We have now closed Screen Printing orders for 2020 delivery, you may still request a quote for delivery in 2021, we will be open over the holiday period.
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    Can I come into the showroom?

    We are currently open by appointment only. Please call or email, if you would like to come into the office to look at stock or if you would like to collect an urgent order.

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    Can I order online?

    Yes you can. 

    If you wish to design your own, go to The Tee Shirt Republic . There is no minimum order, decoration in full colour Direct To Garment Digital printing, and you can collect from store in Osborne Park, or shipping is available Australia wide. 

    However, if you require a more personal touch, and need assistance in customisation of your garments then you will need to speak to one of our apparel experts at sales@fabricprinter.com.au

    Alternatively, you can contact one of our apparel experts directly:
    Natasha - natasha@fabricprinter.com.au
    Sally - sally@fabricprinter.com.au
    Tarryn - tarryn@fabricprinter.com.au

    How do I know what size to order?

    To work out your size, lay your shirt down flat and measure as per the diagram below.  Compare that measurement to the size chart supplied on each products page.

    shirt measurement

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    How does pricing for screen printing work?

    Pricing for screen printing is based on 3 variables.

    1. The number of garments to be decorated
    2. The number of colours in each print
    3. The number of prints on the shirts i.e. Front only or front, back, sleeve etc

      To give you an accurate price we need to know these three variables.

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      How does pricing for Digital work?

      1. The number of garments to be decorated
      2. The number of prints on the shirts i.e. Front only or front and back etc
      3. And the size of the logos

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        How does pricing for Embroidery work?

        1. The number of garments to be decorated
        2. The size and complexity of your design
        3. The number of embroideries on the shirts i.e. Front only or front and back etc

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          Why do more colours cost more?

          The way screen printing works we have to set a screen up for every colour in every print. The more screens, the higher the set up costs. It also takes longer to print 4 colours as we need to make 4 separate print passes on each tee.

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          What t-shirts do you use?

          • AS Colour
          • American Apparel
          • Anvil
          • Aussie Pacific
          • Biz Collection
          • Gildan
          • Johnny Bobbins
          • Ramo
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          What is the maximum amount of colours you can print?

          We can print up to 8 spot PMS colours on white garments (7 on coloured / dark garments). Another option we have is CMYK process printing, PMS colour matching is not available for this method, and there will be colour shifting within your order. 

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          How long will my job take?

          Our standard turnaround is 10 working days from Artwork Approval. We are happy to provide a “rush” service for a small additional cost, please call us for this service. 

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          What file type do you need for the artwork?

          For the majority of spot colour work we require a vector image file created in a program like Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand or Corel Draw. They will have file extensions such as PSD., .AI, .EPS, .PDF, .CDR, .FH (version number).

          Note that not all files that have these file extensions are necessarily vector image files. For example you can save a bitmap file as nearly all these file types. The file has to be created from scratch in the programs above.

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          Is there a minimum order?

          Yes, we do have a minimum. They are as follows:
          • Screen printing - 20 units Per Design
          • Embroidery - 20 units Per Design
          • Digital Printing - 10 units Per Design
          • Transfers - 20 units Per Design
          • Design your own Digital Printing - No minimum at The Tee Shirt Republic
          • Blanks - No minimum. Please email us a quote request.
          You can however mix and match sizes and garment styles to reach this minimum order. 

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            Can I supply my own stock?

            We perfer to supply the stock as this means we can control the garment & print variables, allowing us to guarantee our work. If you choose to B.Y.O, you will need to understand that there can be a reject rate of 2%. As we may not have printed on the exact fabric blend you are supplying, we do not know how it will react to the screen printing and curing process. 

            Terms of supplying your own stock:
            Whilst TFP make every effort to reduce the number of rejects, mistakes can still happen. Customers need to be aware of up to a 2% reject rate, per print run. This means that if there are multiple designs you have multiple print runs. Rejects can be in the form of marks on stock, holes in fabric, dye migration or printing rejects. TFP will not be held responsible for replacing rejects and Customers will need to over supply by a minimum of 2% if full stock is required for there order. Suppliers of own stock are required to check all stock before printing. If TFP has to stop production due to damaged stock, short supply, print size not matching stock or any other printing related reason,TFP reserves the right to charge the client at the full hourly machine rate until issues are resolved. Customers will be advised of any issues and given the opportunity to replace stock or cease production to avoid extra charges if needed. 

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            Can you design the logo we want printed?

            Yes. Subject to avaialbility, we have in house Graphic designers to create the look you are after. Turn around time for this is around 1 week from supply of design details, starting form $105 p/h. From a t-shirt design to a complete corporate image we can give your business, brand or organisation a professional look.

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            Will I need to pay setup again if I get a reprint?

            No. All setup charges are a once off cost as long as the design stays the same, at the same size, printed in the same colours, on the same fabric type. 

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            How can I reduce the costs per shirts?

            There are a few different ways to reduce the costs involved:

            1. Increase the volume being manufactured
            2. Reduce the number of colours in each design
            3. Reduce the number of locations being decorated

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              What is the difference between a bitmap and a vector file?

              Bitmaps (also called "raster") are made up of pixels, while vector images are composed of mathematical formulas that consist of curves and points. As such, they can be resized at will without losing quality. Making a bitmap larger makes the pixels larger too and the result can be blurry and jagged. Photos are bitmap images, and so are file formats like bmp, jpg, and psd.

              Vector images have crisp lines and can be resized as big as a house without losing any image quality. Vector images are created in programs like Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and Corel Draw.

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              Why do you require vector images?

              Vector images are made out of lines and shapes. This helps us when we need to separate colours. Each shape that has the same colour is separated from the image. This can’t effectively be done with a bitmap image when printing with spot colours.

              For occasions where it is acceptable to use bitmap images, please refer to our Digital Printing or CMYK blended print process. They are occasionally acceptable for single colour prints at a minimum of 300dpi. If in doubt, please forward all artwork to your sales consultant for clarification. 

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              What does “convert fonts to outlines” or “embed fonts” mean?

              Fonts aren’t automatically transferred with a vector file when it is created in a program like Adobe Illustrator. When using fonts in the program, the text is linked to a font file located on your computer. If that text is not converted to shapes or outlines or “embedded”, in the program, when you send that file to us if we don’t have the font installed on our computer the font you have used will be substituted for a different font that is installed on our system.

              To get around this you need to convert fonts to outlines or embed the fonts. To do this in Adobe Illustrator you can right click on the text and choose “Create Outlines” alternatively if you go to Type>Create Outlines or finally you can use the hotkeys Shift+Ctrl+O. This will convert all you type to shapes and it will transport within your file.

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