Want t-shirts? Things you should know...

Want t-shirts? Things you should know...
What is a "flash" layer?
A Flash Layer is when we double print a color on your shirt. If you're printing light ink on dark shirts, we'll usually print that light color twice so that the dark fabric doesn't show through the light ink.

What is an underprint?
A primer coat. An underprint is a layer of white ink that we lay down under your design when you print on color or black shirts. The underprint gives us a base to print your design on, and makes the colors turn out how you want them to.

Why do dark shirts cost more to order?
Because they're more expensive to buy blank, and it's harder to print on them. Dark shirts, in general, cost about $1 more even before they're printed. In addition, we usually have to print extra layers of ink for your design to look good when all is said and done.

Can a picture from my web site be used on my shirts?
No. Web images are saved at 72 pixels per inch. We need at least 200 pixels per inch to get a decent print.

How can I get my shirts at a lower cost?
Change your order. So you want to spend less for your shirts? Here are your choices:
1. Print less colors - this will get rid of some of your setup and printing costs. The result is lower cost shirts and a lower overall price.
2. Use more inexpensive shirts - if you're not using the lower cost shirts available, and you want to bring your pricing down, ask us to price lower cost shirts for you. This will give you lower cost shirts and a lower overall price.
3. Print more shirts - if you print enough shirts to get to our next price break, you will potentially save lots of money. This will give you a lower per-shirt price.

Can you do full color shirts?
Yes. They're expensive though and there are high minimum orders on full-color orders.

Is there a difference between screen printed shirts and vinyl heat transfer shirts?
Yes. Simply put, silk screened shirts are printed to last, heat transfers are not. That does not mean that vinyl transfer shirts are inferior.

What is your minimum order?
Ten Shirts. Of course, printing ten shirts isn't the most cost-effective way of getting custom t-shirts, so we recommend printing at least a dozen or 24 in order to bring your cost down to something manageable.

How fast can you get my shirts to me?
The absolute fastest we can print shirts for you is 5 days after proof approval plus shipping.

What kind of shirts do you print on for your personal projects?
There are a couple of choices. Jerzees 5.6-oz tees are great if you want that tighter, sexy look. If you want a heavier tee, we go with the Port and Company PC61. They're usually on sale, so we save money, and they're heavyweight 6.1-oz tees, so you can compare them weight-wise with the ever-popular Hanes Beefy-T, which is another good choice, but pretty expensive.

Of course, if you've got extra money, and you want really nice shirts, ask us… we have 1000's a shirt styles and makers available.

How do I care for my t-shirts?
• Follow soap-ratio directions on the package you are using as well as machine directions that are usually printed on the lid of the washing machine.
• You can wash all your white t-shirts separately, if you like, according to the temperature suggested on their labels.
• You'll get less shrinkage and color loss from strictly cold-water washes. If your shirts are very sweaty or dirty, though, you'll want warm.
• Avoid hot water or prolonged drying on high, as both cause cotton t-shirts to shrink.
• You will get creases and wrinkles if you line-dry T-shirts, so be prepared to iron them if you hang them to dry.

How do I prevent fading?
If you have ever purchased a printed t-shirt, you have probably experienced fading from the print after it has been washed several times. You should expect a quality printed t-shirt to resist fading through at least 36 washes. The best thing you can do to protect you print from wear is to turn your garment inside out when you wash and dry it. The process of washing and drying creates a rubbing action against the print and causes it to fade.

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