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Ten:Nine Design is proud to offer Contract Screen Printing services to clients that are in the resale and product distribution industry. Our competitive pricing structure and fast turn-around make Ten:Nine Design an excellent choice for your Contract Screen Printing needs. Some of our Contract Screen Printing clients include Hardin Simmons University, Abilene Christian University, Hendricks Medical Center, and Fan Spirit Gear just to name a few. The information below will help you determine whether you qualify for Contract Screen Printing services and how to get started. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.

To qualify for Contract Screen Printing Services the following criteria must be met:

  • Business License or DBA
  • State Resale Certificate
  • $10,000 in Total Annual Sales with Ten:Nine Design (Average $833.00/month)*

*New contract screen printing accounts will be monitored monthly for the first year. If an account has not met 1 month sales requirements ($833.00) within the first 3 months client could be moved to retail pricing.

Blanket Policies for Contract Screen Printing:

  • All orders must be paid for with Organization Check or be subject to a 3.5% credit card processing fee.
  • All orders must be placed online through the Contract Screen Printing Website. To access this site visit contract.10-9design.com
  • All artwork must be “Print Ready” to avoid artwork fees.

Artwork should be sized to print specifications

    • Full Front or Full Back Prints: 12″ x 12″ (Standard print size)
    • Left/Right Chest Print: 4″ x 4″
    • On Pocket: 3″ x 2.5″
    • Sleeve (Short): 3.5″ x 3.5″
    • Sleeve (Long): 3″ x 16″
    • Leg Print: 4″ x 16″
  • Submitted Artwork should be a minimum of 300 dpi CMYK
  • Accepted File Formats:
    • Photoshop (CS3)
    • Illustrator (CS3)
    • Corel Draw X5
    • PDF
  • Proofs from Print Ready Artwork are free.
  • Changes made to supplied artwork will incur an artwork fee.
  • Custom designs will incur an artwork fee depending on number of colors and complexity of the design.

Print-Ready is a term used to describe a file that has all the specifications necessary to produce high-resolution printed output, without requiring any additional alteration or intervention.

In other words, a commercial printer can use the file “as submitted” to successfully create the desired print materials.

Common factors that prevent a layout file from being Print-Ready include…

a) Document sized improperly.

b) Colors set to RGB instead of CMYK.

c) Spot colors not properly defined.

d) Not allowing ample margins (putting information or borders closer than 1/4” from any trimmed edge).

e) Resolution not high enough (should be minimum 300 dpi at 100% size).

f) Bleeds not set up correctly (artwork should extend at least 1/8” past crop marks).

g) Crop marks missing or incorrectly placed.

h) Missing fonts or images.

i) Poor contrast between text and background.

j) Spelling and grammar errors.

The File Type is also Important…

The type of file you submit is also an important factor in determining whether a commercial printer can successfully print your layout. For example, high-resolution Adobe PDF files are universally accepted (and preferred) by commercial printers. Layout files created with other Adobe products  – such as InDesign, Illustrator or PhotoShop – also have widespread acceptance, as do QuarkXpress files. EPS and TIF files are also usually good formats for commercial printing.

Conversely, files created with Microsoft programs – such as Word, Publisher or PowerPoint – often require some intervention and conversion to make them Print-Ready. The same holds true for many other popular software programs, especially “non-professional” versions of desktop publishing packages. The file may output to your desktop printer just fine, but these types of software are rarely well-suited for output on a commercial printing press. When in doubt, give us a call at 800-603-9150 and we will help cover any requirements that may not be clear.