How is the Price for Screen Printing Computed?

There are so many variables to figuring out the price for screen printing that this is one of the hardest things to do in our industry. We have tried to simplify this as much as possible for out clients by incorporating various components of the pricing calculation into larger groups…

Why do I have to Pay to have the same Color Printed Twice?

Probably the greatest confusion for clients is when they have the same color, but in multiple Design Locations. An example is a client may look at their project and see that they have Gold and Navy in a Design Location on the front of their selected product (e.g. t-shirt, hoodie)…

What is Spot Color, 4-Color Process, and Indexed Colors?

The overwhelming majority of printing on fabric, such as a t-shirts, hoodies, aprons, etc. is performed using what is commonly referred to as Spot Color, 4-Color Process, or Indexed Color. The exception to traditional screen printing is called DTG (Direct To Garment). See What is DTG? article for more information…

What is DTG (Direct To Garment) Printing?

Direct To Garment is a process that uses a special printer, generally a variation on an Ink Jet printer, along with special ink, to print directly from a computer to a t-shirt. This special DTG printer is customized so that you can feed one t-shirt at a time into the…

How and Why Do I Need Vector Artwork?


Quick note before I begin: BreakOut can vectorize your artwork for $25.00, most of the time overnight. Contact us today.
To learn more about what vector artwork is, see Peter’s blog: What is Vector art or what does Vectorization mean? Meanwhile, I’ll go over the how’s and why you and…

What does the weight (e.g. 6.1-oz) of apparel mean?

When you are looking at the various blank apparel to use for your printing or embroidery project, you will notice that most of them have some weight associated with them. And this will vary greatly by the type of apparel. You might see a t-shirt that is 4.3-oz (ounce) or…

What is Vector art or what does Vectorization mean?

When artwork is created as vector art (normally in something like Illustrator or CorelDraw creating .AI or .EPS file formats) it is created something like a blue-print.  This blue print can be read by software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel Draw.  Unlike Bitmap artwork (JPG, GIF, etc.) which…

Turnaround Time

When it comes to turnaround time, we do our best to process orders as fast as possible, no matter what it is. Please be aware turn around time can be affected by the quality of artwork you provide, or extra needed steps to ensure your job is completed to the…