T-Shits, Baby Dolls, Hats, Polo Shirts, Embroidery, Jackets, Aprons



In Business Since 1992
Address - 1361 South Main Street Downtown Los Angeles 90015 -
Tel: (213) 742-1963, (213) 765-0927 (323) 777-2422 Cell (323) 392-3351
email: info@jimmyjamtshirts.com or jimmysjamtshirt@sbcglobal.net
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm Sat 9:00-5:00pm

FREQUENT QUESTIONS
Screen Printing Frequently Asked Questions

For more information you can review our F.A.Q. below or use our Contact Page.

1. What is your screen printing turnaround time?
2. Is there a minimum order quantity for screen printing?
3. What is the maximum size that my design can be for screen printing?
4. If I am printing on a wide range of sizes, such as youth and adult, can my design be "scaled" so it looks proportionate to each size?
5. If I am ordering printing for more than one design at a time, how do I add that to my order?
6. What does "print-ready" artwork mean?
7. How do I get my artwork for screen printing to you?
8. How can I tell how many colors there are in my artwork?
9. Will I have a proof or sample before my garments are printed?

1. What is your screen printing turnaround time? Back to FAQ

Our current turnaround time is 2 weeks (10 to 14 Days), plus shipping time. This means that your order will leave our print warehouse within 2 weeks. Our screen printing facility is located in Los Angeles, CA from which all of the continental United States are 5 business days or less away. Many of our customers are screen print re-sellers and brokers, and we realize that it is vital to their businesses that they take delivery of their printed garments by their customers' deadlines. This is why we strive to ensure that your delivery reaches you on or before your requested date. If you need to receive your printed goods by a specific date, please help us schedule an on-time delivery for you by entering your "need by" date in the field provided during the checkout process.

If you would like to receive your order in less than 2 weeks, please make sure that you send us your print-ready artwork immediately after placing your order. This will help us expedite your order.

2. Is there a minimum order quantity for screen printing? Back to FAQ

Yes, we have a minimum order quantity of 12 pieces per design for Standard Printing Prices. You can mix sizes to reach this minimum. for Setup Free Printing you must submit and order of at least 96 pieces per design. If you need to make other arrangements please contact us.

3. What is the maximum size that my design can be for screen printing? Back to FAQ

The maximum image size depends on the type of item that you are printing on, but here are some general guidelines:

* Youth tees have a maximum printable area of 10" x 10".
* Adult tees have a maximum printable area of 11" x 17".
* Fitted ladies items such as tank tops generally have a smaller printable area.
* Oversize Printing Add 25% to Printing Price and Setup.

4. If I am printing on a wide range of sizes, such as youth and adult, can my design be "scaled" so it looks proportionate to each size? Back to FAQ

No. To print a different size of your design will require a separate set of screens for each design size. Each design size must then be treated as a separate print job, requiring a minimum of 12 pieces per design size, and the sets of garments getting each design size cannot be added together to maximize your quantity discount. To do this, please add screen printing to your cart once for each different size, and specify the dimensions of each size in the space provided. Because this greatly increases the cost of each job, we strongly recommend that you choose just one design size that will be proportionate for the size of garments that you are printing the most of.

5. If I am ordering printing for more than one design at a time, how do I add that to my order? Back to FAQ

The minimum order of 12 pieces applies per design. If you have multiple design each design will have it's own Setup Charge. Simply describe to us, or send us each of your art designs and we will price them accordingly.

6. What does "print-ready" artwork mean? Back to FAQ

The term "print-ready" means that your artwork is already properly formatted for screen printing, and that we can create film and screens directly from your artwork without having to edit or enhance it in any way. If your artwork meets the following requirements, it is print-ready:

* Artwork sent in .JPEG or .PSD formats must have an original resolution of 300 dpi at the size you want it printed. . Please do not just add pixels to your artwork, as it will make your design look ragged and it will not print well. Also, please do not shrink your design to increase resolution.
* .PSD files may be flattened, or each color must be in its own layer, with no additional layers.
* Artwork sent in .AI or .EPS must have actually been created using Adobe Illustrator, rather than being imported. Please make sure to convert all fonts to outlines in order to preserve font appearance.

If you do not have artwork that meets the above specifications, you may be charged a small art fee of $20 to re-draw your artwork in order to make it print-ready. If you are not sure if your artwork is already print-ready, please send it to info@jimmyjamtshirts.com and we will let you know. Please also note that if your artwork is not print-ready, it may cause delays in your turnaround time.

7. How do I get my artwork for screen printing to you? Back to FAQ

If you live in the Los Angeles area you can bring or mail your artwork to us on a CD otherwise send your artwork to us via email at info@jimmyjamtshirts.com or postal mail at:

Jimmy's Jam
1361 S. Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

You may send us artwork before or after you place your order online and receive a personal quote.

ART SERVICES

Here at Jimmy's Jam, we have an in-house artist with over 10 years of experience in design. If you need help designing a logo for your corporate polo garments, or coming up with a fun design to go on your family reunion t-garments, we can help.

Minimum Artwork Charge $20 per Order
(For First Half Hour)
Additional Charges $35 per Hour

8. How can I tell how many colors there are in my artwork? Back to FAQ

If you are unsure of how many ink colors are required to screen print your artwork send it to us, and we'll give you a consultation free of charge. Note: Artwork that is extremely colorful or includes many different shades of the same color may need to printed using a Heat-Transfer to maintain a photograph like image.

9. Will I Have a proof or sample of my shirt before they are all printed? Back to FAQ

Yes. We will provide a proof of the garments with the design printed on them. We will not print garments until the proof of the design and garment is approved.

Please email all other inquiries to info@jimmyjamtshirts.com or call us at (323) 777-2422.