Whatever the job – we can deliver
At ICON Printing, we’ve been serving London’s creative community for a decade, offering fast turnaround t-shirt printing to clients ranging from Boiler Room to WeWork, the Tate to Topshop and Niketown to Citymapper. So if you’re looking for t-shirt printing in London (or beyond, for that matter!), we’re not a bad place to start.
Whether you need a high spec sample for a fashion brand, a new staff uniform, merch for your charity, or 10,000 t-shirts for a major event or festival, our experienced team can make it happen. To help you get the most of your printing job, we’ve put together this guide running through our process from conception to delivery. Of course, the first step will always be to give us a call.
T-shirt printing in London – how to get fast turnaround merch in the capital
Step 1: Give us a call
Got a t-shirt printing job!? Get in touch. Whether you contact us via email or phone, we can provide a quote within minutes. Of course, if you’re based in the capital, you’re always welcome to drop by our friendly East London office to discuss your printing job in person – we can show you samples and discuss your designs in more depth (just give us a heads up and we’ll make sure there’s coffee brewing!).
Step 2: Send us your design
It’s important to get the design format right . We’re always happy to talk you through any troubleshooting or technical queries you might have. As a rule, for screen printing or embroidery, we’ll need a vector-based design with live text outlined either in PDF or EPS. For DTG printing we need a hi-res 300dpi PSD file, with CMYK colours.
We’re always ready to go the extra mile when it comes to the technical side to ensure your printing job turns out perfectly. We’ll produce mock ups and proofs of your design and can match your colours to specific Pantones or embroidery threads. We’ll always flag up anything we spot that could cause inconsistencies and make our own recommendations to ensure the highest quality output.
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Step 3: Choose your printing type
Screen printing is most cost effective for high quantities and the minimum order is 20 units. DTG printing is good for photographic quality printing, or for really low quantity jobs of around 5-20.
Whether you choose screen printing and DTG, both can be quick enough to have your t-shirts printed and delivered in three days (as long as we have approval from production beforehand). But as standard you can expect to have your merch delivered within 7-9 working days.
Step 4: Pick your blanks
We have an extensive catalogue of blank t-shirts, caps, hoodies, sweatshirts and more. We’re always happy to offer advice on the best t-shirts for printing whether you want to make a choice informed by budget, or quality. In fact we recently picked out some of our top blanks for t-shirt printing on the blog – have a read – or, as always, give us a call to discuss your options.
Step 5: Choose quantity
We can take on jobs of any size. In fact we’re rather proud of some of the t-shirt printing challenges we’ve delivered on over the years, like the time we got 3,000 t-shirts screen printed in 48 hours for Net-a-Porter & Karl Lagerfield, or the time we printed 130 individually designed t-shirts for Topshop’s catwalk show in just a few days.
Fast turnaround printing does cost more, however. With our standard service if you’re printing over 500 units, it will usually take 10 days to deliver. For smaller jobs it will take 6-7 days.
But if you do need fast turnaround t-shirt printing, we can deliver – we have an A-star team that will always go above and beyond to find a way to make your project work.
Step 6: Get it delivered
We offer a full range of delivery options so whether you want your t-shirt printing job delivered by courier, special delivery, pre-noon, next day or standard we can make it happen.
So that’s it – get in touch and let’s get printing!