Have a read through our FAQ to see if we can answer some of your questions that you may have.
How Does Pricing Work?
Pricing for screen printing is based on 3 variables
The number of colours in the print
The number of prints on the tee i.e. Front only or front and back etc
The number of garments to be printed.
So to give you a solid price we need to know these three variables. We will always advise you on how you can reduce your costs by adjusting these variables.
Why do more colours cost more?
The way screen printing works we have to set a screen up for every colour in every print. The more screens the higher the set up costs. It also takes longer to print 4 colours as we need to make 4 separate print passes on each tee.
What t-shirts do you use?
Please select our 'catalogue' link in the top navagation to view our suppliers and items we carry.
Gildan - Premium Quality, Basic range. Great Price vs Quality.
American Apparel - Premium Quality and Style, Made in USA, Massive Range
Bella - Premium Women’s Range, Great Range
Alternative Apparel - Premium Quality and Style, Modern and Great Range + Organic Aval
Contental Clothing - Premium Quality and Style, Modern and Great Range
Do you only print t-shirts?
No. We do a large range of textile screen printing Golf Shirts, Hoodies, Canvas Bags etc.
What is the maximum amount of colours you can print?
We can print up to 6 spot colours.
Where are you based?
We are based in London, Ontario, Canada but we do ship orders all over via Canada post.
How long will my job take?
Our standard turnaround is 7 to 14 working days but somtimes this my be exceeded depending on how much work we have.
What file type do you need for the artwork?
For the majority of "spot colour" work we require a vector image file created in a program like Adobe Illustratoror Corel Draw. They will have file extensions such as .AI, .EPS, .PDF, .CDR.
Note that not all files that have these file extensions are necessarily vector image files. For example you can save a bitmap file as nearly all these file types. The file has to be created from scratch in the programs above.
Is there a minimum order?
We have a minimum of 12 prints although if the print is the same this can be split between diffrent garments.
Can I supply my own tees?
Yes you can supply your own tees. But often times it is a lot more cost effective for us to supply them for you. We have great relationships with our suppliers we are able to provide you with low wholesale pricing. We can also supply you with a huge range of styles…whatever you want we can do our best to source it for you.
Can you design the logo we want printed?
Yes, We can try to create the look you are after. From a t-shirt design to a complete corporate image we can give your business, band or organization a professional look. Our rates are $60 per hour.
What is the difference between a bitmap and a vector file?
Bitmaps (also called "raster") are made up of pixels, while vector images are composed of mathematical formulas that consist of curves and points. As such, they can be resized at will without losing quality. Making a bitmap larger makes the pixels larger too and the result can be blurry and jagged. Photos are bitmap images, and so are file formats like bmp, jpg, and psd.
Vector images have crisp lines and can be resized as big as a house without losing any image quality. Vector images are created in programs like Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and Corel Draw.
Why do you require vector images?
Vector images are made out of lines and shapes. This helps us when we need to separate colours. Each shape that has the same colour is separated from the image. This can't effectively be done with a bitmap image when printing with spot colours.
What does "convert fonts to outlines" or "embed fonts" mean?
Fonts aren't automatically transferred with a vector file when it is created in a program like Adobe Illustrator. When using fonts in the program, the text is linked to a font file located on your computer. If that text is not converted to shapes or outlines or "embedded", in the program, when you send that file to us if we don’t have the font installed on our computer the font you have used will be substituted for a different font that is installed on our system.
To get around this you need to convert fonts to outlines or embed the fonts. To do this in Adobe Illustrator you can right click on the text and choose "Create Outlines" alternatively if you go to Type>Create Outlines or finally you can use the hotkeys Shift+Ctrl+O. This will convert all you type to shapes and it will transport within your file.