At Garment Graphics, Vacation Bible School is one of our favorite events that churches hold. Vacation Bible School wonderful time where kids can play, do crafts, watch movies, learn about the Bible, and have a good time! According to some parents, the best part is it’s cheap daycare! We know that a lot of work goes into making a week of VBS successful. We aren’t experts in VBS, but we are apparel experts and we do help a lot of churches in Tucson with Vacation Bible School shirts, so we wanted to let you know a couple ways you can make the t-shirt ordering process as easy as possible.
Picking out sizes can be difficult, but with the right set of t-shirts, it doesn’t have to be a problem. For most VBS orders, sizes are going to have to range greatly. These shirts need to fit the smallest kindergartner and the largest volunteer, so usually sizes from XS in youth to XL in adult sizes are necessary. Make sure you can get similar styles in both adult and youth sizes so everyone looks unified together.
2. Printing Technique
Many VBS t-shirts use transfers on their shirts with the theme and logo of that year. There is nothing wrong with doing transfers; however, we do suggest looking into doing a screen print as an alternative. Transfers are often easy to make and apply, but they can quickly crack and fade if made or applied poorly. Screen printing can be a cheaper method of printing t-shirts, and the print is more durable. Garment Graphics does all of our own screen printing in house, so we can guarantee a quality product at a competitive price. Transfers can be the right choice, but make sure you look into doing a screen print as well.
We know managing a VBS process is challenging A few years ago, a local church in Tucson ordered their t-shirts from a VBS vendor. They had to estimate the number of shirts they needed for VBS because they had to make the order weeks in advance of the camp. We know that, with anything that requires sign up, parents often wait until the last minute to get everything in. Then, more parents wait until after that to try and sign up. The church did their best to accommodate everyone and they wanted to make sure that everyone got a t-shirt, so they would always over order to account for last minute families to avoid a shortage. However, they would end up wasting money on unused t-shirts. When they came to us, we were not only able to print their shirts in house at a much lower price, but we were also to print the exact number that they needed. We were able to print them an initial order, and then print them a second order a week before the camp. Check and make sure you can order your shirts so that you don’t need to waste money on unused shirts.
If you want to make your screen printing process as easy as possible, contact us today! We can help you with sizing, ordering, printing, and even those late registrations by parents. We can’t make them go away, but we can help you prepare for them. You can give us a call at 520-544-0529 or visit our website by clicking here! We can help you get high quality VBS shirts at competitive prices. We have plenty of experience with Vacation Bible School t-shirt printing in Tucson and we do all of our printing in house so we can guarantee a quality product!