Silk Screen Printing

Artwork Requirements |  COVER Maximum Print Areas |  BODY Maximum Print Areas
Fonts, Standard Print Colors, Minimums, and Lead Time  |  Pricing  |  Request a Free Quote

We are the only can company in the country with a silk screen department on the premises, which gives our customers the benefits of faster turnarounds and improved quality assurance. We take great pride in each tin we silk screen and strive for the highest quality in our industry.

Our state-of-the-art screen printing equipment gives us the tools to exceed your expectations. We are the only wholesale tin supplier employing Multicolor Micro Screen Printing Technology (MMPT), which gives us the capability to screen print multi-color directly on large popcorn tins with exact registration accuracy. Our multi-color, custom built printer uses UV printing inks that are more vibrant and print cleaner color over conventional inks. The result is a superior overall appearance.

While there are some limitations to silk screen printing on tins, this method offers our customers the ability to create a personalized tin in small quantities. In fact, silk screen is perfect for printing solid colors at an affordable price.

We challenge ourselves each and every year to improve our equipment and processes to insure you get the very best product you deserve. We’re confident that you’ll see the Atlantic Can difference!


Artwork File Types:

For silk screen we require art to be in vector format, which is what most graphic designers/printers use when designing logos for print. EPS, AI, SVG, or PDF files may be vector depending on how they were created. If you have any questions about file formats, please ask the graphic designer that originally created your logo/artwork. Or you can also submit every artwork file that you have and we can let you know which one is best.

No templates are needed. Just have your art created inside the proper maximum print areas that are listed below.

COVER - Maximum Print Areas

We can print on the top surface of the lids of most of our tins, including some that are not listed here.

1S 5.5" Diameter
2C 6" Diameter
3C 7" Diameter
5C 8.5" Diameter
115 8.5" Diameter
1QT 3" Diameter
1/2 QT 2.5625" Diameter
5S 5.5" Diameter
8S 5.5" Diameter
10T 6.25" Diameter
15T 7.25" Diameter
25T 7.25" Diameter
50T 9.375" Diameter
808 Drawn 7.25" Diameter
2SQ 4.5" x 4.5" Square
1REC 3.25" x 2.125" Rectangle
3REC 6" x 2.625" Rectangle
4REC 6" x 4.25" Rectangle
12REC 9" x 6.5" Rectangle
113 Hinged 2.0625" x 1.5625" Rectangle
205 Hinged 3.1875" x 1.8125" Rectangle
105 x 007 .5" Diameter
109 x 007 .6875" Diameter
109 x 100 1.0625" Diameter
201 x 106 1.0625" Diameter
207 x 012 1.5625" Diameter
209 x 111 1.625" Diameter
302 x 100 2.3125" Diameter
302 x 115 2.3125" Diameter
400 x 102 3.1875" Diameter
400 x 204 3.1875" Diameter
209 x 014 Screw Top 2.0625" Diameter
300 x 014 Screw Top 2.5625" Diameter

BODY - Maximum Print Areas

(We cannot print a full wrap)

1/2 QT 9"W x 1.5"H  
1QT 10"W x 2.75"H  
5S (1/2 Gal) 6.25"W X 3"H  
8S (1 Gal) 6.25"W x 4"H  
5T Conical Pail 6.75"W x 3.5"H  
10T (1.75 Gal) Recommended Size per panel:
Maximum Print Area:
9.75"W x 4.25"H
25.25"W x 4.25"H
15T (2 Gal) Recommended Size per panel:
Maximum Print Area:
11"W x 4"H
27.5W" x 4"H
25T (3.5 Gal) Recommended Size per panel:
Maximum Print Area:
11”W x 5.625”H
27.5”W x 5.625”H
50T (6.5 Gal) Recommended Size per panel:
Maximum Print Area:
13"W x 7.25"H
33.5"W x 7.25"H


If your artwork contains any sort of type set using fonts, they MUST be included in a collected “FONTS” folder. Otherwise, they can be converted to outlines beforehand and a font collection is not needed. Remember, once fonts are converted to outlines we cannot make any changes to your type set if corrections are needed

Standard Print Colors:

You can see our standard colors below. Please note that these are on-screen approximations and cannot represent the true ink color. If you need a color that is not listed below there would be a charge of $35 per color for the mixing of the ink. If you have 2 or more colors touching, there may be an extra art charge for trapping.



Minimum Order:

The minimum order for silk screen printing on LIDS is 24 tins. The minimum order for silk screen printing on BODIES is 96 tins.

Lead Times:

Lead time for most orders is 1-2 weeks after proof approval. Note lead times will vary during the seasonal months of September thru December.


Our silk screen pricing is located on the top of page 7 of our price list. For detailed pricing, please request a quote. You can request a quote for a specific product by visiting the product page on our site and clicking the "Request A Free Quote" button. You can also request a quote by clicking the button below and specifying which products you'd like to get a quote for in the form.