Frequently Asked Questions

Screen Printing FAQ’s

  • Can I Tour Your Facility?
    • Of course! We have a great facility, and a very friendly staff. We’d love to have you come by. Check out the Contact page for our phone number and address, then give us a call to schedule your own personal tour! Maybe we’ll even let you print a shirt of your own?

  • When will I receive my order?
    • We know how important it is to receive your shirts in time for your group’s event, and that’s why we always provide a guaranteed delivery date for your order.

      Two-Week Standard Delivery

      Standard delivery is guaranteed to be completed within 7-10 business days!

      Rush Delivery

      Rush Delivery is available but there are additional fees. Please call us at 727-581-4066 to discuss your order.

      All standard orders are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and they can expect delivery in 2 weeks. However, if you’d like your order in less than 2 weeks, we can almost always make it happen for you. To make this happen, we often have to pay our people overtime, expedite shipping from our providers, and re-work our production schedule to give you priority. Because of that, we do require a $75 rush fee.

      These shipping times reflect shipment within the contiguous 48 United States.

  • How many do I have to order?
    • From just 12 to thousands, Forty Millimeter can print as many items as you need for your unique cause, occasion or business!

      Screen printing or embroidery have different minimums.

      • Screen printing: Minimum quantity is 12 for light colored shirts with a 1 color design, 24 for dark colored shirts with a 1 color design. (If your design contains more colors, higher minimums will apply.)
  • Can I Preview My Design Before Printing?
    • Yes! We provide you with a free digital mockup/proof of each design we make. And, if you want to make any changes, we’ll provide you with another digital mockup of that change free of charge.

  • What Print Locations Can I Choose From?
    • The short answer is: almost anywhere. The long answer is there are some locations that require a special setup or type of ink. For those, an extra fee may be added.

      Here are the standard locations that do NOT require an extra fee:

      Full Front

      Left Chest

      Right Chest

      Center Front

      Left Hip

      Right Hip

      Full Back

      Back Tag

      Some other locations that may require an extra fee:

      Off the collar

      Off the bottom

      Printing on the inside

      Re-tag printing

      Left Sleeve

      Right Sleeve

  • What other factors affect my pricing?
      1. Type:  The brands we carry vary in price, but we use our purchasing power to get you the best possible deal on blank apparel. We buy all over the country and do so in large quantities. Then we transfer those savings to our customers.
      2. Quantity: Our printing process dictates that if you order a greater quantity of shirts, you’ll save money. It’s simply less expensive for us to set up and print a large number of the same design than it is to set up and print a small number of a single design.
      3. Colors: The process of screen printing requires us to make a separate screen for every color in your design. The fewer colors in your design, the less expensive producing the design becomes for us and for customers.
      4. Locations: Each printing location on a piece of apparel (i.e. front, back, sleeve, etc.) demands a specific set-up in order to execute. Therefore, multiple printing locations on your apparel will raise the price.
      5. Other factors that can affect your overall pricing include:
        • The color of shirts.
        • Sizes 2XL and above are more expensive
        • Adding individual player names and numbers will increase the cost of your shirts as well.
  • How is the price calculated?
    • What types of garments are ordered, the number of garments you order with the same design, the number of colors in your design, the amount and locations of printing on the garment. In general, the more colors in the print and the more locations you want printed, the higher the cost per shirt.

  • How Do I get a Quote?
  • How can I lower the cost of my order?
      1. Print on white shirts: White t-shirts are the most popular for orders, so supply and demand dictates that stocking them is less expensive for us, and therefore, also for the customer. Additionally, most cotton garments start out essentially white, so dying them any other color makes them more expensive.
      2. Use fewer design colors: The screen printing process requires us to make a separate screen for each color in your design. The less screens we have to make, the less expensive it is to print your apparel.
      3. Increase order size: The more shirts of the same design that you order, the less expensive it is to produce them. Since each color and each printing location means a new screen set up; dividing this cost among many shirts rather than just one or a few means savings per unit for you.
      4. Decrease printing locations: Simply put, the fewer screens that have to set up for one apparel order, the less expensive that apparel will be for the customer. Each printing location on a garment requires separate screen set up, so printing just on the front of a shirt versus printing on the front and back will reduce your overall cost.
  • How is price calculated?
    • Prices are determined by which garments are ordered, the number of garments you order with the same design, the number of colors in your design, and the number of printing locations on the garment.

Embroidery FAQ’s

  • How do I order embroidered apparel from Forty Millimeter?
  • Can I bring in my own shirts?
    • Yes, but we have a minimum of 24 pieces if you want to embroider on garments you supply.

  • Can I mix shirt colors and styles?
    • Yes, as long as the thread colors on each item are exactly that same. It the shirt color requires a thread color change you will need a minimum of 12 pieces for that thread color.

  • Can I Preview My Design Before Sewing?
    • Yes! We provide you with a free digital mockup/proof of each design we make. And, if you want to make any changes, we’ll provide you with another digital mockup of that change free of charge.

  • How much does embroidery cost?
    • Embroidery is priced by the number of stitches in the design (size) and the garment type. The number of colors does not affect embroidery pricing.

  • How many do I need to order?
    • 12 pieces for embroidery.

  • Can I Tour Your Facility?
    • Of course! We have a great facility, and a very friendly staff. We’d love to have you come by. Check out the Contact page for our phone number and address, then give us a call to schedule your own personal tour! Maybe we’ll even let you print a shirt of your own?

  • When will I receive my order?
    • We know how important it is to receive your shirts in time for your group’s event, and that’s why we always provide a guaranteed delivery date for your order.

      Two-Week Standard Delivery

      Standard delivery is guaranteed to be completed within 7-10 business days!

      Rush Delivery

      Rush Delivery is available but there are additional fees. Please call us at 727-581-4066 to discuss your order.

      All standard orders are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and they can expect delivery in 2 weeks. However, if you’d like your order in less than 2 weeks, we can almost always make it happen for you. To make this happen, we often have to pay our people overtime, expedite shipping from our providers, and re-work our production schedule to give you priority. Because of that, we do require a $75 rush fee.

      These shipping times reflect shipment within the contiguous 48 United States.

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