Silk Screen Printing


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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.

Silk screen printing can be done on the lids of most of our tins, and on the bodies of many of our taller tins. This method is best for graphic logos and type because it lays down flat, solid Pantone ink colors (up to 3).

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 Microscreen 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, this 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!


The file type we use for silk screen printing is Vector format. Most graphic designers/printers use this type of format when designing logos. Some formats that may be vector are EPS, AI, PDF, and SVG. If you have any questions about file types, 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.

Maximum Print Areas (Cover)

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
3SQ: 2.375" x 2.375" 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
109 x 100: .75" Diameter
109 x 007: .75" Diameter
115 x 010 1.5625" Diameter
201 x 106: 1.3125" Diameter
207 x 012: 1.8125" Diameter
209 x 011 Screw Top: 2.0625" Diameter
209 x 111: 1.8125" Diameter
211 x 013: 2.6875" Diameter
211 x 501 (211PNCOVER): 2.1875" Diameter
300 x 014 Screw Top: 2.5625" Diameter
302 x 013 2.875" Diameter
302 x 100: 2.5625" Diameter
302 x 115: 2.5625" Diameter
302 x 115 Screw Top: 2.875" Diameter
302 x 200 2.875" Diameter
309 x 104: 3.25" Diameter
400 x 102: 3.0625" Diameter
400 x 204: 3.0625" Diameter
113 Hinged: 2.0625" x 1.5625" Rectangle
205 Hinged: 3.1875" x 1.8125" Rectangle
Business Card Tin: 3" x 2.0625" Rectangle

We can print on the lids of MOST of our tins. If you are interested in printing on a lid that you do not see listed above, please contact us.

Maximum Print Areas (Body)

(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  
2.5T Conical Pail: 5.75"W x 1.75"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 4.5"H
25.25"W x 4.5"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 (AKA curves or paths) beforehand and a font collection is not needed. Remember, once fonts are converted to outlines we cannot make any changes to your type if corrections are needed. You may want to send us both versions, the original and the one with type converted to outlines.

Standard Ink Colors:

The colors shown below are approximate on-screen representation of our standard ink colors. If you need a color that is not listed below there would be a minimal 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.

Standard Ink Colors

Lead Time:

Lead time for most orders is 1-2 weeks after proof approval. Note lead times will vary during the seasonal months of September through 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, or you can request a quote by clicking the button below and specifying which products for which you'd like to get a quote in the form.

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