KENT DESIGNS- SPECIALIZING IN KUSTOM DESIGN AND SCREEN PRINTING OF QUALITY GIG POSTERS.  LOCATED IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA
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T shirt pricing is figured by adding the 3 elements of the job...

1: Blank garment cost
2: Set up costs
3: Print charge per garment printed

 

Blanks:

Blank garments are priced by color, quality and quantity. Dark colors cost more than light or white ones. Most companies offer various ounce weights on their products with the heavier weights costing more. I work with several different suppliers, so we can get the style, color and quantity you want fast...sometimes even the next day.

 

Set up fees:

Set up cost is $25 per screen. Each color of the design needs its own screen. If you are planning to print on a black shirt, a white base may be required so the colors print true. Set up fee covers my time and supplies used to get your stencil ready, it does not mean you own it.

 

Print charges:

I use the chart below as a starting point for a bid. Certain elements of a job could increase or decrease the price, so I will need to see the art first before giving a solid quote.

1-12
13-74
75+
1
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
2
$3.45
$3.35
$3.25
3
$3.75
$3.65
$3.50
4
$4.05
$3.95
$3.75
5
$4.35
$4.25
$4.00
6
$4.70
$4.60
$4.30
7
$5.00
$4.90
$4.55
8
$5.30
$5.20
$4.80
9
$5.65
$5.55
$5.10
10
$5.95
$5.85
$5.35
11
$6.25
$6.15
$5.60
12
$6.55
$6.45
$5.85

Posters:

Printing posters is what I love most. I don’t really use a rigid formula for the pricing of flat stock printing, I just bid it per job so ignore the table above. The cost will be low enough that you should be able to double to quadruple your investment. I just typed “quadruple”…ha! Email me a lo res copy of the art so I can get you a bid. A layered file is a must for the final artwork. Max print size of 13”X22” Please check out the collection of gig posters I've printed here

 

Artwork:

Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are the best formats to receive artwork in because I can make small adjustments easily if necessary. If those adjustments require more than 30 minutes time then my design rate becomes $50 per hour.  Make sure your art is at least 300 dpi at the actual print size. All fonts should be rasterized or converted to curves so they look the same on my computer as they do on yours. If you don’t have art ready then I can take it from the top and create it custom for you. I will usually bid a job like that as a set amount rather than hourly.

 

Other notes:

• Maximum print size for most standard jobs is 13”X13” inches
• I accept cash (my favorite) money order, personal check and paypal
• A 50% deposit is required up front before I will invest any time into your project
• Turnaround times vary according to my schedule
• I can ship worldwide if needed

 

What I don’t do:

• Charge for film positives
• Archive screens for a later reprint
• PMS color matching (Although I don’t do exact PMS color matching, I will mix colors and get you something very close)
• Print artwork that doesn’t belong to you
• Waive the deposits

cmyk on discharge base + 3 spot colors
8 color spot print- plastisol
2 color discharge with 1 color plastisol spot
2 color poster- waterbase
3 color spot print- plastisol
single color plastisol
 
 

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