Why so many print processes?
One of the most common things we hear is I need a quote on some shirts. Our first response is a series of what maybe frustrating questions.
How many do you need?
How many colors?
How many spots are we printing?
Do you have camera ready art?
And so on and so on.
We'll as frustrating as this can be it is very necessary for us to properly price it out. See we have different processes to get you the best quality at the best price.
For example if you said I want 100 economy shirts with 1 color print on the front only, this will cost just a few dollars. However if you are wanting 1 shirt with 3 print locations with several colors this might run as high as 35 to 40 dollars.
The more information we have up front the more accurate the bid can be. Also the garment choice is important as well as this can change the process at hand as well. Some garments can not have certain processes done to it.
We have a great machine that does full color prints with long wash cycles however it does not work with polyester materials. If you are quoting multiple places please be fair to those quoting and be very specific on the process, the qty, the print colors, placements, how fast you need them. And if you are providing print ready art.
I see to often where vendors will cut corners with swapping brands and or slimming up the number of colors. If we have stock issues, as has been far to often lately, we will always reach out on how you would like us to proceed. We work with almost every major manufacture in the apparel industry to make sure we can bring all options to the table for you.
As you can see it is just a bit more than well that will be about $$$ I know myself as a consumer I like to know what I am getting into and I do not like surprises at the end of my transaction.