a high-intensity light for a set amount of time.
Screen Preparation for Production
After we’ve washed the screen off and allow it to dry, we get ready for production. We apply what’s often called block-out on areas outside of the design in order to ensure the prints are high-quality. We also tape off the edges of the screen, which helps prevent ink leakage.
Mixing the Ink
While we work on the film and screens, we have part of our team prep the ink and set up our printing press. Depending on the order, we can use stock ink or custom mix ink for you!
Each project is unique, so we treat each project with the attention it deserves. We carefully determine all of the settings and technical factors necessary to ensure the final print comes out properly. After everything is double checked and squared away, we take note of our process so we can provide a quick turnaround the moment you order more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a minimum quantity limit?
We are proud to have a low minimum for screen printing orders, so whether you just need a few items or thousands, we’ve got you covered. Simply contact us to discuss how many items you need and we can supply you with a quote.
What’s the average turnaround time for orders?
The average turnaround for orders is one week (7 days). Please keep in mind that production time begins after we receive your order and the artwork has been approved.
What’s the maximum number of ink colors?
We can use up to 14 ink colors to reproduce the artwork on clothing and apparel.
How many presses do you own and operate?
We currently own and operate nine presses on-site.
How many embroidery heads do you utilize?
We have 42 embroidery heads, which allows us to quickly complete orders of all sizes.
How large is your facility?
Our facility is quite large, coming in at 34,000 sq. ft.