Novatex Graphics is one of the most versatile graphics shops in Saskatchewan, as we are one of the few remaining screen printing companies in Saskatchewan (aside from textile printers) that also offers modern digital printing technology. Today digital printing has become the standard printing process, allowing for relatively cheap, large format, low volume printing that can be personalized from one piece to the next, as well as short production runs of decals. However, there are still many reasons to screen print, the foremost being that the price can be considerably cheaper per unit. Digital printing may have brought a big change to the industry, but many people don’t realize they still have other options. Let us help you decide which process will yield the highest quality product with the best possible pricing.


Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.

Large Format Printing

Large format printers usually employ some variant of inkjet technology to produce the printed image, and are more economical than other print methods such as screen printing for most short-run (low quantity) print projects, depending on print size, run length (quantity of prints per single original), and the type of substrate or print medium. Wide format printers are usually designed for printing onto a roll of print media that feeds incrementally during the print process, rather than onto individual sheets.

UV Flatbed Printer

This is the smallest of our printers but it proves that size isn't everything! The Roland Lef -20 is a flatbed printer, but it prints directly onto three dimensional products as well as a wide array of flat materials. It's perfect for small runs of lexan and polyester overlays, as well as inventory control decals with variable data, and Model/Serial number decals that are on materials that are difficult to digitally print, such as embossing foil or polyester.