The Print Bar in Australia: Everything you need to know

It is now much easier to print your own designs on tee-shirts, bags, accessories, and other items. Local and international, there are hundreds of competitors. Printing your own T-shirts is not only creatively rewarding but also lucrative, thanks to the growth of drop shipping.

With so many printing companies, it’s hard to find one that offers quality garments and adheres to ethical business practices. The Print Bar in Australia is one such company. The Print Bar has a large selection of printing options, including small-scale and bulk printing.

What is The Print Bar?

The Print Bar provides a variety of clothing options for t-shirts, accessories and other items. They offer same day printing as well as delivery throughout Australia. Also, they offer pickup from Melbourne/Naarm or Brisbane/Meanjin.

The Print Bar began modestly in suburban Brisbane, in 2011. Ten years later in Melbourne, it opened its second location. 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
Credit: 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. The price will vary depending on the options you choose, but a custom t-shirt can cost between A$20 and 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 price of embroidery is dependent on the size and complexity. A custom embroidered cap can be purchased for as little as $24, and some polos, workwear, aprons or aprons start at around $40.

The Print Bar offers volume discount when you print more than one shirt.

Digital Printing (no minimum)

  • Buy 5 Items and Get 5% Off

  • Buy 10 Items and Get 10% Off

  • Buy 25 Items and Get 20% Off

  • Purchase 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)

  • Buy 2 or more items and get 30% off

  • Buy 3+ Items and Get 40% Off

  • Get 50% off on 5+ Items

  • Buy 10+ Items and Get 55% Off

  • 20% off 20+ Items

  • 50+ Items: 65% Off

How does same-day t-shirt printing function?

If you order before 11am, your tee-shirts, tanks, or totes can be picked up or shipped 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 can I print with The Print Bar?

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. Totes bags are a popular choice, but there’s also pens, USBs and 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 can deliver anywhere.

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.
Credit: 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 as well as Turrbul, Yuggera and other traditional custodians in Naarm/Melbourne, and Meanjin/Brisbane. We pay respect to all First Nations, their Elders and past and present.

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