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SCREEN PRINTING

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Is the process of decorating a material with a stenciled design by forcing ink through a mesh screen, transferring the design from the screen onto the material.

Traditionally the design stencils were hand cut or painted, now a days the screens are coated with a photo emulsion which creates a negative image from the design transparency when exposed to UV light. The term "silk-screening" comes from the silk mesh that was originally used on the screens, but today's screens use a polyester mesh on a wooden or aluminum frame. Each color is printed one-at-a-time from a separate screen, either by a person holding a squeegee in the case of a manual printing press, or by a machine which pulls the squeegee in the case of an automatic printing press.

Pricing is based on the number of colors in your design. Printing on dark colored items is more expensive because it requires a white base coat in most cases. The size of the design doesn't effect the cost, so it's an economical choice for large designs like you find on t-shirts and jackets. Fine detail and small letters are no problem and 4 color process printing gives the illusion of a full color photo. Designs with 4 or more colors can get expensive, especially on dark colored garments. You can't screen print on polar fleece, knit caps, 6 panel caps or most towels.

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General Information

Artwork can be 4 color process (CMYK) or up to 6 spot colors. Our in-house artists can work with your own design or create one for you from scratch.


Art Fees

Simple typesetting with up to 2 scans or stock art images is free. We charge $25 per hour for basic artwork or design editing, and $45 per hour for more advanced designs or color separation. This does not include the screen set-up fee.

Hardcopy

We accept clean, crisp black & white artwork for single color designs. It may be hand drawn or computer generated, but it should be actual size and camera-ready. Black & White laser prints or pen & ink designs are best. Color prints, faxes, pencil drawings, ink jet prints or low resolution pixelated prints may be subject to Art Fees at $45 per hour.


Vector Graphics

This is the prefered electronic format. We use Adobe Illustrator CS in PC format and accept the following file types: CDR, AI, EPS. Files can be submitted on a Thumb Drive, CD/DVD disk or by email to orders@abbadesigncompany.com. It's important that all fonts be converted to curves, or we may not be able to open the file. Bitmap Graphics - We use Adobe Photoshop CS in PC format. Bitmap files should have a resolution of at least 300dpi at actual size. We accept the following file types for single color designs: PSD, TIF, BMP. We also accept full color designs in Photoshop format. Spot color bitmaps should be saved as PSD files with each color on a separate layer. Because of the size of these files, we recommend that they be submitted on thumb Drive or CD/DVD disks. If you must email large files, please use zip compression and send it to orders@abbadesigncompany.com
When sending files via e-mail, please use a PO# that will help us identify your file.

Color Matching

We offer a wide range of stock ink colors to choose from. We will mix custom colors or match Pantone PMS colors for $15 each.
Halftones - Normal halftones should be printed at 45dpi - 55dpi depending on size and detail.

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1.
what is the least expensive t-shirt I can order?
 

We offer a 100% cotton, 5.5 oz. t-shirt with a one-color imprint, one print location (ie., front or back). With a minimum of 24-piece order, the cost for the shirt and printing is only $4.30 each. An order of 12,000 shirts will cost only $1.90 each.

2.
What affects the price of the t-shirts?
 

The price is affected by the quantity, quality, and color of garments you select; the number of ink colors used in your artwork; and the number of print locations on the garments.

3.
What are the quantities price break?
 

12-24 pcs.
25-47 pcs.
48-99 pcs.
100-299 pcs.
300- 1199 pcs.
1280-2999 pcs.
3000-5999 pcs.
6000-11999 pcs.
12800 and up


4.
Can I combine different styles of garments in one order?
 

Yes, as long as the design to be printed is the same for all the garments, the only 2 exceptions are hats and small size t-shirts where the design will not fit. For example if you have 24 t-shirts, 24 polo shirts and 24 sweat shirts, you will get the price break of 72 pcs.

5.
Can I combine different colors of garmetns in one order?
 

Yes, you can combine all the colors you want, most designs will print well on most colors, however if there is a problem with your design being printed on one of the colors you have selected, we will notify you and find a solution, we do not print with out your approval.

6.
Can the same design be printed using different ink color in one order?
 

Yes, we can make color change on the design for an extra fee. Why there is a fee? In order to change the color we will need to clean up the screen and give it a fresh start.

7.
Do you have Specialty Inks?
 

Yes, we carry fluorecent, shimmer, metalic, glow in the dark, puff and discharge inks. There is a charge for each of this inks, please check with us before ordering.

8.
Can you match colors?
 

Yes, we can match Pantone Colors for a normal fee of $15 per order.

9.
What is the largest imprint area?
 

We can print to a maximum of 16 x 20 inches. However your design may not need to be that large, this size may vary deppending on the design and/or the variety of sizes to be used.

10.
How large my design should be?
 

There are no standards for the size, you may want to print your design on different sizes paper and lay it on the garment to get an idea.

11.
Can you print photographs?
 

Yes, we can pring full color photographs, there is a slightly different process and price structure for that, you can send us your project specifications and we will gide you with this process. We can also reproduce high quality graphics and photographs using our digital printing capabilities. call for more info.

12.
Up to how many colors can be used on a design?
 

We can print up to 12 spot colors, most of the design have no more than 4 colors and remember price is affected by the number of colors to be used.

   

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MINIMUM ORDER

1-4 Spot Colors: Minimum 12 Items
5-6 Spot Colors: Minimum 72 Items
Contract Printing: Minimum 12 Items
4 Color Process: Minimum 36 Items

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EMBROIDERY

Is the process of decorating a material with a stitched design using needles and thread. Traditionally this was done by hand, but now a days embroidery is done with large multi-needle sewing machines which use high tech software. DIGITIZING is the process of converting a design to a stitch format that will run on an embroidery machine.

Pricing is based on the stitch count, which is determined by the size and complexity of your design. Embroidery is generally more expensive than screen printing.

Embroidery has more upscale appeal than screen printing, making it the most popular choice for corporate apparel like golf shirts, denim and oxford shirts. You can embroider on items like 6-panel caps, knit caps, towels and polar fleece that can't be screen printed. It's also more economical for small designs with a lot of colors.

Embroidery cannot capture fine detail or small letters. Large or complicated designs can be very expensive.

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Art Fees

Simple typesetting with up to 2 scans or stock art images is free. We charge $25 per hour for basic artwork or design editing, and $45 per hour for more advanced designs or color separation. This does not include the digitizing fee.

Digitizing Fees

We charge a digitizing fee for new designs. Depending on the size and complexity of the design, this can range from a minimum of $25 to $150 or more, but you should expect to pay $40 to $75 for most designs.

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MINIMUM ORDER

There is a 6 pieces minimum per order, in some cases we can do a single item, call for details.

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Embroidery Files

If your design has been digitized or embroidered before, you can avoid paying for it again by supplying us with the digitized embroidery file (DST).

These files are small enough to fit on a 3.5" floppy disk,Thumb Drives or may be emailed to Send E-Mail to art@abbadesigncompany.com.

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Hardcopy

We accept clean, crisp black & white or color artwork. It may be hand drawn or computer generated, but it should be actual size and camera-ready.

300ppi or higher Laser prints are best. Faxes, photocopies, embroidered swatches or garments, non-scanable items, freehand sketches or low resolution pixelated prints may be subject to additional Art Fees at $45 per hour rate.

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Vector Graphics

This is the prefered electronic format. We use Adobe Illustrator CS in PC format and accept the following file types: CDR, AI, EPS.

Files can be submitted on a Thumb Drive or CD/DVD disk, or by email to art@abbadesigncompany.com It's important that all fonts be converted to curves.


Bitmap Graphics

We use Adobe Photoshop CS in PC format. Bitmap files should have a resolution of at least 300ppi at actual size.

We accept the following file types: PSD, TIF, JPG, BMP. Because of the size of these files, we recommend that they be submitted on CD/DVD disks.

If you must email large files, please use zip compression and send to art@abbadesigncompany.com

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Color Matching

We offer a wide range of standard thread colors to choose from. We will order custom colors or match Pantone PMS colors for $15 each.

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Small Letters

Lettering should not be smaller than 1/4" in height. Smaller letters are possible in some cases, depending on the material and the letter style, but we cannot guarantee the results.

Catalog #1

Wide selection of T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and accesories ready to be customized to fit your needs. Choose from the following brands: Gildan, Jerzees, Anvil, Hanes, Delta, Bella, American Apparel, ADIDAS, Alo, Inner Harbor, Outerbanks, IZOD and others.

 
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Catalog #2

Search by Brand or style, you will always find that garment that will go with your custom t-shirts project. Choose from the following brands: Port Authority, Port & Company, Ladies Port Authority, Sport-Tek and CornerStone (workwear)

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Catalog #3

If you are looking for another T-shirt brand that is not listed on the first to catalogs, you will find it here. Please let us know if you did not find what you where looking for, we will help you with the search.

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