Little Black Egg is a mom-and-pop
screen print shop committed to doing the best work possible for our
clients in a cost-effective, ethical and environmentally-friendly
way. We love what we do. Our shop is run by Jeff and Monica
on the edge of a constantly changing city.
What to include in your email:
Phone Number (optional)
Styles(s) of garments (tee, tank, hoodie, pants, hats, etc.)
Color of garments
Number of garments
Number of placements to be printed and where
Number of colors in your design(s)
Date you need them by
Please include as much information as you can, and if you
are not sure yet about something that is fine, too. We can figure it
How It Works
A few firm costs:
Screens and Films
You'll need one screen per ink color. Regular sized
screens are $60, oversized screens are $75 (that
includes outputting the films). We retain all screens, and will keep
them on file for one year from your last order. This is a one-time
set-up fee you won't see again on reorders for the same prints.
We are an above board operation, and charge sales tax
(currently 8.625% in San Francisco). If you have a current CA resale number, or
if we ship your order out of state, there is no sales tax added
Garments Shirt costs vary widely. In general mens cut/unisex shirts
are less than womens cuts, and anything requiring more labor to make
(a v-neck, for example) is always a little more. We work with every
major brand, as well as a few you may not yet know. We can source
almost anything, so don't hesitate to let us know what you want. We
also work with several made in the US brands, union shops, and
companies that use US grown cotton and organic cotton
check out these catalogs to help you choose shirt brands and
Again, we can source almost
any garment you might want. let us know if you don't see what you
want, or need some guidance or narrowing down of choices.
The cost of printing depends on the number of placements
you have, the number of colors in your design, and whether it is dark
ink on a light shirt or light ink on a dark shirt (the latter
sometimes means an extra pull of the squeegee, an underbase, or a
flash cure). We can print up to 6 colors on our press. Once you tell
us about your design we will give you an exact price
Turnaround, deposits, shipping, & artwork
We have a 36 shirt minimum for all orders, and
We have a two week turnaround time once the
order is in (meaning we have your artwork, shirt
order, and a non-refundable 50% deposit). A note for folks on a
deadline, this does not include shipping time. If you need something
faster, let us know, and applicable rush fees will be added.
We work with a simple contract, and require a non-refundable
50% deposit to start the job, with the balance due at shipping,
delivery or pick-up (the latter can be arranged if you are in or near
the San Francisco Bay Area). We accept all major credit cards,
paypal, checks (with an extra 7-day waiting period), and cash
(in-person payments for cash only, please).
We ship using UPS ground (or very occasionally
USPS), and shipping charges are exact, based on the weight and
packaging of your items.
Artwork must be in a 300dpi PDF or in a vector file. Our email can handle a lot, but
sometimes very large files may need to be sent via hightail, dropbox,
or google drive (we can arrange for that over email).
If you don't have artwork and need graphic
design services, or if your artwork is not up to printing standards, we can
connect you to a graphic designer.
We recognize that screen printing can feel a little
confusing at first, so please be assured that no question or
clarification is too small. We have worked with many 'first timers'
(as well as experienced folks) and are happy to guide you through the