FAQs

FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding our printing services. If your question is not listed here, please contact us.


Digital sales only eclipsed CDs for the first time in 2014, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Global sales of Hand To Hand music (mostly Compact Discs) totaled $6.82 billion, which was down about 8% from the year Prior. Billboard reported in July of 2015 that in the first half of the year, CD sales were in fact down from the last half of 2014, but totaled 56.6 million units.

So even thou digital options are widely available for streaming and downloading, CDs are still being sold by the tens of millions. In fact, according to a February 2017 report provided by media and technology analysis company Media Insights & Decision In Action (MIDiA), “CD buyers are the largest group of recorded music consumers with 32% penetration compared to 28% for concert attendees, 25% for music downloaders and 10% for subscribers. So ask yourself. Are CD’s obsolete?

This is a method where a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology.  It involves a Modified printer, which prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design (Jpeg,Png,ai,psd etc..). DTG uses specialty environmentally safe inks, which are absorbed into the fibers of the garment.

NO! You have to set up your artwork in the proper Specifications. Specification information can be found in the additional information tab on the package you’re planning to purchase. If you need graphic design services Please email info@archivedup.com for a quote.

The colors are limitless! PanTones are your playground!

All the digital information contained on the master will be copied to the original. The copy should function exactly as the master does, including the chapter marks.

The amount of information that can be written is determined by the disc’s recording capacity as well as the physical and logical formats used.

Each of the five main CD physical formats devotes a different amount of space to user data (audio = 2,352 bytes/block, CD-ROM Mode 1 = 2,048 bytes/block, CD-ROM Mode 2 = 2,336/bytes/block, XA Form 1 = 2,048 bytes/block, XA Form 2 = 2,324 bytes/block).

For any given data format disc capacity can be calculated by multiplying the appropriate user data area size by the CD data transfer rate of 75 blocks per second by 60 seconds by the minute size of disc. For example, a 80 minute disc written in CD-ROM Mode 1 format: user data area of 2048 bytes/block x 75 blocks/second = 153,600 bytes/second x 60 seconds = 9,216,000 bytes/minute x 80 minutes = 737,280,000 bytes. This rounds to roughly 700 MB (dividing by 1,024 to convert into KB and again by 1,024 to convert into MB).

It should be noted, however, that in the real world capacity can vary slightly among discs from different media manufacturers.

We require JPG or PNG in unlimited colors to print on white, light, dark or black cotton apparel.

If you are printing on white cotton, either file format is fine. We prefer a minimum of 300dpi images, but we can work with lower resolution ones if necessary. 300dpi images will give you the maximum clarity. Anything under 300dpi can not be guaranteed.

If you are printing on black cotton, we prefer PNG files with transparency. If you submit an image with a white background, the white background WILL PRINT if it is not removed prior to you submitting your files to us. Even then, there might be some white halo around your image.

Two words: cold and hang.

DTG printed inks can last for years or longer. But you have to take care of them. Cold water wash, no bleach, with your shirt inside out. Hang them to dry.

You can provide your own t-shirt, but there are some things to be aware of:

  • 100% cotton shirts ONLY. Shirts purchased at most retail store like Walmart or Target or other shops might have an anti-stain treatment that prevents ink from sticking. We are NOT responsible for those shirts.
  • Allow for a 5% chance of misprint. We will NOT replace any shirts misprinted, but we will print on new shirts at no charge to replace any misprints.
  • Shirts must be folded without excess wrinkles. If we need to press wrinkles from shirts, we charge $0.50 per shirt.
  • If we need to remove bags or tags, it’s also an additional $0.50 per shirt.
  • No ribbed shirts.

Please note: We actually resell our blank shirts at our wholesale cost, meaning we do not mark up the price of the shirt to you.

If you are supplying your own shirt, same day prints may be available generally 3-4 hours after drop off.

Please email us (info@archivedup.com) for a quote if your supplying garments.

All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode.

All black and white artwork and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode.

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