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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve collated them by category to help save you time.

We understand you may want to do some personal research before you contact your preferred supplier.

With that in mind, we’ve tried to include some of the common questions we are asked below, so you can take a look before you get in touch. Don’t worry if you can’t be bothered reading, give us a call, we’ll happily help.

Is branded clothing a good idea for a corporate gift?2023-11-03T13:19:35+00:00

Branded clothing and accessories are always in vogue. Consider gifting your clients or prospects high-quality apparel like branded sweaters, scarves, or even custom-branded face masks. These not only serve as practical gifts but also help to spread brand awareness. You can also check out our article: https://wetherbyscreenprint.co.uk/corporate-gifting-for-christmas/

Ideas for corporate gifts?2023-11-06T09:52:06+00:00

With so many corporate gift options to choose from it can be difficult to decide upon what is best for you, so why not take a look at our online catalogue for some inspiration and ideas? Failing that give us a call and we can help you further about what works well. You can also check out our article: https://wetherbyscreenprint.co.uk/corporate-gifting-for-christmas/

How Effective Are Branded Water Bottles for Promotional Use?2023-08-31T11:44:38+00:00

Branded water bottles are an effective way to increase brand visibility and customer loyalty. They serve as a constant reminder of your brand every time the recipient takes a sip. Whether you’re handing them out at trade shows, corporate events, or as employee gifts, branded water bottles are a practical and impactful promotional tool.

What Is the Environmental Impact of water bottles?2023-09-01T08:38:35+00:00

By choosing branded water bottles, you’re making a positive impact on the environment. These reusable bottles help reduce plastic waste and promote a sustainable lifestyle. By providing eco-friendly promotional items, you’re showing your customers that you have a commitment to sustainable business practices.

What is the Lead Time for Branded Water Bottles?2023-09-01T08:40:54+00:00

We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround times. Once you’ve placed your order and approved the design, we’ll get to work on producing your branded water bottles. We can typically turn around approved designs within 7-10 business days.

What is the Minimum Order Quantity?2023-08-31T11:38:16+00:00

We understand that every business has different needs, so we offer flexible order quantities. Whether you need a small batch for a trial run or a large order for a major event, we can accommodate your requirements. Just let us know the quantity you need, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Do Branded Water Bottles Have Insulation?2023-09-01T08:39:57+00:00

We offer both insulated and non-insulated bottles. Our insulated water bottles are perfect for keeping beverages hot or cold for extended periods. These bottles feature double-wall vacuum insulation, which prevents heat transfer and maintains the temperature of the beverage inside. Whether you’re enjoying a hot coffee or a cold smoothie, our branded water bottles will keep your drink at the perfect temperature.

How Durable Are These Water Bottles?2023-08-31T09:35:45+00:00

Our branded water bottles are designed to withstand daily use and occasional drops. The materials used are impact-resistant, ensuring that the bottles remain in good condition even after prolonged use. With proper care, these water bottles can serve as a long-lasting promotional item for your brand.

Can you fit chevrons to the back of my van?2022-12-06T12:41:29+00:00

Yes, we can supply Chapter 8 compliant chevrons to most vehicles, let us know what you’ve got and we’ll let you know

Which types of merch are popular?2022-11-23T19:38:40+00:00

After t-shirts and hoodies, popular items include tote bags, joggers, mugs, hats, phone cases, stickers, posters and mouse mats.

How much merch do YouTubers sell?2022-11-23T19:00:07+00:00

Depending on the number of subscribers, selling merch can be a fantastic revenue stream.

For example, PewDiePie apparently sells over $6m per month, on average. Jake Paul $1.2m and MrBeast, $500k.

What are you waiting for!!!

What type of merch sells best?2022-11-23T19:39:43+00:00

T-shirts and hoodies are the most popular types of YouTuber Merch and are the biggest sellers for content creators.

What material is best to use?2022-11-23T18:36:40+00:00

We use a range of different materials and each has its own characteristics.

The best material may change based on what you are looking to achieve.

Are there any size limitations?2022-11-23T18:29:33+00:00

There are no real limitations as to how large you can go, we can wallpaper entire walls in graphics, right down to small notices on doors.

How long do they last?2022-11-23T18:26:55+00:00

Wall graphics can last an extremely long time. With floor graphics however, it is largely dependant on the surface they are applied to and volumes of traffic.

The means you could expect a relatively short lifespan of around 8-12 months so it’s best to discuss with us if you have concerns.

Can you work with tight deadlines?2022-11-23T18:20:55+00:00

Most orders are turned around in less than a week. If you need something quicker however let us know.

We’ll try our hardest to meet your deadlines.

Can I come in and try something on?2022-11-23T18:18:24+00:00

Unfortunately, we don’t keep stock of items for you to try on. If you do have concerns before you order, we may be able order you some samples.

We are charged for some samples however, so there may be a charge for this. Get in touch to find out more.

Can I supply my own garments?2022-11-24T12:21:09+00:00

Sure, we do accept customer supplied garments but remember quality is key to getting the best results.

Can you supply sustainable products?2022-11-23T18:09:05+00:00

Absolutely. We have an entire range dedicated to sustainable garments.

Organic cotton and recycled polyester make up the bulk of these, although we also have bamboo and viscose options.

Do I need to wash the vehicle before it comes to you for graphics?2022-11-22T22:47:11+00:00

Yes please. Although we will spend time preparing your vehicle before we start applying any graphics, this is a separate process to washing.

Can I still use automated car washes?2022-11-22T22:44:49+00:00

It’s best to avoid them if at all possible. You can still use a pressure washer, although you will need to be careful.

For longevity, the best option is to stick with a sponge, this will ensure you get the maximum life out of your new graphics investment.

Do I need to tell my insurance?2022-11-22T22:38:08+00:00

It may not be a necessity, but we would always recommend you let your insurance company know of any changes to your vehicle.

It might also be worth letting your accountant know, you may be able to offset some costs against your tax.

My vehicle has been resprayed, can I still use vehicle graphics?2022-11-22T22:34:21+00:00

The short answer is yes. Although, it will depend on how well it has been resprayed.

We have seen instances before where the vinyl has also taken the paint from areas that have been resprayed badly, when removed.

Are vehicle graphics expensive?2022-11-22T22:31:13+00:00

As each vehicle is a different shape and size, there is no set price. From Scooters to large vans, we will work with you to design to your needs and budget.

Are your signs UV resistant?2022-11-22T22:21:52+00:00

All our outdoor signage options are UV resistant and will not fade due to sunlight.

Are your signs waterproof?2022-11-22T22:19:31+00:00

All our outdoor signage options are waterproof to help with the lovely British weather!

Is there a standard size for signs?2022-11-22T22:09:53+00:00

Some of our sign options come in set sizes, but the majority are entirely up to you.

It doesn’t even have to be a set shape. You are in control!

Can you supply office posters?2022-11-22T22:08:07+00:00

We can supply a whole range of prints for offices, from inspirational posters to wall graphics. let us know what you’re looking to achieve and we’ll let you know.

What signs do you offer?2022-11-22T22:04:39+00:00

We can effectively do any type of sign you require, from banners to football sponsor boards and estate agent boards.

Our signs are available for both interior and exterior purposes. Ask us for a copy of our signage catalogue for the full list.

Are there any minimum quantities?2022-11-22T21:59:34+00:00

This is one area where our suppliers do have minimum order requirements and unfortunately we have to pass these on to you.

It can differ subject to the type of product but there is usually a minimum order of 50 items.

What is the benefit of promotional products?2022-11-22T21:57:24+00:00

Apart from extending the reach of your brand, a research study by the BPMA, states that around 51% of the people surveyed said receiving promotional items would increase the likelihood they would use that company in the future.

52% said they were more likely to recommend a company’s services if they had received promotional products.

What promotional products can you source?2022-11-22T21:47:22+00:00

The chances are, if you’re thinking of it, we can source it. We’re not even going to object if you want to supply your own items for us to print, as long as it’s possible to print onto.

Needs some inspiration?

  • USB sticks, mouse mats, water bottles
  • Keyrings, toys & games, stress balls 
  • mugs, tankards, protein shakers
  • Chargers, torches, power banks…
What garments are available?2022-12-19T15:58:52+00:00

From polos to t-shirts and jackets to gilets there’s a product available for you! If it’s not listed just ask us.

  • Hat & Beanies
  • Outwear (jackets etc)
  • Hoodies and sweaters
  • Long sleeved t-shirts
How many colours can you have with screen print?2022-11-22T16:44:27+00:00

For your clothing decoration, you can have up to 8 colours with screen print.

Is embroidery a good option?2022-11-22T16:42:59+00:00

Embroidered designs retain their quality for years, over multiple washes and can last the life of the garment.

It can be also hard to beat the classic, elegant look of a carefully embroidered logo on the left of a polo shirt for instance.

Which decoration method will last longest?2022-11-22T16:32:49+00:00

There is no right or wrong answer here. Both screen print and embroidery will outlast the life of the clothing.

Vinyl transfers are usually guaranteed for between 45-60 wash cycles but depending on how well they are looked after, can last much longer.

Which decoration method should I use?2022-11-22T15:03:03+00:00

There are a couple of determining factors to consider before making a decision. What feel and finish do you want? How many items do you want to get branded?

We will guide you through the options and the suitability of each.

Do you recommend any particular products?2022-11-22T15:01:51+00:00

Yes, we have a range of garments that we recommend. If you want something with a particular feature, let us know and we will see if it’s something we can get hold of.

We also do a sustainable range of products.

What garments do you keep in stock?2022-11-22T16:45:50+00:00

We currently do not keep stock of any garments as we don’t have the space to do so, but are able to get most items ordered in on next day delivery.

Is pad printing the same as screen printing?2022-11-22T11:59:57+00:00

Pad printing is a method that allows the transfer of a 2D image onto a 3D object. It best used to transfer images to objects that are not flat or difficult to print onto.

Pad printing uses silicone rubber pads that allow deformation to apply to curved products (for example) easily.

Is there a setup cost for pad printing?2022-11-22T14:45:29+00:00

Yes, this covers the cost of making the plate or plates with your design. This is a one-off cost.

There is also a small charge for lining up the print with your product.

Is pad printing cost effective for low volumes?2022-11-22T14:46:00+00:00

It can be. There are increasing costs depending on the number of colours, so a 1 colour design would be more cost effective than a 4 colour design.

As your quantities increase, this becomes less prohibitive.

What materials can you Pad print onto?2022-11-22T11:49:34+00:00

Pad print is suitable for most materials, but best on plastics, metals and wood.

What is pad print used for?2022-11-22T11:46:41+00:00

Pad printing is used for printing onto irregular or 3d products.

Pad print would be suitable for something like a water bottle or other 3d product.

How does pad printing work?2022-11-22T11:45:27+00:00

Pad print takes your image from an etched metal plate, to a silicone pad that is then transferred to your product

Can you iron over screen prints?2022-11-21T15:09:39+00:00

Ironing over screen prints is not a good idea. High heat can cause damage to the print.

If you really need to iron the garment, you may be able to turn inside out and iron on a very low setting.

Are screen prints permanent?2022-11-21T15:05:44+00:00

Screen printing pushes ink into the shirt’s fibres and the curing process permanently bonds it. Once applied, you won’t be able to remove it.

Is screen printing high in detail?2022-11-21T14:56:18+00:00

With screen printing, ink pushed through a nylon mesh, stretched over a metal frame, to reveal a desired pattern on the material being printed.

Different mesh counts and colours depending on amount of ink needed and level of detail in the artwork. Lower mesh counts, more ink and less detail. Higher mesh counts, less ink and more detail

This is a balancing act to get the colour opacity and the level of detail needed for your particular branding.

Is screen printing expensive?2022-11-21T14:38:26+00:00

There are setup costs associated with screen printing but the running costs are minimal.

If you have a low volume, the unit cost will be higher and we might want to look at a different print method. If you have a large quantity to print, the unit price will be a lot lower, so screen print is ideal.

What is screen printing?2022-11-21T14:31:12+00:00

Screen printing is the process of pushing ink through a tensioned nylon mesh to reveal a pattern or patterns on a variety of surfaces.

What can you screen print onto?2022-11-21T14:41:39+00:00

Screen printing is so versatile, it gives us the ability to print onto nearly any material, from wood to metal and glass to card.

Chances are we have printed onto your material before. Get in touch with us if you aren’t sure, we’re always up for a challenge!

Why does screen printing have setup costs?2022-11-21T14:48:22+00:00

Setup costs cover the cost of screen and then making it for you design. The screen is key to the design and it is then carefully lined up for accuracy. Once the screen has been made, it can be reused again, making future prints cheaper.

Does screen printing last long?2022-11-21T14:36:41+00:00

The ability of the screen printing ink can result in a much more durable graphic compared to digital printing. Heat cured screen prints are durable enough to handle repeat washing without cracking or fading.

This means if you print onto a garment, screen printing will likely last just as long sa the garment will.

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