Duds by Dudes is a national one stop print shop that has been taking the world by storm since 2004.
We originally got our start printing T shirts for fraternity and sorority members at the University of Colorado at Boulder but have since expanded our print techniques and our customer demographic. We have grown every single year since we started and believe it's because people love working with us so much that they come back time and time again. We make custom printing a want to, not a have to experience. Every job comes with a free smile, a complimentary high five and corney joke on the house. Oh, and we're pretty darn cool too!
Our services include screen printing, embroidery, graphic design, promotional products, banners, flyers, and much more.
If you request it, we'll get it done. We provide our customers with a knowledgeable team of experts, quality products at competitive prices and top notch customer service.
Duds by Dudes Varsity is a branch of Duds by Dudes that specializes in grade school and high school apparel, as well as athletic and varsity teams sportswear.
We work closely with schools and sports teams to create clothing and other promotional products that meet their spirit wear needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a minimum number of shirts?
Our minimum is typically 24 pieces but we can do just a few if you ask really nicely.
Is there a maximum?
Not until the world runs out of cotton.
Do you do embroidery?
What color shirts do you have?
Pretty much any color you can imagine. Let us know what color you need and we’ll find it for you.
What format should the art be in?
All artwork should be submitted as vector art in Adobe Illustrator, with all text outlined to prevent any font substitution. If that was a foreign language to you and your art is in another format like a jpeg, Word document, or gif, we can definitely work with that but art charges may apply. We’ll do everything we can to minimize those.
Will the Dudes design a shirt for us?
Absolutely, but you might be better off doing it yourself. Design is a tedious process, especially over email, that requires a lot of drafts and time to make sure we have your shirt looking exactly how you want it. If you have someone you can sit down with who has a basic knowledge of graphic design, you can probably save yourself a ton of time. An art charge may apply if we design your shirt for you.
What is your turnaround time?
Standard turnaround time is 10 working days from approval, but we can get them to you sooner if you get caught in a pinch.
What is your definition of "Approval"?
Approval is approval of the custom proof we’ll make for you, an official size breakdown, and at least a 50% deposit.
How much will shipping cost?
Ground shipping is free on all T-shirt orders over 24 pieces.
Do the Dudes print anything besides clothes?
Oh hell yeah we do. Besides all the clothing we offer, the Dudes can print on shot glasses, pens, mugs, lollipops, slap bracelets, and all kinds of other things. If there’s something you’re looking for just let your campus rep know or call/email us and we will hook you up.
How do you determine the price of the shirt?
There are four main factors that set the price, quantity, number of colors in the design, number of print locations, and the type of garment. The higher the quantity, the lower the price per shirt. The more colors in the design, the higher the price. If one of the colors in your design is the same as the shirt color, it doesn’t count as a color towards the total cost.
What ink colors do you offer?
Literally any color in the rainbow. Ink color matching is totally free.
How do I pay for my stuff?
You can pay by check or credit card. There is a 4% service charge on all credit card transactions.
Can I place a re-order?
Absolutely. There is no set-up charge on a reorder but the 2 dozen minimum does apply. Set ups are only waived on reorders placed in the same year.
If I don’t see something on your website can I still get it?
Totally, just give us a call and we can find it for you.
Does white count as a color?
Yes as long as the shirt isn’t white.
How’d you become so cool?
Years of hard work and making sure that we asked ourselves, “How will this affect my coolness?” before making any decisions.
Where do you make your stuff?
Most of our stuff is done out of our awesome factory in sunny San Diego, California.
Can I do half my shirts in one color and half in another color?
If you want to. As long as you don’t change the design and just switch up the color of the shirts, there is no additional charge.
Can I do half my shirts in one color of ink and the other half in another?
That is also no problem as long as the design stays the same. A color change charge may apply though.
Screen Printing Techniques
Standard screen printing
A crisp and detailed printing technique that uses a mesh screen in which the ink is pushed through it and onto the garment. Up to 12 colors can be used.
Foil is applied through a heat press process onto the garment, giving it an elegant and shimmering look.
Ink with mixed in fine reflective metallic particles that create shine.
A glittery top coat that is overloaded on any color to give a pearlescent and rich look
Fluorescent inks that can give a pop of color to any design
A specialty water based ink that removes pigment from garment, creating a washed out look and is undetectable to the touch
Direct to Garment
A method that uses inkjet textile links to digitally print onto a garment, using a DTG printer
Glow in the dark
Glow in the dark ink gives an instant glow to any design. It can be used on both white and colored shirts
Flock is a technique that uses a special powder to create a velvety and fuzzy surface on the print
A process that uses a specialty ink to achieve a raised smooth print with sharp edges
4 Color Process
Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black are used to create a print that has a photographic halftone effect.
Detailed and crisp lettering stitched onto a garment
3 - D Embroidery
Puff embroidery adds a raised, 3 - D effect to any garment, hat or toe
Desire names and numbers are transferred via heat onto a garment
Ink applied to the garment is turned into a gas as it is heated and sublimates into the material, making it undetectable to the touch
Names and numbers can be screen printed onto any garment for a personalized touch
Tackle twill patches can be sewed onto jackets, hoodies, and sports jerseys
Names can be embroidered onto any gartment
Cut polyester material that is layered and stitched together. This technique is for a classic look
Flat stitches that are used to adhere the tackle twill patch to the garment. These stitches add a nice outline to each letter.
A zigzag stitch is a back-and-forth stitch that adds simplicity to the layered materiel
These emblems are made with acrylic yarn. They can be adhered onto any garment surface. They are mostly seen on school letterman jackets.
Patches can be adhered either by heat press or by sewing them onto the garment.
Pad printing is the fastest and most efficient way to brand promotional products. With pad printing, it is possible to print on small products and on curved surfaces.
Debossing is the process of stamping a design lower than the surface of the leather products
A perment image of the design is burned onto the product using lasers.
We print everything from business cards to clothing. Our services include screen printing, embroidery, graphic design, promotional products, banners, flyers, and much more. If you request it, we'll get it done. We pride ourselves by providing our customers with quality products at reasonable prices.