Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much does it cost to make a shirt?

What kind of artwork do I need?

Can I order over the phone or email?

Can you ship my shirts?

Can you ship overseas?

What is the difference between Direct to Garment, Screen Printing and Vinyl Printing?

What brands do you carry in stock?

How long does it take?

Can I bring in my own shirt?

Does it cost the same if I bring my own shirt?

Do you offer volume discounts?

Do you offer Embroidery?

Can you produce custom Rhinestone or Sequin designs?

What size design can you print?

Do you carry large sizes?

What color shirts can you print on?

Can I purchase my designs?

I have an online store through Baked T's. Can you upload my designs to my store?

Who owns the deisgns that are created at the store?

 

 

How much does it cost to make a shirt?

Our prices vary depending on the type of shirt and the number of imprints placed on the shirt.  As a general guide our price includes the shirt (any color or size, however, sweatshirts size 2X and larger are an additional $4.00), standard design time (15 mins) and printing on 1 side of the shirt with unlimited numbers of colors using DTG.  If a second side of the shirt is added there is an additional $6.00 charge.  If your design has more detail than can be created in the standard 15 mins, there is a $10 charge for each additional 15 mins up to a total time of 1 hour. If the design cannot be completed within 1 hour, we recommend that you hire a graphic artist and bring us your comleted design. Below is a table of the shirt categories and prices:

 

Product Type

Product, Design and Print

Back Print

Standard T-Shirt

$18.00

$6.00

Tri Blend T-Shirt

$20.00

$6.00

V-Neck T-Shirt

$22.00

$6.00

¾ Sleeve Raglan (Baseball)

$22.00

$6.00

Ringer T-Shirt

$20.00

$6.00

Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$22.00

$6.00

Sweatshirt (Crew or Hoodie)

$28.00

$6.00

Infant Onesie

$14.00

$6.00

Toddler T-Shirt

$16.00

$6.00

Dog Shirt

$14.00

NA

 

Note: We have many more items than are listed above but this list represents our most popular items. All prices subject to change.

 

What kind of artwork do I need?

The majority of the artwork we use is created by our customers with the assistance of our graphic artists in the retail location.  We also have thousands of stock designs to choose from both in the store and online.  If you have artwork or designs of your own that you would like to use we accept (.ai), (.eps), (.cdr), (.pdf), (.tif), (.jpg) and (.psd) files (if you have a different format, please contact us to see if it can be used).

 

 The highest quality reproduction will come from Vector based images such as Adobe Illustrator (.ai) and Corel Draw (.cdr) files.  Vector files are created by mathematical equations which allows Vector art to scale, keeping its proportions and quality when sized up or down.  Vector files can be produced with a variety of programs including Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw.

 

Non-vector (or Raster) images, typically .jpg, .tif or .psd files, consist of individual pixel information where every pixel is assigned a color value.  As these images are sized up or down, the image tends to distort or pixilate.  If you are using non-vector files please make sure that they are higher resolution (at least 300 dpi), and are saved at the size you need printed.

 

Images taken from web sites are generally low resolution and cannot be reproduced well on a T-shirt.

 

You are welcome to email your designs prior to coming into the store. Send the design to art@bakedts.com. This will only speed up the process as we do not process orders over the phone or via email.

 

 

Can I order over the phone or email?

We do not take any orders over the phone or via email. We have invested in technology that allows for our customers to design their own shirts through our online store (store.bakedts.com).  Using this method eliminates any misunderstandings that may cause issues with your order.

 

 

Can you ship my shirts?

Yes.  If you are ordering through our online store you are presented with shipping options, including in store pickup.  The system will automatically calculate the shipping costs and include it in the pricing.  If you need an order placed in the retail store shipped, we are happy to accommodate.

 

Can you ship overseas?

Yes.

 

What is the difference between Direct to Garment, Screen Printing and Vinyl Printing?

The majority of the shirts that are custom printed use our Direct to Garment printing process.  This process is performed using advanced technology that allows for the printer to print directly onto the surface of the shirt much like a computer printer prints on paper.  This allows for virtually unlimited color combinations without the need to charge for each color.  The ink will become part of the shirt itself providing for years of wear without cracking or peeling.  The most complex part of this process is the printing of white ink or printing on dark color shirts.  The majority of DTG printers do not have the technology to do this, however, Baked T’s has invested in this technology.

 

Screen printing is a process where each printed color requires a screen to be made by which the ink is passed through the screen onto the shirt.  Think of it as a stencil.  In this process, the ink remains on the surface of the shirt which may cause cracking and peeling over time.  This process is typically used for larger volumes due to the substantially lower cost.  The price for screen printed shirts goes up with the number of colors.

 

Vinyl printing is a process where a design is cut from a roll of vinyl and then subsequently peeled using a process called weeding.  Like screen printing, each color of Vinyl requires a new layer making it very difficult to produce multi color designs.  Once cut, the vinyl is heat sealed onto the shirt.  Vinyl is best for low quantities with 1 or 2 colors or designs needing special characteristics such as metallic, reflective, and other specialized materials.

 

What brands do you carry in stock?

We carry a variety of brands which is based on the style of the shirt.  The chart below shows the typical brands that we carry by shirt style, however, we can special order many other brands and styles.

 

Style

Brand

Men, Ladies and Unisex Ringspun Cotton T-shirt

Anvil

Gildan SoftStyle

Bella / Canvas

Unisex Heavy Cotton

Gildan

Men V-Neck

Canvas

Ladies V-Neck

Bella

LAT

Men Longsleeve

Hanes

Ladies Longsleeve

LAT

Unisex Hooded Sweatshirts

Gildan

Unisex Crew Sweatshirts

Hanes

Infant / Toddler

Rabbit Skins

Dog

Doggie Skins

 

 

How long does it take?

The majority of orders placed in our retail location are produced while you wait.  Typically we spend about 15 minutes on the design and the printing takes about another 15 minutes.  If we have numerous orders to process it could take longer but we are usually able to produce the shirts the same day.  In an effort to be fair to each customer, we may limit the number of shirts for same day production to 3 per customer.

 

Can I bring in my own shirt?

Yes, however, they must be new, never washed or worn with tags still attached. In addtion, our policy is that we will only use the vinyl printing method on customer provided shirts. We will not print direct to garment on customer supplied shirts.

 

Does it cost the same if I bring my own shirt?

No.  Below is a table with our print only prices for brought in shirts.

 

Product Type

Design and Print

Back Print

T-Shirt

$16.00

$6.00

Sweatshirt / Hoodie

$20.00

$6.00

 

Note: all prices are subject to change

 

Do you offer volume discounts?

Yes.  You can save 10% if you order 10 or more shirts and 20% if you order 20 or more shirts.  If you order more than 30 shirts we will be happy to provide you with a quote on your order.

 

Do you offer Embroidery?

Currently, we do not have the equipment to provide Embroidery.  We would be happy to refer you to someone who can provide this service.

 

Can you produce custom Rhinestone or Sequin designs?

Yes. We have an automated Rhinestone machine that allows us to produce custom Rhinestone and Nailhead designs. We cannot produce Sequin decorations. The custom Rhinestone cost is an additional $15.00 for most designs (up to 1200 stones). The design area is limited to 9" x 9".

 

What size design can you print?

Our standard DTG platen will allow us to print designs up to 14” x 16”.  Standard size prints using Vinyl is 12" x 14".  There is an additional $6 charge for oversize prints. If you need something larger, please let us know.

 

Do you carry large sizes?

Yes, we stock shirts up to size 6X

 

What color shirts can you print on?

We have the ability to print on whites, colors and black shirts in the store.  We also have the ability to print white ink on the shirts.


Can I purchase my designs?  

Yes, we will gladly sell you the Vector version of your design for $30 per design. If you were to have your design created by an outside graphic artist, the charge would be substantially higher.

 

Can you upload my design to my online store?

Yes, we will upload your design to your online store at no charge. Designs will be uploaded as time permits. If you purchase the design file from us you can upload the design any time.

 

Who owns the deisgns that are created at the store?

From a legal perspective, the industry standard policy as it pertains to ownership of designs is as follows:

 

Customer Owns Design if any of the following apply:

1. Customer brings in complete design and no changes are required by vendor

2. Customer purchases design from vendor (currently $30 per design)

 

Vendor Owns Design if any of the following apply:

1. Design is created by vendor either on its own or with a customer and customer does not purchase the design

2. Customer provided design is modified by vendor and customer does not purchase the design

 

While Baked T's attempts to produce customer designs only for the original customer, the only way this can be guaranteed is if the customer legally owns the rights to the artwork (as described above). We will not knowingly reproduce customer designs, however, we do not have the ability to track all authorized individuals for each customized design that we produce. We also cannot reproduce any copyrighted material unless the customer is the owner of the copyright.

 

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