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Bulk Shirt Printing - What to Know Before You Order

Bulk Shirt Printing - What to Know Before You Order

Allyson Sprague
5 minute read

When it comes to printing shirts and other apparel, one of the easiest ways to cut costs is to order your shirts/apparel in bulk. You may be unsure of how bulk printing may work, or how ordering shirts in bulk could actually be more cost-efficient for you. However, if you’re in the market for bulk t-shirts, other apparel or merchandise, it is exactly as it seems. Whether it’s short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirts, hoodies, or any other possible garment, each piece of clothing costs less per garment when you buy more. This is a great way to save some money around the holiday season if you're looking at buying multiple shirts for everyone on your gift list! Before you jump in, though, let Underground Printing teach you about five things you need to know about your bulk t-shirt and apparel orders before you place yours.

1. Multiple Sizes

The last thing you want to do when placing an order is to entirely forget about ordering more than one size. When placing an order, UGP makes sure to remind you with a pop-up menu prompting you to select sizes for your bulk order of custom design clothing. Make sure you get a variety of sizes when ordering in bulk, that way no one will leave without a t-shirt because they don’t have the size of their choosing. Likewise, make sure you get enough of the most popular shirt sizes if you have an idea of what they may be. For example, if you’re providing shirts to an audience of kids for a big event, you will probably want to focus primarily on the youth sizes. Let UGP handle the printing, but make sure you don’t overlook one of the most important aspects of the printing job!

2. Fewer Colors

UGP is happy to provide color printing with as many colors as you like on your custom design apparel! However, getting, say, eight colors on the front and back of your shirt is an easy way to spend way over your budget. You can have a sleek and classy design on your shirt that we know you will love without going too heavy on the color. The best way to be sure before placing that bulk order is to know your demographics. If you are ordering bulk t-shirts for a more upscale event, then you are sure to be okay with minimal coloring printing on your t-shirt. However, if it is a more active event, then certainly a few colors on the shirt would be quite alright. Just make sure to operate within your means!

3. More is Cheaper

Like we touched on during the introduction of this, getting a higher quantity of pieces of clothing is the best way to get the cheapest price in general. That’s what makes UGP such a great option for screen printing your bulk order of custom design shirts. When looking for the best deal, printing 500 or 1000 shirts are fantastic options for your large-scale events. If you’re looking for one color fronts on 500 Gildan Heavy Cotton t-shirts (one of our most popular shirts) then you would be paying just $4.65 per shirt. That price per shirt drops to merely $3.67 per shirt if you get 1000! Bulk shirt orders are something we take pride in, and we know that if you need plenty of shirts, we can help you with that.

4. Samples Available in Store

You need to know what you’re getting before you make a time and money commitment in designing your custom piece of clothing and then bulk ordering it from UGP. With our locations all over the country, you can check out plenty of different items to see which you like best before placing your order. Samples of plenty of our most popular garments are available for you to check out before bulk ordering, which lets you determine for yourself which piece of apparel you prefer. Any of our fantastic staff would be happy to assist you with any help that you may need in-store as well, whether that’s designing the shirt, picking out which t-shirt or apparel option you prefer, or any other printing questions you may have.

5. Sweatshirt Factor

While all our tips were well-served for both t-shirts and sweatshirts, the concept of ordering more hoodies for less is huge and deserves some discussion on its own. Sweatshirts are always in high demand, no matter what your clientele is for an event. One sweatshirt will set you back a heavy amount, but even printing just twelve one color front sweatshirts as a bulk order means you will spend slightly over $20 per item, a great deal! All around, screen printing sweatshirts can be an expensive purchase, so if you present guests of an event or your organization with a custom design sweatshirt of their own, they are sure to appreciate it.

As you can see, there are plenty of different ways to make sure you get more bang for your buck when ordering shirts in bulk from Underground Printing. We want to make sure you end up satisfied while also saving money on your custom shirts, sweatshirts, or whatever you may choose to order in bulk from us.

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