Frequently Asked Questions
What factors influence the pricing of Screen Printed Garments?
Quantity – Print more and pay less for each shirt.
Cost of the Apparel.
Color of Apparel – White or light shirts are less expensive to purchase and to print on.
Print locations – Standard are front and/or back. We can also print sleeves, collars, and special placements. The more locations, the higher the price.
Also the number of colors in the design at each print location – A screen must be made for each color, which will increase your Screen Preparation Charges and increase the print cost. Screen Preparation Charges include the Set-up on your initial order and are $25-$30 per screen. Note that dark garments may require an additional screen depending on your design.
What factors influence the pricing of Embroidered Garments?
Quantity and cost of the apparel, as well as stitch count – larger and more complex designs take longer to sew. For example, a “patch-like” design will cost more than simple text.
What are typical turnaround times?
For Screen Printing, we complete most orders between 5 and 10 working days, depending on how busy we are at the time you place your order, and the size of your order. If you have to have it sooner, we can do it. Rush Charges may or may not apply. For Embroidery, please allow for two weeks, especially if we are setting up your logo for the first time.
What are the minimum Order Quantities?
For Screen Printing – 24.
For Embroidery – 12 on initial order and 6 on subsequent orders.
For Direct to Garment Digital Prints – 12.
How quickly can I get a quote?
If you need the Quote quickly, just let us know. We will get it to you ASAP. If you need it quickly, calling us to discuss your needs versus e-mail will result in a quicker turn around in case we have questions. Generally we will get back to you with a formal Quote within 24 hours.
Are there charges for Art Preparation?
Sometimes it is necessary to recreate all or part of your art so the results meet your expectations. For Art Preparation, we charge $35.00 per hour if needed and only with your approval.
What are your Apparel Art Guidelines?
Good digital art is the most important factor in producing a quality image on your finished product. Classic Imprints will accept artwork in almost any format, but be aware that art clean-up can be time consuming and expensive.
Instructions for Screen Printing Art:on Shirts and Promotional Items?
We accept art created in both Mac and PC format. With Vector art (lines and curves), file types we prefer are .ai (adobe illustrator) or .eps (encapsulated postscript). Please include ALL supporting files used in creating the final piece.
With Raster art (pixels / dots), file types we prefer are .psd, .tif, .bmp. or high resolution .jpg. Photoshop art should be saved as CMYK, 300 dpi at 100%. Include ALL supporting files used in creating the final piece. DO NOT flatten or merge the layers of a Photoshop file. Send the fonts required with your original file.
All fonts in vector art should be converted to curves, paths, or outlines. This will decrease potential issues or errors. We can help you do this, or send the fonts required with your original file. Include Pantone colors if known.
If you don’t have digital art, we can work with camera-ready art, laser print output or any art with good contrast and sharp edges. Art submitted in these formats will involve digitally redrawing or scanning the image and charges may apply.
Guidelines for Digital Prints?
CMYK files at 200 to 300 dpi at 100% of actual output size. Simply raising the dpi of a lower resolution graphic will not improve the quality. Most internet graphics are not acceptable for printing.