Ordering Screen Printing

What is the minimum order?
Our minimum is only 25 pieces. You may mix garments to meet the minimum and/or receive quantity breaks. (Caps however are a different process and do not apply for quantity breaks). For fewer than 25 items, our heat transfer system will guarantee a great product, at a more affordable price!

How much will it cost per shirt?
The more shirts you order, the less you pay per piece. For screen printing the cost depends on the number of ink colors used on the garment, the number of imprint locations (front & back), the type of garment and the product. For your initial order, you may have art charges and will pay an initial screen setup per ink color to be printed. Please call for a quote. We can usually quote you right over the phone.

When do I pay?
Payment in the form of Visa, Mastercard, check or cash is due when you pick up your shirts. For a new order, we require a 50% deposit at the time your order is placed.

What is a screen setup cost?
This is a one-time charge which covers the labor for making the necessary camera shots and/or outputting your files and preparing the initial screens for printing. We use one screen per color. For complex artwork there may be additional film charges.

What kind of artwork do I need?
We can work from scribbles on a napkin or a fine art painting. If you want to avoid art charges the design needs to be “camera ready”. We can give you an estimated on art time required to make your design ready to go on a shirt. If you don’t have a logo no problem! Our graphic designers will listen to your ideas to create a graphic for your print job. For more information on “camera ready” specifications and our art services, please refer to the graphics info section.

Can I see a completed shirt before they are printed?
For simple jobs, we often proof a color output of your design, a fax or e-mail, or the actual films. If you would like to see the first shirt off the press, this is called a “press proof”. A proof is recommended for large orders or complex artwork. The minimum charge for a proof is $5.00 per color. If the time exceeds 1/2 hour we will bill at an hourly rate for press time. Your sales person will help you in scheduling a press proof if desired.

What are my choices for ink color?
We have a selection of stock colors or you can reference to thousands of Pantone colors which are commonly used in the graphics industry. SGE can use a previously mixed Pantone color for a close match at no additional charge. If you require an exact match, we do charge $10.00 per color.

How do I reorder?
Just give us a call. We keep your films on file and have all your information regarding ink colors, type of garment, and quantity on file for an exact repeat. We only charge a reset fee of $5.00 per color to reprint.

Why does SGE charge resets?
Due to the nature of our business, we believe that storing the actual screens does not benefit you. We keep the artwork on film and reset each screen to ensure the best image possible every time your design is printed.