Each one color/one location combination you choose to customize on your apparel requires an additional set-up and print through. If you have one color and one location, you will be charged a single set-up charge. If you decide to have a second color in that same location (or any color in a regular location), you will incur a second set-up charge for the new screen. For specialized locations like pant legs, sleeves and pockets, this will also require an additional run charge. The cost of these additional screens and run depends on the printing technique used (silk screen, pad print, deboss, four-color process).
The more you buy, the more you save! Because a set-up fee is the same no matter how many custom shirts you’re ordering, the more you print using the same screen, the lower the unit cost is for the entire order. If you’re near a price break or ordering shirts that can be stored for future promotions, consider a large order to save money in the long run.
T-Shirt Pricing is Determined By:
- Number of Imprint Colors per Location
- Number of Imprint Locations (Front, Back, Etc.)
- Number of Shirts Ordered/Needed
- Color of the Garment (White is the Least Expensive while Black is the MOST Expensive)
- Size of the Shirt (S - XL are ALL the Same Price, XXL, XXXL, and XXXXL are Additional)
- Your BIGGEST Price Break Occurs at 144 Pieces, but you Can Order as Few as 24
Drop shadows, shading and blending from light to dark are possible but should be avoided, as they will end up looking like a series of dots (However, this does not apply to single-color halftone gradients). Unless you’re going for the 1940’s comic strip look, you should probably stick to solid colors.
These additional services will add to screen-printing costs:
- Matching exact ink colors requires custom mixing to achieve PMS color.
- Imprinting sleeves, pockets, and pant legs require an additional running charge.
- A flash charge applies to light inks being applied to dark material to ensure a vivid final product.
- Additional locations are more expensive than additional colors.