About Digital & Screen Printing
In addition to embroidery, Queensboro offers "Direct To Garment" Digital and Screen Printing.
Screen printing is one of the most popular methods to create custom tees. With vibrant colors and full-size prints, we can make your logo shine on any shirt. Screen printing is especially perfect for larger orders with discounted prices based on the quantities you need. Our screen print section has a variety of styles all with a standard 48 piece minimum order.
Digital printing is similar to screen printing, but with a computer and special printer instead. We can print photos, logos, and pretty much any image you'd like as long as its resolution is high enough. And unlike screen printing's higher minimum order, with Queensboro's digital printed apparel you only need to purchase four printed shirts, and at a super competitive price!
Q. What are the specifications for artwork uploaded for Printing?
A. The artwork you submit to us must meet these requirements:
**Please note the original graphic will need to be made at least 11 inches by 10.9 inches in size and 150 DPI to enable the logo to be printed at an optimal quality for full-size printing. However, we can modify a logo for you if a higher resolution file is not available, for a one-time payment of just $20.
Q. Can you print a photo on T-shirts?
A. Yes, with digital print we can print detailed images such as photos as long as it meets the minimum resolution (see above).
Q. What is the fee for having my Embroidery logo translated into a Printed Logo?
A. If your original file that was uploaded for embroidery has a resolution of at least 150 DPI it will be free. However, if the original file that was uploaded for embroidery is not a high enough resolution we can recreate your artwork for a one-time fee of $20. This will allow you to order any of our digital print apparel and have your logo printed at any size.
Q. What is an Extra Colors Fee?
A. An Extra Colors Fee is applicable when your printed logo has 7 or more colors, resulting in a $50 fee for each additional color. This fee is assessed because of the time and expense involved in setting up and producing a logo with more than 6 ink colors. It's more complicated than you'd think! If you're worried about this fee, we are happy to evaluate your logo and recommend changes in order to avoid this extra cost - just ask us!
Q. Where can you print on a T-shirt?
A. When ordering printed apparel you will have the option of three different location for your logo. You can choose either left chest at 4X4 inches, full front at 11 X 10.9 inches, or full back at 11 X 10.9 inches. However, logos are sized proportionately when printing so the maximum sizes may vary per logo. If you have special needs, please contact us.
Q. Can my logo be printed in two locations?
A. Yes, you can choose to have your logo printed in two locations such as left chest and full back for an additional fee. For all printed items the second logo location price will be based on the number of items ordered and is included with the pricing information on each style page.
Q. Can you print on dark colored shirts? Do you print white ink?
A. Yes. We are able to print on all color fabrics.
Q. How are white areas of my design printed?
A. For different fabric colors the white elements of your logo will print differently:
Q. Why is the cost of having my logo printed on dark items more than having it printed on light items?
A. Both screen print and digital print use a different process, that is able to print white ink, for dark fabric items. An additional layer of white ink must be printed on the shirts before the color ink is printed. This ensures that the colors will be vivid and saturated on dark items. Since more ink and time is used to produce these shirts, the price for dark print items is generally higher than light print items.
Q. Can I order have my logo embroidered and printed on the same shirt?
A. We are unable to embroider and print on the same apparel item. However, you can place an order with embroidered shirts and printed shirts.
Q. Why can't I order the same items for digital print that I can for embroidery?
A. Digital printing is a very specific process which requires apparel specially designed for direct to garment printing. While embroidery can be done on a large variety of materials, digital print can only be done on cotton fabrics. Some of our most popular items for embroidery will not work for digital printing due to the fabric content, texture and ornamentation such as buttons or zippers. You will find our complete line of items available for digital printing under our Printed Apparel categories.
Q. How do I place an order?
A. To place an order on our website:
2. Select one or more of our printed items
3. Enter the quantity and sizes for each color that you would like
4. Click on "Check out" button
5. Choose a location for your image: left chest, full front or full back.
6. Complete the checkout process.
If you prefer, you can also phone in your order and then email us your design.