FAQ: Starting a T-shirt Company
Starting a t-shirt line?
Here’s an FAQ for you if you’re thinking of starting your own apparel company. We know, we’ve been there.
- Can I supply my own shirts?
Yes. We have separate price sheets for contract printing, digital printing, and embroidery. Please email us for the pricing. We can also supply hundreds of styles of shirts at our regular great pricing.
- Is there a minimum order per design?
The good news: no minimums. If you decide to go with digital printing you may order as few as one piece. If you go with traditional screen printing our minimum order if 24 pieces per design. With embroidery, the minimum is 12 pieces.
- How fast can I get my order?
Typically we work on a 2-week turnaround. This does vary a bit depending on the workload each particular week. Please call us for an accurate turnaround time.
- Do you sub out your printing/embroidery?
No. We do all printing, embroidery, digital printing, and retagging in-house.
- When do I pay?
All contract printing requires pay on pickup. However, in some instances such as rush or bulk orders, we require either half or full upfront.
- What t-shirt sizes do you recommend?
Each customer’s order should take the audience into consideration. If you’re marketing to teenagers, remember that the girly styles run small
- Can you print in the tag area on the inside of the shirt?
Yes, we are set up for pad printing, which is the common method used for printing in the tag area.
- Can you do ‘all-over’ prints?
We cannot print in “Affliction style,” where the print covers the entire shirt. But we CAN print sleeves and other unusual placements. (Call us ahead of time to discuss.) With digital printing, we can print over pockets, seams, and even zippers.
- Is QRST’s responsible for my supplied shirts?
We’re NOT responsible for your supplied apparel. In the rare event that there’s a printing mishap on the order, we won’t charge you for the printing/embroidery. But we don’t reimburse or replace the apparel
- Do you do fulfillment?
- Do you do bagging?
- Pearls of wisdom?
Make sure your design is of the highest quality. Keep your target market in mind at all times. Have fun. Be known for something.
And don’t do this: