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Our standard turnaround time is currently 10 business days from the time that your order is finalized and approved. “Standard turnaround” refers to orders with standard print specifications and does not include additional service such as tag printing or specialty inks.
Additional services and specialty printing methods will add to the standard turnaround time. If you have a specific deadline (see In-Hands Date below) that you need to have met, please notify us when placing your order. Taking more than 24 hours to approve your order will add to your turnaround time. Rush Fees may apply to orders needing a quicker turnaround time than what our standard turnaround time offers. MK Apparel will not be held responsible for missing deadlines due to weather conditions, power supply interruptions, vendor shortages and errors, shipping errors, or any acts of God.
If we expect or foresee any problems in advance, we will be sure to notify you and work with you to rectify them.
Turnaround Time Example:
Say you contact us on Monday with your order details. We put together your invoice and digital mock-up, send to you, and you approve on Tuesday. Standard turnaround time will start the following business day (Wednesday) and your order will be ready in 10 business days. Our turnaround time does not include shipping transit days. As stated above, if you have a required “In-Hands Date” please let us know and we’ll confirm if your order can be delivered on-or-before that date.
Due In Full: Payment is due in full prior to being printed, however, no payment is required until you approve your invoice and digital mock-up.
Net Terms: Orders with Net Terms (i.e. Net 15 or Net 30) can simply approve the order without payment at the time of approval. The invoice date and Net Term’s start date is generally the day your order is shipped or picked up. A final invoice will be emailed to you. Orders with Net Terms must be paid with cash, check, money order, or bank transfer; credit cards and PayPal are not accepted for Net Terms orders. (See Invoiced Quantity below for a complete look at how the final invoice balance is determined.)
Under/Over Run Allowance
Custom printing is an art form, especially when it comes to water based and discharge inks. We do our very best to deliver, at minimum, the ordered quantity for each and every size on your order. However, printing mistakes happen, screens break on press, shirts arrive with holes or stains from the manufacturer. For that reason, we have an under/over run allowance. This is simply an acceptable margin of error.
All orders within the Under/Over Run Allowance of the ordered quantity will be considered acceptable for delivery. For this reason, we highly recommend you order extra garments for each size. MK Apparel will not be responsible for profit loss on under runs. If requested, in the event of an under run greater than our Under/Over Run Allowance, we will reprint the remaining quantity.
Standard Under/Over Allowance: 5%
Under/Over Run Allowance on Contract Orders is calculated by number of impressions on the order, not the number of pieces.
Invoiced Quantity On Net Terms
IMPORTANT: Your final invoice will reflect the total quantity shipped. This total quantity will be within the Under/Over Run Allowance for your order. This means that if you order 100 shirts, your order will show 100 pieces, but your final Invoice after production could show an invoiced quantity as low as 95. This is the Under/Over Run Allowance for that order (5%). The price per piece will not change from the Order to the Invoice.
Orders that require an in-hands date sooner than our standard turnaround time (per the order specs and services) are subject to rush fees.
Rush (3-5 Business Days): add 25% to Shirt Price
Super Rush (2 Business Days): add 50% to Shirt Price
Rush Orders are subject to the same Under/Over Run Allowance as standard orders. Rush time frames are based on our current production schedule and do not include shipping time. MK Apparel will not be held responsible for shipping issues once your order has left our facility.
Artwork Creation & Ownership
All artwork created by MK Apparel is the sole property of MK Apparel. If you hire us to create artwork for you, you are strictly paying for the labor and thought process to produce the artwork. You are not paying for the ownership and rights of the artwork. Rights to the artwork can be purchased in addition to the creation fees.
Any artwork you submit to us for printing that is not being created by MK Apparel is owned by you or its rightful owner, not MK Apparel. We will not reproduce your artwork, trademarked or not, without you or the rightful owner’s consent.
Art not supplied in print-ready format, as specified in our File Prep section, is subject to be billed at our current rate. We will always give you an estimate before doing this work. Any art preparation done is the property of MK Apparel. For example, if you supply artwork for your order which we must create the separated art file for, you do not own the separated art file. That separated file is the property of MK Apparel, although the artwork itself, is still your property.
All artwork must be approved online. Upon receiving your initial mock-up, you will be allowed one additional set of revisions free of charge. Any additional revisions past that point will incur an additional Art Preparation fee to be billed at our current rate. Changes to the artwork after approving the mock-up could push back your ship date. We will not be responsible for errors, misspelling, or otherwise in approved digital mock-ups and artwork.
Computer screens do not reflect colors the same as a physical object, therefore, print colors may vary between the physical object and your digital mock-up. We use Pantone colors, and will match colors as close as we can. That being said, once heat is applied to certain inks, or inks are applied to certain fabrics, colors may darken slightly once dry, just like paint. MK Apparel is not responsible for seemingly incorrect colors after being applied to garments and heat as these changes are out of our control.
Out of Stock Items
MK Apparel will not be responsible for items that are out of stock. All purchasing of products is done on an order-by-order basis. Very few goods are stocked at our facilities. We do our best to provide you with an accurate inventory prior to your order being placed, but we cannot “hold” goods from the time you receive a quote to the time you actually place the order. Should items become out of stock, we will do our best to find a replacement and get it approved by you prior to using it for your order.
MK Apparel is not responsible for manufacturer defects such as garment color inconsistencies, mislabeled sizes, loose stitching, label inconsistencies, or other garment defects. We do our best to inspect the garments as they are printed, but we cannot guarantee each garment. We highly recommend ordering 5% extra of each size to avoid the possibility of the aforementioned issues.
MK Apparel will not be responsible for you not liking the garment printed on or the printed artwork. We do our very best to make sure you have selected a garment that you will expect and matches your needs, but we also expect you to do some research on your own. We do our best to provide garment size specs for each product listed on our website. If size specs are not listed on our site, we recommend you confirm and verify them on the manufacturers’ site to ensure the garment is going to fit as you intend. If there’s any doubt about whether you’ll like the selected garment, we recommend ordering a blank sample first. Please keep in mind that ordering blank samples will push back the turnaround time. Blank samples are available for purchase but are not refundable or transferable towards a full production run.
Customer Supplied Garments
While we will do work on customer supplied garments on a case by case basis, we can only offer refunds on work performed if the embroidery or print does not come out to our standards. We will refund for the work and offer to redo everything free of charge, but will not reimburse for items purchased.
Our current minimum order is 24 garments per image. For example if you order 24 garments, you must have the same image/s printed on all of the garments to meet the minimum. If you want a single different image on each of the 24 garments, you would not meet the minimum order.
There is a $3.50 charge per missing garment if you wish to place an order below our minimum. For example, if you wish to order only 10 shirts with the same image, there would be a fee of $49 ($3.50 x 14).
All shirt sizes in an order will be printed with the same image size unless otherwise requested. Different image sizes being printed on different shirt sizes will be treated as a new order and priced as such. An image size printed within 1 inch of any seam is subject to distortion, print imperfections, and/or other small inconsistencies. These are all considered acceptable goods. We will not assume responsibility for print imperfections due to printing too closely to seams.
Seam, Collar, and Zipper Printing
We do our very best to produce the best looking prints any time we pull a squeegee. However, printing on or over any seams, collars, pockets, zippers or otherwise is subject to distortion, print imperfections, and/or other small inconsistencies. These are all considered acceptable goods and will not be considered misprints.
Wash-down With Water-based Inks
Water-based and discharge inks actually dye fabric and are not plastic inks like plastisol that sits on top of the shirt. We will not be responsible for fading or weathering of goods. Once any print (water-based or plastisol) leaves our facility, we are not in control of the elements a print will endure, such as wash temperature, abrasiveness, soaps, and chemicals, etc. and therefore can not guarantee the wash down and weathering of the product.
We print with the highest quality products and equipment available for water-based and discharge ink. We take great pride in the quality of our work. That being said, very small amounts of wash-down on ink colors should be expected with each additional wash since the fabric will fade with additional washing.
In order to ensure image longevity and vibrancy, we recommend machine wash cold, tumble dry low for all water based and discharge ink prints. Plastisol prints should be washed inside out and tumble dry low. All goods should be washed before wearing.
Plastisol inks are made of PVC and are essentially a form of plastic. For this reason they sit on top of the shirt and are easily felt by the hand. They can become relatively softer after washing over time but will retain this “hand”. For water-based inks, prior to a first wash, it is completely normal to feel a slight hand with discharge ink on the shirt. Once the shirt has been washed, this feeling generally goes away and the hand is very soft and smooth. If specialty or high opacity inks are requested, the hand can vary and be more apparent.
We will do everything we can to ensure images are printed in a consistent location on all garments within a run. However, small variations should be expected. For example, if a request is made for an image to be printed 2″ below the bottom of a collar, a 3/4″ standard deviation in either direction will be considered acceptable. If a request is made for images to be printed near the tag area on the back of the shirt and directly over the tag, it could have small ink coverage inconsistencies and will be considered acceptable.
Reorder Ink Color
Due to the nature of screen printing ink and different fabric lots, we cannot guarantee exact ink color matches on reorders. We will make every effort to match the original color as best as possible. If you know a reorder will be likely, please let us know and we’ll try to keep ink on hand if at all possible.
Ink Color & Pantone Matching
Due to the nature of screen printing inks, we cannot guarantee requested Pantone colors. Our standard ink color list has approximate Pantone values listed with most colors. This value may or may not be used in the mock-up provided. We cannot guarantee ink colors based on visual mockups alone. We recommend checking the colors given against a Pantone book. Monitors can vary significantly from one computer to the next. Please check a Pantone book for color accuracy. Pantone books can be purchased from Amazon.com.
Ink Color Change Minimums
Orders that have changes of ink colors on 1 location will be charged $10 per change per location.
Printed Sample Policy
Printed Samples are not available here at MK Apparel.
If you have a specific deadline (in-hands date) for your order that is sooner than what our standard turnaround time would deliver, please notify your Account Manager immediately. Orders needed sooner than our standard turnaround time for your order may incur a rush fee.
We ship via UPS & FedEx. To view normal transit times, see our shipping map at the bottom of this page. A tracking number will be sent to you shortly after your order has left our facility. MK Apparel will not be responsible for shipping transit complications for any reason such as errors, weather, strikes, or otherwise. Shipping time is not included in our turnaround times. Shipping expenses are the sole responsibility of the client and will be added to your invoice unless otherwise agreed upon prior to your order. MK Apparel assumes no responsibility for goods once they have left our facility. We will not be responsible for shipping to a wrong address if it was listed on your quote and you failed to correct the address upon quote approval.
We are happy to split ship your order. Shipments will be billed at current rates. Please send an itemized list detailing what quantities should be shipped to what address when placing your order. Split shipping changes after the order is submitted may result in additional charges.
All orders will be bulk packaged, generally folded by the dozen, unless stated otherwise.
Checking Your Order
Please check your order and notify us of any problems within 72 hours of delivery. We will not be responsible for order errors after 72 hours.
Custom vs Contract Orders
We define custom orders as orders in which we are procuring the blank garments. If you want to supply the blanks, the order type is now a Contract Order and subject to some slightly different policies and guidelines. Most policies and guidelines outlined on this page are in reference to Custom Orders, although they apply to Contract orders as well. A few policies which are different would be Under/Over Run Allowance calculations, in which we have a 10% under allowance per location being printed.
Contract Order Garments
We request an itemized list of each style, color, size, and quantity being delivered. We will check in the delivered quantity with the stated order quantity to ensure the proper amount has been received. Not providing a receiving summary is subject to a confirmation fee of $25/100 pieces. Orders shipped unsorted or mixed with other orders are subject to sorting fees of $75/hour, $25 minimum/order. We will not be responsible for shortages.
Blank Apparel Orders
We do not sell blank apparel in bulk. Single blank samples are available for purchase upon request if you wish to confirm a garment’s specs before placing your print order.
We enjoy showing off your product and our craft to the world. It’s a great way to showcase our skills and send some of our followers and fans your way as well. We do this by taking photos and posting them online via social platforms, such as, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, and Google+. Please be sure to notify your Account Executive when placing your order if you are not comfortable with us photographing and sharing your shirt socially. If you do not notify us, we will assume that we have your full permission to post photos of your shirt(s) online.
Quotes & Estimates
Quotes, or estimates, are good for 30 days unless stated otherwise. This term is subject to seeing the final artwork to confirm any quotes. Final invoices will reflect the quantity shipped, not the quantity quoted (see Invoiced Quantity).
We fully stand behind our work. If for any reason we make a mistake printing your order and it is not what was agreed upon and falls outside of these Print Policies & Guidelines, we will gladly reprint your order within 10 business days. We do not offer refunds.
If credit terms are desired, please contact us for a credit application. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified within 7 business days.
Any orders that are late on payment by 5 days or more will incur interest of 1.5% per month (18% annually) dating back to the invoice date. A $30 late fee will also be added to the invoice.
Orders that are cancelled prior to printing will be subject to a Cancellation Fee based on the total order value. Cancellations will not be accepted once shirts have been printed. Cancellation fees are as follows:
Prior to MK Apparel ordering blank garments: 10%
After MK Apparel has ordered blank garments: 15% plus return shipping costs to our vendor (TBD)
After MK Apparel has received and sorted blank garments, but before printing: 25%
There is a $30 charge for returned checks. The subsequent payment must be made with cash or a cashiers check.
Terms & Conditions
Print Policies & Guidelines may also be referred to as Terms & Conditions and vice-versa. MK Apparel reserves the right to change its Terms & Conditions at any time without notice.
MK Apparel will observe many holidays throughout the year. These days will not count as production days towards turnaround times. They include, but are not limited to:
- January 1, 2022: New Year’s Day
- May 30, 2022: Memorial Day
- July 4, 2022: Independence Day
- September 5, 2022: Labor Day
- November 24, 2022: Thanksgiving Day
- November 25, 2022: Black Friday
- December 25, 2022: Christmas Day
- December 26, 2022: Christmas Day (observed)
- December 31, 2022: New Year’s Eve
If you have any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions, please email [email protected] before placing your order. Our goal is to set clear expectations to ensure our working relationship is pleasurable for all parties involved. Thanks again for working with us, looking forward to printing for you soon!