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Scalable Press

Scalable Press

Developed by Scalable Press

40 reviews
Price: Custom More info
  • Print t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and phone cases
  • No minimum or maximum quantities: we'll support you as you scale
  • 72 hour turnarounds after receipt of blanks and artwork

Scalable Press handles fulfillment of your t-shirt, mug, phone case, and poster orders from start to finish so you can focus on other parts of your business. Our production facilities in California, Pennsylvania, and Indiana work nonstop to make sure you have higher margins, faster shipping, and happier customers.

How It Works

When your customer places an order, that order is routed to Scalable Press. Upon approval, we will print, pack, and ship the order directly to your customer. You don't need to worry about stock levels with this method. All we need from you is:

  1. The graphics you'd like to print

  2. The garment you'd like to print on

We also offer the ability to place bulk pre-orders for your bestselling products. This gives you a chance to significantly increase your profit margins for that product.

Factory-Direct Pricing

We care about your bottom line! Our pricing structure ensures you are making money regardless of whether you are ordering 1 or 1000 items.

Sample Pricing

  • 100 Shirts - $4 each

  • Single Shirt - $12

  • Phone Case - $12 each

  • 11 oz Mug - $6 each

  • 11x17" Poster - $4 each

If you are a merchant with over $100,000 yearly sales, special pricing options may be available. *Shirt pricing above is for 1-color print on white shirts.

Fast Delivery

We have four company-owned facilities located in California, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. This means that after your products are shipped out, they will arrive to most of the United States in two days or less.

Scalable Press reviews (40)


This App is a work in progress.


1. best pricing, for DTG and screen printing the quotes are competitive.
2. cheap delivery fees local and international.
3. Uploader allows the choice of up to 20 colours per style, nice if you want to offer your customers a large colour range from the many tones available from different brands, just keep your choices to max 100 variants, ie: you have 6 sizes, x 16 colours is 96 variants...thats more than enough and will leave your customers dizzy from choice.
4. large choice of brands and styles. every major brand and garment is here now.
5. EPS no longer required for screen printing, they`ll run screens off your .PNG files.
6. no CMYK halftone screen printing, just flat block colours for screen, this may be positive for you if you don't know cmyk half toning, but not so good if you do want halftones simulated process photographic techniques from screenprinting.
7. use SKYPE if you are international, your sales rep can communicate quicker with you that way and more candidly than if using the internal email system which takes longer, save that for official requirements and queries. They have offices in mid america and California, so choose a rep in a time zone that is more suited to you to give a larger communication window daily.
8. I found their internal team of pre-check guru`s to be excellent in helping me through checking & giving advice on creating correct .EPS for screens when that was defacto.
9. you have the choice of custom packaging and branding, which may come at a cost or not depending on your monthly volumes with SP. Enquire for the latest on this offer.
10. I believe they will be bringing in a larger range of opportunities, like fabric rolls, that would be awesome. no ETA on that and other things like canvas prints.
11. Their poster sizes are great because they`re the same ratio.. it means you don't have to adjust your artwork composition for offering different sizes to customers. only the 11:17 ratio is a bit out but you can resiz slightly and include white borders. the rest are 2:3 ratio, and good sizes like 24x36 which is huge for a poster. again pricing is cheap.
12. The development team have been quite responsive on the slack.com/ #api channel in dealing with my complaints and are working hard to improve the app. you can have personal conversations with them here to air your grievances and offer improvements. For example when the system timed out from funnelling through too many colour variants to my shop they were able to dig into the code and increase the http time out window from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This hands on approach shows they are willing to fix things that are immediate and affecting business real time.
13. Once you set up a design and choose the garment, the funnelling and set up over to shopify is quite fast. it appears in your store or collection of choice immediately once the data funnels through. nice.


1.Before you start and spend a lot of time, just be aware the uploader is a new version so at the moment it uses the same default mockup image in each style category, example all hoodies from different brands are the same mockup, same for T-shirts and Tank tops, if this is not important to you then go ahead, for me my customers will want to see what they are buying, particularly ladies, who when looking at different polo`s, tanks will want to see the difference between a spaghetti strap, racerback, triblend, deep v neck, 3/4 baseball tee etc, some are more revealing, other styles more conservative. I believe its important to have photo integrity in terms of the product being purchased.

For this I take off 1 star, as I will definitely only get a 1 star rating myself on google trusted stores and bad press on social media from my customers on this when they receive a garment that doesn't look like what they saw on my website.

2. Moving forward if you intend to run larger ranges and build a bigger offer of brands/styles with Scalable Press you will want to encourage them to implement a more efficient uploader for your use. Otherwise you will spend all your time uploading and no time designing. They could build a system allowing customer templates to:
1. save the design you upload and the pantone choices for that design.
2. save the title, body, tags, collection for that design.
3. so all you have to do after uploading that particular design the first time, is choose the garments to apply it to, adjust the graphics positioning on the garment, choose your garment colours, and update the pricing.
4. Being able to choose which channels the garment will appear on while setting up the garment with the design (not just visible on shopify store) would be a helpful time saver as well. Since at the moment you then have to go back to shopify to search the item and choose if its going to show just on store or also on facebook/twitter/pinterest channels.

3. the quality of the mockup: the rendered graphic looks blurry/fuzzy, and because the actual Tshirt photo is crystal clear, customers will assume that the resulting graphic image on the garment is what your print will look like, its not good when the stars on your graphic end up just looking like rendered dots or circles. customers press "buy now" when they are emotionally moved by your design and its presented quality. An online store only has that image to show itself on.

The above would be uploader heaven.

All good system designs look at avoiding repetition for the end user where ever possible, time is money, the less time working on uploading and finalising the more time can be given to research and design of your products and attending social media. I personally want to use as much of the SP product range and variants as possible, so I encourage them to look at improving this aspect.

Its taken me weeks to do uploads because i`ve been ambitious on my apparel choices, but could have been mountains faster had templates been in place. for this I take off another 1 star. Cruel to be kind to other shopify clients in the long run with strong hopes in this company to bring it through in the end.


I have not ordered DTG or screen printed samples yet, so I can`t comment on print quality.
While there are mixed reviews on SP print quality on google I suggest you order a set of garments to find out the print quality first hand, SP offer up to $25 free products and that will get you at least 2 or 3 tee`s depending on brand. Or you could try a poster, mug and Tee. Because you don`t know the print quality that was uploaded in the first place based on those other reviews.

Make sure you upload at 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Your outputted artwork from photoshop as .png should be at 300 pixels per inch in sizing, this allows the best quality print possible.

DTG printing should be done only on 100% cotton garments, as the adherence is best, other materials produce a less vibrant result. Screen printed items can be on any cotton, poly cotton or mixed material blend.

so choosing the right material and correct file resolution of your .PNG will give you the best odds of a good print result. Avoid .jpg files that just won`t work.

This 3 rating is based on the APP & uploader experience only, the company itself is forward thinking and listening to client wishes.

company positive attitude 5 stars
pricing 5 stars
shopify Scalable press app 2 star.
print quality (not tested).


i`ll update this review at the end of December, and more thoroughly the end of the first quarter of next year once I have more interaction and experience with SP...To give you further insights into the app progress and print quality being the most important aspect behind the shopify app. If the app gains templates, improves the image mockup quality, provides correct garment mockups, and the print quality on final garments is good i`ll give it 6.


The mockups don't show the shirt you're using. They straight up lie in shopify about what it will cost you, then after you make sale and you go to pay for it, the price is much higher. Customer service is terrible! It takes them multiple days to reply to emails. Time until your customer gets the product is 10 days at a minimum. Shipping costs are listed nowhere on the website, so just guess what it will be I guess... Overall this is a REALLY REALLY REALLY bad company! Buyer beware!


the products of the print is really awful. Production for drop shipping and shipping will take more than 10 business days for the customer to receive it. just everything about it is bad. I had request to samples and I receive 2 of them and both were just bad. make sure to get a sample of the work or else you will regret it.


Out of all of the services I've tried, Scalable Press was the only one that personally reached out to me to make sure I was comfortable with everything. They even offered free samples of the products I created for PatriotsWanted.com


I have been working with Scalable Press (SP) for about 3 months now. I must admit that they are very professional & will do their absolute best to resolve an issue. We are human so mistakes do happen. The advantage you receive in working with SP is the very low prices they offer to print artwork onto their inventory. I can recall twice I have had to place large orders of over 15+ shirts & the turnaround time was completed & delivered so fast that I was shocked. I highly recommend just trying Scalable Press, you will not be disappointed!

-- LVCP Apparel


Quality of printing - 10 out of 10: For now my customers feedback and my personal opinion - extremely great quality of printing. Quality of goods depends on vendor/brand, you get what you paid.

Design Accuracy - 10 out of 10: No issues for a while, Frankly speaking, I didn't make precise measurement, but once again - no problems or complains.

Prices 10 out of 10: Simply the best, both production and shipping.

Turnover time 8 out of 10: From my personal experience, it's 3-5 days on most cases. If you see that you order didn't shipped in 5 days, just ping your account manager, it really helps.

Integration with Shopify 10 out of 10: Absolutely best in class.

General impression: 9 out of 10. I am with Scalablepress.


I've personally held $450 in product they've printed for me. Numerous shirts (screenprint and direct-to-garment) and probably 10 coffee mugs. Before launching our site, it was SUPER important to choose companies that measured up to my high expectations from a customers POV. I started working with Scalable Press around March (pre-launch research).

Customer service-- I had a rep in the very beginning that was slow to respond (24 hours for email usually). She was still incredibly friendly and SUPER helpful. Since then, I've been working with Rosa. She replies to emails within hours or less. She personally calls me to follow up on questions, concerns etc,, She has taken the initiative to follow up with me by phone many times. Rosa rocks.

Quality-- Our very first sample shirt has been intentionally abused and washed repeatedly to test the integrity of the print and shirt. It has held up great. I ordered about 10 cheap, basic Gildan shirts with DTG for my husband's work crew. The quality of the shirt itself interfered with the print quality. I received credit for the order, no questions asked. The coffee mugs I've ordered were perfect and have held up great.

Integration-- Setting up the integration was easy. Works great.

Comparison-- I'm working with a few other on-demand companies for various products. Scalable Press prices are hands down the best for apparel and mugs. Shipping takes about 5 business days though. I've never had an order ship in 72 hours. Still not bad since some of the other companies I work with take 10 days.


My background:

I am a graphic designer and I've been in the industry for 4 years. I've worked with plenty of printers and understand standards for print. I've also been in the customer service industry for years and have become pretty good at dealing with customers/ customer service reps and understand how important attention to detail can be when printing large amounts of products.

My story:

I found Scalablepress.com through a simple search for t-shirt fulfillment on google. I made an account on their website and within a few weeks, someone was contacting me about ordering some samples. Her name was Alicia and although my experience with her was at first a little rocky, I gave her a shot. I really liked the fact that the company gives you a personal account rep. A lot of other companies will simply have you email them when you need something and then you have to wait a week while they respond.

Alicia seemed to fake her interest in my company only to pull in clientele. Not a problem. I don't expect people to have interest in my business so long as they come through with quality merchandise. However, I noticed after the first day of contacting her that the email response rate was very slow even for thinks that required immediate attention. She gave me her direct extension and I found that the same was true with voicemail responses. I would have to constantly contact the company in order to get a response.

Eventually, I ordered a large order because their price was so low. Immediately after I made the order, I found lots of reviews on google explaining how Scalable Press is not a good company and how a lot of other people were dealing with poor quality garments.

I contacted Alicia to cancel my order (phone and email) and received no response. So I contacted another sales rep named Alexa who ensured me that their prints would be perfect for me. Alicia contacted me two days later ensuring me that the shirts would be okay. TWO guarantees.

The next day, I received an email from Deacon with an attachment stating that they had lost my artwork and would appreciate it if I could send it again. I opened the attachment. It was someone elses artwork entirely. So you lost my artwork and this is your best guess as to which one mine was? I resent my artwork and print specs for the t shirt order. I received no response regarding what happened at this point.....okay.

I looked in my order cue 8 days later and found that the shirts were still not shipped. I contacted Scalable Press regarding this and they said that they ran out of the shirts that I had ordered and were waiting for more to come in. Great, but isn't that something you should contact me about immediately? A day later, the shirts were marked as shipped. It took 10 days for me to receive my shirts. This is a company that boasts a 72 hour shipment on all orders. I understand that 72 hours is pretty fast and I don't expect that to be the case, but 10 days? C 'mon. Just be up front with your clients and you won't have people complain about this sort of thing.

Finally I received my shirts. Both Front and Back Artwork dimensions were incorrect. They also changed my artwork. Never in the printing industry with a printer change your artwork without asking your first to do it yourself. So I have no idea how this came into play. They added black behind what should have been an all white print.

i contacted them about the incorrect print. They offered me a reprint.I first wanted to know who decided to change my artwork and why their print dimensions were a complete failure with every order. I asked Alicia and Elmira (another employee working on my account) to have this question answered before I continued working with this company. Neither of them responded to me before I lost my patience and called demanding an immediate refund for all of my orders.

Overall, I wasted two weeks of order time, plus about 10 hours of working time dealing with this company. I want to assure anyone reading that I have dealt with plenty of printers in my time working in graphic design. This is by far, the worst I have dealt with. Save yourself some time and work with THEPRINTFUL.COM if you are using by-the-order fulfillment, or any number of local printers if you need to do large scale orders.

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I have loved using Scalable Press! I am able to get custom mugs and posters in no time at all to all of my customers. Custom orders have been a breeze and the communication is always top notch! I have nothing but great things to say about Scalable Press and look forward to continuing to work with them as my company grows!


Scalablepress is a great service to fulfill merchandise with a well built API and shopify app. I have been using them for 3 years and they always make sure my orders are shipped and made right. They are the best place and constantly offering new products.


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