Interacting with customers on our website is a little like online dating. We want to make a good first impression but there’s just not enough space on our profile, er, homepage, to list all of the things we do well. I guess we could…but that’s no way to get a second date.
So let me take a few moments to point out five things I think make us special that you may not notice the first time you visit.
1. Approval Process
I wrote an entry a couple of weeks ago about our t-shirt approval & proof process from start to finish, but I’m touching on it again because I really do think it puts us a cut above the rest. We get your approval on every aspect of your order, from making sure the design placement is perfect to catching misspellings. We do all the work, you just click “approve,” and best of all, it’s free!
2. PMS Matching
PMS stands for Pantone Matching System, which is kind of like the little codes on paint swatches you see at the hardware store. Since Pantone codes are standardized across the board, if we have a PMS code, we can get your ink the exact shade you need. This is especially helpful for corporations with official logos that have to be a specific hue, or when we work with customers with a great eye for color. If you are creating corporate logo shirts, check with your graphic designer (they probably have a PMS code in mind). You get a free Pantone match for every $200 spent, and each additional match is just $10.
Poly – from the Ancient Greek polus or “many”. Bagging – from the English word… to bag? Literally, lots of bags. Polybagging is when our printers individually package each shirt in your order. This is a great option when ordering your shirts for resale; polybagging gives your new shirts that extra layer of protection, and makes handing out your shirts easier too. Polybagging is $0.50 per shirt.
4. Creative Services
If you’re looking for a little help or ideas and designs from expert artists, try our Creative Services. Work one-on-one with a professional art team to create custom artwork to your specifications on any order of 6 or more. Pay a small deposit to start (it counts later towards your order cost) and let these artists show you how they got their name. Creative Services can do everything from updating your current artwork to starting from scratch on something fresh.
5. Off-Site Products
Looking for a product or color that you don’t see on the website? Hang on! As long as a product is available through our suppliers, we can probably get it for you. We’ve printed on everything from margarita glasses to maracas, sweatbands to skorts (yeah, I said skorts). All of our reps can help you look for an off-site product, so give us a call and we’ll start the search!
Some of the services above cost a little extra, but we think they provide a great additional value. If any of the services above pique your interest, give us a call. Our reps can talk you through the process and answer any questions. I’d also love to field any questions in the comments below, so ask away!