Thread and Butter Designs
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FAQ

All the questions and answers.

+ 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 Permaset water based inks. They are eco-friendly, and do not contain any toxic chemicals.

+ WHAT SUPPLIERS DO YOU USE?

See our suppliers page.

+ WHAT ARE YOUR TURNAROUND TIMES?

We are a 2-3 week turnaround. Just chat to us if you have a deadline, we can always try and help out where we can.

+ 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 ARE YOUR PRICING FOR DESIGN?

Depends on the type of design. We offer logo design, apparel design, and a range of other designs. 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 is 50 for heat applied embroidered patches.

+ 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 do the jobs from start to finish.

+ WHAT FILES DO YOU NEED FOR PRINTING?

We love AI and EPS files. We like vectored PDF files. We also like PSD files. JPEG files we never ever can use. Occasionally we can use a PNG file.

+ WHAT IF I ONL 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.

+ SHOULD I USE SCREEN PRINTING OR VINYL PRINTING?

Up to you.