We love bringing our client design ideas to life. Depending on what you need, artwork fees start at $25. If your artwork is print-ready (e.g., a vector graphic), there will be no artwork fees. Before your order goes to print, our design team will make a photo-realistic digital mockup for you to approve.
CONVERT DESIGN TO VECTOR FILE
There are no setup or artwork fees for clients who provide print-ready vector artwork. This also applies to any reorders of existing designs. (See below for more explanation of vector files.)
We will create a print-ready vector graphic from the design you bring us. This typically applies to old logos or designs that need to be updated. Depending on the complexity of the artwork, we may have to charge clients more, but for the most part $25 covers the cost of converting an image to vector.
Bring us your napkin sketches, and we’ll bring your ideas to life! You’ll work with one of our knowledgeable Project Managers to plan the scope of work, and our designers will take it from there.
$25 FLAT FEE
$70 / HOUR
What is a vector graphic? Why does it matter?
The short answer -- it’s a graphic that is infinitely scalable without looking fuzzy or pixelated. This kind of graphic can only be created in a design program like Adobe Illustrator. It’s important because a good quality screen print requires a very high quality image, and vector graphics are the highest quality images.
Vector graphics can be identified by their file extension: .ai or .eps
If you are working with a graphic designer, he or she should be able to give you this kind of file to send to us. Likewise, if you are ordering on behalf of your company, community group, etc., ask someone if your organization has a vector file. You’ll save money if Dapper Ink does not have to redraw your design.
What if I need more than a simple logo redraw?
If you want Dapper Ink to create a design from scratch, there is an hourly charge of $70. Our art team will take your creative inspiration and make an original tee shirt design (or suite of designs) just for you.
If you’re unsure whether or not your tee shirt concept is a simple redraw or a from scratch design, just ask one of our awesome project managers. They’ll give you a clear scope of work.
How long does it take to get a finished design?
Basic logo redrawing usually takes 2-3 days to complete.
Original designs usually take 2+ weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the project, number of revisions, etc. Before we start a project for you, we’ll give you a timeline and scope of work so you know what to expect.
I love Dapper Ink’s style. Will you design my branding?
We can. Logo creation starts at $750. Full branding and identity projects begin at $3250.
We treat branding and identity work with special care, so there is not a simple hourly rate for this kind of work. Before we provide concrete pricing for branding projects, we need to thoroughly understand a branding client’s business needs as well as their visual goals and preferences through meetings and a longer timeline. All branding projects will be assessed on an individual basis.
Will my final product look exactly like my mockup?
Mockups are valuable tools, but color and size can look different in real life. Prints may look slightly different on a real product than what you see on your computer monitor.
If exact ink color matching is important to you, we suggest using a Pantone book to choose a color for our printers to match. Even still, the fabric of a tee shirt will affect the final print product.