​​What is a setup fee?

A setup fee is the cost associated with the creation of a die, plate, screen, or other fixture that is used in our machines to print your logo on your desired item.

Since each item has a unique imprint area, and imprint methods vary from item to item, it’s necessary to create fixtures for imprints every time you order an item for the first time. Each new fixture requires another setup fee.

A setup fee is not an artwork fee. Designing your artwork is a completely different cost.




What goes into a setup fee?

For screen printed items, the setup covers preparing a screen with the inverse of your logo on it, carefully cutting out the logo, and readying the ink.

For laser engraved items, it means calibrating your logo into the laser.

A digital printing setup charges comprises uploading your image into the printer.

Heat transfer setups include printing your logo onto transfer material, and then transferring it onto your items. (Think a higher quality iron-on t-shirt transfer!)



Why do some items not have a setup fee?

All items will have a setup charge, but we try to discount (or eliminate) them as much as we can. We want you to be able to maximize your advertising dollars and get the most out of each purchase.


Why do some items require multiple setup fees?

If your desired imprint has multiple colors and/or locations, this will require multiple setup fees. This is because when you have your items screen printed, a screen is created for each part of your imprint that’s a different color.


ART FEES


PENCIL SKETCH ( FREE ) Usually 1 hour required.


COMPUTER VECTOR FEES FOR ARTWORK ( START AT $25.00 PER ARTWORK PIECE OR LOGO ) 


FULL COLOR VECTOR ARTWORK OR HAND DRAWN ARTWORK. $40 PER HOUR.


IF WE GIVE YOU A PRICE ON A JOB AND YOU AGREE AND HAVE US DO ARTWORK .. YOU ARE

RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CHARGES FOR ARTWORK OR SETUP OR ANY WORK WE HAVE COMPLETED 

UP UNTIL THE POINT YOU CANCEL OR CHANGE ORDER.  SOME ART IS INCLUDED IN PRICE OF JOB, BUT IF YOU CANCEL THE ORDER WE WILL SEND YOU AN INVOICE FOR ANY WORK WE UP UNTIL THAT POINT!!


DIGITZING FEE SET UP. $25.00 FOR FRONT LEFT SMALL BREAST LOGO ( AND UP )


JACKET BACK DIGITIZING $50.00 FOR FULL BACK - ( AND UP )


VECTORIZING OR COPYING ARTWORK ( $40.00 PER HOUR )