East Bay Screenprint Custom Shirts and Screen Printing Gallery

Dig The Kid

Dig The Kid neonHere’s a fun colorful print we did for an SF-based band.  A trio of neon colors on white v-neck shirts (sunglasses not included).

Reddit, 8 color waterbased print

redditHere’s a very colorful fun print we did for Reddit. Pretty much speaks for itself, eh?

Skelton Racing

WaldeSkeletonOnManny

This six color design was a little more involved when printing, and came out beautifully.

Be Smart, Act Dumb

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Only two colors in this print, though still stands out thanks to the crisp artwork!

Evil Penguin Racing

Evil Penguin

This is a nice, clean print we did for some motorcycle enthusiasts.  5-color print on ol’ trusty Gildan 2000 garments, and yes, we avoided getting on the bad
side of this particular penguin!

RRE – Owl Tree discharge print

Awesome 4 color super soft owl shirt

Awesome 4 color super soft owl shirt

Here’s a 4 color discharge print for the band Railroad Earth. Art and subject is awesome, and we
nailed the reproduction if I do say so myself. Super soft printing on super soft Alternative Apparel garments.

Filter

FilterOnManny

Three color (there’s a white underbase under all of that) print for the band Filter.

Mr. Roboto – Waterbased/Discharge Shop Shirts

robotoBlam! Simple 3 color print showing off our waterbased and discharge screen printing.  You literally can’t feel the ink on the fabric it’s so soft.  Sun 30500 muted colors are our favorite.

Van Morrison – Born To Sing

VanMorrisonBornToSingSix color waterbased discharge print for the man himself.

AdRoll Dragon Tees

AdRollDragonOnMannyStraightforward 2-color discharge print we did for an advertising company, complete with a flame-breathing dragon!

Eddie Trunk – Skull Mic

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DSC_0545Stump This! Two greys, two whites, and a bone color. Done son.

TechShop Duct Tape Shirts

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two color duct tape print

two color duct tape print

We’ve been printing shirts for TechShop, located in Menlo Park, CA, for a number of years now. Every year they exhibit at the annual Maker’s Faire and usually have some cool shirts to bring along. This year they went with a two color duct tape design on back as well as their logo on front. This was an interesting print to produce, trying to recreate the look of duct tape on a t-shirt.

More Food Shirts!

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Miso Shirts

Miso Shirts

We love it when clients bring us food ideas to print. Especially when it’s a food we love.  And we really, really like it when they bring a sample of the food with them!

This  print was for the Japanese External Organization of San Francisco, promoting, you guessed it, Miso. They used our lighter weight shirts, as this was for marketing, and not workwear.  It’s a great example of a good looking single color screenprint, using design and typography to create interest as opposed to multiple colors.

Sin City Sinners

SCSfrontOnMannyOne of the prints we did for the band Sin City Sinners, this guy is 4 colors including a trusty underbase to keep the colors bright on the dark shirts.

Huey Lewis 30th Anniversary

HueyLewis30thPlastisol for the athletic look on this dude. As much as we love discharge inks, sometimes, they just don’t fit the art. Don’t need a credit card to ride this train…

Metallica – Red Logo

METredMetallica!  There’s an underbase in there to make sure the bright red stays bright;  sometimes simple goes a long way.

Coastside Fishing Club – Kids Sturgeon Derby

CoastsideSturgeonDerbyWe print things for this local fishing club from time to time, and this particular shirt was for a youth sturgeon derby event they held.  6 colors with a discharge underbase, and the winning fish even stands out a bit more thanks to the smooth gradients.

Huey Lewis 2014 Tour

HueyLewisMensTriangleMore Huey Lewis!  This fella’s a 3-color print plus a discharge underbase.

DINO SHIRTS!!!!

Super soft custom dinosaur shirts

Super soft custom dinosaur shirts

One color discharge, super soft, so awesome. I mean,
really, check it out. You’ve got a t-rex, you’ve got the
state of Montana, you’ve got the colors of the state of
Montana and you’ve got a super soft print that can’t
be felt. If this was to be executed with plastisol you’d
have a big shield of sweaty plastic slowing you down
getting eaten by a t-rex. Sorry about your plastisol luck.

Designed by the totally rad “Dino” Danny Anduza.

TellApart – Bling Chain

TellApartBlingChain

TellApartMedallionCloseupThis print was a bit more complicated than usual.  In addition to the gold foil used for the medallion, the leaves in the center are made up of about fifty rhinestones for additional shine.  Another interesting challenge was ensuring the placement of the print so that it would appear like a necklace, even going all the way up to the shoulders.  Needless to say our client (and us of course) were very happy with how these turned out!

Endless Cycles

EndlessCyclesMapThis design is a recreation of a map pinpointing the location of a local bicycle shop.  Not only does the fine detail make for a great-looking print, it also ensures an easy time finding Endless Cycle’s address!

Tempest – Gold Shimmer

TempestGoldShimmerWe’ve printed shirts for the Celtic rock band Tempest for years, and for this run they wanted something a bit more eye-catching.  We printed this design in gold shimmer, and added a drop-shadow effect as well.  The shirts turned out amazing, making their 25th anniversary tour that much more special!

Cake – Astronaut Tee

CakeAstronautAnother print for the band Cake, this guys is two colors plus an underbase to make sure that “moon” shines!

Google – Farm to Fourth

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Here’s a fun, colorful print we did for Google’s 4th of July celebration. This bright and snazzy
seven color design was printed on Red Gildan 5000 garments. A super rush job (aren’t they all)
we had this turned around  in 2 business days.

Junior Ranger, 5 color print

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JuniorRangerOnManny

Five color design on Orange Gildan 5000 shirts, this one for the US Forestry Department and East Bay Regional Park District.

“Flawless” tank tops

FlawlessTankOnMannyHere’s a print we did for a local clothing line, two color waterbase on soft fashion tanks.

Flux Coffee – opaque waterbased white

Super soft waterbased white

Super soft waterbased white

As much as we are always talking about the benefits of waterbased and discharge printing, they do have
some limitations. One of those is that certain colored fabrics do not react with discharge inks and will
not print properly. Royal blue is one of those colors, and if we were to print this shirt with standard
discharge white, the end result would be a powder blue print. HIGH SOLID ACRYLICS TO THE RESCUE!

Pictured above is our new super opaque white waterbased ink. This is not a discharge product, and
will sit on top of the fabric as opposed to in it. It does have more hand than a discharge print, but
the feel is super smooth and soft compared to plastisol. It’s really neat stuff and we are one of only
a handful of shops offering it.

This print was a perfect candidate, Berkeley based Flux Coffee ordered several different colored shirts
for their order and one of them was Royal, so we discharged the rest and used our opaque waterbased
white for the royal. Result – perfection. (Good art always helps there too!)

ADVNC Lacrosse – Royal shirts

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3 colors, plus an underbase to keep the red and yellow inks nice and bright.  These were run plastisol, as royal is on the list of garment colors that don’t react well with discharge printing.

Aquatech Swim School

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Here’s a great 3 color design on American Apparel Royal blue shirts.

Royal Blue shirts typically do not discharge well,
but we wanted to keep a softhand and bright
colors, so we used what’s known as a discharge
underbase. This means that under all of the top
colors is a layer of waterbased discharge ink that
removes most of the color of the fabric so that
the top colors will be bright.

Montclair Metrathon

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Here’s a 4 color waterbased print on light shirts
that we did for the Montclair Elementary Metrathon.

We used Port and Company Organic cotton shirts,
and waterbased inks. Not only do these shirts have
a very nice feel, this is arguably the most
environmentally friendly way to screen print
t-shirts.

Of course, great artwork always helps as well.

Full Color T-Shirts

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mountains

We printed these shirts using 4 color process on White and Ash Gildan 2000 shirts.

4 color process is a print method of using only 4 colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK, CMYK)
to reproduce many different shades of additional colors. It works well for photographs
and colorful artwork, on white and light shirts.

East Bay Tank Printing

EBtankFive color waterbased discharge designed and printed in house. Going for a 1920’s propaganda feel, the tank literally pops off the garment. It’s awesome.

Remember When Cycles

Remember When Cycles Shirts

Remember When Cycles Shirts

Steve, the owner of Remember When Cycles, Port Costa California, contacted us to produce a design for his new business. We came up with the image pictured above, and Steve loved it. He had us print it on our Heavyweight shirts, as we all know how tough those bikers can be.

SF Giants – 2012 World Series Champions

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2012 SF Giants World Series Champions Tee

2012 SF Giants World Series Champions Tee

Hey, remember when this happened? We sure do! For most folks it meant an exciting home team win.
For us it meant that plus printing from the second they won the game until early the following morning,
non-stop. Hot market they call it, and it’s a whole new ball game. Lowish meshes and plastisol inks for
exact color matches and the fastest printing possible. We can run at 2000 pieces an hour under the right
conditions. Luckily we don’t have to do that often. If you are from the bay Area and own one of these
shirts chances are good it passed through our shop. Quickly.

Go Giants!

ADVNC Lacrosse – Lake Tahoe

ADVNC Lake TahoeHere’s a 5-color print on some American Apparel tri-blend Oatmeal tees.  These were printed as waterbase, with a very soft hand.

Eddie Trunk – Heavy Metal

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3 color plastisol print

3 color plastisol print

Sometimes plastisol makes sense. While discharge and waterbased printing has been around for a long
long time, it has only recently become increasingly popular for custom t-shirt printing. Early metal
shirts were certainly not discharged, and many a hesher would be terribly disappointed with anything
less than a full front shield of bright plastisol. So why make hesher’s sad?
We don’t. We love discharge, but it’s only a tool in the box. Plastisol still has it’s purpose.

Fillmore Across the Zipper Print

Single color discharge print across the zipper

Single color discharge print across the zipper

Here’s a single color discharge print across the zipper for the Fillmore. Pretty neat!

Railroad Earth – Owl Tree

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Here’s a 4 color discharge print, this one of a large and colorful tour tee for the band Railroad Earth.

Kirk von Hammet – Fear Fest discharge shirts

3 color discharge printing for Fear Fest

3 color discharge printing for Fear Fest

It’s all right there. This is a 3 color halftoned discharge print for the Bay Area Fear FestEvil.
Not a whole lot to say except look at that red! Ridiculously bright! That’s how we roll!

Winger 25th Anniversary

Winger25thWinger 25th Anniversary print. Plastisol on this guy, as there were American Apparel tri-blend shirts up in the mix. 6 colors, in house seps ya’ll.

Marley’s Coffee – Tanks

MarleysCoffeeTankA nice little print we did on some tanks for a local coffee shop, those that frequent the Farmer’s Market may have even seen these in person.

Cake – Anti Air Travel

CakeEyeThree color plastisol, again due to tri-blend fabric. We’ve got some tricks to keep that fuzz down though.

Winger – Karma

WingerKarmaHere’s a three color distressed print we did for a Winger reunion promotion, complete with a weathered/vintage feel, waterbased
discharge inks on Sun Apparel garments. Yeah buddy!

Mick Shaffer – Fool For Love – white discharge print

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White Discharge print on black shirts, super soft!

White Discharge print on black shirts, super soft!

Here’s a waterbase discharge print for Bay Area musician Mick Shaffer for his CD release a few years back. Fresh from the wayback machine!
You may have noticed that we talk about and display waterbased and discharge printing a lot, there’s a reason for this; in many cases it is far
superior to the “standard” plastisol inks used by many printers. We’d like to think that it should be the other way around. Waterbased prints
are softer, brighter, won’t crack or chip, and best of all they breathe! After washing a shirt printed with waterbase/discharge ink you won’t be able
to feel the print at all. What’s not to like about that?

Rita Hosking – Burn

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RitaHoskingLittle three color discharge from the archives. Dig it.

Graphics Camp

GraphicsCampAn interesting 2 color print, this design almost appears 3D on the shirts. Waterbased discharge makes for a super soft print you can’t even feel on the
garment. This particular job from the archives was for Google’s Android graphics camp.

Evolution

EvolutionGreenAnother one from the way-back machine. 2 color waterbased sleeve print on Sun natural color garments. If you drink juice this might look familiar.

Custom Thermal Shirts

EBthermalAnother design we printed for ourselves, this design came out very nice and clean.  Not always an easy feat on thermal garments! For this we used straight discharge base on Royal Apparel %100 cotton thermals. This allows us to get down into the waffling of the fabric and still maintain a soft breathable print. See if you can find the typo…

Colorful Tech Shirts

DownsizeWaterbased discharge again here. 5 colors made this project feasible, whereas with plastisol the color count would have made the project not cost effective.

Blyss

BlyssThis three color print came out great, and thanks to the underbase the “jungle” appears even more vibrant!

East Bay Screenprint – The Pipe

EBpipeOnMannyHere’s a classy print we did for ourselves a while back, 3 color discharge on darker color garments for a vintage-y feel.

Exploratorium – Geometry Playground

exploratoriumWhile this print is about a year old, it really represents the colors of that time, NEON!!!! This shirt is for the Exploratorium, which if you’re a Bay Area native, needs no further explanation.

Goblinz Clothing Line

goblinzThis is a 2 color print for a local clothing line. We used plastisol for this print as it was going on a bunch of different colored shirts, some of them non-dischargeable.

Genesis 2011 – Waterbased/plastisol combo

genesisThis print is made up of two different inks. The red background is waterbased discharge, our secret mix that results in a very bright red that washes well. On top of that is black plastisol. We went with plastisol for the black as we wanted the print to have a bit of gloss to it to stand out from the ground, Gildan 5000 Charcoal shirts.

Op Six – Oversized Discharge print, off the edge of the shirt

opsixThis here is an oversized white discharge print for Op Six clothing company that extends over the bottom seam and off the edge of the shirt.

Spike Monster

4 color plastisol print

Here’s a nice 4 color plastisol print for an animation company. He literally looks like he’s jumping off the shirt!

Faint Industries

faint

Yet another oversized waterbase/discharge
(noticing a trend?) print for an MMA clothing
line.  Simple 2 color on Alstyle/AAA shirts.

Oversized Waterbased Discharge

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fhs

Here is a 4 color oversized waterbased discharge
print we did for a local high school club. There are
not many shop that print waterbased discharge,
and if this particular print had been executed
using standard plastisol inks the result would
have been like wearing a heavy shield on your
chest. Waterbased discharge inks actually
become part of the fabric, and after washing can
not be felt by the hand. They are also bright and
breathable, which makes them preferred for many
designs.

Shop Bullys

Oversize over the seam and off the bottom of the shirt printing

Oversize over the seam and off the bottom of the shirt printing

All over and off the bottom of the shirt with a single color makes for an interesting
and inexpensive print.

DNN Corp.

DNN CorpHere’s a neat three color waterbased design we printed recently. We really like waterbased inks as the end result is super vibrant and soft. The ink
actually becomes a part of the fabric, and once the garment is washed it can’t be felt.
DNNcorpBack

Localicious

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Localicious Tank Tops

Localicious Tank Tops

2 color screen printed design on Anvil 325 spaghetti strap tanks.

Good design and a judicial use of colors makes for exciting and inexpensive shirts.

BrewSkeeBall! Discharged American Apparel shirts

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BrewSkee Ball!

BrewSkee Ball!

We’ve now printed 2 seasons of these BrewSkeeBall
shirts. We use both Gildan and American Apparel
shirts, and a bright single color water based discharge  on both.

Maya Over Eyes . Sim-Process Print

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MAYA over eyes

Maya Over eyes

This here is an awesome 4 color print for the band Maya Over Eyes from San Jose. This was printed using the simulated process method, which uses the blending of specific base colors to create the effect of many more colors and shades. This is a popular screenprinting method with bands that want to print their often photographic type album covers on dark shirts. Of course the print would not be as great if it weren’t for the incredible artwork to begin with.

Game Attain Shirts

Four color print for Game Attain

Four color print for Game Attain

East Bay Screenprinting recently printed these shirts for Game Attain. This particular print is a good example of halftoning used for gradient and fade effects in screen printing. This is an area that other printers often struggle with, but we’ve got it down. On this particular screen print, we used a 355 mesh screen that allows for very fine detail to be held. 65 Lines Per Inch means that even up close, the individual halftone dots can be hard to see.

Custom Foil Screen Printing on Shirts

Custom Foil Screen Printing on Shirts

Custom Foil Screen Printing on Shirts

Here is an example of our foil work. Foil is an interesting embellishment method that can be used to add a special effect to printed shirts. There are limitations to the process however, and most garments should be hand washed if possible. Foil comes in a wide variety of colors and can be used with other effects for  nearly limitless combinations. Contact us with your ideas for for a quote today.

East Oakland Boxing Association Shirts

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East Oakland Boxing Association

East Oakland Boxing Association

We printed these shirts for the East Oakland Boxing Association.  A simple clean white print on Black and Kelly Gildan 2000 shirts. The bottom text is reversed out and smaller than 10 point, and we held the detail just fine.

Custom Screen Printed Tote Bags

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Custom Printed Tote Bags

Custom Printed Tote Bags

We printed 1000 of  these reusable tote bags for the Inner Sunset Farmer’s Market.  A very simple one color print with a great design makes for an inexpensive promotional handout.

Custom Screenprinted Safety Vests

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Printed Safety Vests

Printed Safety Vests

We recently screen printed these safety vests for a company that does contract work for Comcast Cable out of the South Bay, near San Jose . They went with a 2 color logo on our  green Economy Safety Vests.