Custom shirt printing in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Soft apparel and water based ink. Soft tees

Custom apparel & promotional item printing in Cape Breton, NS.

Do you want soft, vibrant prints on high end apparel?


We’re not your standard, vanilla print shop, although we do have vanilla (and other) scented ink.  We’re here to change the game, to set new standards & provide the best products & printing possible while giving our clients a rather unique experience. 

 #1Pitbull Printing is an independent, community focused print shop located in Cape Breton capable of screen printing 8 spot color prints on a variety of materials using plastisol, discharge and water based ink.

We also provide full-color screen printing and use the highest quality eco-friendly inks. Super soft or bulletproof prints, it’s your call.

If you are looking to have custom printed apparel such as t-shirts and hoodies for your brand, business, school, sports team, band, organization, workers union, club, reunion,  pub crawls etc… the underdogs at Pitbull Printing have your back and who better to have your back than the mighty and loyal Pit Bull? We’re here to serve you.

Small and large print runs are available and we provide free local delivery within the C.B.R.M. including Glace Bay, Dominion, New Waterford, Sydney, Sydney River and North Sydney.

Screen printing is our calling but we also offer in-house embroidery (logos stitched on uniforms, sweaters, hats), business cards, signs and banners, stickers, posters, window clings, calendars, magnets and all kinds of promotional items such as lighters, umbrellas, thumb drives and mugs.

We have the best connections around and although the print industry can certainly be dog eat dog and we can certainly be a pain in each others arses, we do love working together.  When our clients have a need that we’re unable to fulfill, we broker their services to have your order filled by a shop who’s area of expertise fits your particular demand, such as business cards, flyers, catalogs and vehicle wraps.  You’ll only have to deal with us and the price will be the same as if you were to deal with them.  We’ll do the leg-work for you.

Our primary goal is to shake up the industry, to show the big guys just how important it is to have pride in their work and to realize that their customers are more than just piggy banks.   We’re honored to be able to survive by making people happy & refuse to be vanilla, we chew up and *%$^ out the status quo.

We excel at what we do, we do it by hand & our business is built on these points:

1. We truly care about quality.
2. We respect our customers and ourselves.
3. We work hard and are very passionate about printing.
4. We print each individual garment as if it was being made for our own mothers.
5. We treat every customer as if they were our childhood best friend.
6. We never rush an order, just to move on to another job so we can make more money.
7. We print every single garment by hand, on an amazing manual press, in Cape Breton.
8. We get off on providing our customers with the best possible printing experience.
9. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.
10. We love every minute of it.



We provide several services but our main focus is screen printing.  We offer single color, one location prints and scale all the way up to 8 color, unlimited location and oversize prints.  We also provide full color screen printing services using the CMYK process. This process combines 4 single colors to produce a full color image which is suitable for photographs or graphics that are made up of many colors.  Some of the blank apparel brands that we carry include : Next Level, District Made, Jerzees, Hanes, Tultex, Anvil, Alternative Apparel, Alstyle, American Apparel, Bella + Canvas, Eddie Bauer, Fruit of the Loom, New Era, Coal Harbour, The Authentic T-shirt Company, Gildan.  We cannot keep all options in stock but you can see them online in our store and we do stock several of the more popular items so you can see and feel them before printing.  We use water based inks with a discharge additive whenever possible (cotton only) for a soft to the touch feel.    This process removes the existing color by essentially bleaching the fabric and allows the water based eco-friendly inks to dye the garment.

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. CMYK printing. Full color screen printing

Make your apparel retail ready by adding sewn-in hem tags and inside neck prints

We can provide you with high quality paper/card printing for items such as.  Business Cards, Business Card Boxes, Flyers, Brochures, Booklets, Bookmarks, Bottle Hang Tags, Calendars, CD and DVD inlay plus covers, Counter Cards, Envelopes, Event Tickets,Greeting Cards, Hang Tags, Header Tags, Letterhead, NCR Forms, Notepads, Pillow Boxes, Plastic Cards, Post Cards,  Posters (Regular and Large format), Presentation Folders, Print and Trim Boxes, Rack Cards, Rull End Tuck Up Boxes, Table Tent Cards, Tear Off Cards, Wine Boxes, Window Clings , Magnets, Golf Ball Boxes, Banners and Signs, Foil Worx, Flags, Custom Roll Labels, Cube Boxes,  Car Magnets, Coroplast Signs, Bumper Stickers, Adhesive Vinyl.   Basically, we can produce everything that you could ever need for your business, event or organisation.

Our direct to garment printing services are not yet available but soon we’ll be able to do single shirts in full color at reasonable rates.  This system requires much less work that screen printing and the prints are vibrant and high quality. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified when we are offering this amazing service.

Aside from our in-house designers, we work with several talented local artists who are capable of great things. You might not know it but if you are from the area, you probably see products that have been designed by our partners, every day.  From digital designs to hand made artwork, Pitbull Printing can give you what you need.
 We’re the only local “one stop shop” for all of your printing and branding needs.  From designing, printing, custom fabric label creation and application, hang tagging,  packaging and shipping , we have all of your bases covered.  We can even store your order here in the shop and ship them directly to your customers in custom boxes and envelopes with your very own logos printed on them, now that’s a touch of class! When your customers receive their order from us, they know your brand is one that cares about the small things and will be happy to deal with you again.  Contact us for more information as we work on a case by case basis.
Do you have a new brand in the works and want to sell your apparel online? We can set you up with a kick-ass e-commerce, mobile enabled, search engine optimized website like ours.  One that matches your brands identity and is completely tailored to your needs. We use popular CMS software such as Word Press, Joomla, and Drupal to provide you with easy administration and high end functionality.  Combined, these 3 software packages power a very large portion of the web and are they constantly being improved.  By embracing the availability, functionality, wide usage and security of these applications, we can provide very cool features at a price that is tiny compared to a what it would cost to build from scratch.  We offer these services only to our screen printing clients and can provide you with hosted, and non hosted solutions.
We work with some pretty great local photographers, video editors and musicians and can provide our clients with kick-ass multimedia services.  Want a cool photo-shoot to showcase your awesome new line of clothing for print or web?  We have your back.  We also provide filming and video editing services with use of an aerial drone for some really great promotional videos.  Need background music for your new promo video? We have that covered to!  We actually have our own private recording studio alongside our printing equipment.  You simply cannot go wrong by working with us on your brand, from start to finish. Even the smallest of things are very important when it comes to branding so we take the time to make sure everything is perfect. We love working together with our clients and partners to create seamless, stunning multimedia productions which will have your customers talking.  Multimedia services are only provided to our screen printing clients but under certain circumstances, we provide them to others.  If you are not a screen printing customer, contact us to discuss availability.
Looking for some really nice, custom hats or toques for your business or sports team? We provide top of the line embroidery services, done right here in the Pitbull Printing work shop. We can embroider many sizes and offer up to 15 different colors of thread per design. Let us stitch your logo on all kinds of nice apparel, including; Hats, Toques, Jackets, Track Pants, Suits, Jerseys, Work Uniforms and pretty much anything else that you would be interested in. We can also make embroidered patches for your organisation. Just send us a message including your deadline, a high resolution logo, requested thread colors, size of logo and the item info (Item, Brand, Sizes and Quantity) and we will whip you up a quote as soon as we get the chance.
Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage.  An example of sublimation is when ice cubes shrink in the freezer.  We utilize this process to enable us to print in full color on a variety of man made items such as signs & stickers, mugs, lighters, thumb drives, mouse pads, cell phone cases, cozies, glass, awards, polyester fabrics and so much more.   We can print on most items by using this process, please contact us for more information.
Info coming soon.