DTG and screen print can be quite expensive. There are many ways to view them. Your budget will determine how much money you spend.
You’ll need screen printing materials, including emulsion and mesh screens (more on those later) as well as ink. The cost of these depends on a variety of factors: what kind of material you’re using (water-based or solvent-based), how many colors do you need? How many shirts would you like printed all at once? Etc.
For their work, screen printers also depend heavily on skilled workers. The process of getting a shirt printed involves many steps. This includes prepping screens for each color and cleaning them between uses, loading ink onto the screen, transferring images onto t-shirts… the list goes on!