Ordering Custom Shirts in Belleville

What You Should Know When Getting your Custom T-shirt Order Ready

Belleville is one of Canada’s oldest cities and home to lots of Canada’s manufacturing. We’ve got Lake Ontario which causes all kinds of wild weather.

The manufacturing sector means Belleville has a healthy and growing economy. The local public sector jobs and secondary services are strong here.

We see a lot of orders for staff from massive manufacturers as well as orders from smaller service based businesses have more options when ordering custom clothing.



Belleville Weather: Warm, hot, freezing rain, cold, hot, warm, windy, windy, cold, snowy. 

Familiar huh?

One thing many people making custom T-shirts and other printed apparel don’t realize is that the annoyingly unpredictable weather in Canada is actually not all that bad if you’re layered up and have the right protection. 

For bands and clothing companies there’s no reason not walk off the beaten path and into products OTHER than custom t-shirts. Try custom hoodies, tank-tops, jackets, hats and tuques. Give people custom printed clothing for all seasons, stuff that they can’t get everywhere else. They’ll proudly wear your brand if it keeps them comfortable. 

Larger organizations need a consistent looking brand across years of promotional products, so quality here is very important.

Bellevilles population is discerning and like practical clothing – avoiding too much noise and flash typically.


Main Considerations:

-Bellevilles 4 seasons require layering custom shirts and warm clothes
-As a buyer you may be buying for a large order and will want to move slowly during set-up to ensure artwork and shirts are exactly what your organization needs


Seasonal Options:

-Spring & Summer: T-shirts, Tank-tops, Light Hoodies, Long-sleeves, Long Sleeve T-shirts, Regular Hats/Caps
-Fall & Winter: Hoodies, Sweaters, Long-sleeve T-shirts, Work-wear, Light & Heavy Jackets, Toques – Think warm!


Ordering Custom Shirts in Belleville?: Here's some Ordering Tips and Tricks

These are quality tips and tricks which are the result of decades of industry experience so ignore them at your own risk! They the main factors that determine price.

  1. Custom Print Sizing.

    A typical screen printer is pricing based on colors and volume. This means that print size is usually not a factor in price unless we’re talking artwork larger than 11×17 inches. A great way to get some extra attention on your shirt is to make good use of your print area.

  2. T-shirt Print Locations

    Two-sided printing, (or 2-3-4 location printing if you’re considering sleeve prints) will double or triple your printing costs. We love sleeve prints and there are times when 2-3 location printing defines the shirt and makes the impact significant, but think hard about whether the extra locations are worth it in the end.

  3. Colour Choices in your Artwork.

    Many printers work set-up costs into unit cost so setting up colors will add to your price. Think about getting creative with colors to save money. Can the shirt color be outlined to act as a color within the design? Maybe there’s colors you don’t need in our artwork and can replace them with colors we’re using already to save on costs.

  4. Halftones in your Print.

    Halftones are a great way to add interest and depth to an image without breaking the bank. Many black and white photographs can be produced using just 1 screen which can mean a shirt with high perceived value for a low price tag. Be aware that half-tone images will never turn out just like the photo but can have artistic and powerful results if the right image is chosen.

  5. Volume (Wholesale Custom T-shirts = lower prices).

    A great way to save money on production runs is to order in volume. Once a job is running on press it takes very little time to throw another 24, 48 or even 100 more shirts through in the grand scheme of things. Your printer will be able to cut you a good deal when you order in bulk and your unit cost could easily be half price on 10 for what you’d pay on 100.

  6. T-Shirt Styles and other Clothing (Band hoodies etc).

    Consider the shirt itself. Do you want the latest fashion fit American Apparel Tee at a premium or something more economical. Are you going to be ordering different styles? Mens, womens, tank tops, hoodies? Your printer should be able to put different products toward volume discounts if your artwork stays the same so why not have some variety and see what sells best to your fans. Ask about your options.

  7. T-Shirt Colour.

    Another consideration is shirt color – as long as the ink color stays the same different colored shirts can be part of an order at no extra cost. If you want to change ink colors during a run most printers will charge a small service fee but in certain circumstances it’s well worth it to create a range of different colors your fans can pick from.

  8. Custom T-shirt Product Sizes.

    The last consideration here is sizes. Your audience is different depending on your style of music, location, if your fans are women or men and so on. Everyone has a different audience. Size 2XL and above are typically billed at a premium by screen printers because they cost more to purchase. If you don’t need them and it’s your first order of product, consider saving some money by testing the waters. After your first round of sales you’ll be more informed about what sizing is your top seller and which ones are slow to move.



The Bottom Line:

Whatever you clothing needs there’s certainly plenty of options, Don’t forget the cold weather comes every year!

Hey valued customer!

If this is your first order and you’re experiencing information overload, a great way to start is opening a line of communication with one of our reps.

You’re welcome to reach out to us at info@ottawacustomclothing.com or visit the link below.

Looking forward to printing with you!