Can you match my ink colors?
Unlike most custom t-shirt printers, we match exact Pantone colors for logos and artwork free of charge, no matter the order size. Select "Add Note" and leave us a message with the Pantone or PMS color number (e.g., PMS 375) so we can make sure your design is the exact color you want.
If you want to match ink colors and aren't sure how to find the right PMS color number, please e-mail us or give us a call.
Can I add personalized names and numbers?
Ditch the sticky name tags and awkward pin-on numbers at your next group event. We offer personalization for your custom apparel so you can stand out from the crowd. Each personalized name is $5 per product and every personalized number up to two digits is $4.
E-mail us or call before submitting your order, so we can update your final price and advise the best way to communicate your group's personalization needs.
Can I vary the ink colors for products in my order?
Absolutely, as long as the design stays the same you can request ink color changes for a minimum of six products per color specification. For example, for an order of 24 custom t-shirts you want 18 black t-shirts to be screen printed with white ink and six white t-shirts with black ink.
Select "Add Note" in the Design App and simply leave us a detailed message explaining which products require which ink colors and click "Save" or give us a call us to talk through the specifics before placing your order. Your final price quote will reflect a charge of $20 per additional color.
Can I print on the sleeve?
Does your design extend beyond the normal print areas? No problem, we can make your sleeve printing dreams come true for 50 cents per product.
In the Design App, place your sleeve design/text at the bottom of your product and then call us at 888.463.5823 before checking out to discuss further.
Can I print on the hood?
You've taken your hoodie design to the next level. We'll gladly help you realize your hood printing needs for 50 cents per hoodie.
In the Design App, place your hood design/text at the bottom of your product and then call us at 888.463.5823 before checking out to discuss further.
What types of specialty inks and printing methods do you offer?
Our printers offer specialty inks and printing methods to ensure your design is as unique as your group. These options are available by special request and are subject additional charges.
These screen prining inks are absorbed directly into the fabric, giving your swag an ultra soft touch. The resulting product is as soft as the design detail is crisp and can be used on both natural and synthetic fabrics.
Best for screen printing items made of 100% cotton, this water-based ink chemically removes or bleaches the fabric to reveal the fiber's natural color. Because you are simply removing the fabric's dye and replacing it with your color, the product will retain its naturally soft texture. This is ideal for getting a vibrant soft print on dark products.
Add a jolt of personality to your next custom design. Available in electric blue, green, magenta, orange, pink, purple, yellow, and more, these inks are applied to a base of white ink to ensure maximum intensity on products of any color.
Luster addicts, brace yourselves. Add a touch of sheen with molten, metallic inks. These inks are a tad thicker than others and ideal for designs that don't feature tiny details. Gold and silver are standard colors, but others are available upon request.
These mirrored transfers are attached to your designs with transparent, adhesive ink. Silver and gold are standard foil colors, but you can request additional colors to suit your design. These foils aren't heat-friendly, so keep them crisp by washing in cold water and letting the finished product hang dry.
Let your design reflect your group's sparkling personlities at your next event with a transparent, glitter ink top coat. The ink can be applied over any color and is sure to inject your design with electric charm.
Ideal for the group on the go, reflective film can ensure you remain highly visible among bright or minimal lights. This film is most effectively applied in large sections of a design or in key areas to guarantee reflective visibility.
Exactly as it suggests, the translucent ink is applied to a base of white ink to provide that familiar, nocturnal-green glow. This offers a great option for day-to-night events.
To request specialty inks and printing methods for your order, please e-mail us or give us a call to discuss the variety of options.
Can I add custom labels to my order?
Whether you want to sell your creations or add another level of personalization, we can take your designs to the next level with customized labels.
Screen print labels
This is a unique way to further personalize your items and enjoy a tagless feel. Although we can't print over existing tagless labels, we can remove fabric labels to make room for your design. Prices vary based on quantity, the complexity of your label design, or labor involved in fabric tag removal. In the Design App, place your label design/text at the bottom of your product and then call us at 888.463.5823 before checking out to discuss further.
These can be used to easily display sizing, company information, or further promote your brand. For an additional charge, we can attach your hang tags before shipping the final order. Please note that unless you want the hangtags placed on the seam or fabric label of a garment, there will be a teeny hole needed to attach the tag.
There is a 72-piece minimum order for custom labeling services. Please e-mail us or give us a call to inquire about price quotes and label options for your next order.
What is screen printing?
Traditional screen printing is the most common method of printing and represents the majority of customer orders. The modern technique has been around for over 100 years, which means many of our print shops boast generations of expertise facilitating colorful designs with hand-printed precision.
The process involves creating a stencil, or screen, which is used to apply ink colors one layer at a time, utilizing different stencils for each tone. Spot colors are used to communicate exact colors, so your designs are as dynamic as you desire. This technique also supports halftone printing, four-color process printing, and simlulated printing which allows for printing vibrant designs.
We recommend screen printing for the majority of orders, due to lower costs and vivid results on a wide range of colors, fabrics, and products.
For the cleanest possible design, see our image size guidelines.
What is digital printing?
Digital printing, as opposed to traditional screen printing techniques, is a modern process in which high-definition designs are printed directly onto the surface of the product. Our innovative print shops work with some of the most advanced digital printing technology available which allows for colorful, photo-realistic results.
Ink colors in digital printing are absorbed into the fabric instead of being layered on top. The pay off is a seamlessly printed design that retains the original softness of the product without weighing it down with layered inks.
We typically suggest this process for customers who want to print photo-realistic images, or designs with many colors, on a small number of garments due to the complexity of this technique.
For the cleanest possible design, see our image size guidelines.
What is halftone printing?
This is a graphic technique, most commonly seen in newsprint, which imitates shading by breaking an image into hundreds of small dots. The process allows us to screen print multi-tonal artwork using only one ink color – less colors, more savings.
Our graphic designers are happy to recreate any artwork as a halftone image, but we still require high resolution artwork to ensure you receive the best quality print.
Halftone prints look best when the ink color is darker than the product (e.g., black ink printed on a white t-shirt) but we can work with you to print any color combination you can dream up.
Your digital proof may not accurately display halftone artwork due to the nature of pixelation, but rest assured that final product will arrive in all of its halftone glory.
What's the difference between four-color and simulated process printing?
Four-color process printing is a technique that separates your artwork into four colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (CMYK). This procedure layers these transparent colors in order to create every color in the rainbow. This technique is ideal for printing photos and is best used on white or neutral products as the transparent ink colors can be altered by the tone underneath.
Simulated process printing combines the above with spot color printing for ultimate color precision. This technique is used when four-color process printing is unable to reproduce the exact color you wish to print. This process is used to print complex images, namely photos, onto black/dark colored items or for customers who require exact color matches for corporate logos etc.
These more complex printing techniques require a 70-piece minimum and 200 DPI or vector images. Please e-mail us or give us a call so we can give you an accurate quote for your job.
How large can I screen print my design?
Standard price quotes include designs with final print sizes of 16" x 16" or smaller on either the front and back of your chosen product. For an additional charge, our printers can screen print a maximum area of 17" x 24".
Unless the final design size is specified in the "Add Note" section, we will look at the size range of your products required and make a suggestion based on the smallest product in your order and the proportion created by you in the Design App. Your diverse group is likely to represent all shapes, but the screens developed for your job will render the same print size for every item.
If you have questions about oversize or jumbo printing requirements, e-mail us or give us a call to discuss further.