How does this work? Below, we break down our ordering and design process for custom shirts into 5 easy steps.
1. Determine your budget per shirt
If you are ordering for a group of people, determine how much money each person is willing to spend on a shirt. Remember, if someone is going to wear this shirt once for an event, they may have different limits on what they are willing to spend. After this budget is determined, give us a call and let us know your budget. If you are just shopping around, pick their brain to see how many colors or places you are able to print on the shirts based on your budget. Determining the budget per shirt will make the entire process easier.
2. Determine what kind of shirt to order
We make this process easy for our customers by laying out a few options for them based on their budget. You can also visit our online catalog and browse through our options that way. Depending on what the budget is per shirt, we consider the printing costs and the shirt costs to meet your budget. We determine if you will need a standard T-shirt, a sport material shirt or a fashion shirt based on the occasion you will be wearing the shirt. Be sure to collect the opinions of your group to see what kind of shirt fits for everyone’s comfort.
3. Brainstorm a design
This step is the most fun! This is where you get to show off your creativity and we get to show off our design talent. Get your group together in a brainstorming session and create a general design for your shirt. At TOP DOG, our screen printing set up fees include design work. It is beneficial to you to let the professionals do the designing based on your ideas. This will ensure the correct design methods are used and that your design is usable for screen printing.
4. Finalize and place the order
You are able to place your order when you know the following information:
- What exact shirt am I printing on?
- Is the design finalized and approved
- What are the sizes and quantities of each size?
- Have you prepared a payment method and collected funds?
Be sure all the details of the order are finalized. We may not be able to accommodate changes after this step based on the production process. You can stop in, call or email your order to us. We will then put it into production. Production time takes 2 weeks.
5. Pick it up!
You will get a call after our 2 week production time is up, and your product is ready for payment and pickup! It is always beneficial to collect your group’s payment ahead of time in preparation for order pick up so there are no snags at the end. We do require 100% payment upon pick up.
We hope that these steps create some clarity in the custom shirt ordering process. Being new to the custom shirt world may be scary at first, but with help from TOP DOG it can be really fun. Contact us for an easy quote!