Band merchandise & printing uk
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BAND MERCH UK
We have All kinds of processes
TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PERFECT FINISH WE NEED YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR ARTWORK IN THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD. WE CAN ONLY BE AS PERFECT AS YOUR ARTWORK FILES.
if you don't have the machines. Look no further we can provide the service!
We know music merchandise is a get way to give your fans a little something more than just the performance. The merchandise can be a memory that they can keep for a long time, a memory of how good it all was. Band Merch UK or Printed Band T-shirt is fast becoming a popular service for us in house. With so many different processes to achieve your designs we have made it much more simple. Band Merchandise is another way of making income from your performance, BUT printing your logo onto garments may seem pretty low key, but looking at figures no matter what type of band you are, people who purchase your merchandise are 65% more likely to be remember. Band merchandise is a necessity if you’re planning on playing locally or going on a full-blown national tour and high quality band T-shirts can increase drastically the chances of making a good profit.. Not only is it a great way to get your name out there but a perfect keep sake.
BAND T-SHIRTS / BAND MERCHANDISE PRINTING / BAND BEANIES / BAND CAPS
All The Band Merchandise Printing You Could Need from Woven INC
So we can help, all we need to know from you is the products you’d like, the designs and their locations, how many colours you’d like the print to be along with a rough idea of quantities and our team can get all your printed band merchandise needs wrapped up ASAP.
Why don’t you get a full range:
Printed Band Hoodies
Printed Band T-shirts
Printed Band Tote Bags
Embroidered Band Caps
Embroidered Band Beanies
We can even make a bundle deal for you to suit, most popular bundles include t-shirts, hoodies and beanies all rolled into one order.
With so many products to choose from we can select the right item for you and your band, whether you want the basic or you want the absolute best. We have screen printed t-shirts on offer with minimum units of 20 per design.
Band Merch UK
Printed Band Merchandise - Band T-Shirts - Band Hoodie Printing UK
Printed band merchandise doesn’t need to be over complicated or expensive. We have so many options from just a handful of items such as DTG (Direct To Garment) Printing or like we have said screenprinting can be an option along with embroidered products.
We have ample experience in printing band merch as we have printed for some clients under Top Dogg Entertainment for their European Tour to DJ Ben Nicky and topping off with Thrash Metal giants Annihilator .
Your printed band merch can be as detailed or as basic as you would like, we offer full finishing services. Whereby we can relabel your garments with your own band name and sizing, we can fold and bag your products so they are ready for sale as soon as you arrive to your gig.
We can even offer a drop shipping service if you have enough units and not enough storage should you be travelling the country.
Give us your budget and we can put together a package for you, creating your own stock has never been easier.
Struggling with your current supplier why not send us a previous order and we can match like for like, price for price, product for product.
With deadlines as a huge part of this process as you will be on tour or gigging more and more often, as long as we are aware of the time frame we will confirm if we feel it is possible to hit.
By all means we have a full team on hand to consult you through this process, we understand it can be an expensive start but, when you see the money rolling in the other side it will be all worth it.
If you simply fill out the quotation below our team can get you pricing back ASAP.
Check out some of our frequently asked questions below.
What are Screen Charges?
Every print shop charges for screens, but they are a one off cost. Because you pay for a screen charge it does not mean you own the actual screens, we do not release these. Screen charges are charged at a flat rate of £25 per colour, per size and design. This charge covers the set up and separation of your design from our artwork team to make sure that it is exactly the right size and position for print. It also covers the film, screen prep and machine set up.
Do you charge for colour Changes?
Yes we do, with small orders we need to charge these fees as we have to remove the screens from the machine, wash and clean them down. Followed by drying and setting the machine up again as you can imagine this can take quite a while. We only charge a £15 fee with a minimum of 15 units per change so it’s not that bad right?
Do you have minimum orders?
Printing all depends on the colours in your design, minimum orders are 20 pieces per design but we do have a colour break chart see below. You can mix your minimum orders between different garments and you can have a mixture of sizes.
20+ Units = Maximum of 4 Screens
50+ Units = Maximum of 8 Screens
150+ Units = 8 Screens Plus
How long do you take?
Generally anywhere up to 14 working day is a normal turn around from approving your artwork, obviously if they are ready any sooner we will ship them immediately. Although when ordering in busy season please leave up to 18 workings days to receive your order. Turn around times are not set deadlines they are estimated times for completion therefore your stock could be with you much sooner or slightly after this estimated date.
Can I see my design before placing an order?
We do not visualise orders before confirming and paying for the order. As you can appreciate it takes a lot of time and attention to visuals all artwork before it goes to a printing stage. Once you have confirmed and made payment on your order all artwork is passed over to our design team and they will visualise your order back to you for approval before anything goes to print.
***We need an approval directly to our design team before any production starts.
What size prints can I have?
Based on T-shirts see the maximum sizes and locations below, sizing will vary depending on the product and product size you choose, screens and prints are one size fits all. Check out our comparisons page for other varations, we do have oversized screens but they are price and sizing on application.
E.G if you have an Extra small Garment and a Triple Extra Large Garment the print can only go as large as a the Extra Small. Therefore it will look large on the Extra Small but on a Triple Extra Large it will look small in comparison to the garment size.
The Pantone matcher, plastisol inks are the go to ink, our industry standard, Plastisol is a traditional screen print ink that revolutionised the industry in the early 60s. Give a great coverage, leaving a satin- glossy like finish. You can use plastisol inks on the majority of garments for a full coverage, thicker and durable print.
This is an oil based ink that was purposely created for printing. It’s great if you want bright, solid colours that will barely ever fade. Plastisol also wins every time for tonal designs and can retain very fine detail. The main drawback is that it’s not as breathable and heavier to wear than its water based or discharge counterparts.
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Discharge printing is a new great way of printing, it’s soft, and its sits in the garment rather than on top. We add a bleach based additive to the ink, this is were it gets tricky not every garment discharges well AND not all coloured garment discharges well (they will discharge but just not to the same effect). Coloured garments are not all dye the same way or with the same intensity/amount of the dye used to make the shirts bright and vibrant. The heat activates the bleach taking the printed areas back to their natural, un-dyed colour. We’d recommend only discharging onto 100% cotton.
We would say the following garment colours are a not the best to use discharge inks on (which includes our Premium Standard Ink): Kelly Green, Red, Royal Blue, Lapis, Cobalt, Purple, Forest, Teal, and Turquoise. If you are going to print on these shirt colours, please note that lighter colours like white and yellow will be influenced by the shirt colour remaining underneath.
The Eco Friendly Option: Often the best choice on light garments the ink really penetrates most garments. Waterbased ink, like discharge will leave a very soft, durable finish. You can barely feel the print with it leaving a textureless finish as it’s super soft. Waterbased inks are mainly to achieve opaque whites as an under-base for vibrant colour prints on to dark garments.
Puff additive can be added to any colour to make it raise, it’s chemically designed to puff up when cured these inks become raised when they reach the correct temperature. Be careful with the designs you choose for this process if the artwork is too wide it will drop but if its too thin and intricate it will not have enough surface area to rise enough. Or why not just add another definition to your artwork to give it that extra impressive look.
Tip 101 stir the reflective ink before printing: Reflective inks are made up of a carrier base and small reflective glass beads. The base ink itself is so thin, the beads will settle at the bottom if not stirred before printing, therefore you will not get an even distribution. Reflective ink if not printed with a base white will look different over different colour garments, it normally looks the best on white or black garments. Without a light beam on the produce it will look like a dull light grey, although when a beam of light hits the design it will shine bright. Not best on small intricate designs.
HD Printing also known as high definition printing, is a process in where by you produce a 3D heavy deposit of ink. Therefore you print layer on top of layer to give it that definition. Almost like a rubber effect.
glow in the dark
The light charged ink is a great alternative to mix up a design. The luminescent inks in natural light looks a creamy white we’d always suggested using a white base to make sure the design is seen in natural light so it gives it a good base to sit against. Although you can use any base colour but bear in mind the glow overlay will change the look in natural and dark scenes. Glow in the dark inks can be produced in a variety of colours but the human eye is most sensitive to green light so this will appear brightest.
Metallic inks are similar to our glitter but they are on a smaller scale, the elements within the ink are crushed a lot finer so that its easier to use. These inks are made up of a mixture of pigment and a liquid resin. Easier to use for more detailed designs. Can be mainly used in Silver and Gold.
If you want to give other colours a little punch we can mix with our standard inks to give it that boost.
Looking for that full on glitter effect, we have it covered, we use our special screens with large open mesh counts. We wouldn’t recommend printing this method on anything detailed. Glitter Ink is the heavier brother to our metallic ink as it has larger flakes to give that full glitter effect.
Neon / Fluorescent
Looking for that electric finish, with a handful of colours available such as: Yellow, Pink, Orange Green & Blue are the top favourites. Works well in a UV charged environment.
One of our trickiest processes, with minimums of 50 units per design, our foil printing is only available in a select number of colours. Drop our team a message to check which colours we have in stock. Best way to reproduce this application, is to print a layer of glue, dry the product then press the chosen foil colour on top.
Best used on bold designs without small detail.
Exactly that clear, glossy, great for getting that tonal effect. Works great on light greys and coloured garments.