The most common question we get from customers is how much does it cost? The short answer is it depends. Unfortunately, there is no one price fits all. There are 4 factors to consider: Quality (of the shirt), Colors, Locations, and Quantity.
There are many products available such as long sleeve, short sleeve, tanks, v-neck, crew neck, 3/4 sleeves, hoodies, full zip hoodies, pullover hoodies, sweatshirts, etc. Then there are fibers such as cotton, polyester, rayon, nylon, and modal. We use a couple of major national distributors. These distributors carry many brands such as Bella-Canvas, American Appeal, Hanes, Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Anvil, etc. If you're looking for the lowest cost available, we recommend 100% cotton Gildan. Often, people have said that 100% cotton can be heavy and uncomfortable. Then, there is the most popular 50% cotton and 50% polyester blend which is comfortable. This cost a little more than the 100% cotton. If you want light and comfortable, tri-blend is another option. Tri-blend is made out of 50% cotton, 25% polyester, and 25% rayon - making it light and breathable. Tri-blend is not cheap at all comparing to the 100% cotton and the 50/50 blend. To see our electronic catalog, you can visit at https://catalog.companycasuals.com/
The second factor is the colors. Because colors need to be separated in the process to incorporate a full-color print. This process can be the most labor-intensive and costly. I have a diagram below that will show what a 4 color print vs 1 color print looks like.
So the less color you have in the design, the less it will cost. It's also important to note, the design is fixed to fit across all sizes, which means if the design may be too small for a 3XL shirt and may big for small youths. Printing on youth sizes may require the design to be resized.
In this case, the youth sizes will be treated as a separate order. If you only want 3 youth sizes to go along with 40 adults, the 3 youth will be separate from the adult. It can be a problem because it does not meet the minimum requirement of 12 (see the quantity section below). The only solution is to resize the design to fit all youth and adult or to allow the design to be "overprint" on the youth sizes.
Another note: If any light color print goes against a dark shirt, a white underprint may be required to maintain an opacity. If this is the case, the underprint will be counted as an additional print. You will be notified if an underprint is needed.
Printing on any location than the front adds up as well. If you, let say 3 color print on the back, in addition to the 2 color print on the front, it's the same cost as printing 5 colors on the front alone. Sleeve print is applicable in this situation. Keep this in mind as you present your idea.
The last factor is quantity. Our minimum quantity is 12. We strongly encourage a minimum of 12 to justify the cost. We have different tiers in the quantity that can give you a price break. Here are our tiers (all in quantity):
We strongly encourage customers to call, email, or fill out a form to get the most accurate quote. Here's some helpful information you should have in advance before reaching out.
1. How many shirts? Are there any youth sizes?
2. How many colors in the design on the front? On the back? On the sleeves if any?
3. What kind of shirt are you looking to print?
4. When do you need it?
To fill out the quote, please go to https://inkas-print.com/pages/quote, call us at 512-759-8411, or email us at email@example.com.