FAQs

Answers to some of the most asked questions.

Screen Printing FAQs

Yes! We do all our screen printing on our automatic ROQ press and embroidery on one of our three Barudan machines—all located at our New Bedford shop. At Scrimshaw you’ll be in direct communication with the people printing and embroidering your order. 

Yes, for one color designs our minimum is 25 pieces. For multi-color designs our minimum is 50 pieces.

Currently we print with phthalate free plastisol inks.

Our press can print up to 6 colors.

Have more than 6 colors or full-color photo art? Contact us for alternative print methods.

While vector (.ai/.eps) format is the best for graphic-based art (logos, etc.) send us the best and largest image you have and our art department will review your artwork prior to production.

Embroidery FAQs

Yes! We do all our embroidery on one of our three Barudan machines—all located at our New Bedford shop. At Scrimshaw you’ll be in direct communication with the people embroidering your order. 

Yes, we have a 12 piece minimum for embroidery orders.

Currently we use polyneon thread known for its durability and extreme washing resistance to chlorine and bleach and can withstand frequent laundering.

Yes, absolutely! Send us your artwork and we’ll be happy to quote your project.

Want your design on hats and beanies but have a design not suited for embroidery? Contact us for alternative decorating methods.

While vector (.ai/.eps) format is the best for graphic-based art (logos, etc.) send us the best and largest image you have and our art department will review your artwork prior to production.

Banners & Stickers FAQs

Depending on the type of artwork you are printing, either: PDF, vector (.ai/.eps), or raster (.jpg/.png/.psd) file formats will work.

See our Art Specifications page for details on art preparation and terms.

Yes, we hem our banners to give a clean, finished edge.

You can have your stickers cut into square, rectangular, round, or a custom shape of your choice.

When reviewing your artwork with us, be sure to let us know what shape you’d like them.

Die-cut stickers is where the sticker and the backing are cut to the desired shape.

Kiss-cut stickers is when the sticker design is cut in the desired shape but the backing remains in (typically) a square shape. This style helps when there are delicate pieces of the design that could tear if the backing was cut to the exact shape.

Not sure what works best for your design? We can take a look at your artwork and suggest the best method for you.