Although we manufacture 2000 pieces a day, in order to cater
to each and every customer who approach us, the minimum
quantity has been kept as low as 50 pieces per print per style
which no other supplier will accept to supply. These can be
given from our ready stock of colors and styles.
We normally maintain a wide range of color options throughout
the year to meet the urgent requirements of our regular
clients. The standard colors normally available with us are
white, Black, Navy Blue, Red, Grey Heather, White Heather,
Hunter Green, Aqua Blue, Royal Blue, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue,
Maroon, Ivory, Tangerine, Orange, Lime Green, and Black
Mélange. Please see the color card in ‘making of t.shirt
section’.But if a specific color other than the above is
required the same too is possible and the minimum quantity is
100 pieces and more per color. The delivery time will be
around 15-20 days and the cost will be little higher than the
t.shirts made from ready stock colors.
Yes. You can very well design your own T Shirt. As we normally
keep fabrics in ready stock and make t.shirts only against
orders, we can give you any style, patterns in t.shirt styling
in any color or combination of colors.But if you choose to
order t.shirts in colors other than readily available with us,
the minimum order quantity should be about 100 to 200 t.shirts
depending on the colors and pattern selected. The cost will
also be little higher than the t.shirts made from ready stock
Printing and embroidery are the most popular ways of branding.
If you choose to do printing, we can recommend you the best
type of printing based on your purpose, style and fabric.
A few of the popular printing options are given below:
1. Pigment Printing: This is the oldest type of
traditional printing and is a water based method .It is
possible only on white or light color garments. Printing can
be ironed upon.
2. White Opaque Water Based Printing
(locally called as ‘Khadi’ Printing.) – This was the age old
method used to print on dark garments. It has a poor opacity.
Printing can be ironed upon.
Printing: Ideal to print on light/dark garments and it has
good opacity. In these, fine letterings and alignments are
easy to attain. This is the most popular technique of printing
the world over. Printing cannot be ironed upon.
Transfer sticker printing: Ideal to print halftone designs
like photographs and sceneries and works very economical in
large scale production. For small quantities, the development
cost may constitute to a significant amount of the cost per
piece of printing. Nevertheless the printing cannot be ironed
upon. The edges may start fraying after a few washes. A thin
film is formed on the garment.
5. Sublimation Printing:
Printing is possible only on 100% Polyester garment. Excellent
vibrancy of colors. Printing of small quantities is also
possible. Unlike transfer printing there is no development
cost. The layer of ink cannot be felt.
6. Direct to
garment printing: Also known as DTG printing, digital garment
printing and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of
printing on textiles and garments using specialized or
modified inkjet technology. This technology is still at a very
primary stage and is evolving. Printing lacks vibrancy.
High Density printing: High density printing is done through a
process of adding layers of ink on top of one another to
create depth and 3D graphics.
8. Foil printing: Foil
applications are a great way to add shine to your custom
garments. Makes your t-shirt stands out with this special
effect technique.Types of foil possible are gold, silver and
brass. The foil may peel off after a few washes.
Discharge printing: It is also called Extract Printing. This
method involves printing a ‘color destroying’ agent such as
chlorine or hydrosulphite, to bleach out a white or light
pattern on the darker colored ground. In color discharge
printing, a dye impervious to the bleaching agent is combined
with it, producing a colored design instead of white on the
dyed ground. In this type, it is difficult to give exact print
10. Rotary printing: Images to be printed
are curved around a cylinder. Large volumes of the same repeat
printing such as the camouflage printing is attained through
11. Flock printing: It gives a velvet
kind of a feel to print. After printing a layer of gum onto
the garment, flock powder (available in multi colors) is
sprinkled over the printed gum.
Like printing, we can embroider all designs and matters on the
t.shirts in any size and at all places. But shades of colors
or halftone images or photographs etc. cannot be embroidered.
Only cut color images can be embroidered.
It is always preferable to know the sizes of the users and
order accordingly. Various brands follow their own size
specifications. Therefore, to avoid disappointment to the
receiver due to misfit, their shirt size should be taken into
account. Irrespective of the brand, shirt sizes are almost
standard and then the same should be converted into t-shirts
sizes as per the table below. It is also advisable to check
the measurement chart given for each category (regular fit &
slim fit) before finalizing the sizes.
Normally, we require around 10 to 15 days for manufacturing
order specific styles. It also depends on various factors such
as style, quality and quantity. In case of urgency, our
delivery time could be just 24 hours with printing/branding if
you choose from our stock colors and styles.
The t.shirts can be delivered anywhere in India. Delivery will
be free within city limits in Chennai & Bangalore and a
nominal charge will be levied if delivery has to be made in
suburbs. We ship the goods via air, rail, road & sea to
Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Trivandrum, Ernakulum,
Cochin, Coimbatore, Trichy, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tirunelveli
and Salem and to the destination of your choice anywhere in
India on a freight ‘To-Pay’ basis.
Knitted cotton always shrinks on wash. However, all our
t.shirts are made from pre- shrunk fabric. The fabric is
subjected to a process called ‘compacting’ whereby the
shrinkage is controlled to less than 5% (internationally
Color fastness: T.shirts of SK Enterprise are guaranteed for
color fastness when washed carefully following wash care
instructions for cotton garments. The T Shirts will not bleed
or soil other clothes washed along with it. Color bleeding
normally occurs when poor quality of dyes is used to save on
cost of manufacture.
Fading: Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation and it is
this that causes colors to fade. When we dry the clothes in
sunlight after washing, they fade very fast. We can take some
steps to reduce fading when we hang our clothes out to dry
after washing them. As a first step, we should try to dry them
in shade. Secondly, turn the clothes inside out when we hang
them out to dry. Any fading which occurs on the inside of the
garment is not likely to be noticeable. Finally, do not leave
the darker clothes on the line for longer than it takes to dry
The quality of a t.shirt depends upon the following:
a. Good quality of yarn: There are many varieties of yarn like
carded, combed, semi combed etc depending upon the cost.
Combed cotton is superior to semi or carded. Combed yarn will
give a smooth fabric whereas the carded yarn will give a
coarse fabric. Cotton balls start surfacing after a few washes
if the yarn is a semi combed or carded.
b. Knitting where yarn is converted into fabric: There are
Indian and imported knitting machines and fabric will be fine
when knitting is done in high quality imported knitting
c. Dyeing/Bleaching: This is a very important process and when
dyeing or bleaching is done by a soft flow dyeing process
using azo-free dyes, the result will be good quality fabric
with color fastness and good finish and feel.
d. Compacting: This is the process whereby the fabric is
converted into ‘pre shrunk fabric’. Doing this process with an
imported, American or German machine will give a better result
than doing with a local machine.
e. Printing/Embroidery: Printing should be done in a multi
head machine with quality dyes by skilled and experienced
persons, followed by another process called fusing, for a
perfect finish, bright look and long life. If we use inferior
and cheaper printing dyes, the printing will not last long and
will go away after each wash. Embroidery in Japanese machines
will be very good whereas done in a Chinese/Korean machines
will only be average.
f. Production: The compacted fabric is then made into quality
garments using imported Japanese sewing and other necessary
machines. Then each and every garment is subjected to thorough
inspection with respect to ‘export standards’ by trained
quality controllers. Finally they are ironed and packed.
SK Enterprise uses only combed yarn for most of its products,
fabric is knitted by ‘Mayer& Cie’imported machines, dyeing
done by eco friendly azo-free soft flow dyeing processes, dyed
fabric compacted in ‘Tube -Tex’ American machine, printing
done by high skilled persons with first quality dyes and the
embroidery done only in Japanese machines. Garment Production
is done with ‘Juki’ Japanese sewing machines. Inspection is
done by a team of Quality Inspectors before ironing and
You must have heard people talking about GSM when they discuss
about t.shirts. GSM means ‘grams per square meter’ of the
fabric which is used for making the t.shirts. It is not
possible for a non industry person to determine the GSM of a
garment unless a lab test is done to determine the same.
GSM for t.shirts is decided depending upon the actual purpose
of the t.shirt, season, climate, country, individual’s
preference etc. For example, during summer the GSM may be less
and for winter orders it will be higher. For uniforms it may
be higher and for casual wear it can be less.
This is a myth. The longevity and quality of a t.shirt is
assured only by quality of raw materials and processes (refer
earlier question) and not simply by GSM.
The quality of a t.shirt is assured only by quality of raw
materials & processes and not simply by GSM. It is very
unfortunate that many people while comparing the price of a
garment of various manufacturers use GSM as a bench mark. It
is an absolute myth, which many people believe, that higher
the GSM, higher the quality of the t.shirt is.
In order to give cheaper prices, many companies increase the
GSM alone and compromise on other parameters like using
inferior quality carded/semi combed yarn, knitting of fabric
by old machines, dyeing processes at out dated polluting units
with cheaper dyes with no color fastness, steam calendaring
instead of compacting , printing with sub standard dyes and
embroidery at local machines. And the garments are made by sub
contracting to local job work units without any quality
inspection or procedure.
As a result of this, the t.shirt looks heavy but it will fail
in all other qualities like dyeing fastness, feel, finish,
shrinkage control, print/embroidery quality. Thickness of a
garment does not guarantee its longevity. So, it is advisable
to go in for professional companies like ‘SK Enterprise’ for
your t.shirt needs though the prices may be little higher
compared to those smaller fly by night companies, to get a
For printing, if the design is a simple one like a slogan or
sentence etc.without many colors and intricate designs, a JPEG
image would be enough. But if the design has many colors,
detailed designs or company logos which have to be reproduced
exactly, we need a .CDR (Corel draw with convert to curves or
publish to service bureau) or .AI (Adobe illustrator) or EPS
file with text converted to curves to get a perfect output in
printing. For embroidery a good quality JPG file will suffice.
In either case a physical printout is very much necessary to
match the colors. This is because the color on the monitor may
vary from computer to computer and output may differ from your
expectation and therefore a signed printout is necessary.
The first important point we should consider is whether the
image is copy righted or not. Even if is a free usable one
without any copyright problem, the images given in the
websites are good enough only for web with resolution not more
than 72 dpi. The lower the number of dpi, the lower is the
quality of the image. For screen printing the resolution
should be high in the range of 200 dpi or more. If the
resolution is not good, the detail in the image will suffer
tremendously. Secondly, it is difficult to print if you give a
jpeg image that has multiple colors in it. It is better you
ask your agency for a VECTOR image to get a good result in
Yes. You can get paid samples from our ready stock of plain
t.shirts if you wish to see or show the t.shirts to your
colleagues or higher authorities for quality approval. But if
you need sample of your exact requirement of t.shirt in the
design, style, color, size of your choice with
printing/embroidery, you have to pay the sampling costs which
will include designing, screen making and printing charges
along with t.shirt making expenses which will vary depending
upon the t.shirt design. These sampling charges may be
adjusted in the order value when the order for that particular
t.shirt is placed with us.
We suggest you to order an additional buffer quantity while
placing the initial order itself. Ordering an additional
quantity later will cost a lot more.
Any copy righted logo or name is illegal to print unless you
have the rights to do so. SK Enterprise, as a company which
follows ethical and moral values in business does not believe
in stealing or using copy righted designs and does not
entertain such requests.
The cost of a t.shirt depends on many factors like style of
the t.shirt, quality, color, printing/embroidery works,
delivery time and above all the quantity of the order. More
the quantity less will be the price and vice versa. To give
you an approximate idea of the prices, round neck t.shirt will
be in the range of Rs.150/- to Rs.250/- each, collar t.shirt –
Rs.200/- to Rs.400/- each, sweat shirt/pullover/hoodie –
Rs.350/- to Rs.550/- each, caps – Rs.50/- to Rs.100/- each.
Relevant taxes will be extra.