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How to buy Custom Apparel

So you have a made the decision to purchase custom apparel for your business/ event but you’re not sure where to start.  Don’t worry you’re not alone.  Ordering custom apparel can be a daunting task especially if it’s your first time placing an apparel order.  

We have put together a small starter list to help you understand the different options available to you and a little more information on how custom decorated apparel is purchased.

Before you place your apparel order you should be asking yourself the following questions.  

What type of apparel are you looking for?

  • Is the apparel for an event and a 1 time use?
  • Are you looking for a polo, t-shirt, hoodie, jacket, long sleeve shirt?
  • Do you have a preferred decoration?
  • How many printed locations?
  • What time of year is it for?  Indoor or outdoor use?
  • What is the quantity needed?
  • What is the budget?
  • What is the timeline?

Artwork for Apparel
Depending on your artwork, there may be a best decoration option available.  Determining the best decoration for your artwork is key not only for quality but also for pricing. 

EG. Some logos may have too much detail for embroidery, some logos have a gradient and are better for transfers, other logos are a 1 colour which is best for screen printing.   

Apparel Decoration
Whether you print 1 colour print on a cotton t-shirt or you print a full colour logo on a polyester jacket your artwork may work better with a specific decoration method based upon the artwork or garment you’ve chosen.  
Each decoration method works best with specific types of fabric and colours. 

The most popular apparel decoration methods are Heat Transfers, Embroidery, Screen Print, Direct to Garment, Deboss, Applique, HXD, inFusion, and PVC Emblems.

Budget
It’s always best to try an establish your apparel budget.  If your budget is $10 per shirt for 150 shirts, $65 per polo for 15 polos or you have $40 to order one shirt it’s a great idea to have a number in mind.  It will help your apparel partner determine your best options up front without creating a lot of unnecessary work and wasted time.

Timeline
In a perfect world you could place your order for custom apparel today and have it delivered tomorrow.  Unfortunately that is not the case.  It’s always best to leave yourself 3 weeks to make everything run smooth.

A normal apparel order takes 24-72 hours for a proof, 5-7 days production time and 1-3 days shipping.  This example does not include a backordered item or shipping errors.

Apparel Samples
If you have enough time or you are using 2 or more decoration options it’s always a good idea to get a pre-production sample.  Blank or printed samples usually come with a fee.  Talk to your apparel partner.

Rush Order Apparel
Not always the best option to leave your apparel to the last minute but thanks to direct to garment printing t-shirts, polos, and hoodies are available with-in 48-72 hours.

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Anything Printing is a leader supplier of custom decorated apparel.  We offer an industry leading 9 apparel decoration options and we offer a large selection of top quality branded apparel including Roots, Puma, Callaway and more.

Contact us with all your apparel artwork,  apparel printing and apparel decoration needs today! sales@anythingprinting.ca

How to buy embroidered hats / caps

Ordering hats for your business, sports team or personal use has never been easier!

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Follow these simple steps listed below:

Step #1 – Choose Hat Design
Choose a hat design and colour that compliments your logo, company branding, target market or event.  You should also consider how the hat will be used.  For those who will be spending a lot of time outdoors we recommend using a Polyester fabric as it does not fade as fast in hot or sunny conditions as a cotton hat.  

Step #2 – Imprint Design
It all starts with your design.  Having a crisp well laid out design is key.  Having too much colour or detail may not work well with embroidery (ie. gradients, small text, PMS colours, small line work).  You will need to submit your logo in a high resolution (.EPS file) to get exact pricing of how much your hat decoration will cost per piece.

Step #3 – Get a Virtual Proof
Once you have chosen the hat you’d like, email us (sales@anythingprinting.ca) with the hat item number and your design.  We will create a virtual proof so you can see what your branding will look on the hat.  This step allows you to update any changes you’d like before your hats go into production.

Step #4 – Digitize Your Design File
Your design must be converted to digitized file (.DST) to determine the thread count needed to embroider your logo.  Your logo only needs to be digitized once.  The great thing about having a .DST is that it will work to print your logo on both hats and apparel you order in the future.

Step #5 – Place your order!
Once you approve your virtual proof then only steps left are to digitize your logo and get your hats into production.  Please allow 7-10 days to receive your hats after final approval.  At peak seasons in the year it can sometimes take up to 3 weeks to receive your hats.  In this case you will be notified at the time you place your order.

To view our full line-up of hats please visit our website

If you have any further questions about our hats or just printing hats in general please contact us direct.

Looking for a quality custom hat to make your own?

AnythingPrinting - Excel chino twill contrast sandwich visor (decorated)Try our Excel Chino twill visor.

Features

  • Cut/fit: Pro Fit Closure: Self fabric strap velcro closure with rubber logo tab
  • Crown: Open crown Peak: Pre-curved contrast sandwich peak
  • Fabric 100% Cotton chino twill.

Our visit our Promo eStore and browse our large selection of Hats, Visors, Toques, Beanies and more!

Clothing and Custom Apparel

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Our clothing is made by a leading developer and manufacturer of logo’d apparel for the Canadian promotional industry.  They have been supplying high quality apparel for over 35 years.  

We sell logo’d apparel across 10 different categories; Polos, Active Tops, Woven Shirts, Sweaters, Knits and Fleece, Vests, Jackets, Pants, Hats and Bags & Accessories.  From technical polo’s to 3-in-1 winter jackets, we have apparel to suit multiple needs with a wide colour and size offering combined with deep inventory.  Our clothing has a very strong reputation, combined with an extensive distribution network.

We offer state of the art in-house decoration that ensures we can monitor your order from start to finish.  We know that your brand is your business and that’s why we only offer the industry leading apparel and we stand behind every product we sell.  Our innovative team of decoration specialists provide unique custom decoration through our wide variety of imprinting methods on our award winning apparel, while remaining consistent with your brand.

Our decoration options include: (Demonstration videos available)

  • Embroidery
  • Transfers
  • inFusion
  • TruEdge
  • Deboss/ Emboss
  • Laser

We have our in-house creative team of designers that can help design your logo, customize your branding message, vectorize and digitize your artwork files for the perfect print file.

Our team of experienced apparel specialist will help you choose the right product(s) to help give your image the recognition it deserves and help increase your brand awareness.

Browse our apparelPromo eStore

Contact us for more information.

Extreme Eperformance™ Men’s Propel Interlock Polo with Contrast Tape

ONLY $29.38 each until May 31st, 2016                             Was $41.98 each

AnythingPrinting - Extreme Eperformance™ Ladies' Propel Interlock Polo with Contrast Tape

Women’s

  • 4.3 oz., 100% polyester interlock
  • moisture-wicking, anti-microbial and UV protection performance
  • contrast twill tape along sides and back yoke
  • heat-sealed label

 

AnythingPrinting - Extreme Eperformance™ Men's Propel Interlock Polo with Contrast Tape

Men’s

Colour(s): Black/Carbon 703, Amber Orange/White 477, Carbon/Classic Red 456, Classic Navy/White 849, Light Nautical Blue/Carbon 417, Valley Green/Carbon 448

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Men’s – http://ow.ly/10FhLV

Women’s – http://ow.ly/10FhLV

Contact us with any questions.

Extreme Eperformance™ Men’s Stride Jacquard Polo

anything Printing - Extreme Eperformance™ Men's Stride Jacquard Polo

Only $26.99 each

• 4.4 oz., 100% polyester diamond jacquard jersey
• inserts: 4 oz., 100% polyester snag protection tricot
• moisture-wicking
• anti-microbial
• matching jacquard knit collar

Colour(s): Black 703, Carbon 456, Classic Navy 849, Nautical Blue 413, Valley Green 448

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Summer Savings on our Clothing!

Click here to view a .pdf version of our flyer – Anything Printing – Clothing Summer Savings 2016

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All of the products listed can be decorated with your branding.  Embroidery and Heat Stamping options available.

Be sure to check our Promo eStore to browse all our clothing and promotional solutions.

Contact us with any questions!

 

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