What's the process for ordering shirts?
A great starting point is to visit our Pricing page to see all the information we'll need in order to give you a quote.
We'll send over a quote
Once you approve our quote, we'll send a mockup for your approval along with an invoice
Once payment is received, we'll get started on the job and contact you within 10 business days for delivery/pickup options
What's the turnaround time?
10 business days from the date you submit your non-refundable deposit. Need it faster? No problem. We can definitely work with you when it comes to tight deadlines.
Is there an artwork fee?
If your artwork file falls under any of these bullets, there is NO artwork fee.
Vector file (usually a .AI or .EPS file type)
High resolution @ 300 dpi with dimensions of the final print size or larger for 1 color prints
If your artwork file falls under any of these bullets, there is a minimum $50 artwork fee depending on how much time we spend on getting it ready.
Scanned in image
JPGs, PNGs, PDFs, and any other files that are smaller than the final print size, not in a vector file
Any files less than 150 dpi
An idea in your head
Do you sell blank shirts?
Yes. Below is pricing for blank shirts of our most popular styles. If you’re interested in purchasing blank shirts in another style, contact us and we’ll send you pricing.
Gildan 5000 = $3 + tax per shirt
Tultex 202 = $5 + tax per shirt
Anvil 980 = $5 + tax per shirt
Ei-Lo 3600 = $6 + tax per shirt
Bella Canvas 3001 = $7 + tax per shirt
American Apparel 2001W = $7 + tax per shirt
Next Level 3600 = $8 + tax per shirt
Can you print on shirts I already have?
Unfortunately no. We're only human so we might make a mistake and mess up a shirt. When we're 100% in charge of ordering shirts for you, we have access to extra shirts for any we mess up. This way, we send you your exact quantity all in awesome condition.
Can your graphic designers come up with a design for me?
Although we have designers on staff, they focus on prepping files to get you the best quality shirt possible, which means they dedicate their time only on that. We'd love to refer you to our library of designers we work with though. Just contact us with what you're looking for and we'll forward your info along.
Do you have a minimum quantity?
We require a minimum quantity of 24 shirts per design. We’re able to print lower quantities than 24, but only on a case-by-case basis, and the price per piece will be at a higher price.
Can I mix and match shirt colors within my order?
Yes. We offer a $25 upgrade per shirt style swap.
Can half of my shirts have a different ink color?
Yes. We have a $20 fee per ink color swap.
What is the max numbers of ink you can print?
I need to order sizes from youth small to adult 3XL. Will the artwork look big enough on the larger shirt sizes?
Once we get your final quantity breakdown, we’ll size the artwork to the best dimensions that look good across all sizes. It has to be small enough to fit on the smallest size, and big enough to not look too small on the larger sizes.
As a result, the graphic will print the exact same size, no matter the size of the item we are printing on. If you would like to have different artwork sizes made for different item sizes, please let us know ahead of time. Each set of artwork sizes will be considered a different order, with pricing and minimums charged accordingly. Please keep the max imprint sizes in mind when printing girl and youth sized shirts.
For example, Widget Inc. orders 30 youth shirts and 50 unisex shirts with the same design, but wants the artwork on the youth shirts to be smaller. APDAT Print Co. will have to make 2 sets of screens. Widget Inc. will be quoted and charged for a set of 30 youth shirts and a set of 50 unisex shirts, NOT the 80 quantity pricing.
What is a vector file?
Typically an Illustrator or EPS file type, vector artwork can be scaled infinitely without loosing quality. Vector files use mathematical formulas rather than individual colored blocks, allowing it to resize without loosing resolution or image quality.
How do I convert my non-vector file into a vector file?
The opposite of vector is raster. There are websites available that will convert your artwork into a vector file, but it requires a little post-finessing. Leave it up to us to convert your artwork file! This will insure the best imprint quality.
How do I take care of my shirt?
A majority of print orders that we print are used with plastisol ink, which is plastic based. We don't recommend ironing the design in this case. It's best to wash your shirt inside out in cold water and use low heat when drying.