Printing T-shirts in Shanghai Since 2013

One of a kind or 100 awesome prints? Just ask :)

Our Services

Screen Printing & DTG

We print T-shirts with two main techniques: Screen Printing and Digital Printing. Depending on your print we'll help you choose the best fit.

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T-shirts & More

We mainly print on T-shirts and Sweatshirts. We have a great choice of basics from XS to 3XL and over 20 colors for men. Checkout our pricing below.

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No Minimum Quantity

Just want to make one print? No problem! You'd rather get a few tens done or a hundred? We can do that too, and don't hesitate to ask for a quote ^^

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Services


Curious about what Wasavy's Printshop does?

We do Screen Printing and Digital Printing (DTG) on garments.


That means no prints on hats, no stickers or business cards, sorry.


How It Works


1/ Let us know what you want to print, find all the contact info here. Please note that we're not offering design services at the moment.

2/ Approve the design, you get a free mock up and quote according to what you want to print.

3/ Place your order, the order is placed once we receive your downpayment (half). Once the order is placed, an order will usually be ready within a week.

4/ Get your order, you can either arrange picking up your order in Jing An Disctrict for free, or we can ship it to you using SF-Express.


Screen Printing


Screen Printing is also known as silk-screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. The basics are simple, we use a framed mesh which have uncovered parts that let the ink go through, and impermable parts that don't. All we do is pushing the ink through the uncovered parts, as you would with a stencil.


Image, Harry Wad
A. Ink. B. Squeegee. C. Image (permeable part). D. Photo-emulsion (impermeable part). E. Screen/Frame (wood or aluminium). F. Printed image. (Image: Harry Wad)

Want to see the results? Have a look at our Gallery and look for images tagged "Screen Printing".


OUR INKS

We are now using water-based Made in Japan inks from Matsui (US website / Japan website). On top of being of higher quality than before, those inks have a great stretchablilty and have been certified non-toxic by some of the biggest apparel groups using them.


WHAT TO REMEMBER BEFORE ORDERING

  • The maximum printing area with a regular screen is roughly 35x30cm. For larger prints, it may be possible but the screen fee will change.
  • Screen Printing requires the fabric to be perfectly flat, so we can't print on edges, seams or zippers.
  • We currently can only print 1 to 2 color maximum per graphic, if you need more, Digital Printing might be a better solution.
  • We only store screens for 30 days maximum, passed that time we get the frame recycled. You can ask us to give you the screens for safekeeping. If you bring back the screen in good condition (no holes, no scratches...) we can re-use it.

Digital Printing (DTG)


Digital Printing or Direct-to-Garment Printing (DTG) is a much more recent technique than Screen Printing. The idea is incredibly simple: you take an ink-jet printer, you give it fabric inks and you replace the paper by garments.

OK it might be slightly more technical than that, but that's the idea and from there it's easy to see what is possible to do or not. Unlike Screen Printing, with DTG we're not limited by the number of colors we want to print, and it also bring a lot more details to the print. On the other side, since our set up does not incorporate white ink, we can only print on light color garments. Best garment color choices are white and heather grey. For example, if you're printing yellow on yellow, you would almost not see anything.

Want to see the results? Have a look at our Gallery and look for images tagged "Digital Printing".


OUR INKS

We use water-based for Digital Printing as well.


WHAT TO REMEMBER BEFORE ORDERING

  • The maximum printing area is 29x39cm
  • Our DTG set up doesn't print white ink, so it can only print on light color garments
  • Even more than with Screen Printing, the fabric must be put completly flat. So we can't print on edges, seams or sleeves.
  • We keep the set up info and your graphics on computer, so that you can re-print your graphic anytime without being charged for the Set Up Fee a second time.

Pricing


A standard order for printing T-shirts can be summed up like that:

Screen Fee / Set up Fee + Print Fee + Blanks = Regular Order


  • 1-4 prints

  • 25RMB/print
  • Screen Fee:
    120RMB
  • 5-19 prints

  • 20RMB/print
  • Screen Fee:
    120RMB
  • 20-49 prints

  • 15RMB/print
  • Screen Fee:
    120RMB
  • 50-100 prints

  • 12RMB/print
  • Screen Fee:
    FREE*

Learn more about the Screen Fee below.

  • 1-4 prints

  • 35RMB/print
  • Set Up Fee:
    100RMB
  • 5-19 prints

  • 30RMB/print
  • Set Up Fee:
    100RMB
  • 20-49 prints

  • 25RMB/print
  • Set Up Fee:
    FREE
  • 50-100 prints

  • 22RMB/print
  • Set Up Fee:
    FREE

Learn more about the Set Up Fee below.

  • Men Short-Sleeves

  • 100% cotton - 32 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
  • 32RMB/Piece
  • Women Short-Sleeves

  • 100% cotton - 17 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
  • 30RMB/Piece
  • Kids Short-Sleeves

  • 100% cotton - 13 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
  • 26RMB/Piece
  • Men Long-Sleeves

  • 100% cotton - 4 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
  • 40RMB/Piece

Large sizes: +5RMB for 2XL and 3XL Men Short-Sleeves T-shirts and +7RMB for 2XL Men Long-Sleeves T-shirts.
More blank styles are available upon request (Women long-sleeves, Men Ringer, Men color sleeves...). Our contact info here.

  • Adult Crew Neck Sweatshirts

  • 50% cotton / 50% Polyester - 6 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL
  • 65RMB/Piece
  • Adult Kangaroo Hooded Sweatshirts

  • 50% cotton / 50% Polyester - 6 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL
  • 90RMB/Piece
  • Adult Zipped Hooded Sweatshirts

  • 50% cotton / 50% Polyester - 6 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL
  • 100RMB/Piece
  • Kids Zipped Hooded Sweatshirts

  • 50% cotton / 50% Polyester - 6 colors available
  • XS S M L XL 2XL
  • 90RMB/Piece

Large sizes: +12RMB for 2XL Sweatshirts.
We can send you size and color charts if you need it. Our contact info here.

Example Quotes:

1 T-shirt (Men, short-sleeves) with 1 color screen print:
- Screen Fee: 120RMB
- Blank T-shirt: 32RMB
- Print Fee: 25RMB
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Total = 177RMB


10 T-shirts (Women, short-sleeves) with 2 colors screen print on each:
- Screen Fee: 2 x 120RMB
- Blank T-shirts: 10 x 30RMB
- Print Fee: 2 x 10 x 20RMB
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Total = 940RMB


50 T-shirts (Half Men and Women, short-sleeves) with 1 color screen print:
- Screen Fee: FREE
- Blank T-shirts: 25 x 32RMB + 25 x 30RMB
- Print Fee: 50 x 12RMB
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Total = 2,150RMB


SCREEN FEE

You will be charged 1 Screen per Color per Graphic. You can learn more about screen printing here.

We only store screens for 30 days maximum, passed that time we get the frame recycled. You can ask us to give you the screens for safekeeping. If you bring back the screen in good condition (no holes, no scratches...) we can re-use it.

If a screen gets damaged during the printing process, we will replace it and you won't be charged for it.

* Free Screen Fee: the Screen Fee is waived if you're printing 50 or more of the same graphic in a single order. If you're printing less than 50 for a first order, then order 50 or more for a second order 3 weeks or less after the first order the Screen Fee will be reimbursed.


DTG SET UP FEE

You will be charged 1 Set Up Fee per graphic. You can learn more about digital printing here.

Settings are saved on computer, so there is no expiration date on those ^^ However if you want to re-print a graphic with a different position/size than at the set up time, you will be charged a complementary set up fee.

** Free Set Up Fee: the Set Up Fee is waived if you're printing 20 or more of the same graphic in a single order. If you're printing less than 20 for a first order, then order 20 or more for a second order 3 weeks or less after the first order the Set Up Fee will be reimbursed.


About Our Blanks

All our blanks are pre-shrunk and follow European sizing. It means that a size M correspond to a size S in North America and to a size L in China. Don't hesitate to ask us for a size chart.


USING YOUR OWN BLANKS

You can provide your own garments for us to print on. There will be not upcharge for that. However please mind the following points:

  • We can't print on any garments. Synthetic fabrics can give very un-even results so it would need a sample run first. Printing on seams or over an existing graphic do not work. Cotton or mostly cotton fabric is the safest choice.
  • We're very careful but there could be misprints. Think about providing extra blanks if you can.

Gallery


We get to print awesome stuff all the time! Wether it's a one-off print made for someone's friend or a batch for a party or a brand, we enjoy doing all those. Here is a selection of our favorite prints. (More photos to see once you enter the gallery)

About


The Story

Wasavy's Printshop was created by Nico and Bunny in 2013. We had been printing our own shirts for years before so we decided to take the fun to the next level. For almost 2 years we had a great time running the printshop from the EcoVillage in Xuhui District, where you might have met us.

We paused the printshop from June 2015 to March 2016, focusing on our Upcycle Design startup theSquirrelz.com. Now Nico is back for the prints, bringing the same energy as before and even better prints for you guys!


Our Values

  • Great One-on-One service
  • Super flexibility on quantities, because it matters for both people making a one-of-a-kind present and brands
  • Making quality prints with non-toxic inks (read more about our inks here)

Contact


Email: You can email your questions or ask for a quote at nico@wasavysprintshop.com. We'll get back to you as soon as possible ^^

Phone: (0086) 138 1707 0764

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PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE VISITS

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 10AM to 7PM
Saturdays: 12PM to 7PM
Sundays: mostly closed
Address: 764 Changle road (near Fumin Road), building 3 (first stairs on the left when getting in the lane), room 202 (open the red door and room 202 is on the right)
长乐路764弄3号楼202室(近富民路)