Since 2003, Pistache have been screen printing specialists. We screen print clothing, fabrics and art using water based inks by hand. We don’t use machines to screen print, we prefer the quality that comes with printing by hand. We’ve screen printed for brands such as American Apparel and Quiksilver Boardriders (Biarritz). We’ve also made custom clothing for world famous musicians such as Guru (Gangstarr), DJ Mr Thing, Mix Master Mike, DJ Vadim, Doc Brown, DJ IQ, DJ MK, Yarah Bravo, Essa aka Yungun, DJ Excalibah & Jehst.
The screen print process starts with hand drawn or computer generated artwork. If you send us an email info[at]pistache.co.uk with your ideas or final design, we will then work out a price for you. The price depends on the amount of colours in the design, the quantity of items ordered and the type of garment, fabric or paper. The minimum quantity is 10 t-shirts/garments/art prints per design or 2m of fabric. To give you an example, if you order 10 t-shirts with a 1 colour screen print on the front, they will work out at £10 each. Then we add the cost of shipping, or you can arrange for your own courier to collect from us if you prefer. As with all screen printers, we will need to get all the details about your project before we can give you a price.
We then transfer the artwork onto the silkscreens, ready for the screen print process. Designs can be screen printed onto natural and synthetic, light and dark coloured fabrics or paper. The inks for printing on light surfaces are transparent and can be overprinted to produce additional shades. The inks, used to print light designs on dark surfaces are opaque and when overprinted, don’t produce additional shades. When you screen print with transparent inks, the printed garment retains the original soft feel of the fabric while opaque inks sit more on the surface of the garment.
We also offer high quality heat press transfers if you want less than 10 t-shirts. The result is not as good as the screen print method, but it is excellent for photographic images of one off t-shirts.