Thread and Butter Designs

Thread and Butter Designs is an Australian based design and printing agency, with offerings specialising in creative branding and apparel printing.

+ WHAT IS SCREEN PRINTING?

The process of forcing ink through screens onto material.

+ WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISDVANTAGES OF SCREEN PRINTING?

ADVANTAGES: -Ink sets into the garments, so one of the longest lasting forms of printing. -Able to do intricate designs on to garments. -Can colour match any colour. -Price per item is competitive. -Eco-friendly.

DISADVANTAGES: -There are screen set up fees.

+ WHAT IS VINYL PRINTING?

The process of cutting out vinyl and heat appling it to material.

+ WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF VINYL PRINTING?

ADVANTAGES: -No set up fees -Better for small quantities, and if you are not going to re order the same design -Great for sports teams. -Good for single colour simple printing.

DISADVANTAGES: -The printing sits more on top of the garments rather than going into the material.

+ DO YOU HAVE MINIMUMS?

We don't, however we always recommend to order more than 10 for a better price point.

+ HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP MY SCREEN SET UP FOR?

We keep your screens set up for 6 months. If you re-order within that 6 months, we add an additional 6 months on. So you can always beat the set up fees.

+ CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN GARMENTS TO BE PRINTED?

You may. We do require a minimum of 30 items. We also require you to provide extra of each size for any unforeseen accidents. Whilst they are rare, we do work with ink, so it can happen.

+ WHAT SCREEN PRINTING INKS DO YOU USE?

We use eco-friendly water based inks, that contain no toxic chemicals.

+ WHAT SUPPLIERS DO YOU USE?

AS Colour. Earth Positive. Gildan. Anvil. Ramo. Biz Collection. Bocini. American Apparel. Continental Clothing. Comfort Colours. Bandsome. Sportage. Syzmik. Legend Life.

+ WHAT ARE YOUR TURNAROUND TIMES?

We average a 2 week turn around. Sometimes we are more amazing than that and complete them in 1 week. The 2 week turn around allows us to help customers that need last minute jobs (if we can at the time) Chat to us if you are in a bind and we will try and make miracles work, but we appreciate the folk who leave room for the printing to be completed with perfection.

+ DO YOU OFFER GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES?

We most definitely do. Half of our business is design!

+ HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR WALL MURALS?

It is case by case. We try to offer affordable pricing and work closely with clients to make sure they will receive exactly what they envisioned.

+ WHAT IS YOUR PRICING FOR DESIGN?

Depends on the type of design. We offer apparel design, logo design, print design ,social media posts and everything inbetween. Just hola at us for some pricing and we will shoot you through a super fast response.

+ IS THERE A MINIMUM WITH HEAT APPLIED EMBROIDERED PATCHES?

Minimum to order is 50 for heat applied patches. That being said, you don’t have to use all your patches at once. We keep whatever you don’t use here ready for your next order.

+ IS THERE A MINIMUM WITH EMBROIDERY?

Minimum is 10 with embroidery.

+ CAN I COME SEE SAMPLES?

You may. Just shoot us an email and organise when you would like to come in. All details are on our contact page.

+ DO YOU ONLY PRINT CLOTHING?

In house, we print clothing and decal vinyl stickers. However, we have outsourced the best small printers for stickers, flyers and cards. We can then do the jobs from start to finish.

+ WHAT FILES DO YOU NEED FOR PRINTING?

We love Ai and EPS files for all forms of printing. For screen printing it can be Ai/EPS/PDF/PSD - occasionally we can use jPEg and PNG for single colour designs, but please note these files reduce the quality once sized up or down for printing. We take no responsibility for the outcome of the print if you choose to use one of these files, but we do let you know they are crappy before proceeding. For vinyl and embroidery we recommend vector files that were designed originally in Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. We take pride in the printing we produce and will always guide you in the files for the best outcome.

+ WHAT IF I ONLY HAVE A JPEG?

We offer logo recreation for a fee depedending on the complexity of the logo. Once we recreate it, we give you all file formats so you never have that issue again.

+ DO YOU HAVE A PRICING CHART?

We do not. Every client is different, so we price based on the job. But we do have some packages as a guideline.

+ SHOULD I USE SCREEN PRINTING OR VINYL PRINTING?

Up to you... we here at Thread and Butter don’t discriminate and accept all life choices

+ What kind of base packages do you do for screen printing?

Please note, this is a just a guide below. If you are after higher quantities, multiple colours or some other requirement, shoot us an email!

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