Let's take a look into where you can find information related to our apparel products!
- Apparel details and sizes
- Adding neck labels
- Printing on apparel
- Stock vs non-stock
- Creating artworks for t-shirts
Apparel details and sizes
You can view the details and sizes of our apparel products on each product listing in our catalog under the Product Details section.
Adding neck labels
We have prepared an article explaining how to add neck labels.
Printing on apparel
Type of printing
Most of the apparel items in our product catalog are printed using the Direct to Garment (DTG) printing method because it allows for maximum detail in design and color options. It is also a more cost-effective option for our partners. DTG is a method where a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. It involves a special printer that prints the ink directly onto the garment with your desired design. DTG uses specialty inks that are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
We also offer other printing techniques for products and you can view our Printing techniques article for more information.
You can also view the printing technique used for specific products in the Product Details section in the product catalog.
Stock vs non-stock
Two tiers of apparel stocking:
- Stocked Apparel: These are items that are always available, barring any unforeseen circumstances such as a nationwide shortage of a specific shirt color or brand.
- Non-stock Apparel: These are items that we offer in the Gooten catalog but they’re not kept on-site in the supply rooms at the manufacturer. When an order comes in for a non-stock item, the vendor orders the blank apparel item and ships it to their facility to be printed.
We offer two levels of fulfillment for apparel and production time frames can vary for apparel products based on the type of apparel stocking. Keep up to date with our latest production times for apparel on our Current Production and Shipping Times article. Stocked apparel follows the guidelines listed in the table in that article but please note that non-stocked apparel will typically take a few days longer.
Please be aware that products kept in stock vs non-stock changes depending on inventory management at the facilities but we work with our vendors to have as many models stocked as possible to keep our production times quick.
Creating artworks for t-shirts
The print area for apparel products starts 1’’ below the collar. If you need your artwork to print lower, you can leave some transparent space on the top of your image.
CF, CB, and CFCB relate to where the design will be printed on the apparel product. This is essentially the location of where you want to print your design on the apparel product.
- CF- Center Front
- CB- Center Back
- CFCB- Both Center Front and Center Back
We have prepared an in-depth article explaining how to create high-quality artwork for our products.