Screen Printing is a printing technique that converts a graphic into a multi-layered print (one color per layer, we can print up to six layers/colors). Screen Printing, like embroidery, is used on almost all type of garments and many types of fabrics.
Screen Printing is priced based on the amount of colors used in the design that is being printed. For each color on the design a screen needs to be burned. Each screen that is burned has an associated screen charge. Dark colored items cost a little bit more due to needing to be flashed cured and printed a second time so the print is opaque enough to cover the garment color. These are the most common ways your screen printing fees will be calculated.
There are many pros, including that it's fairly inexpensive on large orders, and scale and detail are much more flexible as compared to embroidery. Some cons are that it has larger minimums due to setup involved, and some fading or cracking can occur over time.
Thermal Film is a printable material we can heat seal onto a garment. This material is printable, and allows for color mixing. This product would allow you to, for example, print a full color photo on a garment. There is also much less setup, so we don't really have minimums for thermal film.