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Printworks New Studio Space

Printworks has new digs! After working out of our basement for 8 months, we decided it was time for a move. We found a great studio space uptown on the corner of Canterbury and Duke Street. We now have a large office with a workshop in the next room. We love our new set up! … Read more

Cheaper by the Dozen

Why does it cost less when you order more t-shirts you may ask? The reason is due to all of the set up involved in printing a shirt. The set up for printing 1 shirt requires all the same materials and time that printing a run of 100 shirts does. So if you are only … Read more

How to choose the right T-shirt to print on

We have access to some great brands including Gildan, Bella, Canvas, and American Apparel. Whether you are cost conscious, looking for a fashion tee, or want a fair trade option – we’ve got you covered! GILDANGildan is a Canadian company and is our primary supplier for apparel. They have a wide variety of quality clothing … Read more

Setting up Shop

Choosing a screen printing press is so very important. It is going to dictate what type of shop you will operate – from number of colours you are able to print on a shirt, to how many shirts you will be able to print in an hour. Presses range anywhere from a single station table … Read more

Multi Colour Printing – Part 2

If you remember from our last post about printing with multiple colours, we showed you how we got 8 colours on a t-shirt using only 4 colours of ink. No it’s not magic, it’s called 4 Colour Process (CMYK)! In this post we are going to tell you about another option when printing with multiple … Read more

Andy Warhol Screen Print Sells for Big Bucks

Screen printing has been around for thousands of years, but it was Andy Warhol who helped push it into the limelight in North America. He took the stencilling technique to a whole new level when he started working with it in the early 1960’s. He created some very famous pieces including images of Marilyn Monroe, … Read more

KV Firefighters Association T-shirts

Check out another “making-of” video – this one is for the KV Firefighters t-shirt over at PrintworksNB‘s new YouTube channel. Background music is my first attempt using GarageBand – be kind!

Multi Colour Printing – Part 1

Printing with multiple colours can get expensive. Each colour requires a screen to apply the ink and this means there is a lot of prep work and materials that go into multi colour jobs. However, there is an method that allows us to create a full colour print using just 4 different inks – the … Read more

Bowl for Kids Sake

We recently finished working on a job for a great annual event held in Saint John at the end of April. Bowl for Kids Sake is a fundraiser held by the Big Brothers Big Sisters in different locations all over Canada. They raise money to help support their volunteer based mentoring programs for kids. We … Read more