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Little Black Egg
Screen Printing in San Francisco

Little Black Egg is a mom-and-pop screen print shop committed to doing the best work possible for our clients in a cost-effective, ethical and environmentally-friendly way. We love what we do. Our shop is run by Jeff and Monica on the edge of a constantly changing city.





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Want to buy yourself a tee, tank, patch or tote from one of our current designs?
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Print With Us

Need great prints on quality garments? We want to work with you to make that happen. Read on for information about what services we provide and how to get a quote.
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What We Do

We manually screen print on quality garments. Specifically? We do the following, and we do it well.
  • Phthalate-free Plastisol Screen Printing
    This is our specialty, is the classic modern way to go, and is probably what most of us picture when we think of a printed t-shirt. We are known for our 'soft hand', as they say in our industry. Phthalate-free ink is required by law in California for infants, but we find it best for humans of all ages (and the environment). Plastisol printing can be done on most garments, with any color ink, and we can print up to six colors per design. This kind of printing gives you the most control over color options.

  • Discharge Printing
    This uses a chemical process to remove color from a garment. It is popular because it has a soft feel after washing -- the image feels like the rest of the shirt. Discharge can only be done on certain garments, usually darker colors. There are a lot of factors that go into Discharge, and we know them all.

  • Heat Press
    We offer heat press service to decorate hats. There is no limit to the number of colors.

Get A Quote

There are many factors involved in getting a quote, and we do our best to make it as easy as possible for you. Screen printing is a 'measure twice, cut once' kind of business, and the more information you can give us up front, the quicker we can get you an accurate price. Your quote will reflect a per-piece price to make the costs clear.

You can email us for a quote.
What to include in your email:
Name
Email
Phone Number (optional)
Kind(s) of garments (tee, tank, hoodie, pants, hats, etc.)
Color of garments
Number of garments
Number of placements to be printed and where
Number of colors in your design(s)
Date you need them by

Please include as much information as you can, and if you are not sure yet about something that is fine, too. We can figure it out together.

Bill Murray on our press

How It Works

A few firm costs: