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Metal Photo Service, Inc.

Metal Photo Service prints on apparel using a variety of methods, including screen printing, heat sealed vinyl, direct to garment, and embroidery.

Each method has its best uses and allows Metal Photo Service to deliver exceptional quality on name brand t-shirts and clothing lines like Sport-Tek, Nike, CornerStone, Reebok, Wrangler, and many more.

Metal Photo Service has been serving the Pittsburgh Region since 1954 and has been owned for a number of years by Jason and Tara Saunders, who are active in the community and support a number of charities.

Screen Printing

With screen printing, ink is pressed through a screen onto a variety of apparel, ranging from t-shirts to towels and koozies.  Up to six screens and six colors can be used in a process which allows for layering, halftones, and gradients.

Screen printing has a few limitations. It is most appropriate on larger orders where all the pieces are printed using the same artwork.

Heat Sealed Vinyl

Perfect for a little league baseball jerseys, heat sealed vinyl is full color and is an effective method to use with low quantity orders. With this method, vinyl is cut into shapes and applied to a fabric, then sealed with a heat press. No minimum orders are required.

Designs are limited to 1-3 colors, with layering of colors possible

Direct to Garment

Direct to garment is great for achieving detailed designs at a reasonable cost. This method uses water-based inks in a large inkjet printer system capable of printing directly on apparel and other fabrics. High cotton content materials are recommended.

Direct to garment is a great solution for one-of-a-kind designs, because no minimum order is required. The method is quick and easy, as well as perfect for light colors on dark apparel.


Embroidery is one of the most traditional methods of personalizing apparel, and even today it delivers the highest end professional look. Because embroidery involves stitching threads into fabric using digitized patterns.  It is a durable method, and a single inch of embroidery often contains over 2,000 stitches.

No minimum orders are required.

At Metal Photo Service, we serve the Pittsburgh region, including Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.


Jason Saunders

Location – Wall, PA 15148

Main Number- 412-829-2992

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