How do I find out how much my order will cost?
There are many aspects that define what the final price per unit will be. Some of these variables include, quantities, garment choice and colour, fibre content, colours to be printed, complexity of design, print size and location. We have extremely useful Quick Quote & an Online Design/Ordering system that can help you find what is the best fit for you (More info on how to use these in the question below).
However, if you can send us your design/ideas and some information, we are more than happy to supply you with a concise and obligation free quote.
NOTE: If you ever want advice on what may suit your needs best E.g. garment, decoration method, quantities, please supply us as much information as possible and we will ensure to give you our best advice :)
If you cannot find what you are looking for with our online tools, please submit a a 'Free Quote' request with as much detail as possible.
How do I use your Quick Quote & Design/Order Tools?
Our online tools are an excellent way for you to find what garment, decoration process, and quantity best suits your needs & budget. You can quickly find pricing in the quick quote tool (video below) and upload or create your design in our Design/Order tool to get more specific pricing and finialise your preliminary order. Ensure that you are logged in for correct pricing.
NOTE: Orders lodged online are applicable for a discount on the Garment+Decoration prices when using the code "ONLINE2021" while submitting your preliminary order.
QUICK QUOTE TOOL
**NOTE: If you ever want advice on what may suit your needs best E.g. garment, decoration method, quantities, please supply us as much information as possible and we will ensure to give you our best advice :)
How to use the quick quote tool: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q0xzlj4uydcwvdp/Blast%20ink%20Quick%20Quote%20tool.webm?dl=0
DESIGN/ORDER TOOL (Works best on a computer)
** NOTE: Please see the the specific alterations that may apply (listed below the quick quote tool & in further detail in the "important" tab in the designer)
How to upload your designs and use the online designer/ordering tool: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci3qaoxp1r5n89q/Blast%20ink%20Online%20Designer%20%26%20Ordering.webm?dl=0
Is there a minimum order for Screen Printing?
We have a minimum print charge of 30pcs. This is to keep the unit price at an affordable rate for you.
The 30pcs can be made up of different garment sizes, colour and styles as long as the print remains the same
We offer heavy discounts at quantites of 50+, 100+, 200+ and so on. So the more you order, the more you save!
I need something printed ASAP! Can you help me?
We sure can!
If we can get all the order details and designs locked down as soon as possible, we will endeavor to help you meet your deadline. These types of jobs can incur an additional charge to cover overtime and Express delivery. We will inform you of these at the time of quotation.
Call us ASAP to discuss your options.
How long will my order take?
Our standard turnaround for most processes including Screen Printing, Embroidery, Patches & labels is ~10 working days (+ Delivery) from artwork approval and receipt of payment.
We can often complete orders faster, so get in touch and we'll do our best to help you (This sometimes costs a little more).
Are we able to supply our own items for decoration?
Our business model is structured on garment wholesale & decoration of bulk orders, so we are unable to help with supplied garments. In combination with our wholesale garments, our moq's and prices are in place to offer the best quality and sharpest prices for bulk orders.
We are official wholesalers of a few dozen brands that we supply. 99% of the time our clients find that it is more affordable and more streamlined for us to supply & decorate than other alternatives. The brands that we work with are also specifically made for decoration, so this also allows for better consistency & quality control.
Below is a link to the main brands that we offer, top 5 typically cover most orders. If you do not see what you are looking for here, please email us with images and any additional information and we will find the best match for your needs.
What file type do you recommend I supply for my design?
ONLINE ORDERING: PDF, SVG, EPS, PNG, TIF, JPG, JPEG
MANUAL PROCESSING (BULK ONLY): AI, PDF, or alternatively PSD, TIF, JPG, PNG - RESOLUTION: Ideally 200-300+dpi at the desired print size, or in vector format
NOTES (AI, PDF, EPS, PSD, SVG only): Convert all text to outlines/curves, & embed all links.
TIPS: Designs created initially on a transparent background work best. Supply in layers if created this way.
What is the difference between DTG & Screen printing?
- 30pcs MOQ per design
- The greatest washability
- Typically becomes the most affordable option at 30-50+pcs
- Priced per colour. A screen is required per colour and position ($50ea +gst) [underbase white required for non white garments]. These are 100% waived for repeat orders within 12months of the previous, and discounted to $30ea (+gst) per screen thereafter. So repeat orders are considerably cheaper than DTG. - Underbase white screens required ($50+gst) for printing colours on non white garments for the smoothest, most durable and vibrant print. - Suitable for printing on most fabric types - Suitable for printing on most fabric types
- Ability to print neon colours and special effect inks such metallic gold/silver- Gradient and Photographic printing technique achievable with halftone dots for an additional $15 +gst per screen. Typically recommended at 50-100+pcs.
- Max print size of up to 55cm on some garments.
- No MOQ (online only) - Good washability- No setup fees
- Not priced per colour, so it's a great option for orders that have more than a few colours and are under 30-50pcs.
- High resolution prints- Colours are within the CMYK colour space, so colour bright colours often look similar to a high quality Desktop printer on standard paper.
- Cannot reproduce neon colours, or special effect colours such as metallic gold/silver.- Only truly suited to 100% Cotton fabric (AS Colour fleece is an exception)
- Max. print size is also limited to 40cm High.
What is Screen Printing?
From 25-10,000 prints. Most designs are suitable to be screen printed, however if your design contains a lot of colours and is a smaller quantity (25-50pcss) DTG may be a better option.
State of the art machinery and the highest quality materials ensures that our Screen Printing is of the highest quality and is very durable.
We have a number of ink options including our standard Plastisol, Waterbase, Discharge, Metallics & Special effects. This is the most cost effective method for 25-50+pcs for minimumal colours and is discounted per order quantity.
Maximum print size is: 40cm x 60cm (Can vary depending on the smallest garment size and the design itself)
What is DTG printing?
This process is fantastic for orders that contain a lot of colours or are photographic where a bulkd run is not required.
Our State of the art DTG printer can achieve incredible detail. DTG printing is ideally suitable for 100% Cotton garments.
Maximum print size is: 35cm x 40cm (Can vary depending on the smallest garment size and the design itself)
NOTE: DTG prints do not have the same durability or brightness as a screen print and the print finish on dark garments is not quite as nice, but it is a great option for when screen printing is not viable.
What is Embroidery?
Embroidery is a fantastic option for workwear and apparel that need extreme durability.
Our minimum per order is 10pcs.
How many colours can you Screen Print?
We can screen print up to 10 colours. The number of colours viable to print will depend on your total order quantity. If you have a lot of colours and only require a small amount of pieces, after discussing your needs, we may guide you toward one of our other processes that will be more suitable, like DTG or our premium transfers.
How do I know what process is best suited to my needs?
Each design, garment purpose and garment type and order quantity can be better suited toward different processes. Let us know what you will be using the items for along with as much detail of the print and garment that you have in mind and we'll give you our expert advice.
What type of finishing/extra options do you offer
We offer a number of options to take your apparel to the next level and give it that extra professional touch.
- Delabeling (Remove manufacturers branded label) [moq: 50pcs]
- Relabeling (Remove manufacturers branded label and replace it with your custom labels – We also supply these!) [moq: 50pcs]
- Custom woven labels (inner neck label, hem label, pip label – We also supply these!) [moq: 100pcs]
- Custom satin neck labels (Inner neck label – We also supply these!) [moq: 100pcs]
- Custom woven Patches (Caps, jackets, jumper – We also supply these!s) [moq: 100pcs]
- Direct inner neck prints (All printed with our standard neutral grey ink) [moq: 100pcs]
- Individual Fold & Bag [moq: 50pcs]
- Attach customer supplied swing tag [moq: 50pcs]
What information do I need to supply to receive a Screen Printing quote?
There are a list of details that we will need to accurately configure a price for your print.
The details we require can be located in our ‘FREE QUOTE’ form.
If you are not sure about some of these, it’s ok. We are here to help you get the best results possible and will walk you through the process. Do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call us on 03 9007 0479
Because I have paid for a set-up, does this mean I own the film and screens?
No, it does’t. The costing allowed for screen set-up is directly related to the labour and materials that it takes to take a design from a digital file to print. It does not include the purchase of the film or the screen itself.
Used screens are held for a certain period and then reclaimed (recycled) and reused for other orders. If you have paid for a set-up for a previous order need to re-order within 12 months, setup fees are waived. This means you will not have to pay another set-up fee, meaning even cheaper prints for your 2nd print run. After the 12 month period, setup costs are priced at a discounted rate :)
Where are you located?
We now operate under an online business model, which allows us to give you the best prices and focus on providing fast and flexible customer service. Your order will be shipped via our friendly large network of friendly couriers out of our Melbourne locations.