Turn around Time
The turnaround time on your order with Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP starts when you’ve paid in full, we have all information required to complete your order (all artwork, correct tag files, all fonts required for editable tags, all shipping info, etc.) & your mocks have been approved. Delay in receipt of *any* of this info could result in production delays. Most mocks are sent within 24 hours, after receiving payment and all necessary information. Our current turnaround time is approximately 10-15 Business Days Average + Shipping. Complex orders/add-ons may increase turnaround. Any delays in the approval of mock-ups could result in production delays. Each finishing service (printed tags, hem tags, etc.) will add extra time to the turnaround on orders, adding roughly 2 days per finishing to the turnaround time. The most up-to-date turnaround time will be listed on your quote and invoice.
If you have a deadline for your order, it is very important that you let us know when placing your order and a rush fee may apply if there is not enough time to complete your order under normal circumstances. If you do not advise us about a due date until after your order has been paid for and pushed through our system, we may not be able to accommodate your request. Any circumstances out of Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP control (ie: weather delays, shipping errors by the supplier, etc.) may also require more time and are not factored into the initial turnaround time estimate.
All minimums for Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP are listed independently through our website, but an approximate condensed version is:
- 1-2 Ink Colors: 24 Pieces Minimum
- 3 Ink Colors: 36 Pieces Minimum
- 4-6 Ink Colors: 50 Pieces Minimum
- 7-10 Ink Colors: 100 Pieces Minimum
- Any Order With Finishing's: 50 Pieces Minimum
- Process Printing: Depending on Complexity, either 50 or 100 Pieces Minimum
If you have any questions about our minimums that cannot be answered in the information above or on our website, please contact us.
Orders must be paid in full before the order begins unless otherwise approved by Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP staff. If you pay via check, the turn around time clock on your order will not begin until your check clears.
All files must be vector format. The design should be sized to the size you would like it to print. Text must be converted to outlines. Printing can only be as good as the artwork. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not be responsible for poor quality printing due to poor artwork. Please see our file prep page for more details. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP is not responsible for any misspellings, errors, or issues in your art file. We do our best to catch these errors and point them out to you, but we may not catch them all. If it is in your art file and on your approval, that is how we will print it.
Art Approval | Order Proofing
All artwork is to be approved via a digital mock-up through email. Artwork must be checked for spelling, color, sizes ordered, placement of the art and accuracy of artwork by the customer. It is very important to look over every detail of the mockup, as this is how your garments will print. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not accept responsibility for corrections not implemented and/or requested after artwork approval. Any modifications requested after customer approval will result in production delays and could require additional expenses. Any delays in the approval process longer than 24 hours after receipt of the mockup could result in production delays.
Max Imprint Sizes
Please note that not all shirts are sewn exactly the same. The following dimensions are to be used for reference as a "safe" zone to avoid printing on any seams or edges. Please check the individual product page for exact measurements for the product you are looking for.
We don’t charge setup fees (screen fees) – But please note that by default, like the rest of the industry we will use the same set of screens per design ordered; that is, the graphic will print the exact same size, no matter the size of the item we are printing on. If you would like to have different screen sizes made for different item sizes, please let us know ahead of time. Each set of screens will be considered a different order, with pricing and minimums charged accordingly. Please keep the max imprint sizes in mind when printing girl and youth sized shirts.
Out of Stock Items
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP is not responsible for items that are out of stock. While we check items we know to have potential stock issues, all garments are ordered after your order is placed, and we cannot guarantee their availability. If items are out of stock, we will provide you with a list of possible replacements and get it approved by you before using your chosen item.
Although Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP has the latest equipment available, inconsistencies may occur in registration and ink coverage when printing over the zipper, pockets or any other uneven surfaces. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not be responsible for these inconsistencies.
Changes to Your Order After Payment
Any change made to your order that is not due to a stock issue on behalf of the stock suppliers will be subject to a change fee of $50.00 in addition to the additional costs to make the changes. Any changes to your order after it has been placed will delay your order, even if you have paid a rush fee and/or have given us a required date. It is very important that you do not place your order until you are certain that's what you want. Once the process begins, everyone in our shop starts to work on different aspects of the job, changes become costly and time consuming.
Cancellations & Restocking Fees
Cancellations made after order has been placed will be subject to a 15% restocking fee plus any additional fees required to cover services already rendered. No cancellations will be accepted once production or any manipulation of the garments (tag removal, printed tags, printing, hem tagging, etc.) has begun on the order.
Just like you, we like to spend the holidays with our families and friends. For that reason, we are closed for the following holidays. These days will not be considered operational business days and will not count towards turn around time:
Under-Runs & Spoilage
Due to the nature of this business, Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not be responsible for under-runs or spoilage up to 3% on jobs of 100 shirts per design, and up to 10% on jobs of less than 100 pieces. (Spoilage must be more than 10 shirts per design for a reprint). Please keep this in mind when ordering (it is never a bad idea to order extras). We always do our best to get you what you ordered. We will refund you the cost of any items shorted from your order but will not process a reprint for less than 10% of your order (or 10 shirts minimum).
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP reserves the right to change pricing without notice.
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP is not responsible for manufacturer defects such as color inconsistencies, stitching errors, mislabeled garments, loose/inconsistent stitching, and/or garment defects (holes in garments, ripped seams, etc.). We try our hardest to inspect the garments as we print them, but we cannot guarantee each garment. We are not the manufacturers of these garments, so we cannot ensure their construction. We highly recommend ordering 5% extra of each size if an exact count is important.
Some manufacturers over-dye their garments. Over-dying is the process of re-dying a garment after it's initial manufacturing period. This is done for any number of reasons, including color correction, clearing out of colors that didn't sell (purple shirts aren't selling so the manufacturer dyes them black to sell them as black shirts), etc. Because of this factor, Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP cannot 100% guarantee exact color consistency on coloring with discharge printing or discharge based services (Premium Standard). This is most noticeable on white ink prints (showing a slight off white tinge), but can sometimes be seen with other colors. If you are concerned about the possibility of over-dying on a garment you are interested in or would like more information or alternate print methods, please contact us. We will be glad to provide you with any information that may help you avoid this issue.
We try to check every garment as it comes off of the press, but there are times where some mistakes will make it out the door. It is your responsibility as the customer to check over garments as you receive them. We allow an industry standard 72 hour window from the time you receive the goods to notify us of any issues with the order. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not be responsible for errors with your order if notified after 72 hours of receiving the goods. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP also will not be responsible for any lost income, customers, accounts, and/or contracts if defective garments are sent out to your final customer. While Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP does quality checks on the garments, the final quality assurance check lies in the hands of you, our customer.
Claims & Reprints
We go to great lengths to try to ensure that every order that leaves our facility is correct. All of our customers are valued customers, regardless of size, and we want you all to know that. Any order printed differently than the mock-up approved will be granted a reprint of the defective product. All claims must be submitted within 72 hours of date of delivery. Please email printing[at]Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP[dot]com to submit your claim. If Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP is responsible for any errors in your order, we will gladly accept responsibility for the issues and will reprint the shirts printed in error. We do not offer refunds, but will gladly reprint any production errors that exceed the spoilage rate.
We will require that you ship the misprinted shirts back to our shop (we will provide you with a UPS label and will cover shipping costs). Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not be responsible for any shirts sold or given away prior to returning the order.
Example: If you order 100 shirts and you've sold 15 but then you discover a print defect and you return only 85 shirts to Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP, we are only responsible for the reprinting of the remaining 85 shirts).
Code of Conduct
We are committed to:
- a standard of excellence in every aspect of our business, where ever we do business.
- ethical and responsible conduct in all of our operations
- respect for the rights of all individuals
- respect for the environment
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP does not and will not use child labor. The term “child” refers to a person younger than 18 (or where local law allows) or, if higher, the local legal minimum age for employment or the age for completing compulsory education. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP employing young persons who do not fall within the definition of “children” will also comply with any laws and regulations applicable to such persons.
Coercion and Harassment
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will treat each employee with dignity and respect, and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political opinion or disability.
Threadbird will respect the rights of employees to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner, without penalty or interference.
Health and Safety
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring at a minimum, reasonable access to potable water and sanitary facilities; fire safety; and adequate lighting and ventilation. Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will also ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing that they provide for employees.
Protection of the Environment
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP complies with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Lotus Prints and custom apparels LLP will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those pertaining to the manufacturing, pricing, sale and distribution of merchandise. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards.