Design T-Shirts

Ordering Promotional
Merchandise

Merch Process Overview

Need it faster?

Design Rush
Fee
4 Days
10%
3 Days
20%
2 Days
30%
1 Day
50%
Print Rush
Fee
5 Days
20%
4 Days
30%
3 Days
40%
2 Days
50%

*Quickest rush turnaround is 6 business days in total for ordering, design & print, which is subject to availability & approval,  wholesale merch order processing time can vary depending on product. 

STEP 1

Prep Your Design

Regardless of where you're at with your design, Genovations Media is a great media partner for you as you get your merchandise printed. Here are some possible design services that may help you out on this project. We recommend 5 days processing time for Medium-High Level Designs.

What's with the Print Concierge Fee? 30% seems like a lot! 

We tell all of our clients that you can always take your printer-ready files and get things printed ANYWHERE YOU WANT. However, our concierge service ensures the technical details are taken care of and your items arrive exactly how you want them. Get exclusive access to our wholesale pricing, dedicated team, mockup service, and more. We've been working with Nashville screen printers for over 20 years and we bring our expertise to your job regardless of its size. 

Rather send to print on your own? No problem. Here are our preferred printers:

 
STEP 2

Choose Product(s) & Specs

Giveaways, Employee Uniforms, Marketing Collateral or Items for sale are all good reasons to order merchandise. Deciding on the purpose and your budget is a great place to start. Here are a few types of products to consider regardless of your intended purpose. 

If you can make a few KEY decisions ahead of time you can save days or even weeks of production time. Here are some of the key pieces of information we need before we can make an order or give you an accurate quote. 

The Item

Have the item number and the manufacturer picked out.  Also, it is a really good idea to find at least 1 backup, in case the inventory of your item is low. 

Merch Color(s)

Black, Heather Black, Vintage Black—there are often many choices so knowing the brand-specific color name will ensure that you get what you want. 

The Quantity

Printers will often offer price breaks for larger quantities of products. Typically these fall at quantities of 72, 144, 288+ and so on. It can sometimes save money to order a couple of extra

The Sizes

Save yourself days of production time by having the specific sizes and the quantities of each ready to go. Ordering a few extra sizes to allow people to move up and down is HIGHLY recommended.

1. Tee Shirts

There are hundreds of options to choose from. Be sure to check out some of our favorites from Bella+Canvas, Next Level, & Alternative.

2. Outerwear

From super lightweight to hoodies heavy enough to sink a boat, the options are nearly endless. Independent Trading Co has an extremely versatile and high-quality line of sweatshirts.

3. Hats

From Richardson to Flexfit to New Era Brand, we have tried them all. Regardless of your style, there is something that’ll help keep the sun out of your eyes and complete the look. 

4. Corporate Apparel

Embroidered or screen printed, custom polos add a level of sophistication and professionalism to even the most ragtag teams. We really like polos from Nike & Adidas.

5. Accessories

Corporate branded items can give your business an edge at events or make potential customers feel appreciated. We especially love when our clients get everyday-use items like waterbottles and keychains. 

 

Note: Current supply chain issues continue to make ordering merch more difficult than ever before. Finding the correct sizes and quantities can sometimes add days or even weeks to the production process. Please allow enough time to account for potential issues with inventory.  

STEP 3

Get a Quote / Determine Costs

We are not trying to hide anything from you in terms of costs. But there are a lot of technical considerations that have an impact on the final cost of your merchandise. This equation breaks it down for you.

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Garment Costs

These prices are set by the wholesalers and can be reduced by ordering large quantities or choosing popular brands instead of designer brands. 

(Availability of Items is not guaranteed)

Design Costs

Printers have standards for artwork that they must work with. Someone has to prep the artwork for printing. If Genovations designs your art we give you a printer-friendly file every time. 

Print Costs

Each color and location requires a new screen. These screen fees add to the total print costs. You can reduce print costs by printing fewer colors or in fewer locations.

(See the chart below for a breakdown of print costs)

Ordering Costs

We charge a 30% ordering concierge fee when ordering merch, but you are always able to order your promotional products yourself. Regardless of who does the ordering be prepared to pay for shipping. 

 
STEP 4

Get Your Merch, and Enjoy!

Processing time after submitting your merch order to print is roughly 7-14 Business Days

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Print + Concierge Cost Breakdown

Calculating the cost of a print requires you to consider several factors all at once. The three main factors that weigh the heaviest on print costs are the Number of Colors, the Number of Locations being printed, and the number of garments. The chart below shows how these prices break down. 1 color = 1 color in 1 location adding a second location is the same as adding a second color

QTY
1 Color
2 Color
3 Color
4 Color
5 Color
6 Color
7 Color
12
8.53
12.74
15.86
Custom Quote
-
-
-
24
3.19
4.55
5.46
6.50
Custom Quote
-
-
50
2.60
3.25
3.90
5.14
5.72
5.98
Custom Quote
100
1.95
2.28
2.93
4.94
5.17
5.46
7.80
250
1.56
1.82
2.34
3.90
4.16
4.42
7.28
500
1.43
1.56
1.82
2.99
3.12
3.25
6.63
1000+
Custom Quote
-
-
-
-
-
-

Other Terms and Conditions

The prices listed above do NOT include the cost of the garment, the design fees, or the Print Concierge Service Charge.

The prices listed above are for standard inks only. Puff, Glitter, or Metallics will incur a 20% surcharge. 

 

1 Color = 1 Color in 1 Location ( For Example 1 color on the front + 1 color on the back = 2 color print)

 

Printing any color that is lighter than the garment color requires an additional color. 

We reserve the right to bill & deliver 2% under the quantity ordered. Spoilage/damage rate of 2% or 3 pieces customer is responsible for. *Manufacturer defects not included in spoilage rate: Damage claims must be made within 5 Business Days, Garments are counted 3x before leaving the print facility, their count is considered the final count.

Production time is 7-12 Business Days for printing alone, Depending on the season. This does not include the time required for artwork preparation. 

Rush Charges (If Available. "Days" are business days) 

5 Days - 20%

4 Days - 30%

3 Days - 40%

2 Days - 50%

Orders placed after 12pm are counted as the next business day

50% Deposit is due prior to order the balance is due prior to receiving the items.