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MAKE GOOD is an independently run design and print studio established in 2010, and based in South London. We specialise in water-based screenprinting which we execute with care and attention. Our prints are lovingly hand-pulled and our editions are limited rather than mass produced.

WE USE environmentally friendly, ethical materials, and we’re involved in our print processes from start to finish. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, unique prints for art, apparel and home-wear.

OUR time is split between designing and producing our own products, and providing an affordable print service to anyone who needs our help.

SERVICES

We specialise in water-based screenprinting which we execute with care and attention. We print short to medium print runs and our prints are pulled by hand. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible results and being a small studio we are proud to offer a personal service to anyone who needs our help or advice.

We print using environmentally friendly, water based inks in both our fabric and paper based projects. Predominantly we print with Permaset inks which are free of harmful solvents and chemicals. We can offer a variety of print finishes including high-gloss, metallic and glow-in-the-dark. Our colour matching is done manually using Pantone references.

Our screenprinting service covers both fabric and paper based printing. We can print posters, business cards, T-Shirts, record sleeves, tote bags, lengths of fabric, wooden signage, wedding invitations, book covers and cardboard packaging. In fact, if it’s a flat surface we’ll be happy to try printing on it.

We get our satisfaction from seeing a job through from start to finish and we’re involved in the process at every stage. We pride ourselves on offering a flexible and bespoke service and we always do our best to accomodate our clients needs. If you have a job, no matter how wierd or wonderful we’ll help out if we can!

Preparing artwork files for screenprintng can be a tricky process, and if not done correctly can result in poor final results. If you require help with the colour separation and artwork prep we can offer an artworking service. We usually find this is most successful and quickest way to achieve the best prints.

We have a saddle stiching machine and a guillotine so we can offer a basic finishing service should you need it. This means we can make custom notepads / books with printed covers – one of our favourite things to do!

If you’re a printer yourself and need somewhere to prepare your screens we can expose them for you! We can print your positives or use positives supplied to us (film only). Our maximum exposure area is A1 and costs are £25 with artwork or £35 without.

QUOTES

Every print job is different and costs vary with each parameter. To make things easier we’ve devised a simple quotation form to help estimate the cost of your print job. Complete the form below to get an instant quote.

If you would rather speak to us about your project first, or your requirements are not covered in the below fields please email us using the contact information at the bottom of the page. Please note quotes are estimates only and prices are TBC prior to commencement.

Gallery

Since forming in 2010 we have had the pleasure of working with a broad range of clients on a variety of print projects. Below is a selection of some of our favourites, demonstrating the diversity of the work we undertake.

FAQ's

How should I supply my artwork?
Files should be delivered in ai / eps or psd / tiff formats at 300dpi. Files must be supplied in colour separated layers with trapping included. Fonts and strokes must be converted to outlines.
Can you help me prepare my artwork for print? 
Preparing artwork files for screenprinting can be a tricky process, and if not done correctly can result in poor final results. If you require help with the colour separation and artwork prep we offer an artworking service charged at £30 per hour (charged at 15 minute increments). We usually find this is most successful and quickest way to achieve the best prints.
Do you have a minimum order quantity? 
Our minimum order for T-Shirts & Tote bags is 20 units. Our minimum order for paper based prints is 10 units. This is because of the time and labour involved in setting up a print.
What is your turnaround? 
We usually aim for a 10-12 day turnaround with our projects, plus a delivery or collection allowance. This may vary based on your project, and at particularly busy or quite times. If you require our help urgently we can prioritise your order for an additional fee dependant on the job. 
What is your maximum print size for fabric?
This depends on the size of the garment / bag you are printing on. Artwork must fit within the seams of fabric products, unfortunately we cannot print ‘all-over’, typically we suggest artwork for garments should not exceed A2 - 420 x 594mm.
What is your maximum print size for paper?
For paper we can print any size and dimension up to A1 - 841 x 594mm. Artwork must have a minimum of 15mm border. If you would like your print to be full bleed please order a paper size up so we can add crop marks to your artwork.
What inks do you use? 
We exclusively print using environmentally friendly, water based inks in both our fabric and paper based projects. Predominantly we print with Permaset inks which are free of harmful solvents and chemicals. We can offer a variety of print finishes including high-gloss, metallic and fluorescents. 
How are your colours matched? 
Our colour matching is done manually using Pantone references. We take our time to ensure we’re as accurate as possible but please be aware some variation may occur due to the nature of the process. 
What papers / garments do you stock?
For paper we stock GFSmith Naturalis, 350gsm (coated & smooth) and PaperBack Corona Offset, 320gsm (uncoated & textured). For T-Shirts we stock a premium option (Continental Clothing) and a standard option (Anvil Red Label). We can source alternatives if you have something specific in mind.
Can I provide my own paper / garments? 
Of course. If you would rather supply your own paper / garments we’re happy to accommodate this. In this instance we ask that you supply more than you need - some wastage should be expected with any print run for which we require a contingency. 
What is the maximum amount of colours (layers) you can print?
The maximum amount of colours we can print onto fabric is 4 (we use a 4 colour carousel). Theoretically we can print any amount of layers onto paper, although we would advise if your artwork is over 7 layers the turnaround time for your project is likely to be extended.
Can I change the colour of my print mid-run?
Yes you can. If you would like to change the colour of your artwork midway through a job we will charge a £15 washout and re-set fee.
Can you print on other substrates besides those mentioned on your quote form?
Yes we can. Our screenprinting service covers both fabric and paper based printing. We can print posters, business cards, T-Shirts, record sleeves, tote bags, lengths of fabric, wooden signage, vests, sweatshirts, wedding invitations, book covers and cardboard packaging. In fact, if it’s a flat surface we’ll be happy to try printing on it!
What is the payment procedure?
We require a 50% upfront payment on all print jobs. The remainder of the balance must be paid immediately upon completion. All work remains the property of Make Good until full payment is received. We accept BACs transfer or PayPal and we can provide an invoice if necessary.
How can I get a quote for my job?
The Instant Quote form on this website is the quickest and easiest way to get a price. If your requirements are not covered in the quotation form please contact us using the email provided and we will get back to you with a bespoke costing.
Do you deliver?
If you live within a reasonable proximity to our studio we ask that you collect your orders. For all other instances we will use UPS or Parcel Force for delivery. You order will be packed appropriately and delivery costs vary depending on the product and location.
How long do you keep my screens? 
Unfortunately we can’t keep screens once a job is completed. However if you re-order within 3 months we offer a £15 discount. 
Can you expose screens for me to use elsewhere?
Yes we can. If you’re a printer yourself and need somewhere to prepare your screens we can expose them for you. We can print your positives or use positives supplied to us (film only). Our maximum exposure area is SRA1 and costs are £20 with artwork or £30 without.
Do you print samples?
Unfortunately we cannot offer a sample service. The time and labour involved in the print process means sampling jobs would not be feasible. Our gallery of previous print jobs demonstrates the finish you can expect.
Do you offer a design service?
Yes we do. Make Good is run by graduates in Graphic Design, Illustration and Fashion & Textiles. We love to get involved in the design process so please don’t hesitate to ask. Our fee will vary on the job specifics.

CONTACT

Make Good is located in Peckham, South East London. Studio visits are welcome by appointment.

For general enquiries please contact hello@makegoodprints.com
We endeavor to respond to all emails on the same day we receive them.