If you’re in the market for any type of apparel decoration, be it screen printing or embroidery, it’s important you know all of the factors that make up your end price before you select a vendor. If you’re comparing pricing from different companies, each of them may or may not line item the various charges that apply to the order.
1. The number of colors you imprint increases the unit price, and for each additional color there is typically a set-up/screen charge. Be sure to ask your vendor to include the set-up price in their quote, because whether it’s wrapped up in the unit cost or listed separately, it will effect your bottom line.
2. The number of locations you want imprinted will impact the price as well. If you’re only printing on the front of a sweatshirt, that will be a lower price than if you print on the front and back. And just as there are for additional colors, there are often times set-ups for additional location imprints, so be sure that is something you ask about.
3. Artwork adjustments needed by your screen printer, depending on the company, may cost extra. If you have a print-ready file that you send over for production, that can sometimes save you design charges. Often times, if the screen printer has to adjust your files in any way, you will pay for that time spent.
At Distinct Images, we try to make things SUPER easy (and inexpensive) for our customers.
#1 – We don’t charge set-up fees, so guessing + no math = happy customers.
#2 – We also wrap your additional costs for locations into the final unit price to give your brain and calculator a rest.
#3 – We don’t charge for artwork adjustments or design time. To us, that is part of doing business with you. We have a highly experienced and efficient art department that is happy to help get your screen printing files into a compatible, print-ready format for our machines.
1. The size of your logo is the main factor that will determine the unit price of your embroidered garment. The larger your logo, the higher the stitch count, the more stitches it requires altogether. Your artwork’s stitch count is what will drive your unit cost, so be sure you keep track of that number (and that file) after your logo is digitized.
2. Digitizing your logo should be the only set-up required for your embroidery order, and it should be a one time only cost. This also means that you own your digitized artwork file, so if you need to obtain that artwork and move your order to Distinct Images (ha!), you can!
It helps to know what you’re paying for when placing decorated apparel orders, so be sure to ask questions so that you understand what all you are paying for.Keep Promoting!