SHIRT PRINTING F.A.Q
t shirt printing method do you use?
Screen-printing, using professional 4-colour manual carousels
we prefer the higher degree of control and image quality afforded
by manual carousels.
design has more than one colour - how does that affect the price?
Each extra colour requires one extra screen, and one extra print
I want a back print on my t shirt as well as a front
print - how does that affect the price?
Again, this requires one extra screen (per colour) and one extra
print (per colour) per shirt.
Can you print on the sleeve?
Yes, we can do sleeve prints.
Can you print in odd positions - round the side, or
at the bottom corner, for example?
Yes, as long as the print doesn't fall within 2cm of a seam.
print colours are available?
We mix colours
specifically for each job, and can work to Pantone references
if required (within reasonable tolerances.)Glitter, metallic
inks also available.
What is a "screen", and why do I need one?
The screen is the stencil through which ink travels en route
to becoming your printed design on the t shirt. It's made of
a fine mesh, onto which your image is exposed so that ink can
only pass through the design and not through the rest of the
If I re-order more t shirts, do I have to pay for the
As long as your order is for at least 25 items using the screen(s),
no; we re-make them free of charge at any time.
I get to keep the screen when the job is done?
you are paying for is the for the artwork to be made to size,
a film to be made from that artwork and to have that image burnt
onto a screen, you also get the use of that screen for as long
you are a customer.
Can I have individual names, numbers or phrases on each
Yes, but this is done using heat-press transfers which vary
in price from £2 to £4 per transfer
Which brands of t shirt do you supply?
We supply a wide range of brands, including Fruit of the Loom,
Gildan, Mantis, Hanes, Jerzees, Starworld, Continental, American
Apparel, and many others.
Which brand do you recommend?
For most t-shirts jobs, we recommend Fruit of the Loom or Gildan,
our "standard" band t-shirt is Fruit of the Loom American
Heavy, which represents a great combination of quality and value.
Can I get fitted "girly" shirts?
Yes, we can supply many different fitted in a variety of brands.
What t shirt colours are available?
Different brands are available in different colour ranges, please
Can I mix t-shirts and other garments in one order?
Yes; you can mix garment types, colours and sizes however you
like without affecting the unit prices.
What garments other than t-shirts do you supply?
Vests, sweats, hoodies, long-sleeve shirts, workwear, fleeces,
underwear, caps, bags, jackets, sportswear…
Do your t shirts come from ethically responsible sources?
We only source from suppliers with a published and independently
verified ethical policy, supporting workers' welfare unions,
local wage regulations, and the complete prohibition of forced
labour (including child labour.)
What's the cheapest t-shirt you supply?
The Fruit of the Loom Full Cut may be adequate for promotional
jobs but not recommended for merchandise.
What's the smallest number of t shirts I can order?
I depends on the complexity of the job, multi screen jobs do
require a minimum order being placed.
How do I get my artwork to you?
Email or CD is preferable, but we can scan from hard-copy at
What format should I send the artwork in?
We can work from most graphics formats; .psd, tiff or .jpg at
300dpi or higher (at actual print size) normally does the trick.
My artwork is a bit rough - can you help?
Depending how bad it is, we can usually clean up low-resolution
artwork to get something printable, but it's always preferable
for you to send a good high-resolution file if possible.
My design is just text - can you lay it out for me?
As long as we have the font, yes.
What's the biggest image size you can print?
Approximately 35cm wide by 50cm high.
Can I send you hard-copy artwork?
Yes, although we prefer to work from computer file if possible
(especially if your hard-copy is bigger than A4.)
How long would it take to print my shirts?
Turnaround time depends on the size and complexity of your order;
if you have a specific deadline, please contact us as soon as
you can so that we can confirm whether there may be any problem
meeting it. We can usually hit tight deadlines.
do you deliver my shirts?
We use Parcel Force for all deliveries.
What does delivery cost?
Depending on size of order, £12 for 25 shirts to £30
for 100 shirts next day.
Can I collect from you, to save the delivery charge?
Yes you can. If you want to collect outside of normal business
hours (8am-5pm Monday-Friday) we can arrange this as long as
we have enough notice.
Where are you based?
In Holloway London, England.
there a minimum Order?
is a minimum order of 20 garments due to the time involved in
setting up the screens etc.
My band is on tour - if we run out of shirts, how quickly can
you get more to us?
As long as you give us the tour schedule in advance, we can
try to turn re-orders around within a matter of a few days (often
even quicker than that - the key is to make sure that we make
a plan in advance and keep your screens "live" and
appropriate shirts in stock.) We can discuss this prior to your
How come your prices are so low - what's the catch?
We offer exceptional print quality at fair prices; many print
companies don't want to print less than a few hundred shirts,
so they set much higher prices for smaller batches, but we specialise
in working with small bands and other lower-volume clients.
The only catch is that we're extremely popular, so our turnaround
time is occasionally longer than we'd like (but still much lower
than most other companies.)
How can I be sure of the quality of your work?
We are fiercely proud of our reputation for the highest quality
printing; we believe that our reputation speaks for itself,
but if you've had a grim experience with another printer and
are reluctant to take anything for granted, please check out
our gallery page.
What payment methods do you accept?
Pay Pal, cheque, bank transfer, cash, and credit card payments
through Pay Pal.
Do I have to pay up-front?
Yes, we do prefer this if at all possible
is your return policy?
or damaged garments with no sign of wear must be returned within
one week for replacement and you will not be charged for postage.
We are not responsible for damage caused by misuse or poor care