The Print Bar in Australia: Everything you need to know

Today, printing your own custom designs onto t-shirts and accessories such as tote bags is much easier than in the past. There are hundreds, both locally and internationally. With the advent of drop-shipping, it is possible to print your own T shirts and make money.

It can be difficult to find a company that provides printing services with ethical business practices, quality printers and garments. The Print Bar in Australia is a company that meets this description. The Print Bar offers a wide range of printing services, both in small quantities and bulk.

What is the Print Bar?

The Print Bar provides a variety of clothing options for t-shirts, accessories and other items. It offers same-day printing and delivers across Australia. The Print Bar also offers pick-up from Melbourne/Naarm and Brisbane/Meanjin.

The Print Bar began modestly in suburban Brisbane, in 2011. Ten years later, in 2021, it opened its second Melbourne store. The company is proud of its sustainable business practices and offers high-definition printing using water-based inks as well as 100% recyclable mailer bags.

Print Bar Australia

Print Bar offers same day printing with pick-up and delivery options
The Print Bar

How much is a T-shirt Print?

There are many choices when it comes down to the type of printing, fabric and colour of t-shirts. Prices will vary, but an average custom tee shirt costs between A$20 to A$40.

T-shirts can be printed for as little as A$15. You can get screen-printed designs on garments as low as A$10. The cost of embroidery will depend on the complexity and size of the design. A custom embroidered cap can be purchased for as little as $24, and some polos, workwear and aprons start at around $40.

The Print Bar offers discounts on printing more than one shirt.

Digital Printing (no minimum)

  • Buy 5 Items and Get 5% Off

  • Ten items at 10% off

  • Buy 25 items and get 20% off

  • Buy 50 Items and Get 25% Off

Screen Printing Minimum of 20

  • Buy 50+ products and get 8% off

  • Discounts on 70+ products

  • Buy 100+ Items and Get 15% Off

  • Buy 250+ Items and Get 18% Off

Embroidery (no minimum)

  • Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more products

  • Three or more items: 40% discount

  • Get 50% off on 5+ Items

  • Buy 10+ Items and Get 55% Off

  • 20% off 20+ Items

  • 65% discount on 50+ products

How does same-day t-shirt printing function?

Order before 11am any day of the week and you will receive your T-shirts, Tanks or Totes by 4:30pm. Prints are shipped via Australia Post Express shipping. However, you also have the option for standard shipping if you’re not in too much of a rush.

While not all printing options are available to be same-day printed, you’ll find the most popular garments are available. For a full list of The Print Bar’s Same Day Printing range, check out their website here.

What is the best material to print on?

While t-shirts are the most popular printing service, The Print Bar also offers singlets, tank tops, hoodies, sweatshirts, long sleeve tees, facemasks, headwear, children’s clothes and more. Also, they offer garments by brands like AS Colour, Next Level and Gildan. Check out their website here for the full catalogue of men’s, women’s and kids tees.

That’s also just an idea of their garment printing. Printing is available on promotional merchandise, including accessories and clothing. Tote bags are popular, but you can also choose from lanyards. drinkware. badges. USBs. pens. badges.

Print Bar Australia Clothes

Print on t-shirts and other items such as singlets or tank tops.
Credit: The Print Bar

The Print Bar delivers to where?

Australia Post is used by The Print Bar for shipping and express delivery. You shouldn’t have any trouble receiving your prints as long as you live within our golden shores. However, if you want a quick turnover you’ll have better success with express shipping within a metropolitan area.

Additionally, if you are within Brisbane or Melbourne, you can pick up your order as soon as it’s ready from The Print Bar’s in-store locations.

How can I print my own design?

Once you’ve selected a garment on their website, The Print Bar will then direct you to the ‘Online Designer’, and in just a few clicks you can upload your own images, add custom text, or choose artwork from its in-built design gallery.

Print Bar Australia custom designer

An example of The Print Bar’s custom designer on a plain white AS Colour Men’s t-shirt.
The Print Bar

Once you’ve added all your elements to your design, it’s as simple as clicking through to check out, and organising shipping.

The Print Bar, as far as online design platforms go, does a great job at showing you a real-life preview of your print. Their uploader also accepts many common image files. It’s completely free to check out, so if you’ve got some budding ideas for t-shirt designs, or some upcoming promotional materials you need made up, check out The Print Ba’s website here.

The Print Bar acknowledges Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Turrbul, and Yuggera Peoples as the Traditional Custodians on the land where we operate in Naarm/Melbourne or Meanjin/Brisbane. We pay our respects for the First Nations peoples, past and current.

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