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Photo: Creative Images Promotional Products (2003)

CONCORD—You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a screen printing and embroidery company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified embroidery and screen printing company. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated screen printer and embroidering company and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you’ll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE Contra Costa County – Screen Printing & Embroidery CATEGORY

Ron Balzer is owner of Creative Images Promotional Products, a Diamond Certified company since 2003. Ron can be reached at (707) 397-5948or by email.

Ron Balzer

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Ron Balzer: Putting Community First

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SANTA ROSA – Ron Balzer started his first screen printing business out of a small shop in Sebastopol when he was only 17 years old. When he closed the business two years later to become a professional firefighter, the last thing on his mind was eventually picking up where he’d left off, but that’s exactly what happened. “I was a fireman for 10 years before a back injury abruptly ended my career,” he recalls. “I was only in my late twenties, so I thought, ‘What am I going to do with the rest of my life?’ Since I’d had some prior experience with screen printing, I decided to pick it up again, and that’s how Creative Images was born. Almost 30 years later, I’m still doing it!”

A native of the Bay Area, Ron regards Northern California as an ideal location to run a business—not merely because of its excellent weather and scenic beauty, but because of the long-term customer relationships and community involvement that have become such an integral part of his life. “I grew up around here, so I know a lot of people,” he says. “I like the fact that my kids went to the same high school that I did. There’s something special about living in one area your whole life, maintaining longstanding personal and professional relationships, and watching your community grow and change over the years.”

Community involvement is very important to Ron—he spends much of his spare time helping with local fundraisers, and he’s a board member and past president of the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve been on the planning committees for many Sebastopol community events, including the Apple Blossom Festival and the August Nights car show,” he says. “My favorite part about community involvement is the satisfaction I get from seeing others have a good time. When you help put on a festival and see thousands of people show up and enjoy themselves, it’s a very satisfying feeling.”

When he’s not at Creative Images Promotional Products’ Santa Rosa shop, meeting with clients or staying active in his community, Ron enjoys spending time with his two young grandchildren and doing outdoor activities like camping, fishing and gardening. “I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors,” he says. “I was very involved with the Boy Scouts when my son was young, and we participated in a lot of camping trips and other activities with his troop. I also really enjoy cooking. Being in the fire service, you learn to cook very well. We took two things very seriously—our jobs and our meals!”

After 28 years in the screen printing business, Ron doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, but when asked what he would do if he could retire tomorrow, his reply is simple. “I would take a nap,” he laughs. “I don’t get a whole lot of sleep, mostly because I’m so active and don’t like to miss out on things. However, I’m finally getting to a point in my life where sleep is becoming a valuable commodity. I also can’t wait to watch my grandkids grow up and help them get involved in community activities like sports and Boy Scouts.”

When he looks back on his life, Ron says the one principle he’s found to hold true is that benevolence is both something one should expect from others and something one has to pay forward. “Whether in my personal life or in my business dealings, I’ve always liked to be treated with a certain amount of fairness. Over the years, I’ve come to find that when you treat others the same way you’d like to be treated, it tends to come back around.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
A: Haggis. It might not be that strange to some, but it probably is to the average person. It consists of pretty much every part of a sheep or lamb that you wouldn’t normally eat. I was actually introduced to it through a Boy Scouts function, where we took on a Scottish Games theme. A couple of the Scout leaders challenged the Scouts to try it. Out of 450 scouts, only 35 brave souls accepted the challenge, and almost all of them actually liked it.
Q: What’s your favorite book?
A: Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith, who was a New York firefighter. It was written in the 1970s and describes some of his experiences during his career. For the average reader it may not be anything special, but since I used to be a firefighter, I relate to it closely.

Q: Dogs or cats?
A: Definitely dogs. I have four: a Golden Retriever, a Labrador, a purebred yellow Labrador, and a Retriever/Labrador mix who’s the offspring of the Retriever and the purebred Lab. Retriever/Lab mixes are typically used as service dogs because they’re so intelligent, disciplined and affectionate.
Q: What were you most known for in high school?
A: Probably my good looks and my calm disposition.
Q: Beatles or Rolling Stones?
A: The Beatles, although I’m really more of a Chicago or Blood, Sweat & Tears guy.
Q: What’s your favorite game?
A: Cribbage. We played a lot of cribbage at the fire station and had tournaments once in a while, which was a lot of fun. My dad taught me how to play when I was really young. He actually made a cribbage board when he was in college, and I still have it to this day. It has a very special significance to me because my dad passed away at a fairly young age, so it’s one of those things that serves as a reminder of the great man he was and the good times we had when I was growing up.

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screen printing photos
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custom t-shirt printing
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puffy screen printing
custom embroidered shirts
specialty ink screen printing
foil screen printing
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wholesale screen printing services
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Know What You Want
Exploring Your Options in Contra Costa County Screen Printing and Embroidery Shops

It is important for you to have in mind what you are looking at for your screen printing and embroidery product. After you have done some initial research, you will have a better idea of what you are want to choose for your product and artwork.

Once you have done your initial research and are ready to move forward, then ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my Contra Costa County screen printing and embroidery company to have such as good communication skills, timeliness, honesty, integrity, and reliability?
  • Do I need help designing a logo for my screen printing and embroidery?
  • What specific items do I want screen printed or embroidered?
  • What is my timeline for getting the screen printing and embroidery done?
  • What is my budget for the screen printing and embroidery project?
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What To Ask In Person
Requesting Information In Person with Screen Printing and Embroidery Services

Using your list of prepared questions, continue interviewing screen printing and embroidery companies in person. These questions will keep you on track as you ask questions and it will help ensure you get the answers you need to make an educated decision.

It is also best to write down the answers you get from each company. You will be able to keep straight which Contra Costa County printing and embroidery company answered each question the best and it may make it clear which company is the best choice for you.

Use the following questions to create your own list of interview questions:

  • How much time will it take to complete this screen printing and embroidery project?
  • What is the turn around time for a rush screen printing and embroidery job?
  • What is the normal turn around time for screen printing and embroidery work?
  • Do you keep my artwork on file for future orders?
  • Can I provide my own clothing for the screen printing and embroidery?
  • How are the costs figured for screen printing and embroidery?
  • Will you provide me with 10 recent customer references that I can contact?
  • How are the warranties handled if there is a problem with the screen printing and embroidery?
  • What do I need to place an order for screen printing and embroidery?
  • What is the minimum order for screen printing?
  • What is the minimum order for embroidery?
  • What types of computer files can I send you that can be used for this screen printing and embroidery job?
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  • What To Ask References
    Interview Questions for Screen Printing and Embroidery Shop Customers

    It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified screen printing and embroidery company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a screen printing and embroidery company in Contra Costa County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies.

    And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you can’t find a Diamond Certified screen printing and embroidery company within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your screen printing and embroidery company.

    Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the screen printing and embroidery company are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. Instead, many screen printers will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    • Would you recommend this screen printing and embroidery company to your friends/family/co-workers?
    • Did the screen printing and embroidery company keep you up to date on the status of your work?
    • Did they complete your screen printing and embroidery work on time?
    • Did they design your logo or design and if they did, were you happy with it?
    • If you need to have screen printing and embroidery done again, will you choose this same company?
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  • Review Your Options
    Finding the Right Screen Printing and Embroidery Company in Contra Costa County for You

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Before deciding on the best screen printing and embroidery company in Contra Costa County for you, it’s important to consider the following questions.

    • Is the screen printing and embroidery estimate within my budget?
    • Does this screen printing and embroidery company offer a written warranty to back up their work and products?
    • Does the screen printing and embroidery company seem knowledgeable about my projects and the specific needs of my job?
    • What does this screen printing and embroidery company offer that is specific to what I need?
    • Can this screen printing and embroidery company meet my needs when it comes to scheduling, service and experience?
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  • How To Work With
    Sign a Contract with a Contra Costa County Screen Printing and Embroidery Company

    After you have found a Contra Costa County screen printing and embroidery company that you can trust, you will have peace of mind as you get ready for your screen printing and embroidery project.

    First, meet with the screen printing and embroidery company. Use the notes that you have taken so you can accurately describe any concerns that you have. Be as detailed as possible and don’t be in a rush. It is as important for you to hear their suggestions and observations as it is for them to hear you. If you don’t understand something, ask for an explanation. You need to completely understand the screen printing and embroidery project and what it entails.

    Be sure to get all estimates in writing before any work begins. The estimate should include an itemized list of the cost of supplies, designing and labor. Don’t ever sign a blank estimate.

    Signing the Contract with a Contra Costa County Screen Printing and Embroidery Company You Trust in Cities Including San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Martinez and Pleasant Hill
    When you feel satisfied with the information you have received from your Contra Costa County screen printing and embroidery, sign the contract. Be sure that they have a phone number where you can be reached at all times.

    Expect the screen printing and embroidery company to stay within the estimate. However, if the actual cost exceeds the original amount of the estimate, they must get your approval before moving ahead.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    Be a Successful Screen Printing and Embroidery Customer

    It’s the screen printing and embroidery company’s responsibility put in quality screen printing and embroidery using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your screen printing and embroidery, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a screen printing and embroidery company in Contra Costa County.

    Be clear and upfront with the screen printing and embroidery company. Let them know what you want from your screen printing and embroidery, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.

    • Before you sign a contract with aa screen printing shop in Contra Costa County, restate your expectations, and reiterate your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local screen printing and embroidery companies occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your screen printing and embroidery company if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re doing your screen printing and embroidery. The work will move along more smoothly if your screen printing and embroidery company can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way in creating and maintaining a good working relationship.
    • When your company contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the screen printing and embroidery company on schedule.
    • Pay for the screen printing and embroidery work promptly.

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Screen printing and embroidery companies in Contra Costa County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Check the Screen Printed and Embroidered Items

When your screen printing and embroidery project is complete, most companies will give you a written invoice that details the completed work.

This invoice usually includes:

  • The screen printing company’s name and physical address.
  • A list of all embroidery and screen printing services performed.
  • Any applicable warrantees or guarantees provided by the screenprinter/embroiderer.
  • An itemized list of all supplies purchased.
  • The total cost for supplies, including the amount due for labor.

It is wise to compare the completed work with the written invoice. Ask the manager to show you the completed screen printing and embroidery products. Check the work with the invoice.

During this time, ask if there are any special instructions for taking care of your screen printed and embroidered items. If you have any questions about the work or materials used for your project, now is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Get Written Warranties on Your Screen Printing and Embroidery

Screen printed and embroidered items are meant to be used and often worn, meaning they will become worn with time. However, you should be able to trust that the embroidery and screen printing will hold up to standard wear and tear for a reasonable amount of time.

For this reason, most good screen printing and embroidery companies will offer some time of warranty on the completed project. All warranty details should be provided to you in writing.

This information should include:

  • The screen printing company’s name and physical address.
  • What products and screen printing / embroidery services are covered.
  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim.
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the materials and workmanship.
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Top 10 Requests
Popular Contra Costa County Screen Printing and Embroidery Services

Common requests for screen printing and embroidery services are listed below.

Custom T-Shirt Printing
Custom t-shirt printing takes your design idea and prints it onto a t-shirt. These one of a kind t-shirts can be made from your original artwork or designed by a designer.

Custom Embroidery
Custom Embroidery is an embroidery design that is made from your original artwork and digitized so a machine can embroider it onto a garment or other article.

Screen Printed Logos
Screen printed logos are a design or symbol that is used to identify an organization and is printed on garments or items using screen printing.

Metallic Screen Printing
Metallic screen printing is a plastisol product in silver or gold. This is usually printed directly onto the article. It gives a metallic look when printed.

Puffy Screen Printing
Puffy screen printing is used to create puffy transfers. An additive is added to plastisol that is heated. As it is heated, the material puffs up.

Custom Embroidered Shirts
Custom embroidered shirts are popular and affordable. They show off your individual and unique design or logo

Custom Screen Printing Designs
Custom screen printing designs are designs that are screen printed onto a garment or other article. These one of a kind designs are the best tool for making shirts that you will love for your church, school or company.

Screen Printing Photos
Screen printing photos are photographs that are printed onto garments or other items using screen printing.

Foil Screen Printing
Foil screen printing is the process of printing onto a garment or other item using a special glue. A foil sheet is placed on the glue and heated so that the foil adheres.

Custom Embroidery Designs
Custom embroidery designs are designs that are designed by the client or a designer to be one of a kind and are then fed to an embroidery machine and embroidered on garments or other items.

 

Most Popular Contra Costa County Screen Printing and Embroidery Brands
The top 10 brand requests for screen printing and embroidery in Contra Costa County are listed below.

  • Gildan
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Adidas Golf
  • Bella
  • Anvil
  • Alternative
  • Big Accessories
  • Dickies
  • Hanes
  • Liberty Bags
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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Screen Printing and Embroidery Terms

artwork
Artwork is any art, drawing, illustration, lettering, etc. that is going to be printed.

Also known as: art, illustration

backing
Backing is a material that is used under what is being embroidered. This provides stability as the needle penetrates the fabric.

buckram
Buckram is a coarse fabric that has glue added to it for stiffening and is then used to make fabric stable for stitching.

artwork
Artwork is any art, drawing, illustration, lettering, etc. that is going to be printed.

Also known as: art, illustration

backing
Backing is a material that is used under what is being embroidered. This provides stability as the needle penetrates the fabric.

buckram
Buckram is a coarse fabric that has glue added to it for stiffening and is then used to make fabric stable for stitching.

butt register
Butt register is multiple colors are laid down singly to butt up against each other rather than overlaying the colors.

Also known as: butt to butt

dots per inch
Dots per inch is a unit of measure used to measure picture resolution.

Also known as: DPI, pixels per inch

digitizing
Digitizing is the process of transforming artwork into a language that the sewing machine understands allowing it to stitch the artwork in an embroidery design.

Also known as: digitize

direct to garment
Direct to garment is printing from a computer to a digital printer which prints directly on the item.

Also known as: DTG

embroidery
Embroidery is stitching on fabric decoratively with art and logos, etc. using thread.

Also known as: embroidered, monogrammed, monogramming, stitched lettering, personalization

encapsulated post script
Encapsulated post script is the preferred and standard format for saving graphics.

Also known as: EPS

halftone
Halftone is the varying sizes of dots which create an illusion of a variation in the tone so that a particular color will appear to look like a different color.

hoop
Hoops area machines that grip fabric between inner and outer rings which are then used for embroidering.

joint photographic experts group
Joint photographic experts group is the standard compression format which is used for high resolution images.

Also known as: JPEG

logo
Logo is a legally registered trademark that is used by a company or person for identification.

Also known as: trademark

portable document format
Portable document format was created by Adobe Systems to be used as a universal browser and then downloaded from the internet.

Also known as: PDF

pantone matching system
Pantone matching system is a color scale that is used to match colors for printing purposes.

Also known as: PMS™

pre-production sample
Pre-production sample is a sample of what the finished product will look like to see if the client approves it and prior to processing.

Also known as: pre-production samples

promotional items
Promotional items are items that are given away at different marketing and communication places as promotion for a company.

Also known as: give-away items, swag

raster
Raster images are digital images that use pixels to generate an image.

Also known as:bit-map

registration
Registration is lining up all of the stitches and design correctly.

Also known as: registrations

resolution
Resolution is the clearness or clarity of the picture and is defined by the number of pixels or number of dots per inch.

scanning
Scanning is converting a design into a format that is recognized by the computer.

Also known as: scan

screen printing
Screen printing uses mesh and an ink blocking stencil to force ink past the threads of the mesh onto an article.

Also known as: silkscreen, serigraphy

silk screen printing
Silk screen printing is the process of using a stencil suspended by a mesh or screen and then using a a squeegee to get the ink through it.

Also known as: screen print; screen printing; silk screen, screening

t-shirt
T-shirts are shirt made from cotton or a blend that looks like the letter T when it is flat. These shirts are popular promotional items, often embroidered or screen printed with a company or organization’s name and/or logo.

vector
Vector is an art that uses math equations and lines, etc. to make shapes. Because it isn’t dependent on resolution, it reproduces with perfect quality from small to large sizes.

Also known as: post script, vector art

vector graphic
Vector graphic is a graphic that is drawn with lines and shapes.

water based ink
Water based ink is an ink that is water soluble and used for garments. This acrylic ink has a thinner ink layer.

Also known as: water-based printing, water based screen printing services

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Local Screen Printing and Embroidery Companies

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified screen printing and embroidery company?

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified screen printing and embroidery company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a screen printing and embroidery company with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only screen printing and embroidery companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee . So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified screen printing and embroidery company.

Q: Is screen printing or embroidery cheaper?
A: Screen printing is the cheapest. However, if you are only going to be doing a few, embroidery may work out to be the least expensive. Usually screen printing is about two dollars less per item.

Q: What if I want to have my own garments embroidered or printed?
A: You can bring your own garments in for embroidery or screen printing. Often, however, it is more inexpensive for you to buy the garments from the company as they can get a volume discount.

Q: Do you have specialty inks?
A: Specialty inks are inks that are not the usual colors such as glitter, neon and foil. These inks are very popular and make really great screen printing projects.

Q: What garments would you suggest for embroidery?
A: Usually stiffer fabrics will make for a crisper result. Items you may want to try are jackets, bags and even shirts that button down. It is more difficult to do caps which need smaller details or knit shirts. Because most soft items are possible to embroider on, call and ask about the item you are interested in having embroidered.

Q: Is there a difference in how you price embroidery compared to screen printing?
A: Yes, there is a difference. The price of embroidered items is based on the number of stitches and on how many garments you are having embroidered. With embroidery, most of the time if you keep the colors to five or less, it won’t affect the pricing.

Screen printing is priced based on the number of colors, garments, screens and locations on the garment. By limiting the colors and locations, your pricing will be lower.

Q: Why do I have to pay a set-up fee for screen printing and embroidery services?
A: A set-up fee is charged for setting up screens to computer files to do the screen printing and embroidery work. This is a one-time fee and it pays for the time it takes to develop the screens for the screen printing. If you are having embroidery done, it pays for the design to be digitized so that the embroidery machine has a language it can read to do the embroidery work.

Q: How does spot-color work?
A: Spot color is the process of printing with one ink color for every color that is on the item. So each color is printed separately. Another process of spot color uses half tones to show gradient colors.

Q: How does a 4-color process work?
A: A 4-color process uses the 4 colors of ink usually used in computer printers – cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These colors are used to create different colors and tones. There are some colors that are not able to be duplicated. One problem with this method is that the item being printed on must be white.

Q: What if I need a logo designed?
A: A good screen printing and embroidery company will have the resources to help you design a logo for your business, orgnization or team or know of a local resource for that service.

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