How to order custom tshirts

how to order custom tshirts

Kirkwood Trading Company custom tshirts in Saint Louis.

How to order custom tshirts – save time and money

We get a lot of first time customers who are looking to have custom tshirts printed up and ask how to order custom tshirts. As a way to save you time and money we are creating this guide that you can use when you get started.

The first thing a screen printed is going to want to know in order to give you the most accurate price is the following:

1. How many t-shirts do you need?
2. What kind of shirts do you need – (cotton, poly, ladies, youth)
3. Where is the printing going – (Front, front and back)
4. How any colors is the design?

This will be the basic to information needed to order custom tshirts. The quantity, print locations, and number of print colors all factor in to the final price. Having this information ahead of time will save you time and money. We don’t need to have exact quantities as a ballpark is fine. If you call a screen print shop without knowing what your design will be or your quantity will be, it’s the same thing as showing up to a car dealership and telling the salesman you want a red car. Do you want a sedan, and SUV, what options do you want, do you want a late model? So having more information is better than not enough.

At Kirkwood Trading Company we have several ways that allow our customers to get an accurate price quote in the least amount of time possible.

1. We are always a phone call away.
2. You can also email us with your request
3. We have an online design studio where you can design your own shirts and get the look you want before placing an order or getting a price.
4. Online Quote form – fill in the questions and we’ll take it from there. Very simple.

Another thing that will assist you in how to order custom tshirts is our online catalog. You can click through it and find the exact garment you like. There will be several styles, brands, and colors that you can see and help you to pick out the perfect shirt for your order.

Lastly, when you need to know how to order custom tshirts, here is a little list of the most popular ordere shirts. Great quality, great price point, and with our screen printing you’ll get one heck of a great custom tshirt order.

1. Gildan 5000 – 5.3oz 100% preshrunk cotton
2. Gildan 2000 – 6oz 100% preshrunk cotton
3. Gildan 8000 – 5.4oz 50/50 poly cotton Dryblend
4. A4 3142 – lightweight 100% poly moisture wicking tees
5. Check our Bella and Next Level brands for some more tapered fashing cut tees.

Design tshirt online fast

Design tshirt online fast

Kirkwood Trading Company screen printing

Design Tshirt online fast

People like the option to be able creat or design tshirt online. In order to get the best bang for your buck we offer a quoting system. Most companies out there have a stock price for an order and being in the screen printing industry for over 20 years, that’s just not really possible. Without boring you with the nuances of the back end of printing. Compare it to going to a car dealership and wanting to buy a car. Each car has a different price based on brand and options. Custom tshirts are no different. What happens is companies have to provide a less than superior product when it comes to a higher end shirt or design compared to a more simple design that has the same price point.

For instance, a black t-shirt cannot successfully have any ink color printed directly on it except white or grey ink successfully. In order to screen print say pink ink on black shirts, an under base is required. The only problem is online designers don’t take into accound that additional step when it comes to automatic pricing. This means the customer is getting a pink print on a black shirt directly and the print is not a high quality print.

At Kirkwood Trading Company, we do not provide auto quotes. We quote each job as they come over through the online designer. Design tshirt online format allows us to give the best price possible as well as a far superior print. When you want to make your own shirt online, we look at each custom tee shirts on their own and quote accordingly.

Design tshirt online is a great fun tool but you’d be best served sticking with a company that will provide an accurate quote. Contact us for the best price on design tshirt online option. You’ll be glad you did.

Custom made Jerseys

custom made jerseys

Kirkwood Trading Company

Custom Made Jerseys

Custom made jerseys is something we can produce with the highest quality. We carry a full line of colors and styles for every sport. Utilzing most athletic apparel brands we can produce your custom made jerseys in no time. Our screen printing services are performed in house to ensure quality and to control turn around time. We can your custom made jerseys around in 10 business or days or less. Our 20 years of experience had allowed us to streamline our internal processes of how we produce jerseys quickly and effectively saving our clients time and money.

Our personalized jerseys are a combination of screen printing and vinyl for the lettering and numbering. We can screen print numbers if you wish but those command a higher price. We cut and weed our vinyl to match any font you wish to give you a truly one of a kind looking jersey. Many custom team apparel companies outsource the printing or numbering services. This means your price is higher than it needs to be and the production time is longer. In this case cheap and quality are not the same.

Kirkwood Trading Company is an experienced custom jersey maker and our 20 year history and repeat clientele are a testiment to our product and service. We stay ahead of the trends to give our clients a truly unique looking jersey when it’s sought. Many of our clients like the traditional looking custom made jerseys while other clients are looking for the newest trends to really stand out. Either way is fine with us as we offer both styles from a variety of manufacturers.

We specialize in soccer jerseys, hockey jerseys, basbetball jerseys, baseball jerseys, cheer uniforms, lacrosse jerseys, softball jerseys, football jerseys, track jerseys, and some others. These are the most popular requested jerseys.

If you’d like a free price quote on your custom made jerseys or team apparel give us a call. You can contact us directly through this link.

In addition to jerseys we also specialize in custom team apparel. We can set up free online stores where you can sell your logo wear to your fans or parents. We build the store, put products only you request on there with your designs. Kirkwood Trading Company handles the order processing and shipping if required. You simply collect the profits.

Custom T-shirt Printing | Webster Groves

Custom T-shirts in Webster Groves

Kirkwood Trading Company

Custom t-shirt printing in Webster Groves can be found just one town over in beautiful Kirkwood. Kirkwood Trading Company is a 20 year old screen printing business that provide custom t-shirt printing in Webster Groves as well as the entire St. Louis area.

Specializing in logo wear for such things as

– Family Reunion t-shirts
– Restaurant t-shirts
– Team sports apparel
– Athetlic t-shirts
– Business wear both casual and formal
– Awareness walks, foundations and organizations.
– And much more.

Offering a full line of apparel we have been able to develope a diverse clientele through offering several types of custom apparel to meet our customers needs.

Whether it’s custom sweatshirts for a schools PTO or Student Council or dress shirts, jackets, and hats for a local business, uniforms for sports team, or a team participating in the Autism walk needing custom team t-shirts, we have the apparel and the expertise to complete your order in a timely manner.

We carry all of the popular brands and styles and colors and will be happy to sit down with you to figure out the right apparel for your needs.

If you are in the market for custom t-shirt printing in Webster Groves, contact us and we’ll be happy to serve your needs.

Custom T shirt Printing | Eureka Missouri

Custom t shirt printing Eureka Missouri

Kirkwood Trading Company

Kirkwood Trading Company extends our screen printing and custom t-shirt services to Eureka Missouri. Over the past few years we have expanded our presence in Eureka through word of mouth and have quickly started gaining traction do to our fast turn around on orders and quality printing. From small businesses to government to the schools we have been fortunate enough, through this word of mouth to provide the highest quality screen printing to this area.

Kirkwood Trading Company offers a full line of apparel for youth, adult, and ladies including corprorate wear, team wear, and spirit wear, as well as custom t-shirts from just about every manufacturer. Our turn around time on order is 4-6 business days and we offer free delivery depending on the size of order. We certainly can’t deliver a 15 shirt order for free. However clients who order above 72 pieces can expect free delivery.

We offer an online design studio where you can design your own apparel and get a quick quote. We can also assist in shirt design and logo creation.

Best of all people of Eureka, we try to make ordering you custom t-shirts, team jerseys, spirit wear, etc, very easy for you. We know you are busy, we try to make communication and the order process very easy.

If you have a need for logo wear, give us a call or send us an email or go online to get a quick quote.

Custom Printed Soccer Jerseys | St. Louis

custom printed soccery jerseys

Outfit your team in jerseys

Custom Printed Soccer Jerseys

Custom printed soccer jerseys aren’t what they used to be. Today many teams, especially youth and indoor are substituting the traditional jersey for a moisture wicking performance poly tee. In fact even the major brands are offering several styles in the moisture wicking tee. The nice thing about these are that they are very cost effective which is great when you are talking about a kick around indoor league or kids who will outgrow the jerseys by next season.

Typically 12-16 custom printed soccer jerseys with a 1 color logo on the front with a name and number on the back will run around $15-$18 per jersey. It just depends on the particulars of shirt style, color, and whether it’s standard lettering. This is pretty much the going rate from Kirkwood Trading Company. We print a ton of jerseys for many different kinds of teams each year from youth soccer to adult indoor fun leagues.

The quality of the jersey is key especially if you are talking indoor. The best fitting and comfortable tees are the polyester tees with the moisture wicking properties which are also light weight. Gone are the days of the thick cotton shirts that just hold the moisture in.

When it comes to custom printed soccer jerseys we can also assist in logo design. We’ll be happy to show you different font options for the names and numbers and even the various options for the texture of the lettering and numbering.

In addition to jerseys we carry soccer socks and shorts as well as bags. We can cater an entire uniform for your needs and even provide the spirit wear. If you are in the market for custom printed soccer jersesy check out our selection. All of our printing, lettering and numbering are done in-house which saves you time and money. A typical turn around will be 4-6 business days on soccer jersey orders.

Custom Graphic T Shirts

custom graphic t shirt printing

Kirkwood Trading Company

Custom Graphic T shirts are about to get really popular. Sure, their popularity has never waned but with the increased shirt colors, styles, brands, and materials people who never use custom logo wear for promotion are starting to see the benefits. Trends are always cyclical and with today’s trends leaning towards lighter and thinner shirts, more companies than every have jumped on board. More and more companies are increasing their product line to cater to the ever growing popularity that is the custom graphic t shirts.

Custom Graphic T shirts – Printing

Today when you place an order for custom graphic t shirts you may notice a softer feeling more vibrant logo. Companies have reformulated their inks and I know from first hand experience here at Kirkwood Trading Company, when we are printing custom graphic t shirts there is a new softness to the inks. The inks go down easier and feel softer. So the weight of the shirt doesn’t really matter much anymore because the inks are thinner and softer. Of course there are some conditions where this may not be always be the case based on certain designs. For the most part this holds true.

Custom Graphic T shirts – Pricing

Custom Graphic T shirts range in price today more than ever. With all the different manufacturers and styles and colors a large gap has been created. The difference between a basic cotton t shirt and camo t shirt may be several dollars. Same holds true for a cotton t shirt and sublimated polyester tee. For the most part, 90% of the people purchasing custom printed t shirts will be in the lower spectrum of cost. This isn’t a bad thing as the quality and softness of t shirts has remained low because of manufacturer competition.

To check out our full online catalog and see what t shirts may be right for you visit here. Online Catalog

We’ll be happy to provide you with a free price quote on your custom graphic t shirts.

Curvy cut tees

Curvy Cut tees Saint Louis

Kirkwood Trading Company

Introducing Curvy Cut Tees. These are tees for women that start at size 14 and go up to size 28. No longer do women of larger sizes need to worry about squeezing into a tapered standard cut tee. This is truly revolutionary because now when you order custom tees for an event or cause, every one can get a custom t-shirt that fits them comfortably. Curvy cut tees are just the beginning to cater to women of larger sizes. This tee has just been introduced and chances are if history remains the same, more styles and colors will be added next year. Right now they are limited to very basic colors although they come in a range of styles from scoop neck, v-neck, tank, baseball tee, and long sleeve.

The curvy cut tees are made out of 100% combed ring spun cotton so they are soft and great for screen printing. From a screen printers perspective you can order more traditional tees with your order and should you need a curvy cut tee for a few women that is not a problem. You can mix and match standard style tees with curvy cut tees as it makes no difference to us.

Current color availability on the curvy cut tees are black, white, pink, navy, red, and grey. What is nice about this offering is that is spands several styles. Typically when a product is introduced the styles are very limited but in this case there is just about every major style covered. So it’s obvious this offering is in response to demand which is great. Women of all sizes can now enjoy having access to a shirt that truly fits their body type.

If you’d like a quote on custom printed curvy cut tees, just contact us under the contact us page and we’ll be happy to put pricing together for your custom t-shirt screen printing needs.

T shirt Marketing

T shirt marketing 101

Custom 5K race t-shirts

T Shirt Marketing – low cost high profit

T shirt marketing is something you see everywhere. One only has to walk down a street in any city to see several custom t-shirts promoting a cause, event, or a business. T shirt marketing is among the most effective ways to advertise if done correctly. We get several calls every day from potential clients who have grand marketing ideas but to no fault of their own they know little about the screen printing process and how custom t-shirts are made. In order for t shirt marketing to be successful it has to be cost effective.

To keep custom t-shirts cost effective there are a few factors that come in to play. The biggest determining factor is the quantity, how many custom tees do you need. The more shirts you need the more cost effective they will be. Not only that but with a larger quantity you have more room for creative designs. Don’t get me wrong we have both designed and printed awesome single color t-shirts for clients and we’ve had clients provide us with their own artwork in a single color format that were incredible. However to keep shirts cost effective the quantity of shirts plays a direct role in the number of colors the design can be to prevent them from being cost prohibitive.

T shirt marketing – profitable example

Since we are talking about marketing and profits I’m going to use a 5K run as an example. A client came to use because they hold a huge annual 5K run to raise money for Cancer. They need around 3,000 shirts for the event that go to those who register early. When we first sat down a couple years ago they had an incredible logo that consisted of 6 colors in the design on the front and 4 colors in the design for the back of the shirt. Since they were ordering 3,000 t-shirts they could pretty much have however many colors in the design they wanted and remain profitable. However we looked at the design and noticed that most of the 6 colors were simply there for a wow factor and the number of colors was not paramount to the quality of the design. So we played around with it and gave them pricing on their 6 color front 4 color back design but also showed them their design in a 2 color front 1 color back option and a few options in between. Fortunately the client and the design worked on a 2 color front and 1 color back design. Keeping the back design as a 1 color print was easy, it was simply sponsors logos. The front was easy enough to eliminate 4 of the print colors using shading and halftones to still give the design more depth than the 2 color graphic it ended up being. But what it did was save the client roughly $2 dollars per shirt which equated to $6,000 in savings. They could still sell the shirts to the participants at the same price but now instead of making $8 per shirt they were making $10.00 per shirt. Sometimes when it comes to marketing less can be more not just on increasing the profit but in the design itself. Often times too many print colors muddles up a great design. Keeping it simple means the message is simple and comes across more easily.

screen printing shirts

screen printing shirts

KIrkwood Trading Company custom t shirts and logo wear

Screen Printing Shirts value

When it comes to screen printing shirts with your logo or design you are buying the industry standard in logo wear. There are several different methods to imprint apparel in addition to screen printing. Some of these are dye sublimation and transfers. Each of these have their own place and are great for particular needs. However the tried and true method for quality graphics and apparel is screen printing. It’s a method that originated over 2,000 years and progressed to a more modern semblance using silk which is where the silk screen printing term originated. Today the mesh of the screens that hold the image is not made of silk but the name still sticks.

As screen printing is the industry standard that means you are getting the best value for your logo wear. Every major brand manufacturer uses the screen printing method on their own promotional logo apparel. The method is one of longevity and durability and with the advances in technology t-shirt companies can now print amazing detail in a customer artwork. If you are going to invest in your brand with logo apparel then to have your logo printed using any other method than screen printing is doing a disservice to your brand and your wallet.

Screen printing shirts – options

When it comes to screen printing shirts you have several options based on the history of apparel. With technology and trends you now have more options than ever when it comes to investing in your logo wear. There is always the cotton aparel, the blend apparel, but now performance poly fabrics are popular as they are light weight and provide cooling and dry wicking properties for athletes and because they are comfortable they are great for every day wear. More and more companies have come out with a triblend shirt with combines cotton, polyester, and rayon to make a light weight super soft feeling shirt. All of these substrates are great for screen printing shirts and it’s not just shirts. You can order a full line of apparel from shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shorts, sweatpants, jerseys, bags, and much more.

To get a free price quote on your next screen printing order contact us at Kirkwood Trading Company and we will be happy to put a price quote together for you.