After a few outreach emails I have had my first reply! I’m very excited to present to you Polo Shirt Xpress. This company bring the beef to polo shirts, because they distribute them, and embroider on them. I didn’t have time to go to their factory based in Marrckville, which is based in Sydney Inner West area. I did speak to someone on the phone for a few minutes and asked them a few questions, which I spent the time today typing up.
1. How long have you been in the polo shirt game?
Actually, we do more than polo shirts but we have been in the custom apparel industry for over 20 years now. We do all our embroidery and screen printing in house, plus we are distributors for some quality brands such as: Gildan, Biz Collection and AS Colour.
2. How much does one polo shirt cost?
Unfortunately we don’t do one off polo shirts and have a minimum order. To answer your question, it really depends on the amount of polo shirts, the size of the embroidery or your print.
3. Can I print photos on polo shirts?
No, well, not with us anyway. If you want to print photos or any graphic with a lot of colours then you need to go and find a digital printer, or DTG which stands for Direct to Garment.
4. What type of printing do you do on polo shirts?
For printing we do screen printing, meaning every colour you have in your artwork needs it’s own film. We can cover up to 8 colours in any artwork. Our in-house graphic designer separates the colours in your artwork and gets it ready for screen printing.
5. What about embroidery?
Embroidery needs to be digitized, which we also do in-house and we spend lots of time creating the sample and getting you to approve it. Once everything is approved then it doesn’t take long to put the embroidery on our garments and send them to you via courier.
Well, those were my quick five questions with the guys down at polo shirt express. You can check them out by visiting their website if you need any custom polo shirts created. They are quite good at their job and I very much appreciate them taking a few minutes of their time to talk to me, just for my blog. Thanks guys.
Don’t forget, I’m open to more people contacting me for a review or interview. I’m now based in Sydney and would be more than happy to come down to your factory and meet you in person.