Specifications and Requirements for

Contract Decorator

Updated February 17, 2021

What is contract decorator pricing? We can provide large discounts to customers looking to wholesale our products.  These customer have been vetted and qualified by us directly as noncompeting, wholesale garment embellishment providers, and are using our services for that purpose.  This pricing is only available to those customers, exclusively.

Who can use our contract decorator pricing? In some case, we may require a minimum commitment contract from your company, but typically, either party may terminate the contract at any time. All customers, however, are required to sign a purchase and usage statement specifying that any decorated items are meant for direct resale.

What are the project requirements to be considered contract? Each project must meet the following guideline in order to receive contract pricing. Typically, decorators provide their own garments for decoration. These garments must meet our project guidelines and limitations as follows:

  • CUSTOMER PROVIDED GARMENTS:  We will gladly print your customer provided garments provided the following:
    • The garments are NEW, NEVER WORN, and provided by a AUTHORIZED GARMENT DISTRIBUTOR.
    • They are of print quality and free from excessive lint, pills, fuzz, pet hair, etc. (ALL TAGS AND STICKERS SHOULD BE REMOVED)
    • 2% damage or spoilage allowance applied so customer should provide for misprint replacements.
    • Misprinted garments will not be replaced, however, ICS Inks reserves the right to discount or waive printing or sewing cost as an applicable recourse.

Minimums: Orders below listed minimums will be billed at standard rate. Quantities for pricing purposes determined by number of pieces per design. Flats items and hats cannot be combined for quantity.

Color Matching: No colors shown on mock-ups, logos, artwork, or the like should be considered color matched to a Pantone (PMS) color.


Screen Printing:

Minimum: 12
Turnaround Time: 5-8 Business Days.
Artwork Requirements: All artwork must be –

  • Sized for print
  • Vector or 300dpi raster with RGB color
  • Saved as a .png .ai, .eps, .pdf, or.cdr formats on a transparent background.
  • Have converted fonts to outlines or curves.

Dark Garments Flashing: All dark garments will require a second color for the flash.  As such, please price the next color column for all dark garments.

Rush Service: Available 3 day Service, add 40% and 4-day Service, add 30%.

Pricing:

Quantity 1 Color 2 Color 3 Color 4 Color 5 Color 6 Color
12-35 $2.15 $2.38 $2.70 $2.95 N/A N/A
36-71 $1.29 $1.43 $1.62 $1.77 $2.01 $2.25
72-143 $1.18 $1.29 $1.43 $1.62 $1.77 $2.01
144-287 $.96 $1.18 $1.29 $1.43 $1.62 $1.77
288-575 $.82 $.96 $1.18 $1.29 $1.43 $1.62
576-999 $.76 $.82 $.96 $1.18 $1.29 $1.43
1000-2499 $.68 $.76 $.82 $.96 $1.18 $1.29
2500-5000 $.59 $.68 $.76 $.82 $.96 $1.18
5000-7499 $.53 $.59 $.68 $76 $.82 $.96
7500-9,999 $.47 $.53 $.59 $68 $.76 $.82
10,000-19,900 $.40 $.41 $.42 $.43 $.44 $.45
20,000-29,999 $.39 $.40 $.41 $.42 $.43 $.44
30,000-up $.38 $.39 $.40 $.41 $.42 $.43

Additional Pricing Info: (No Exceptions)

Screen Setup: $15 per color on all contract print orders.
Basic Artwork Setup:
$15 to setup all non-print ready artwork.
Advanced Artwork Setup: $60\hour for additional art design, setup, and format artwork. (30 minute minimum)
Color Changes will incur a $5 per screen per color change.
PMS Color Matching: $10.00

Prices subject to change without notice.


Embroidery:

Minimum: None, but the minimum project charge is $10
Turnaround Time: 10-15 Business Days.
Digitizing Charges:

  • Custom lettering will incur a minimum one-time charge of $10.
  • Custom logos will incur a one-time charge of $25.

NOTE: While we can use customer provided digitized files, we are not responsible for the quality of embroidery from files not digitized by our company.

Rush Service:  Available 5-day Service, add 40% and 8-day Service, add 30%.

 Pricing:  

Locations Priced Per 1000 Stitches
Quantity Cap\Chest Sleeve\Collar Jacket Bag Min. Charge
1-5 $1.25 $1.35 $1.65 $1.75 $5.25
6-12 $1.15 $1.25 $1.55 $1.65 $4.75
13-24 $1.05 $1.15 $1.35 $1.50 $3.85
25-48 $0.55 $.65 $.85 $1.00 $3.35
49-72 $0.52 $.62 $.82 $.97 $2.50
73-249 $0.50 $.60 $.80 $.95 $2.05
250-650 $0.48 $.58 $.78 $.93 $1.85
651-999 $0.46 $.56 $.76 $.91 $1.80
1000-3999 $0.45 $.53 $.73 $.88 $1.75
4000+ Call for Quote

Additional Pricing Info: (No Exceptions)

PMS Color matched threads: $7 per color
Towels/Robes/Sweaters/Fleece:  $.35\piece
Stretch Fabrics:  $.35\piece
Puff Embroidery: $1.00\piece
Jumbo or Hard to Hoop: Add $2.00\item

Prices subject to change without notice.


DTG – Direct to Garment:

Minimum: 15
Turnaround Time: 3-5 Business Days.
Fabric\Garment Requirements: 100% cotton shirts recommended.  Blends and Tri-blends may yield less vibrant colors.
Artwork Requirements: All artwork must be –

  • Sized for print
  • Vector or 300dpi raster with RGB color
  • Saved as a .png .ai, .eps, .pdf, or.cdr formats on a transparent background.
  • Have converted fonts to outlines or curves.
Rush Service:  Available 1 day Service, add 50% and 2-day Service, add 30%.

How to Determine Pricing –

Step 1: Calculate Size Category using sizing key below.  This category is based on the total number of Square inches (sq\in) the design covers.  For example, if the design is 12″ wide and 5″ total, the total sq\in would be 60 (12 x 5 = 60).  Therefore, using the chart, the size category would be 2 – Medium.

Calculations based on image height multiplied by Image width
Category 1 2 3 4 5 6
Image Size
   (sq\in)
Small
0-23
Medium
24-79
Regular
80-119
Standard
120-167
Oversize
168-251
Jumbo
252-
Sample Size 4″x6″ 8″x10″ 10″x12″ 12″x14″ 14″x18″ 16″x20″

 Step 2: Determine type of printing. This is type of printing based on the fabric and design color requirements. These fall into three different types.

  • No White Ink or Black ink Only –These would include the following:
    • White or Light colored garments – Any light colored fabrics where white does not need printed.
    • Black ink only – Any design, regardless of garment color, that only consists of black ink.
  • Full Color with White Ink –These would include the following:
    • Medium and Dark colored garments – Any colored fabrics where white does need printed
  • White Ink Only –These would include the following:
    • White ink only – Any design, regardless of garment color, that only consists of white ink.

Pricing Matrix:

No White ink or Black ink Only
Quantity 1 -Small
2-Medium 3-Regular 4-Standard 5-Oversize 6-Jumbo
15-24 $4.75 $5.25 $6.00 $7.25 $8.00 $8.50
25-36 $4.50 $5.00 $5.75 $7.00 $7.75 $8.25
37-60 $4.25 $4.75 $5.50 $6.75 $7.50 $8.00
61-84 $4.00 $4.50 $5.25 $6.50 $7.25 $7.75
85-100 $3.75 $4.25 $5.00 $6.25 $7.00 $7.50
101+ $3.50 $4.00 $4.75 $6.00 $6.75 $7.25
Full Color with White ink
Quantity 1 -Small
2-Medium 3-Regular 4-Standard 5-Oversize 6-Jumbo
15-24 $6.00 $7.00 $8.25 $9.75 $11.25 $12.50
25-36 $5.50 $6.50 $7.75 $8.75 $10.25 $11.75
37-60 $5.00 $6.00 $7.25 $8.00 $9.25 $10.75
61-84 $4.75 $5.75 $7.00 $7.50 $8.75 $10.50
85-100 $4.50 $5.50 $6.75 $7.25 $8.25 $10.00
101+ $4.25 $5.25 $6.50 $6.75 $7.75 $9.50
White ink Only
Quantity 1 -Small
2-Medium 3-Regular 4-Standard 5-Oversize 6-Jumbo
15-24 $5.50 $6.50 $7.75 $9.25 $10.75 $11.25
25-36 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00 $8.25 $9.50 $10.75
37-60 $4.50 $5.50 $6.50 $7.50 $8.50 $9.75
61-84 $4.25 $5.25 $6.25 $7.00 $8.00 $9.00
85-100 $4.00 $5.00 $5.75 $6.75 $7.50 $8.50
101+ $3.75 $4.75 $5.50 $6.25 $7.00 $8.00

Additional Pricing Info: (No Exceptions)

Long Sleeve (4″x20″) Printing: $2.25\print
Wrap Around Printing:  $2\print
Irregular shaped:  $2\print
Heavy Weight (greater than 6oz): $1\print

Prices subject to change without notice.


Finishing Services:

Minimum: 60
Turnaround Time: Adds 3 business days.
Setup Charges: $30.

Sewn In Hem and Neck Tags – These are woven tags. Neck tags are commonly about 1″ wide x 2″ tall. We remove the existing and affix the new tag in the sew of the neck collar. Hem tags are commonly about 1″ x 1″, which, when center-folded makes the total size of the label 1″ x 2”.  We can attach hem tags in a few locations including the bottom of the shirt, sleeve, or on the outer or inner seam.

Quantity 60-99 100-199 200-499 500-749 750+
Cost\Tag $2.00 $1.75 $.1.50 $1.25 $1.00

Custom Printed Neck Tags – With your custom logo, we can remove the shirt tag and screen print or heat press your brand tag inside the neck. This tag would include the brand logo, website, washing instructions and any federally required production information. All printed tags are required to list Country of Origin and Fabric. See the Federal Wool & Trade Act for more information.

Quantity 60-100 101-199 200-499 500-749 750+
Cost\Tag $2.00 $1.75 $1.45 $1.25 $1.15

Prices subject to change without notice.


Fulfillment Services:

Minimum: 60
Turnaround Time:
Adds 1 business day.
Folding and Bagging – Professionally folded and poly bagged.  Price includes folding, heat-sealed bag and custom size label.

Quantity 50-100 101-199 200-499 500-749 750+
Fold & Bag
$1.35 $1.15 $1.05 $.95 $.90

Shipping: We sort, pack, box, label and drop off your package at the shipper’s drop off location.

  • Required: UPS or FedEx account number and billing zip code.
  • Bulk Box Shipping: $2.75\Box
  • Individual Piece Shipping: $1.00\Piece

Prices subject to change without notice.