Getting Started With Screenprinting

How do I get Started?
What is the minimum order for screenprinting?
What is a setup charge for and how much does it cost?
How long will it take to complete my order?
What if I need a rush order?
How much will all this cost?
When do I pay?
Can you ship the order or do I have to pick it up?


Q:
How do I get started?
A: The best way to start is to first determine the artwork you want printed on your garment. If you know what you want printed then you will have a better idea of what garments to choose. Look for garments in colors that will look appealing with your image on it. If your image is mostly light colored, don't choose a light colored garment because the light colored image will not contrast with the light colored garment. You can browse our online Apparel Catalog here. If you don't know exactly what your artwork will look like you can choose a set of garments you like and then design the artwork around those colors. For more information about artwork and design please see Artwork Requirements.


Q: What is the minimum order for screenprinting?
A: Our minimum order is 12 pieces. A 12 piece order is limited to 1 color imprint but available in as many locations as you need. (i.e. left chest, full back, left sleeve, right sleeve, etc..) If more than one color is needed please see chart below for minimum quantities.

Minimum Quantity Maximum Colors
12 1
24 2
48 6
96 8
144 10
288 10
576+ 10


Q: What is a setup charge for and how much does it cost?
A: Set up is charged by the screen and we use one screen per color. For first time orders screen setup is $30 per screen and reorders are charged at $15 per screen. First time setup charges pay for the time and cost of materials for the films and the making of the screen.* We recycle our screens but we keep the films on file. We do not store screens because it is not beneficial to you or us. We want to give you the best print possible and that requires new screens for each order placed. The reorder setup pays to remake the screens and therefore it is half price.
*Films and artwork are property of TheTshirtPeople.com and are not owned by the customer. All Charges are subject to change without Notice. This Website is not updated in an efficiently timely manner so real charges can be more. Call 707-462-7990 for a precise quote. Quotes will be honored for 30 days from the date they are written.


Q: How long will it take to complete my order?
A: Screenprinting orders take approximately 2 to 3 weeks, start to finish, from the day you place your order. Placing an order includes approving an invoice via fax, email, or U.S. mail, and placing your deposit if required.


Q: What if I need a rush order?
A: TheTshirtPeople.com will do everything possible to get your order to you without a rush charge. Our customer service representative will determine if rush charges are applicable.


Q: How much will all this cost?
A: The more garments you order the more money you save per shirt. Extra charges are incurred by additional print colors, additional locations, or color changes during production. There are also setup charges and art charges. Our customer service representatives will be happy to give you a quote over the phone, fax or email.


Q: When do I pay?
A: New orders require a 50% deposit when the order is placed and the balance due on pickup or delivery. We accept cash, check, visa, master card, and discover. We also will work on a purchase order with a signature approved copy. Credit terms may be established with approval from our accounting department.


Q: Can you ship the order or do I have to pick it up?
A: We can ship your order anywhere in the United States via UPS. We can ship it on your UPS account if you desire or on ours. Pick up is also available during business hours, Monday - Friday 10am - 5 pm PST or by appointment.