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Screen Printing

Unlucky Press provides an eco-friendly alternative for artists and small businesses needing screen printing services.

Unlucky Press operates an earth-friendly, water-based, artist/family-run screen printing press. We are able to affordably print small custom runs for independent artists wanting to avoid the impersonal direct-to-garment drop ship services. We also have extensive experience in design and illustration, and can help create, organize, and print complete apparel lines for your small business.

Artists receive complementary consultation and file setup assistance for screen-ready art, as well as deeply discounted screen set-up and design fees. We realize the merit in representing your art with personal, high-quality, hand-printed garments you can afford. We want to help you tell your story through your art. We also offer giclee printing on several versatile paper stocks.Small businesses receive complementary consultation and file setup assistance for screen-ready art, along with distinct branding options that include custom tagged or tagless care/logo prints and custom printed and sewn satin tags. It feels good sending your customers out with their new favorite shirt or pullover, and we’re thrilled to have a small part in that. We succeed when you succeed.
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Eco-Friendly Screen Printing in Mancos, CO (between Durango & Cortez)

We use earth-friendly inks and cleaners to provide better products while creating a healthy work space free of harsh chemicals. We currently operate our 4-color press out of a 1965 Ford F350 camper nestled in the mountains outside of Mancos, CO.

Custom Collaborative Projects

Unlucky Press was built with the help of friends, and as much as we love to scheme and dream, we want to help you get your idea out there. Contact us with your screen printing ideas, and let’s collaborate!

Your Artwork

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To ensure a quick turn-around and quality product, make sure you provide print-ready artwork, and check email for timely response. Our goal is a reply within 24 hrs. Your image needs to be at least 300-350dpi at the largest size desired (preferably vector, in CMYK format. If you don’t know what any of that means, don’t worry about it! We do, and we can help figure out what you need. We provide additional graphic design services, and have a handful of illustrators and designers we’d love to recommend! Regarding custom printed colors, our goal is to try and get as close to (90-95%) what you see on your screen. All screens are a little different, and each type of fabric and color of fabric absorbs ink differently, and can show subtle differences. We print

We are also a small family business, so we keep our open-jobs list limited. We want to ensure that each job we print is done individually with care, and we also want to ride bikes and play with our kids while they still think we’re cool. If we’re at capacity and unable to accept new jobs, we will promptly let you know and include any referrals we can until we can work you into the mix!

Our Holistic Pledge

Our goal is to use earth-friendly, water-based inks and cleaners, and to partner with apparel companies who are WRAP certified, shipping supply companies focused on recycled products and sustainability, to ensure to the best of our ability that we are contributing to capitalism in a positive, holistic way. We want to do the best we can to provide you with a quality product you are proud of.