Short-Run Silk Screen Printing
Who needs short run direct Silk Screen Printing? With so many start-ups in the private label skincare industry, testing new products and refining your brand is a process and it makes sense to start with small quantities. We’re a superior silk screen printer specializing in small runs of decorating glass, plastic bottles, jars and tubes. Small run silk screen printing is a craft and we have perfected it. Silk screen printing produces an elegant look that goes perfect with a minimalistic design. Keep it simple when designing your packaging.
Review our price list below, shipping takes 2-3 weeks
from artwork approval based on time of year.
1 Color UV Silk Screen Printing on
Bottles, Jars, Tubes and Caps
1-100 for $235
200 for $249 = $ 1.25 each
300 for $289 = $ 0.97 each
400 for $325 = $0.80 each
500 for $350 = $ 0.70 each
1000 for $455 = $ 0.45 each
Prices are based on 1 design.
No Combo Runs. Additional charge for glass.
Each order has a $95 set-up charge for each different container size or design change.
Set-Up charge Includes: Film positive(s), burning/exposure of mesh screens, container’s
to be unpacked, packed and printed from many standard ink colors.
Bottles, Jars, Tubes and Caps1-100 for $390
200 for $491 = $ 2.45 each
300 for $574 = $ 1.90 each
400 for $613 = $ 1.55 each
500 for $690 = $ 1.38 each
1000 for $895 = $ .89 each
Prices are based on 1 design.
No Combo Runs. Additional charge for glass.
Set-up fees do not include art changes.
Glass, Polypropylene (PP) and Metal has to be pre-treated and will incur an nominal additional charge.
Prices are based on printing jars, bottles and tubes with customer
supplying containers and artwork in an Ai or EPS file.
We Silk Screen and Pad Print small and large quantities on acrylic,
glass and all types of plastic bottles, jars and tubes.
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
SAMPLES – MOCK-UPS – PROTOTYPES
Blue Line Labels would be happy to provide you with an actual “printed sample” of your item prior to running the entire job. The charge for this depends on the amount of ink colors. One ink color will be $290. Once approved, 50% of this charge would be deducted when printing your complete order when your invoice is $900+. This price includes printing of film, burning of silk screens, inking and configuring the printing press for your specific size item to be printed. You will need to provide us with 10 of your containers in order to receive 2-4 perfect samples.
Important things to know before purchasing your bottles, tubes and jars. To avoid problems with your printing, have sample containers sent to Blue Line Labels. You may be unaware when purchasing painted glass that will scratch, surplus or slightly defective containers or a plastic blend that can make it very challenging to screen print directly onto. Send us a sample so we can determine the proper ink needed based on the type of plastic and coatings on glass. Our goal is the same as yours, we want to deliver beautifully decorated silk screen jars, bottles, tubes and custom boxes.
Keep your design simple! Screen printing is made for an elegant and minimalistic look.
Here are the Steps to a Fast Turnaround and Great Experience with Blue Line Labels.
We work closely with APC Packaging who supplies excellent quality glass and plastic bottles, tubes and jars for silk screen printing. Look at their available in-stock items and contact Nikita Byfield or Orlando Bonnelly at APC Packaging (954) 978-4567 to order samples.
Blue Line Labels picks up at APC Packaging daily at no charge or ship your packaging directly from another company to Blue Line Labels • 1931 Banks Road, Margate, Florida 33063 • Attn: (Your Company Name).
Email your artwork to email@example.com and make sure you include your fonts outlined and send an Ai, eps or PDF file. You can also speak to Devin, Wendie, Patrick or Art and they can help from start to finish or anywhere in between to prepare your art files for screen print. We charge $55 per hour and our creative team is fast, efficient and will do it correctly.
Important that your designer does not use thin small lines in your design or thin type styles less than 5 points in size. This causes a potential problem of the lines not printing correctly. We will do our best to advise but every bottle, tube and jar are made different from different manufacturers. Be careful, not all packaging is made from virgin materials and packed correctly for shipment. Once all artwork is approved, we will ship your printed order in 3 weeks or less. Faster service is available if needed.
We will send you a credit card authorization form for payment. Email us your shipping information including company name, contact person and phone number.
Silk Screen Printing on Glass
We print with a special epoxy ink on glass. It is harder to work with and curing time is a longer process. Most glass comes from overseas and a coat of silicon is added to prevent glass breakage during transportation.
We need to take off the oils and silicon coating to clean glass and plastic polypropylene containers. It is necessary to flame all glass and polypropylene plastic with an intense flame quickly, to kill off impurities. This is necessary for the ink to stay stuck and cure.
Flaming is an additional step that requires a flat charge of $50 for small quantities if we are printing on glass or polypropylene.
Guidelines When Sending Art Files for Silk Screen Printing
Examples of Elegant Silk Screen Printing
Call for great pricing on larger screen printing orders of 2000, 3000, 5000 or more.
Saving Money on Surplus Bottles and Jars Can Cost You More
APC Packaging is our Preferred Packaging Company
All of APC bottles, jars and tubes are excellent quality for printing and come professionally packed with partitions that help protect the outer surface from scuffs and scratches. After we screen print your packaging we repack each unit back in APC boxes using there dividers to avoid damage. When purchasing your containers from other companies be sure to ask how they come packed. If we received them in a big bag stuffed in a box or wrapped in shrink film, there will be an additional charge for packing materials.
If your bottles come like the photos above, we will repack
your printed containers and ship in a
fresh box below properly for $19 per box.
Blue Line Labels works closely with APC Packaging.
APC carries a full line of in-stock, quality cosmetic containers that are packed professionally. Not tossed in plastic bags with no dividers. We make it really simple. Order your bottles, jars and tubes directly from APC and Blue Line Labels will pick them up, screen print your order and ship to you or your lab.
We recommend you call APC Packaging and purchase your cosmetic containers directly from them. APC has a full line of quality in-stock tubes, bottles and jars at a great value. Need samples or have questions? Call APC at 954-978-4567 and ask for Orlando Bonnelly or Nikita Byfield.
You can also send your containers
directly from any supplier you choose to:
Blue Line Labels
1931 Banks Road • Margate, FL 33063
Please ask how your containers are packed.
Containers get scratched when just
tossed in a plastic bag, then placed in a box and shipped to us.
All of APC containers are packed with protective dividers, double boxed
and individually bagged for the protection of every cosmetic container.
Click to see APC’s In-Stock Packaging
How an Airless Bottle Works
Airless bottles have a piston-driven mechanism that allows for airless dispensing of your product. Pressing down on the pump raises the piston placed at the bottom of the bottle and dispensing the product. This seal of the mechanism prevents contamination and provides protection for sensitive and active ingredients vulnerable to oxygen. The bottles are top-filled without any special equipment required.
Acrylic, Aluminum, Double Walled Glass Jars
Give your product a sophisticated look with quality acrylic jars. Jars have a great canvas for silkscreen printing, hot stamping and labeling. Common usage for acrylic jars are for high quality moisturizers, scrubs, exfoliants, gels and creams.
Blue Line Labels is A One-Stop Cosmetic Printing Company offering…
1. Direct Silk Screen Printing on Glass, Tubes, Jars and Bottles.
2. Quality Printed Cosmetic Boxes that match very close to all other printing.
3. Custom Cosmetic Labels and if needed Label Application on your containers.
4. Full Art Department to correctly prep your files for all your printing needs.
5. Full Commercial Quality Photography for your web site, brochures and catalogs.
6. Large Selection of Bottles, Jars and Tubes In-Stock by APC Packaging. APC is 10 minutes from our printing company and we pick up for you at no charge.
We are a one-stop printing company that takes the stress away from your working with 3-7 different suppliers. Call with any questions at 1-800-609-7079. Over 25+ years of visual product design and printing experience.
We can help design, print, apply and ship your labeled bottles and jars quickly so you are ready to fill and sell your products.
Add value with a custom presentation box. Our straight or popular reverse tuck product boxes are printed up to 6 colors on 16, 18 or 24 point stock. Order as little as 100 superior custom printed folding boxes.
Tamper Evident Full Body Sleeves
Need to add a crystal clear tamper evident shrink sleeve, with or without perforation, printed or clear. Available as individual bands or on a roll for machine application. A very inexpensive way to protect the contents of your product and avoid contamination. Optional 1-9 color printed shrink bands are also available.
Call Blue Line Labels at 1-800-609-7079 for a quote or any questions.