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Pricing factors:
Pricing is determined by a number a factors. Those factors include number of print colors, print placement, quantity of printed items, color of shirts/items, ink colors, and supplied artwork. We need all of this information in order to process a quote.

What we can print:
Shirts, hoodies, boxers, sweat pants, tote bags, handkerchiefs, tie-dyes, towels, golf shirts, shorts, tank tops. We can also print jackets, 5 panel printers hats, visors, and nylon products, but are limited to a one color print.

What we can not print:
Teflon coated items, double layered jackets, rain coats.

Turnaround Time:
Turnaround time varies week to week depending on our schedule. We ask for ten business days to finish orders, but can complete orders much quicker if needed.

Saving Screens:
We save screens for two days. This does not mean that they will stay registered on the press. This means that after the screens are taken down they may be saved for up to two days before we clean them down and recycle them for another job. We can save them for longer, if needed, for an upcoming repeat order, but need to know in advance. Below you will find a link to brief explanations and pictures as to how screens are produced.

HOW A SCREEN IS MADE...

4 Color Process/Simulation printing:
We specialize in process designs but want to point out the expectations for this kind of print on a shirt. It should be understood that we are taking a full color image and printing it on a garment where we are limited to an eight color print. This print is reproduced best on a white tee. If it is to be reproduced on a colored tee than the print usually takes on an animated look. Below is a link to examples of what an image will look like originally and then what it will look like on a white shirt or colored shirt. This will give you an idea of the characteristics that an image will take on when printed on a shirt.

PROCESS/SIMULATION SAMPLES...

Underbasing:
Underbasing is needed whenever a dark shirt is used. You can think of it as a "primer". Screenprinting inks are semi-transparent and need a "primer" so that they will show up on a dark garment. There is another screen charge associated with this when a multi colored image is printed. The underbase screen image is a collection of all the other image colors rolled into one. This screen "underbases" the image so the the image will show clearly on a colored shirt. The only time a separate screen is not needed on a colored shirt is when the print only consists of one color. In that case only the same screen can be used to underbase and print. This means that there is no charge for an underbase screen, but there is a "double-hit" charge. This is because the labor is still twice as long and there is twice the amount of ink used. Below is a link as to what an image will look like on a colored shirt.

UNDERBASING SAMPLES...