What is a heat press and how do they work?
A heat press is basically a machine containing an electronically heated metal surface, called a platen. A heat press functions similarly to an iron you would use to press clothing. To use a heat press you must first lay down the graphics or letters you plan on printing, then simple lower the platen down onto the surface to be imprinted and lock it down for a short amount of time. After the predetermined amount of time, you simply raise the platen and the surface of your choosing will have a permanent print on it.
What is four color process?
4 Color Process (also known as CMYK) printing was developed to reproduce full-color artwork accurately when printed on white paper. Essentially, a decent sized spectrum of visible color can be represented by printing various densities of the primary colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Indeed, this typically works great on paper and on-screen, but getting the image onto fabric can be an entirely different beast. Our limitations with this process are mostly due to substrate thickness, flexibility and color.
What is the average turnaround time for t-shirt orders?
Generally speaking, orders are completed within 2 weeks, but if you need something in a hurry, just give us a call. We would love to talk to you and accommodate you to the best of our ability. We have a hard time saying no.
What is embroidery?
Embroidery is the method used for decorating fabrics with a needle and a thread. This decorative stitching technique, with its varied stitches, is worked independently from the fabric's weave allowing you to embroider any design, realistic or abstract, onto any fabric you choose. Surface Embroidery offers you the greatest versatility to create beautiful designs using our colorful threads and specialty fibers.
How can I get help choosing my design?
If you are having trouble on our website using our design lab, most questions can be cleared up through directly through us. Email Norwest Graphics with any questions via firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call at 206-938-0141.
How do you decide on a price?
At Norwest Graphics we consider four main things when determining a price.
1. The product selected.
2. The number of colors needed.
3 .The areas being printed.
4 .The quantity of your order .
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Pro tip: As you increase the quantity of an order, the price drops. Consider buying a few extra's to maximize your savings.
How do I order my design with different products, colors, or styles?
If you are a loyal Norwest Graphics customer, chances are we have been saving your designs, which makes the process of ordering with varying products, colors and styles extremely simple. If you are a new customer, just let us know if you plan to order more in different styles and we will make sure to keep your design available.
What happens after I order?
As soon as we receive all the necessary information, a team of professional screen printers will review the design to ensure everything is in order.
Then you will receive an email confirmation with a proof of your order along with a shipping and delivery confirmation. Shortly after, you will receive your t-shirts delivered to your front door.
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What if I have a problem with my order?
Please call 206-938-0141 if you have any issues or questions regarding your purchase. We will be more than happy to help. To watch a video that explains the entire process of screen printing, click here