Our turnaround time is 10 business days upon approval of your order. This means once your artwork has been finalized, and we have all your garment sizing and your deposit, we’ll start the clock. We have a personal goal to beat our own deadline, and if your order is ready ahead of schedule, we’ll reach out to you ASAP.
Although unlikely, additional services such as personalization may extend the typical turnaround.
“Camera ready”artwork is always best and will save you some money on artwork charges. “Camera ready” refers to a digital document that is ready to be printed and requires no file editing.
We prefer to work with vector graphics. A PDF file saved from your original “Working File” is usually the most universal format. We accept working files from Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Corel. These file types include: .AI, .EPS, .PSD. If you only have a .JPEG or .PNG version of your artwork, we recommend a file saved at 300 DPI or higher for the best quality.
You can supply your artwork via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you happen to be in the area and would like to stop in, a disk or USB drive always does the trick.
Not a problem. We do custom artwork in house and offer one-on-one service to give your design the personal touch you’re looking for. Artwork charges may apply, depending on the complexity of your design.
Step 1: We start with your idea.
Step 2: We create a digital proof for your review.
Step 3: You can either approve the design or let us know if there are any changes you’d like to make.
Once approved we’ll get the ball rolling for you!
Pricing is based on several factors, which are likely to be specific to your order. But to give you an idea, we basically start with the number of pieces in your order. Next, we evaluate the complexity of your print, followed by the number of print locations. Then, we factor in the cost of your garment. Screen printing is volume-based, so the more you order, the lower the price per unit.
Our minimum quantities for screen printing are listed below:
12 units for a ONE COLOR design.
24 units for a TWO COLOR design.
36 units for a THREE COLOR design.
48 units for a FOUR COLOR design.
60 units for a FIVE COLORdesign.
Not a problem! Whenever you need anything below the screen-printing minimums, we’ve got you covered. We offer a Heat Transferoption that does the trick! This is basically an industrial strength iron-on designed to mimic screen printing. There is no color limitation in this process and we can even print a photo!
Although it is designed to mimic screen printing, it’s important to note that it is heat applied and NOT a screen-printed item. They never peel or fall off but may begin to crack a bit over time. Avoiding hot water or the dryer when washing will extend the life of the graphic.
Give us a call or shoot us an email as soon as you can. If we haven’t gone to press with your order, we might be able to slip in the latecomers. If your order contains garments that we don’t have “in house”, then we run the risk of not meeting your deadline.
If we’ve already gone to press/completed your order, we can absolutely print the latecomers using the above-mentioned Heat Transferoption.
An underbase is a layer of ink that is, most times, needed on dark colored garments and sometimes needed on light colored garments.
Its purpose is to block the color of the garment from soaking through the print to prevent something called “dye migration”. The dye of the garment will migrate into the ink colors of the graphic. This will give your print a muted/heathered look or might skew the appearance of certain ink colors. In some cases, this “heathered” look is the desired effect, as it has a vintage quality to it. Take a look at our Superman print in the "OUR SERVICES" page to get a look at this.
The underbase is still a print and is counted as a “color” in your design. Let’s say you would like a yellow print on a black shirt. Then a white under base is needed. That changes your 1 color print to a 2 color print, even if you only see the top yellow layer of ink. Without an underbase, your bright lemon yellow will soak into the shirt and become a dark yellowish green.
Yes. During the approval phase of your order, we will send a digital mockup for your approval. Please note that digital mockups are renderings of your finished product. Sizing and placement may vary slightly. Once your digital mockup is approved, we start processing your order.
Definitely! We hand-mix our colors in house at no charge. Our team is skilled at hitting the mark to match the colors in your design. We also work closely with our customers to make sure our mixed colors meet their approval.
Orders do not have a per size minimum. They don’t even have a per style minimum! If your artwork fits/works on all the items in your order, you can mix it up to reach the print minimums. For example: If the minimum is 12 units, you can have 3 t-shirts, 1 hoodie, and 8 tank tops to meet the minimum total of 12 units. However, all units must be getting the same size and color print.
Absolutely. We understand that some projects need to be approved by a group, who may need to touch and feel the garment before approval. Just let us know, and we’ll provide a physical sample for you to show your team. A sample charge may apply, per piece, based on the desired garment.
Only if you’re ordering sizes larger than XL. Sizes small through XL are the same price. Sizes 2XL, 3XL or larger come with an additional cost. This cost is incurred from the manufacturers when purchasing goods on your behalf. These additional costs will be noted on your quote if needed.
Then we will personally work with you to make it right. We are a small family shop that takes our customers’ satisfaction very seriously.
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