Getting the Best Value for Your Custom t-shirts

When trying to figure out who you’re going to want to work with when shopping for a locally based St. Louis screen printing company, it can often be very challenging not to mention overwhelming. A lot of other factors can also come in to play and complicate the process even further, such as being under the gun for a time sensitive event that’s coming up in less than a week. Most of the time the overwhelming majority of St. Louis T-shirt printing companies require a two week or longer lead time. You’re also on a mission to get the very best value for your money as there is absolutely no reason to overpay. You kind of just take for granted that if you have a sign over your door that says custom embroidery you are most likely going to get a good looking product, but that is really not necessarily the case at all.

There’s a lot that goes into processing an order, we have a protocol that we follow on each and every job we process in order to make sure that the correct logo is going to be applied to the right garment. For example, we take the extra time to not only submit a virtual proof, but also supply our customers with a finished sew out before we ever start to quiet the anything. This extra step makes sure that there are no bad surprises like misspelled words or wrong colors of thread way before you open up a box of completed product. That is surely not a good time to ask you how does everything look or how you like it. Believe it or not, this is not the same checks and balances that everyone in our industry follows.

We have been doing this for a long time, going on about close to three decades now. A very large percentage of our overall clientele are repeat customers. The reason for this is that they keep coming back to us when they eventually run out of product or the season changes over. We not only make a practice of giving them exactly what they asked for, but we always try to bring a little something extra to the table as a courtesy and this helps to set us apart from the rest of the St. Louis screen printing and embroidery crowd. We’re well aware of the fact that we are not the only option when it comes to digital T-shirt printing applications. It is our mission to try and create a scenario where you are going to be as comfortable acquiring your embroidery from us as we are going to be providing it for you. It’s been our experience that if we did our job correctly, the repeat orders take care of themselves along with the good referrals. There is a whole lot to be said for great customer service. Although we are not always going to be the cheapest option, you’re going to get the very best overall value and your order is going to be completed on time and done with excellence.

Give us an opportunity to at least give you a competitive quote. We recommend that you then go out and acquire a couple other competitive bids and make sure that you’re comparing apples to apples before determining that we are going to work with you.

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Competitive Bids

When trying to figure out who you’re going to want to work with when shopping for a locally based St. Louis screen printing company, it can often be very challenging not to mention overwhelming. A lot of other factors can also come in to play and complicate the process even further, such as being under the gun for a time sensitive event that’s coming up in less than a week. Most of the time the overwhelming majority of St. Louis T-shirt printing companies require a two week or longer lead time. You’re also on a mission to get the very best value for your money as there is absolutely no reason to overpay. You kind of just take for granted that if you have a sign over your door that says custom embroidery you are most likely going to get a good looking product but that is really not necessarily the case at all. There’s a lot that goes into processing an order. We have a protocol that we follow on each and every job we process in order to make sure that the correct logo is going to be applied to the right garment. For example, we take the extra time to not only submit a virtual proof, but also supply our customers with a finished sew out before we ever start to sew anything. This extra step makes sure that there are no bad surprises like misspelled words or wrong colors of thread way before you open up a box of completed product. That is most certainly not a good time to ask you how does everything look or how you like it? Believe it or not, this is not the same checks and balances that everyone in our industry follows.

We have been doing this for a long time, going on about close to three decades now. A very large percentage of our overall clientele are repeat customers. The reason for this is that they keep coming back to us when they eventually run out of product or the season changes over. We not only make a practice of giving them exactly what they asked for, but we always try to bring a little something extra to the table as a courtesy and this helps to set us apart from the rest of the St. Louis screen printing and embroidery crowd. We’re well aware of the fact that we are not the only option when it comes to digital T-shirt printing applications. It is our mission to try and create a scenario where you are going to be as comfortable acquiring your embroidery from us as we are going to be providing it for you. It’s been our experience that if we do our job correctly than the repeat orders will take care of themselves along with the good referrals.

There is a whole lot to be said for great customer service. Although we are not always going to be the cheapest option, you’re going to get the very best overall value and your order is going to be completed on time and done with excellence. Give us an opportunity to at least give you a competitive quote. We recommend that you then go out and acquire a couple other competitive bids and make sure that you’re comparing apples to apples before determining who you are going to work with.

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Starting with good clean art work

Starting out with a good a good clean image is extremely important. We will forward your artwork to our art department where they will make the determination if it needs to be cleaned up or not. If necessary, we re-illustrate it and convert it into a vector format. Once this process has been done, you not only can use it for your current T-shirt printing requirement, but also apply it to future projects such as signage and banners.

We have a protocol of checks and balances that we follow from the very beginning of the production process in order to make sure that you are going to be very well satisfied long before you open up a box of completed screen printing. Believe it or not every St. Louis T-shirt printing company does not follow the same protocol. The very first step is to put together a virtual example of how your custom T-shirt is going to appear. This step is to help ensure that everything is spelled correctly and laid out exactly the way you prefer it to be. If there is something wrong, we catch it way before we ever put it on the press. We also are capable of providing additional features that enable you to take your custom screen printing and embroidery to a whole other level, such as individual biodegradable plastic bags and inserting labels on the inside of the neck. We also use good solid boxes so your product will arrive intact and look its best. Most of the time we use plastic inks as that is the norm for our industry, but we are also able to cater to specialty applications when needed such as water-based and digital T-shirt printing. This technique enables the garment to feel a bit softer. Water-based materials actually soak into the fabric and become one with it. Unlike the conventional plastic ink which does not penetrate the material, but sits on top. It feels a bit stiffer and is more likely to crack sooner.

When submitting your artwork or photographs. We would encourage you to scan it in at a very high resolution, such as 300 dots per inch created in the same size that you would like it to appear. Again, the finished product is never going to be any cleaner or look any better than what it originated from. The reason we mention this is this. If you take something that’s very small and you start to enlarge it, it will start to distort. Please keep this in mind the next time you need a quote for a St. Louis digital T-shirt and screen printing company. We believe that we have the right approach to not only giving you a superior product , as well as working out a scenario where you’re going to be as comfortable acquiring your custom embroidery from us as we are providing it for you.

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Knowing your customers and your competition

So what is it exactly that one St. Louis digital T-shirt printing company can do to set itself apart from the rest of its competition? Most individuals are educated shoppers that will seek out to acquire more than just one quote. They often obtain up to four different offers before making up their mind regarding who they want to trust with their screen printing and custom embroidery requirements. Let’s just give the benefit of the doubt to the companies that have been around for five years or longer that they are all going to be able to give you a good product and be able to hopefully get it done on time.

Therefore, it’s been my experience of having been in this industry for over 20 years that it all comes down to trying to find an edge and gain an advantage over our competitors. There are many different ways to do this but it some of these options are going to be more costly than others. I feel that trying to find an edge all starts with good clear audible communication with the potential buyer. The more we know about the customer, the better chance we have to overcome any potential obstacles that they might be facing as well as bringing something extra to the table that they might not of even thought of when they initially contacted us. For example, we have been known to come up with some pretty creative scenarios when it comes to cross promoting our digital T-shirt printing company with other businesses and organizations that are in totally different industries. Experience has taught us that even though we are in a totally different vocations, we potentially can share a mutual customer base. There has been more than one occasion where we have created a scenario where we might have attended the same event and have acted as a partial sponsor and discounted the logo’d apparel in exchange for them introducing us to their current clientele as well as giving us a great referral.

We have always been able to look at the big picture and not be shortsighted. Sure we would like to be their St. Louis screen printing company, but more importantly we would like to provide the same service for their friends and business acquaintances. There are a lot of different ways that this can be done. Some ways are going to be more cost-effective than others. Experience has taught me that there is a lot to be gained by sitting down face to face with our potential clientele and they can convey not only what they are wanting to do with their current project, but also convey any challenges that they might be facing in order to bring this to fruition. We believe that e-mails certainly have their place when it comes to keeping the record of what was discussed and agreed upon, but there is no substitute for sitting down at a table and just talking to one another. We consider ourselves to be the leader in our city when it comes to custom embroidery and also coming up with a reasonable arrangement that will complement each other for years to come.

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Understanding Your Competition

When it comes to establishing a successful company, there are many things to take into consideration like having a concise and clear plan of action before jumping right into action. There is an old saying that reads, those who fail to have a good plan, also plan to fail. Life experience has taught me that this is certainly true. Somebody once said that experience is the best teacher, but that certainly doesn’t hold true in business. I would much rather learn from someone else’s mistakes who went before me in order to avoid some of the same bad experiences that they might have encountered.

If knowledge is power, then how does one go about acquiring good direction? Someone once said the saying, “keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.”. However, I have learned that you can acquire a great deal of knowledge by studying your competition. Go to a major search engine and put in a keyword that is relevant to your industry. In my industry, those search terms may be St. Louis custom screen printing or St. Louis custom embroidery company. This will take you to a landing page with 10 or more of the leaders in your industry. Understand that it is no coincidence that they are showing up. They are there for a reason. The search engines appreciate the quality of the way that it was put together and they are rewarding them with top placement over their respective competitors. Click on to their websites and view them carefully. What do you see? I suspect that you will notice that it was put together well. You will also notice that there is most likely a great deal of content. I have always been of the opinion that marketing and sales are the two most important things that will determine whether you are growing at an exponential rate or staying stagnant and going nowhere. Think about this, even if you are the best St. Louis T-shirt printing company in the entire city, you would never get a chance to prove that unless you got the opportunity to quote on the job in the first place.

When you analyze and breakdown the anatomy of a sale, it has two major components. The first and most difficult part of this equation is that you need to find someone who needs custom screen printing and embroidery at this particular moment. Here is an example of what I am referring to. Let’s just say that you’re an automobile salesman and you are running an unprecedented sale this month. It really is of no interest to someone who doesn’t happen to be in the market for a car at that moment. So the key is to find someone who needs whatever it is that you are selling at that particular moment in time.

Trying to establish a successful marketing campaign for a St. Louis screen printing company is certainly no exception to this rule. You can launch a very exciting custom embroidery campaign, but if they’re not in the market at that very moment it will most likely be irrelevant. On a different note, please remember us when you eventually are actively shopping for the very best digital T-shirt printing value. We will make sure that we make it worth your while.

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Finding the best screen printer for the best value

So what is it that differentiates one St. Louis screen printing company from another? When it comes to trying to figure out which one is going to give you the best overall value for every dollar you spend it can be pretty hard to navigate through, especially when there are so many different options. Sometimes there is a very fine line which will differentiate great service from good. There is a lot more to getting the best deal possible than just who is going to give you the lowest quote. There is an old saying that you get what you pay for. We understand that there certainly is no victory in paying more than you have to. However, if the deal seems that it is too good to be true, then it probably is.

We’re in business to make a fair profit margin as well as create a scenario where you are equally as comfortable acquiring your logo’d apparel from us. We exercise a methodology of checks and balances that makes absolutely certain that there are not going to be any bad surprises when you go to open up your box of completed product. Our protocol normally includes submitting to you a virtual example review. Although it is not going to be a perfect and accurate representation of color, it will lend itself to making sure that everything is spelled correctly and laid out on the T-shirt exactly the way you prefer it to be. If the time will allow for it, we strongly encourage that you come over to our office in order to view a completed sew out of your logo. It is also a great opportunity to not only pick up and feel your T-shirt, but you can also take the extra time to try it on and make sure it fits correctly.

We have literally thousands of different types of apparel on our website ranging from extremely high-end and designer brands to very low end items that would be used for a giveaway. None of these products are going to be right or wrong. It’s just relative to what kind of money you’re looking to spend as well as what kind of quality you are looking to obtain. Almost every person who is looking to find a superior St. Louis digital T-shirt printing company that can also cater to custom embroidery seems to have similar needs, but yet they are all going to be unique situations. This is why we quote everything independently. In doing so, we can come up with a plan of action as well as pricing that is going to lend itself to offsetting any potential challenges you might be facing. We have a very experienced staff that knows what they’re doing, as well as having access to the best equipment that are industry currently has to offer.

Give us a call and we can discuss what it is that you’re looking for in a screen printing company. You’ll be very glad that you did. You will experience silk screening at its best, done correctly, and delivered on time.

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Knowledge is Power

When it comes to establishing a successful company, there are many things to take into consideration like having a concise, clear plan of action before jumping right into action. There is an old saying that reads, those who fail to have a good plan also plan to fail. Life experience has taught me that this is certainly true. Somebody once said that experience is the best teacher, but that certainly doesn’t hold true in business. I would much rather learn from the mistakes of someone else who went before me in order that I can avoid some of the same bad experiences that they might have been encountered. If knowledge is power then how does one go about acquiring good direction? Someone once said, to keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. I have learned that you can acquire a great deal of knowledge by studying your competition.

Go to a major search engine and put in a keyword that is relevant to your industry. For example, for my industry the search terms may be St. Louis custom screen printing or St. Louis custom embroidery. This will take you to a landing page with 10 or more of the leaders in your industry. Understand that it is no coincidence that they are showing up. They are there for a reason. The search engines appreciate the quality of the way that it was put together and they are rewarding them with top placement over their respective competitors. Click on to their websites and view them carefully. What do you see? I suspect that you will notice that it was put together well. You will also notice that there is most likely a great deal of content. I have always been of the opinion that marketing as well as sales are the two most important things that will determine whether you are growing at an exponential rate or staying stagnant and going nowhere. Think about this, even if you are the best St. Louis T-shirt printing company in the entire city, you would never get a chance to prove that unless you got the opportunity to quote on the job in the first place.

When you analyze and breakdown the anatomy of a sale, there are two major components. The first and most difficult part of this equation is that you need to find someone who needs custom screen printing and embroidery at this particular moment. There is an example of what I am referring to. Let’s just say that you’re an automobile salesman and you are running an unprecedented sale this month, it really is of no interest to someone who doesn’t happen to be in the market for a car at that moment. So the key is to find someone who needs whatever it is that you are selling at that particular moment in time.

Trying to establish a successful marketing campaign for a St. Louis screen printing company is certainly no exception to this rule. You can launch a very exciting custom embroidery campaign, but if they’re not in the market at that very moment it will most likely be relevant. On a different note, please remember us when you eventually are actively shopping for the very best screen printed or digital custom T-shirt printing value. We will make sure that we make it worth your while.

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Integrity and communication in business

What is it that sets one St. Louis T-shirt printing company apart from another? I’ve heard it’s been said that little things mean a lot and this rule is certainly no exception when trying to figure out who you want to put your faith in and work with when it comes to your custom embroidery projects. Let’s just give our competitors the benefit of the doubt that they are going to be able to cater to a simple one or two color logo. Pretty much anybody can do that, but we take great pride in being able to take on the jobs that other St. Louis embroidery companies tend to shy away from. Many of the projects that we cater to are literally very complex pieces of artwork. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a t-shirt company.

We follow a strict procedure right from the start to make absolutely sure that everything is going to be processed correctly and there is no miscommunication. The very first thing we do after we receive your free quote request is call you. This is because we have learned from experience that there is no substitute for audible conversation. E-mails as well as text messages certainly do have their place, especially when it comes to keeping an accurate record of whatever was discussed and eventually agreed upon. However, it doesn’t necessarily lend itself to gaining valuable insight on your project as well as any challenges that you may be facing such as an extra quick turnaround time or limited amount of funds to work with. The more information that you are able to convey to us literally increases the chances of our screen printing company coming up with reasonable solutions to any challenges that you may be facing in order to work out a scenario where you’re going to be just as grateful to have worked with us as we will be appreciative having have been able to provide you with what you needed. This is just what we would consider to be good business.

We live and die with the repeat order along with the awesome referrals that our satisfied clientele gives us once the job is finished and delivered on time. The only thing that we would ask of you is that once the job has run its course and you were happy with the service that we provided, that you would get on Google and write us a good review. It’s amazing how many people tend to find us after doing a relevant search on the Internet. Once they happen to stumble upon our site they often take the time to read this type of thing and form an opinion of whether they can trust us or not as well as trying to navigate which one of the many St. Louis T-shirt printing companies they would like to work with.

We recently started catering to digital applications as well. This certainly gives us the equipment that we need to be able to not only take on large orders such as 500 pieces or more, but also be able to cater to as low as 12 items at a time. Please give us a call when you need custom T-shirts.

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Selling T-Shirts To Earn A Living

I remember being a young kid and thinking to myself that I had it all figured out. I was the kid that you went to high school that seemed to know everyone and everyone knew me. It took me an extra 5 minute. or so to go from one class to another simply because I had so many people to say hello to. Life was so simple back then. The two most important things in my life at that time were wrestling and then girls. Once in a while we would be at a tournament and I would be fortunate enough to earn a date with one of the other teams cheerleaders which would enable me to enjoy both the wrestling and the girl. Life was so simple back then. It seemed like it would never end, but then it did. All of a sudden I was out in the real world where I didn’t know anybody and nobody had ever heard of me either. I got married two years after graduating and then had a daughter approximately 2 years after that. Therefore, with what seemed to be the weight of the world on my shoulders, I knew that I had to figure it out quickly. I think this is the main reason that I have such a heart for wanting to work with young people and especially college students. They have all these great ideas as well as share huge potential. They also seem to have what appears to be an endless amount of energy. There is an old saying that reads youth is wasted on the young. If I only knew then what I know now, life could have been a whole lot easier.

In spite of all these great attributes, these young kids seem to share a few similarities. They are all lacking direction and they are normally lacking financial resources to work with. Most of them tend to appreciate as well as welcome any help that someone is willing to give them. Effort is very admirable, but it doesn’t pay the bills. You can be running as fast as you possibly can, but if you’re running west when you should be going east, you’re going the wrong direction. If you are thinking about starting some kind of fundraiser you first need to figure out what it is that you want to sell.. I would suggest that you entertain the possibility of selling custom T-shirts. Unlike pizzas or Girl Scout cookies, digital T-shirt printing is not perishable. Therefore, if you don’t happen to sell them all by the date of your event, you could always sell them later. We have been known to act as a partial sponsor when it comes to helping kids launch a fund raising campaign. We are well aware of the fact that it’s not easy, but we’ve been in this industry long enough to recognize what is going to be effective and what isn’t and we can allocate those strategies accordingly.

We are a St. Louis screen printing company who also caters to the needs of our customers when they happen to be looking for a dependable St. Louis embroidery company as well. We have been in the silk screening business for a long time. Why don’t you give us a call and talk to one of our representatives about your custom t-shirts? Then be as honest as you can and let us know as much as you possibly can about yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish. Then we can try to come up with a realistic plan of action that will not only offset any budget restrictions that you might be working with, but will also allow us to work together for years to come.

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The Key to Having a Great Looking T-Shirt

Every St. Louis screen printing and digital T-shirt manufacturer, as well as custom embroidery company, share a few common denominators and that starts with starting out with good clean artwork that is not only well put together, but is color separated and created using 300 dots per inch established in the size they want it to appear on the apparel. We could be the best St. Louis screen printing company out there and use the very finest state-of-the-art machinery out there, but the completed product is never going to be any better than the artwork that it originated from. The reason I mention that fact is that it needs to be created somewhat close to size of how you want it to appear. If you take something small and you blow it up substantially, it will start to break up and distort. Most of the people out there are clueless when it comes to what is usable. Many people ask us to use a business card and say just take it off of that. However, that just simply is not going to work. Not all artwork is created equal. There are a lot of different ways that we can figure out that the artwork is going to lend itself to a superior finished tee shirt or not well before we ever put it on the press and start the production process. Normally the more colors that an image is composed of, the more things can go wrong and the more complicated the application. This also will obviously play a role in pricing. The most simple of custom T-shirt designs are going to be a one color application on a light-colored background. The two most important components when trying to determine how to bid a job are the amount of colors that the logo will consist of and also the amount of T-shirts that it is being applied to. This is because the very nature of screen printing mandates that you have the same exact setup for one unit as you do 200 of them at a time. The exact same amount of cleanup is also required after the job was completed.

If the image is cleaned and ready to go right from the start then that is going to save a lot of time. On the other hand, if it needs to be redrawn and re-created then it can run into quite a lot of money depending on the image itself. Most of the time artists charge by the hour and the price can range anywhere from $50-$100 per hour so it is best to be very clear and concise when conveying direction to the individual who’s going to be working on it in order that he can get it right the first time and not have to go back repeatedly and make different revisions. We have a proven system that we have developed over the years in order to make sure that everything is not only spelled correctly and laid out perfectly according to the way you like it well before we ever put it into the production schedule.

We also have the best equipment that modern technology can currently offer. We are a St. Louis digital T-shirt printing company who also can cater to all your custom embroidery requirements. Please give us a call when choosing a t-shirt company.

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