The process of screen printing begins with an idea for a graphic. We then take your idea and create printable artwork (you may provide your own artwork in .cdr, .eps, .ai format, or send us a .jpg file at 300 dpi sized for printing). Artwork is printed onto a stencil, which is then "burned" onto a screen. Each color requires its own screen. The job is then set up, and the shirts are printed. Once the job is completed, the screens are removed, inks cleaned out of the screens, and the screens are reclaimed for future prints.
Due to the costs of stencils, screens, set-up, tear down, and the reclamation of screens, all jobs with less than 36 pieces may incur a set up and screen charge.
Our normal production time is 7-10 business days. If you require a rush job, we will do our best to accommodate your needs, however, during peak seasons, this may not be possible.
Knowing exactly what you want to order is sometimes half the battle! Since we don't have the space to keep multiple blanks on hand, we like to direct our customers to one of our supplier's websites so you can browse for the exact item you'd like.
To embroider a design, the artwork must first be converted to stitches. This is called digitizing. The more intricate the design, the more time required to digitize. We may "tweak" a design two or three times before we are happy with the finished product. Unlike screen printing, the number of colors does not affect the price. Embroidery pricing is based on the number of stitches in a design. Most left chest designs contain between 5000-10,000 stitches.
You are welcome to bring in your own items for us to embroider or we can order you something from our online catalog.