Here are our top ten things to consider when ordering your school leavers hoodies!
1) Get the artwork ready!
With school leavers hoodies, it’s often about making sure you create a design that the kids are going to want to wear. Have you considered how long it will take you to get all the names together, along with the corresponding sizes? And will it feature a photo? Why not scan in each child’s signature to give it the personal touch! Or add a bit of humour with a ‘survivors’ theme! Once you’ve decided what you want to create, you can pass it over to us! We offer a FREE artworking service, where you’re allowed to make as many amendments as you like until you’re happy with the design. Also, it takes the worry away from you having to make it and you’ll be satisfied that it’s print ready as soon as you give approval!
2) Make it a product that everyone wants to wear!
You can choose your bog-standard hoodies, but why not consider Neon hoodies? Varsity Jackets? Rugby shirts… or even Onesies! There’s a massive amount of choice of products, but not all of them are on our website yet, so if you give us a call on 0800 373503, we’d be happy to process your order offline so that you can take advantage of our other products. Why not think outside the box and get the kids something that they’ll love forever, rather than the usual t-shirt or hoodie? And we only offer high quality garments, so you’ll be assured that the items won’t fall apart after one wash!
3) Work with a company that isn’t automated online so you can speak to a human being!
Ever needed to just check something so that you had complete peace of mind, but you can’t ask a simple question because the company make it impossible for you to contact them? I know that feeling! And that’s why we have a dedicated team of people who are here to answer your questions promptly by phone or email!
4) Check out their previous testimonials
Get a feel for what the company you choose to print your school leavers garments are like before you spend money with them! Ultimately, you’ll want to make sure that they have fulfilled similar orders in the past with no problem, so do take a look at reviews and testimonials!
Here’s one of our testimonials from The Abbey School, who regularly order with us…
Thank you SO much for the gorgeous purple hoodies which arrived, as promised, last Thursday. The girls (and staff) are thrilled, remarking how soft and cosy they are, as well as the professional finish. Fantastic work! I couldn’t be more pleased and will definitely recommend you to other colleagues in the future.
– Alexandra Tweedie
5) Make life easy with easy ordering!
As noted previously, you can give us a call on 0800 373503 and place your order whenever you like, then pass over the design information, sit back, and watch the magic happen as we produce your design and print it for you! But if you want an idea on pricing, you can always call first to check, or use our online quote request form. If you’re a whizz with technology and have your design ready, you can use our online designer to upload the file, choose your product and add team names or make amendments! Add your order to the cart and follow the checkout process to place your order… It couldn’t be easier!
6) Try to get good value for money
With TShirt Print Online, the more you order, the more the price per unit goes down, which is great news for school leavers orders! And combined with our high quality products, you’ll be certain to get your money’s worth. Don’t be fooled by companies who offer cheap prices, but for a product that is below par. Find a balance and you’ll be certain to put smiles on the kids and the parents faces!
7) Need to re-order one extra at the last minute without having to pay a different price?
Make sure you guarantee that, if you need to order one more item, the company are happy to honour the unit price from the bulk order in case you need any extra’s at the last minute! As noted above, the more you order, the cheaper it is, but some companies like to move the goal posts if you come back for a repeat order with a smaller quantity. At TShirt Print Online, as long as the initial bulk order has gone through, we are happy to honour the unit price for any added extra’s at a later date!
8) Look out for great print quality
If you’re super prepared and have plenty of time before the order needs to be fulfilled, you could always ask for a sample of a printed garment before you place the order. It’s not unreasonable to request this, especially if you’re ordering 40+ units. That way you can rest assured that you know you can expect a great quality print. Here at TShirt Print Online, we use the latest in garment printing technology and have a number of methods that we can offer to print your items. Click here to read more about our printing techniques, and here to find out about embroidery!
9) Check if you have to pay a set-up fee or not
Here at TShirt Print, we DON’T charge a set-up fee for printing. That’s because we can print from as little as 1 item to as many as you need! Some printing companies charge a set-up fee to prepare the artwork for print – often this is the case with Screen printing – so do make sure you look out for any hidden costs you might not have considered previously. If you’re going for embroidery, we do charge a set up cost on small quantities, but if you’re looking to get 11 or more, then that cost becomes FREE! Awesome!
10) Ask how quickly they can print them for you!
If you’ve left things a bit late, do make sure you ask what the turnaround time is for the quantity of garments you need. Some companies have a set time for production and won’t budge on that unless you pay extra. Here are TShirt Print Online, we pride ourselves on a super-fast turnaround. So if you do need your order sooner rather than later, it might be worth giving us a call to see if we can help you out! Like we said in point one, we have a free artworking service, so you might as well use that while you’re getting the sizing and quantity info together, and once you’ve placed the order, we can fulfill the order in a matter of days! You don’t often find that kind of service anywhere else!