FAQ

SBE Decoration Business Program

How much does the heat press cost?

The heat press that Print Fundraising offers costs $2,250 + shipping (around $175).

 

Will someone from Print Fundraising be available to help me / my chapter get started?

Every person or chapter that signs up with Print Fundraising will have a PF representative assigned to them. This representative will be available to help coach and guide you through the entire process. Your PF representative will be there to help with artwork, choosing the right products, and mastering the printing process.

 

What benefits and opportunities are there for students?

Print Fundraising is a learn & earn program that will allow students to learn about running a business and entrepreneurship while actually gaining real-world experience. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to get their feet wet in the business world.

 

Are there any subscription fees or dues?

There are no fees or dues associated with Print Fundraising. You will only pay for the equipment and products you purchase.

 

What type of products can I print?

T-shirts (adult, ladies, and youth), sweatshirts, towels, and even some bags are available for you to decorate.

 

What teaching tools are available?

We have created hundreds of articles, PDF’s, slideshows, and videos to help teach everything from using a heat press to small business accounting.


Pressing / Printing Products

How much experience is required to print garments?

No prior product decoration experience is necessary to be able to master the screenprint transfer process.

 

How difficult is it to align shirts and transfers on a press?

It is not difficult at all to align both shirts and designs on a heat press. You can use a ruler or right angle tool to align transfers on the press, and typically the paper itself is a good indicator of how straight the transfer is. Only multiple-X shirts can be difficult to align, but with just a little practice even those are no problem.

 

What if I already own a heat press?

That's fine! But please let us know what type of press you have. We want to be sure that your press is able to deliver the accurate time, temperature, and pressure needed to print our transfers. We aren't heat press salesmen, but we want you to have the right tools to be successful.

 

How long does the heat press last?

Your press will last for tens of thousands of presses. The heating element itself has a lifetime warranty, the framework a 5 year warranty, the circuit board a 2 year warranty, and there is a 1 year parts and labor warranty.

 

What maintenance does the heat press require?

None! Heat presses are simple, durable machines.

 

What are the power requirements for a heat press?

Our heat press plugs into a typical 110 volt, 3-prong outlet and uses 14.5 amps of electricity.

Ordering

Where do I order products?

You must be signed up with Print Fundraising in order to view our product pricing.

 

What does an average t-shirt cost?

A good/value shirt costs approximately $2.25. A better/soft t-shirt will cost around $3.50. The best/premium shirts cost around $5.

 

How is the transfer price determined?

The transfer price is determined based on the total number of transfer prints, the size of the transfer, and the number of colors in the design.

 

What is the turnaround time for blank products?

1-5 business days for orders submitted by 12 PM EST. Our supplier has 8 warehouses strategically placed across the country.

 

Can you guarantee that the products I ordered will be available?

No, unfortunately we cannot. In the event that you order a product that is unavailable, we will provide you with alternatives to choose from or refund the order. However, we can work with all major suppliers, and will do our best to get you the product that you want.

 

Do I have to order my blank products from you?

No, you do not. However we do reccomend it, as these are the products our transfers were designed to be printed onto and we doubt you'll find a much better price. But we are more than willing to just print your transfers if you already have blank products.

 

What is the turnaround time for transfers?

If your order is placed by 12 PM EST, it will take 1 business day plus 1 day for each color in the artwork. This assumes that the artwork is print-ready (a vector or high resolution bitmap image). If your artwork was prepared from our templates, it will be print-ready. If your artwork needs to be modified or converted, it will take an extra 1-2 business days to ship and we will charge an artwork fee ($25 for simple for $50 for more complex). We will provide you with a free proof of your artwork and you will own the finished artwork files.

 

Is there a minimum order?

The minimum number of transfers required for an order is 12.

 

What garment brands are available?

Gildan, Port & Company, District, District Made, and Sport Tek.

 

Can I order any other kinds of products?

Yes! We offer wholesale pricing on a wide range of other decorated products that we print ourselves. These include full-color printing (shirts and other garments), embroidery (hats, polos, and bags), wide format printing (graduation banners, posters, and wall clings), and sublimation printing (mugs, plaques, and photo panels).


Artwork

What are the requirements for artwork to be print-ready?

Screen printing requires vector or high resolution bitmap images.

 

Will you help me with creating my design?

No, however we do provide artwork templates and design tools including our Online Product Design Tool.

 

What tools are available for creating a design?

Our Online Product Design Tool and design templates make creating a design a breeze.

 

Can I request a proof before printing?

Yes, for no additional fee you’ll be able to see what your finished product will look like.