Trying to figure out what you need to get custom shirts made?

Screen Printing
ordering checklist

Want to order screen printing but you’re not sure what you need to do? Follow this handy checklist and you’ll be good to go!

Artwork Preparation

If you need help creating or cleaning up your artwork, we can help.
For vector formats, Illustrator and PDF files work great. Please convert text to outlines so that we don’t need your font files.
For raster formats, PNG and JPG are great, if they are crisp and clean at print size, at 300 DPI resolution.

Type of shirts or hoodies or tote bags

We can make suggestions if you’re not sure what you want, but we will need to figure out what brand, blend or style of t-shirt or hoodie you’d want. We print other stuff too of course, like tote bags, tank tops, long sleeve shirts.

Quantity and size breakdown

If you’re gathering specific sizes from people, please compile it so that we know how many of each size to order. 2XL and 3XL are usually available in most styles, and if you need anything larger than that, let us know and we can figure it out.

If you are estimating a breakdown of sizes for your order, just think about the audience they will be for. A common breakdown may be 20% smalls, 30% mediums, 30% larges, 10% XL and 10% 2XL.

Generally, 2XL or 3XL is $2 more per shirt.

Date you need the prints in your hands

We need to know what date you actually need the shirts in your hands so that we know when they will need to be printed and shipped by. (By the way, Vacord offers free ground shipping.)

Printing an order usually takes two weeks, because of our queue of work and the way production is scheduled.

If you need to rush either printing or shipping, we can usually make that work for you!

How pricing works:

Curious about how screen printing pricing works?

In order to give you pricing we need to know how many colors will be printed in how many locations, and what kind of garment you want.

We have to create screens for every color, and then every location is a different print run (more labor for us!), so pricing basically just goes up with complexity. If you want to keep the cost low, keep your design to 1 or 2 colors.

We have price breaks at 48, 100, 200 and 500 pieces. Our minimum order is 48 pieces.

Basically, pricing goes up as the print gets more complicated (as in more locations and colors), and pricing goes down as the quantity goes up.

We can quote anything you need via email or over the phone, or use the quote request form below and we'll email you a quote! Just let us know the details of your order.

Need pricing? have questions? Want to get started?

Get in touch

Need some shirts for your business?

Start the conversation. No pressure.

Use the form here to get a quote quickly emailed back to you, or answers to any questions you may have.

Like the telephone? That works too. Call us at 888-787-4587 to discuss your project.

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