policies & guidelines
Our standard turnaround time is currently 14 business days from the time that you submit your order. If you have a specific deadline that you need to have met, please notify us when placing your order. Taking more than 24 hours for approving your order will add to your turnaround time. Rush Fees may apply to orders needing a quicker turnaround time than what our standard turnaround time offers. Black Dog will not be held responsible for missing deadlines due to weather conditions, power supply interruptions, vendor shortages and errors, shipping errors, or any acts of God. If we expect or foresee any problems in advanced, we will be sure to notify you and work with you to rectify them.
Due In Full: Payment is due in full to being printing, however, no payment is required until you approve your digitial mockup.
Orders that require an in-hands date sooner than our standard turnaround time (per the order specs and services) are subject to rush fees.
Artwork Creation & Ownership
All artwork created by Black Dog is the sole property of Black Dog. If you hire us to create artwork for you, you are strictly paying for the labor and thought process to produce the artwork. You are not paying for the ownership and rights of the artwork. Rights to the artwork can be purchased in addition to the creation fees.
Any artwork you submit to us for printing, that is not being created by Black dog, is owned by you or its rightful owner, not Black Dog. We will not reproduce your artwork, trademarked or not, without you or the rightful owner’s consent.
Art not supplied in print ready format, as specified in our File Prep section, is subject to be billed at our current rate. We will always give you an estimate before doing this work. Any art preparation done is the property of Black Dog.
All artwork must be approved online. Upon receiving your initial mockup, you will be allowed one additional set of revisions free of charge. Any additional revisions past that point will incur an additional Art Preparation fee to be billed at our current rate. Changes to the artwork after approving the mockup could push back your ship date. We will not be responsible for errors, misspelling, or otherwise in approved digital mockups and artwork.
Black Dog is not responsible for manufacturer defects such as garment color inconsistencies, mislabeled sizes, loose stitching, label inconsistencies, or other garment defects. We do our best to inspect the garments as they are printed, but we cannot guarantee each garment.
Black Dog will not be responsible for you not liking the garment printed on or the printed artwork. We do our very best to make sure you have selected a garment that you will expect and matches your needs, but we also expect you to do some research on your own. We recommend you confirm and verify them on the manufacturers' site to ensure the garment is going to fit as you intend. If there's any doubt about whether you'll like the selected garment, we recommend ordering a blank sample first. Please keep in mind that ordering blank samples will push back the turnaround time. Blank samples are available for purchase, but are not refundable or transferrable towards a full production run.
For the most accurate print minimums, please refer to the specific service pages on our website.
Screen Print: 12 1-2 Color, 24 1-4 Color, 36 1-6 Color
All shirt sizes in an order will be printed with the same image size unless otherwise requested. Different image sizes being printed on different shirt sizes will be treated as a new order and priced as such. An image size printed within 1 inch of any seam is subject to distortion, print imperfections, and/or other small inconsistencies. These are all considered acceptable goods. We will not assume responsibility for print imperfections due to printing too closely to seams.
Seam, Collar and Zipper Printing
We do our very best to produce the best looking prints any time we pull a squeegee. However, printing on or over any seams, collars, pockets, zippers or otherwise is subject to distortion, print imperfections, and/or other small inconsistencies. These are all considered acceptable goods and will not be considered misprints.
We will do everything we can to ensure images are printed in a consistent location on all garments within a run. However, small variations should be expected. For example, if a request is made for an image to be printed 2" below the bottom of a collar, a 3/4" standard deviation in either direction will be considered acceptable. If a request is made for images to be printed near the tag area on the back of the shirt and directly over the tag, it could have small ink coverage inconsistencies and will be considered acceptable.
All orders will be bulk packaged, generally folded by the dozen, unless stated otherwise.
Checking Your Order
Please check your order and notify us of any problems within 72 hours of delivery. We will not be responsible for error orders after 72 hours.
Quotes & Estimates
Quotes, or estimates, are good for 30 days unless stated otherwise. This term is subject to seeing final artwork to confirm any quotes. Final invoices will reflect the quantity shipped, not the quantity quoted.
We fully stand behind our work. If for any reason we make a mistake printing your order and it is not what was agreed upon and falls outside of these Print Policies & Guidelines, we will gladly reprint your order within 10 business days. We do not offer refunds.
We will credit your account when any one of the following occurs:
Low quality print: the print washes away after a few cycles in the washing machine.
Printing error: the design printed is materially different from the order and artwork specifications provided to us.
Incorrect print specifications: the size or placement of the print is more than 1.0" off from the provided measurements.
Missing garments: one or more garments are missing from the order.
Orders that are cancelled prior to printing will be subject to a Cancellation Fee based on the total order value. Cancellations will not be accepted once shirts have been printed. Cancellation fees are as follows:
Within 4 days of placing your order: 15% Cancellation Fee
After 4 days but at least 5 days before the est. ship date: 75% Cancellation Fee
Within 5 days of the est. ship date: 100% Cancellation Fee
There is a $30 charge for returned checks.
Black Dog Printing will observe the following holidays. These days will not count as production days towards turnaround times.
New Year’s Day
Christmas Day Observed
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day Observed
If you have any questions regarding our Print Policies & Guidelines, please call or contact us before placing your order. Our goal is to set clear expectations to ensure our working relationship is pleasurable for all parties involved.