TAGLESS NECK TAGS

 

Do you want to brand your shirt and make it a marketing tool? Of course you do!! Then you need inside tagging. In this process, we remove the tag from the shirt and replace it with a screen printed tag that has your logo on it. It makes the shirt recognizable 100% to your company. It changes it from ‘just a tee shirt’ to a marketing strategy. It’s a step up in professionalism. It makes you look like you are totally on top of things (which you are!).

 

A FEW CAVEATS:

 

Not all shirts de-tag cleanly. If the shirt has a surged edge, instead of a folded seam, we cannot remove it completely without leaving a hole behind. If having a bit of tag visible is a deal breaker for you, please order a sample shirt before placing your order!!

 

This will add a day or two to your production time. As with every order, we recommend you give yourself (and us!) as much time as possible.

 

Note- On lighter garments we recommend using a lighter ink color (Cool Grey 3) since ink shows through the fabric much easier.

 

HEADS UP:

 

There is some info you are required to put on the inside tag by federal law. They are: country of origin and fiber content

 

Please provide tags that accurately reflect this info. In some cases, you may need to provide additional art for your tags after the shirts arrive-mostly because we don’t always know where the shirts will be made.

 

You can find more information about these regulations here.

 

PRICING:

 

36 piece minimum

Adds 2 days to production time

 

36-47: $3.00 each

48-99: $2.50 each

100-199: $1.00 each

200-499: $0.75 each

500 and up: $0.55 each

 

 

 

 

 

 Logo Design Following the tips below can help assure the artwork you provide will achieve the dynamic results you want when your logo is screenprinted on your wearables. It can also help increase the efficiency and quality of the decorating process. Art that is "ready" for use is provided in an electronic file that can be used for pre-press and printing without making modifications. Below are a number of important considerations and tips to help get your art ready for decorating. Acceptable Artwork Formats Art may be provided in any of the following formats. Please note the modifications that may need to be made to make each format ready for decorating. For all three formats, proper resolution is critical for clean results. The standard resolution for printed artwork is 300 dpi (dots per inch). Mechanical artwork The traditional standard for acceptable mechanical artwork is "camera-ready black and white." Mechanical artwork can be supplied on a sheet of white paper or bromide, and should be no larger than 8.5" x 11". Hand-drawn artwork A logo that's been drawn by hand is a great starting point, but it will need to be digitized and modified for practical use. Digital artwork Images created in Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint are preferred over mechanical and hand-drawn artwork for quality of the end result and efficiency. However, digital artwork may still require modification and/or preparation for the decorating process. File suffixes: If your digital artwork file ends with any of these suffixes, it can be used to properly prepare your art: .bmp, .eps, .gif, .pct, .pdf, .tiff Proofs: Any time you supply digital artwork, be sure to include a printed proof for reference. Disk formats: When providing your artwork on disk, it is best to use one of these more standard disk formats: CD-Rom, 100-megabyte Zip, or regular floppy. 250-megabyte Zip, Jazz drive disks, and Syquest disks are also acceptable. E-mailed art: When sending your artwork via e-mail, be sure to provide all of the basic elements, including: - fonts - layers - paths It's important to remember that every color you want used in your artwork means another screen to create, set-up, and print through. The costs connected with these screens depend on the techniques used. It's always beneficial to print more items than less because of the set-up charges involved. If in doubt about the final quantity of screenprinted items you'll need, it's often more economical to order more than you think will be required. Every color has an associated cost; different colors have different chemical make-ups, which make them more or less expensive than others. Drop shadows, shading and anything that blends from light to dark will probably end up looking like a series of dots and should be avoided. (This does not apply to single-color halftone gradients). Most likely, the following special requirements will add to your screenprinting costs: - If you need your screenprinting to match an exact color, requiring inks be custom-mixed to achieve that PMS color - The process that allows colors to show correctly on dark goods - Additional locations on a garment - Special (not the normal) logo locations

 

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is your minimum order? Minimum order is 24 pieces per-design, per-color ink color for most orders. This means that if you want to print the same design in various ink colors, you must order at least 24 of each. Orders with more complex prints may be subject to a 72 piece minimum. How much does it cost? It really depends on what "it" is. Pricing varies depending on quantity, shirt style, shirt color, and print colors. If you are working on a budget, let us know. We will do our best to suggest apparel choices and modifications to your artwork that will make things a bit cheaper. You can send us an email with your order details, or simply fill out our Estimate Request form to get started with pricing info. Will you match the price of my current t-shirt printer? Our pricing is non-negotiable for a number of reasons. Mainly, to be fair to our other clients, and also to avoid the vicious cycle of undercutting that goes on in our industry. Our pricing system is based on the amount of time and materials we put into making your shirts great. If you're not satisfied with your current printer, and their prices are a bit cheaper than ours, perhaps you're getting what you pay for. Do you provide design services or do I submit my own artwork? The majority of the work we do involves customer-provided artwork. We can make the necessary adjustments to most designs to make them printable and t-shirt friendly.We can add or set up basic text to go along with your design. You can view our artwork requirements here. We can match most ink colors from the Pantone Solid Coated color chart for an additional $15. We also offer a wide variety of stock ink colors that you can choose from at no additional cost. How long does it take? Standard turnaround time is 7-10 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays). Turnaround time begins once we have received payment, and all artwork and order details have been approved by the customer. Larger, more complex orders will often take a bit longer, and we will let you know that if you are placing an order that falls into this category. We do take on rush orders at an additional cost when we are able to fit them into our schedule. What time are you open? Our hours vary depending on our workload every week. There is usually someone in the shop between 9-ish and 5-ish on weekdays. Where are you located? We're located in North Bridgeport, Ct. but since we have a small staff, we're unable to take walk-ins. The best starting point for any order is to send us an email with your artwork and order details so we can provide you with some pricing info. Once we confirm that we can print your design, and you confirm that you are in agreement with our pricing, we'd be happy to set up an appointment to chat in person. Do I get the shirts from you or do I provide them? Whatever works best for you. We carry t-shirts from most major brands including American Apparel, Next Level, Hanes, Gildan, Tultex, and AAA at a reasonable price. Here's a link to some of our favorite garments to print on. We're also happy to print on any new, unwashed cotton or cotton-poly blend t-shirts that you provide. If you do supply your own apparel, we ask that you bring it sorted by size and color, and separated by design if you are running multiple jobs What forms of payment do you accept? We accept most forms of payment, however we charge an additional 3% to process credit card and PayPal payments. What's a screen fee? A screen fee is what we charge to create the film and screen that we use in the printing process. We only charge you once, so if you need reprints of the same design at a later time, it's covered. We keep your films on file. We do not sell the actual screens