Can I get a color proof?
Yes, clients will see a pre-press color rendering of the artwork for final approval before starting the printing of the job. A proof will show dimensions, colors and position on your individual order. For convenience, emailed proofs work very well for customers out of our local area.
How is artwork cost calculated?
Art fees are calculated by time spent on the creation process.
Can you get the idea out of my head?
Yes, when the right questions are answered. Often the process starts off with simple black & white sketches. Over 20 years experience in illustration and design ensure that your ideas become a success.
Can you print only one shirt or provide an actual sample?
No, we do not print single t-shirts. The time involved in setting up the press is cost prohibitive. Under certain circumstances, a sample is possible, but may incur an additional fee.
Can you print on children's T-shirts?
Yes, we commonly print on a wide range of apparel as small as infant onesies on up to the Youth XL.
Can I have different colored shirts?
Yes, as long as the order is for the 4 dozen minimum of the same print, the order can contain different colors and styles of apparel. Your design can be mechanically setup to print on light and dark fabrics within the same run. There are times art is specifically designed for a certain color of shirt. If it is decided to print this design on another color of shirt, it may be necessary to amend the art and separations, and add more screens.
Can I have different shirt sizes and styles (t-s, tanks, ladies shirts, sweatshirts)?
Yes, you can mix and match shirt sizes and styles within the same order, as long as the order is for the 4 dozen minimum of the same design. The dimensions of the image may limit the sizes of items that can be printed on, as a large design may not fit on child size or certain ladies styles
Is there a minimum order?
Yes, on multi-color prints, the minimum order is 4 dozen.
How much does it cost for artwork?
Typically art fees are assessed by time spent on the creative process. The fewer hours used on revisions, changes and multiple color comps, the lower your art cost. Typical art fees for simple designs can range from $100 up to $300. Complex and custom illustrations may range from $350 to $800 for a one time art charge.
How long does it typically take for my order to be printed?
Once you have approved final color proof, placed your apparel order and have paid the deposit, anticipate your order to be out on the presses, boxed and ready for delivery in 10-13 business days. * Under certain circumstances we can accommodate deadline emergencies & shorter lead times, upon approval. Assorted specialty items ( glassware, imprinted plastics & trinkets etc. ) may need much longer lead times, 2-4 weeks on certain products. You will be informed of these turn-around times before placing an order.
What is screen printing?
Screen printing is a process of mechanically shearing inks through a framed stencil that’s adhered to a mesh material. This process allows the possibility of printing on most fabrics available, including ridged materials. Compared to other printing processes, screen printing is the best method for flexibility and long-term durability. Screen printing can also be advantageous if you are looking for very bright or neon colors to be printed.
Why Screen fees? Screen fees are necessary for several reasons. The first reason is the fact that there are expenses in preparing screens. The screens, emulsion, ink, film, tape, and chemicals used for cleaning all add up. Secondly, exposing screens properly is vital to achieving quality prints. Exposing screens is time consuming and very similar to developing film. The screens are prepared in a darkroom and must not see light or the screens may be compromised. Finally, each color in the design requires a separate screen that needs to line up perfectly with all of the other colors in the design to achieve superior prints. This process is also very tedious, but necessary in the screen printing process.
Will my screens be held indefinitely?
No, the screens will be held for 1 year. However if the client re-orders within 1 year, the screens will be kept. After 1 year without a re-order, the stencils will be removed and will incur new screen charges upon re-order.
ARTWORK APPROVAL: The customer must approve the final artwork design for custom printed orders before production will begin. Proofs will be made available in electronic and/or hard copy versions. Once approved by the customer Gary Zuyus will not be responsible for any real or perceived flaws in the design as applied to the garment.This means that if you approve the artwork and the design is applied it to the garment the way you approved it, Gary Zuyus is not responsible for any omissions, spelling, composition or other design errors.
Do you price artwork by color?
A multi-colored design will be priced by creation time plus materials ( film postives ). Custom artwork can be more affordable with some prior planning. Gather together any references and finalize your thoughts or ideas as much as possible for a smooth and efficient creative process.