Custom Printing
Bao Loc, Vietnam


About

Faced with high minimums for custom printed fabrics, and the limited amounts of prints available without copyrights, finding desirable prints has been a recognized issue in the independent design community.  Now, in partnership with a local graphic designer specializing in textile prints, and an artisan factory in Bao Loc, Vietnam, designers can have their original prints created with only 100 yard minimums.  All prints are created by a San Francisco art director, from inspiration or an original sketch, and then applied by hand with traditional screen printing techniques, in a family-owned factory that has produced prints for over 40 years.

Services

Clients work directly with our San Francisco-based graphic artist to create their original design from an inspiration piece, general idea, or sketch by the designer.  Once the design is finalized, our team works directly with the family-owned and operated factory in Bao Loc, to oversee the strike-off approval, and logistics of producing the yardage of printed fabric.  All artwork remains the property of the customer, allowing unique prints, free of copyright infringement, or being duplicated elsewhere, with only 100 yard minimums.  All work is shipped via air, allowing quick turnarounds of 4-6 weeks, once an order is placed.

Background

Upon a last-minute invitation from a close friend, to join on a trip to Vietnam, Jennifer jumped at the chance.  Knowing there were close family ties to the factory, and 20 years of working relations, it was not long before a synergy was found.  The friend, and renowned San Francisco-based graphic designer, formed a partnership with the factory, to exclusively develop designs for TEG International's clients, and produce at exceptionally low minimums.  After testing the project on designs inspired by Vietnamese propaganda posters, found during their travels there, the program was off to an easy start, and has been since. 


Pricing


The Basic Print - $1500

  • 1 Basic graphic design replicated from an existing sketch

  • 1 Round of design revisions

  • 1 Final design

  • 1 Strike-off

  • 1/2 Hour of strike-off revisions

  • Production-approved design & strike-off


The Inspired Print - $2000

  • 1 Unique design from a basic inspiration piece (3 variations presented)

  • 1 Round of design revisions

  • 1 Final design

  • 1 Strike-off

  • 1/2 Hour of strike-off revisions

  • Production-approved design & strike-off

  • Full rights to the inspired design


The Original Design - $2600

  • 1 Original design from a complex inspiration piece (3 variations presented)

  • 1 Round of design revisions

  • 1 Final design

  • 1 Strike-off

  • 1/2 Hour of strike-off revisions

  • Production-approved design & strike-off

  • Full rights to the original design


Production 

  • 100 yard minimum 

  • Per-screen fee - $80

  • Printing Fee - 100-200 yards - $6.80 per yard (includes frame charges)

  • Printing Fee - 201+ yards - $5.80 per yard (includes frame charges)

  • Per-yard of raw fabric varies based on fabric.  Please contact TEG with your fabric specifications.

  • Shipping is done by air, and paid for by the customer direct, and averages $1.50-2.00/yard.

  • Turnaround is 4-6 weeks upon approval of strike-off 


All fabric and shipping costs are paid for by the customer.  Shipping is provided by air, with 4 week deliveries provided, upon approval of strike-off.  Turnaround times for development and production projects are 4-8 weeks, depending on current schedules and project scope.  Please contact us at info@tegintl.com with any questions.