Apples to Apples

At first glance of a screenprinting or embroidery estimate, some shops might seem like they charge less then we do, but do they? When I hear that another shop is charging less money, I always check to make sure prices are being compared properly. One trick to confuse a buyer into thinking they are getting a better deal is to split up the print or embroidery cost into 2 or more prices . Here is an example,

  • 12 T-shirts cost $4.50 each
  • 2 color front print cost $2.00 each
  • The shirt is a dark color so you will pay $.25 per shirt for a flash charge
  • Finally the big cost is screen charges, normally $25.00 per color or $50 total for a two color

Now when you look at the print cost and the shirt cost, it looks like your paying $6.50 per shirt. This is the price we are sometimes compared to. But do not forget the other charges that usually end up at the bottom of your quote, the flash charge, and screen charge. When you add these to the overall cost of the order you end up with a $10.92 shirt.

At Crystal Clear Logos we simplified the Screenprinting process to, a garment charge and a print charge. We do not hit you with screen charges, flash charges, handling charges, or folding charges like some companies. So next time you are pricing screenprinting or embroidery, make sure you’re comparing apples to apples and not apples to oranges. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at (925) 778-1912, or toll free 1-800-755-0377.

Darren Schmidt
V.P., Crystal Clear Logos Inc.

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