Frequently Asked Questions

What is your current turnaround time?

Our current turnaround time is 7-10 business days from receipt of a 50% deposit and print ready artwork. 

 

What are your minimums for screen printing?

For screen printing, our minimum quantities are 12 pieces per screen. Each individual color in your design will require a separate screen, and for printing on dark shirts add 1 screen for an underbase.

Please see the examples below for more information:


1-Color, 1-Sided print = 1 screen, 12 minimum pieces

 


1-Color Front, 2-Color Back = 3 screens, 36 minimum pieces

 

 


1-Color, 1-Sided print on Dark shirts (+1 for underbase) = 2 screens, 24 minimum pieces

 

 


3-Color, 1-Sided print on Dark shirts (+1 for underbase) = 4 screens, 48 minimum pieces

 

While we believe these minimums are very low when compared with other printers, we have to set limits on low quantities as there is a threshold when screen printing is not a practical or cost effective method of production. We are always happy to review your particular design and discuss the best process to use and answer any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to send artwork to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for review.

If your design has multiple colors and you wanted a low quantity, please see our FAQ on digital direct to garment printing (coming soon), which has a minimum of 12 pieces on both light and dark shirts.

 

What is the maximum size you can print on shirts?

Our max graphic size for standard screens is 14" x 16" and our max graphic size for oversized screens is 17" x 22".
We do not offer "All-over" printing as it requires specialized equipment to do correctly.

AA sizes

 

What kind of file do you need for my artwork?

We prefer vector based images whenever possible such as files made in Adobe Illustrator, and whose file extensions are typically .ai, .eps, .svg, or .pdf. These types of graphics are able to be scaled up or down without loss of quality and produce the sharpest films for screenprinting.

When sending us vector artwork please outline or expand all fonts and make sure the graphic is scaled 1:1 at the full size you would like printed on the shirt. CS5 or lower.

Photoshop files such as .psd, and .tiff are also acceptable. We ask them to be at least 300dpi at full print size with all fonts embedded and colors separated on individual layers.

Jpegs and other web images are often of too low a resolution for screen printing but if you're not sure, just send us what you have and we can take a look at it.

To send us large files (>10mb) please use a service such as:
http://www.wetransfer.com
http://www.yousendit.com
http://www.dropbox.com

For more infomation about vector images or to convert your artwork to vector please visit http://www.vectormagic.com

Bitmap Image Traced To Vector Image

Easily Convert Bitmap Images
To Clean Vector Art

Automatically convert bitmap images like JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs to the crisp, clean, scalable vector art of EPS, SVG, and PDF with the world's best auto-tracing software.

 

Do you offer design services?

While most of our customers come to us with print ready artwork, we do offer in-house design services. These are billed separately from the shirt printing process at $75 per hour, with a minimum of one hour. Our designers are:

Chris

prout

who has a graphic design degree from Virginia Tech.

 

and Ben

ben

who runs bkynclothing.com.

 

If you are looking for a simple text design we often send customers to www.dafont.com . This site has a huge selection of free, ready to print fonts that can be easily browsed by entering your own text. If you find a font you like on dafont there is no additional design charge to print as is. It's actually pretty fun to play around with so check it out.

dafont preview

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