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Houston’s #1 Screen Printer and Screen Printing Service

Award Winning Screen Printing

OVER 13 YEARS TO REFINE OUR CRAFT.

Donkey Paw Houston’s #1 Screen printer goes above the call of duty with investments in the best equipment, highest quality inks, and a commitment to producing the best quality around.

Whether your order is 12 pieces, or 240k we put the same hands-on care into each of our screen printing orders. From product development, to art, screens, and the final product, we strive for perfection each step of the way. Join the Donkey Paw Custom Screen Printing Family Today!

A Screen Printer You Can Trust

A remarkably versatile one stop screen printing shop, and retail ready printer.
KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF

We have over 100 years of printing experience and produce what we feel is the best and highest quality product in Houston. We approach each design uniquely to get you the very best outcome possible.

QUALITY CONTROL

Donkey Paw employs experienced printers and staff who have a keen eye for quality. Each garment is inspected upon arrival, while printing, and before they get packaged to guarantee that you receive only the best product.

BEST EQUIPMENT

We spare no expense and have the most up to date and best equipment. From our 7 M&R automatic presses, and our 8 Manual presses, we can produce over 40k shirts a day.

SCREEN PRINTING CAPABILITIES

NOTHING STANDARD ABOUT OUR STANDARD SCREEN PRINTING PROCESS

For 13 years Donkey Paw has strived for quality over everything as a screen printer. Although nothing is “Standard” about our process, our standard printing procedure is to print with phthalate free plastisol inks.

We have inks that will work on any garment, but certain garments are better suited for certain art so if you don’t have something in mind let us recommend something that will work well with your art.

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SUPER SOFT DISCHARGE PRINTING

Discharge inks use an extra activator chemical mixed in with water based inks and are screen printed onto colored garments. The extra ingredient is heat activated when run through our high temperature dryers. The discharge chemical removes the dye from the fabric, leaving it in its natural off-white state under the printed ink.

The process results in a nice soft hand feel on dark garments that would otherwise require plastisol inks. This ink can be used by itself or in combination with other inks/treatments as a base for dark garments. This process is limited to some brands & 100% cotton garments only. Exact color matching is not always possible since garment type and color batches are not always consistent from shirt to shirt.

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FOR WHEN SPOT COLORS JUST ISN’T ENOUGH

Simulated Process Printing is a technique we have perfected over the years. This process allows for printing full-color high resolution graphics, especially photo-realistic images, to dark or light tees.

Most of our simulated process prints are 6-8 colors, although some designs are screen printed using 10 or more colors. Mix this with a discharge underbase and you’ll get a nice soft print as well.

Additional Charges will apply to separate your image for screen printing.

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SHARP EDGES

High density is a volumizing or dimensional ink is applied in layers to add another dimension to an image. Unlike puff inks, High Density inks looks and feels solid.

Multiple levels of this treatment can be built within an image and work well in combination with most other inks/treatments. Flat images on a garment can now look and feel sculpted.

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PUFF INKS RISE OFF THE GARMENT

Puff inks had their heyday back in the 80’s, but don’t let that stop you. Throw caution and good taste to the wind by puffing the heck out of your design on a tie-dyed neon shirt! Bring back new wave glasses and muscle shirts too!

When used with control, you can still achieve some surprisingly sophisticated looks with wisely applied puff inks. In a newer development, Blister Puff builds on the effect of regular puff by creating a bubbling molten effect on a garment.

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GET THAT EXTRA SHINE TO STAND OUT

Metallic inks have metal flakes suspended in the semi transparent base. They come in a handful of colors, with the most popular being gold, copper and silver. There are different types of metallic inks that can be used to achieve subtle differences even in the same color.

Metallic inks require a lower mesh count (larger holes between threads) screen so they work better with designs that don’t have fine details.

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MATCH FROM OUR MANY OPTIONS TO CREATE AN AMAZING PRODUCT

Mix and match it! Multimedia is our in-house name for combining multiple ink types and effects with embroidery or applique to create a high end garment that really stands out in the market.

We can screenprint, laser cut, applique, embroidery, use specialty effects, mix water based discharge with other specialty effects and more. If you can imagine it, chances are OSI can produce it.

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