Commonly Asked Questions About Custom Printing Tablecloths
Ordering a custom tablecloth for the first time? then you may well have a lot of questions. In this section we answer the most commonly asked. We also have an instructional video series that you can view here or on our YouTube Channel.
If you are not seeing the answers you need please give us a call at 833 420 5646 we will be more than pleased to answer any questions that you may have. We have included the most commonly asked questions below. You can also email customer service here
What is a custom printed tablecloth?
Why do I need one?
What size table cover do I need?
How to measure for a round table display?
Do you manufacture custom size tablecloths?
Printing Questions Answered
What printing methods do we use?
Which types of art files do you use?
Do you match PMS colors?
How To Order a Printed Tablecloth
How to order
Order a logo tablecloth online
Order process & production explained
Shipping options explained
Proofing your artwork
Do you keep a record on file
Can I print on all sides?
Custom Tablecloth instructional video series
How do I design my printed table cover?
How much does a custom table cover cost?
What is a Custom Printed Tablecloth?
We refer to a custom tablecloth as one that has been imprinted using one of several different printing methods. They are used to display messages, usually through imagery that convey an individual or company message and brand.
Custom tablecloths are used at trade shows, conventions, expos, job fairs, markets, schools, universities, health care conventions and more. They will help market your brand and present people with information such as how to contact you right away in a professional and stylish way.
Why do I Need a Custom Tablecloth?
You will need a custom tablecloth to be noticed, received, and remembered. In a large crowd of people, you will stand out visually and attract peoples' attention with a custom printed table cover. When there are many people at an event, and it is almost impossible to speak to them all you will get your message or brand across.
With messages printed onto the tablecloth such as; "welcome", "orientation", "Sign Up Here", and more you can give direction. With displayed logos and visuals, you can show off your products and how to use them.
Lastly, you can tell people how to best contact you or your company by printing a phone number, website, or address onto the custom printed tablecloth. With a custom table cover you will surely be noticed, your message received, and you will be remembered.
What Size Table Cover do I Need Custom Printed?
The straight forward answer to the question, "what size table cover do I need?", is that it depends on what size table you will be using. You will need to know the width, length and height of your table for the table cover to fit and to display the imprint on the front panel properly.
Below is an image showing how to measure a table and the most common table sizes.
How to Measure for a Round Tablecloth
If you are not in possession of the table and do not know the size, you may need to contact the venue where the event is being held.
- The most common size for a 4-foot table is: 24" W x 48" L x 30" H. If you are wanting a table throw for this size, you would need an 84" x 108" tablecloth. All sides would be covered down to the floor with this size.
- The most common size for a 6-foot table is: 30" W x 72" L x 30" H. If you are wanting a table throw for this size, you would need a 90" x 132" tablecloth. All sides would be covered down to the floor with this size.
- The most common size for an 8-foot table is: 30" W x 96" L x 30" H. If you are wanting a table throw for this size, you would need a 90" x 156" tablecloth. All sides would be covered down to the floor with this size.
For round custom tablecloths we have this info graphic to visually show the sizing for you.
Rectangular Tablecloth Sizing
Does Logoclothz Manufacture Custom Size Tablecloths?
Yes, Logoclothz.com can provide custom size table covers for all products except spandex products. If placing your order on the website and you need a smaller size than what is listed, you would order the larger size and notate your order in the comments section.
You would need to provide the width x length x height of your table. If you have any questions or please contact us at 833-420-LOGO.
*Please Note: We are only able to manufacture the tablecloths in full inch measurements. Please round up your values when providing measurements.
What Method of Printing do You Use For Tablecloths?
At Logoclothz we use two methods of printing depending upon which product is ordered. All the one-color imprinted tablecloths are printed using heat applied vinyl or heat transfer.
All the digitally or full-color printed tablecloths are printed through a method called sublimation. All the one-color printed tablecloths are printed using a thermal heat set urethane or heat transfer.
Heat transfers are like ironed on stickers that look to be made of shiny plastic. They are great for the budget conscious customer with simple one-color logos or text.
With 12 imprint colors available such as metallic gold and metallic silver and 74 fabric colors including neon green, orange, and pink, you can create an eye-catching display and stand out at any trade show or event.
*Please note: By nature, heat transfers tend to peel and crack after some time of use. There are also some print restrictions regarding what types of images we can and cannot print using this method.
All the digitally or full-color printed tablecloths are printed through a method called sublimation. With dye sublimation printing you can print in full, bright and vibrant colors. During the printing process the ink is embedded into the fibers.
This allows for the design to feel as if it’s part of the garment and not actually on top the garment. With Dye sublimation printing you can print photographic images in detail and the process makes for a long-lasting and durable product which can be machine washed using cool water and a low heat setting.
What Art File Types Are Required For Printing on a Tablecloth or Banner?
For the best result in printing your branded table cloth we would ask for a vectored based art file. For all one-color printed table covers, a vector file is mandatory due to the printing method used. A vector file refers to the file type as being editable using one of several design programs. We would ask for an Adobe Illustrator file, an EPS or editable PDF file. Other acceptable file types are INDD., PSD, SVG, and TIFF files.
If supplying a JPG or PNG file, the file must be built to the size you want it to be printed at and it must be at least 150 dpi when at full size. For JPG images the background included with your image will print so you may need to make some adjustments to ensure the background matches the fabric color selected.
If you are not sure if the file type you have is print ready, please feel free to contact us and ask that we check it. We will be glad to review the file for you and let you know of any issues and the options you must correct them. If file is print ready, we would let you know and assist you in placing your order if needed.
What Do I Do When I Cannot Obtain a Print Ready Art File? If you are not able to obtain the required art file, we do have options available in which we can convert the image for you into a print ready format or give direction regarding an alternative. We will do all that we can to assist you.
Does Logoclothz PMS Color Match? Pantone vs CMYK
What is CMYK?
Short for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, and pronounced as separate letters, CMYK is a color mode in which all colors are created using a mixture of these four process colors.
CMYK is the standard color mode used in offset printing for full-color art files. Because such printing uses inks of these four basic colors it is often referred to as four-color process printing.
In comparison, display devices such as televisions, computers, tablets, and smartphones use a different color mode called RGB, which stands for Red, Green, and Blue. When displaying colors on any monitor all the colors you see are created by mixing Red, Green, and Blue light.
When printing colors, whether on t-shirts, table covers, or paper, all colors are created by mixing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black ink. One of the most difficult aspects of printing in color is, color matching; properly converting the RGB colors into CMYK colors so that what gets printed looks the same as what appears on the monitor.
PLEASE NOTE: Whether we print your logo in CMYK or anyone else, you should always expect a slightly a different result in color.
The reason being is that there is nothing in the physical world to match CMYK colors to. All printers use different printing machines which are all calibrated different and different brand inks which will affect how colors appear once printed.
What is the Best Way to Ensure my Colors are Matched? When you visit any paint shop and look for a red chroma or any color, you will see hundreds of different shades of that same hue.
Each of these values is numbered in order to help painters match colors as accurately as possible. The Pantone Matching System or PMS for short is the best way to ensure that your colors are matched as accurately as possible.
What is the PMS or Pantone Matching System?
The Pantone Matching System is a standard color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics. It is a color standardization system that helps in color identification and matching.
It uses the Pantone numbering system to identify colors, and through this numbering system printer and other equipment manufacturers can match colors without having to contact one another. Most programs that support printing allow you to specify colors by indicating the Pantone value or number within the file.
This assures that you achieve the correct color when the file is printed, even though the color may not appear correct when displayed on your monitor.
A Pantone value consists of
A 3- or 4-digit number followed by a letter of the alphabet; C, U or M, for example, which stands for "coated," "uncoated" and "matte," respectively. While the digits refer to the Pantone color itself the suffix indicates the material or media being printed on which affects how the inks are mixed to achieve a specific color. The color palette in the PMS consists of about 1,114 colors. The PMS was developed by Pantone LLC (Carlstadt, NJ, USA), which was acquired in 2007 by X-Rite, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI, USA).
Same Pantone Value, Different Result in Colors: The type of material being printed on will affect the appearance of colors. In separate swatch or chip books, Pantone shows you how their colors look on coated, uncoated, and matte paper.
Therefore, you have the number of the color (for example, PMS Red 032) followed by a suffix, which indicates what stock your PANTONE Color is meant to be printed on. If you want PANTONE Red 032 on shiny paper you would specify the color in this manner: PANTONE 032 C, where C stands for "coated". You then have U, which stands for "uncoated", and then M, which stands for "matte".
Examples: 186C = coated 186U = uncoated 186M = matte These three are the most important PANTONE Library abbreviations and we here at Logoclothz ask for solid coated values ending with the letter “C” for color matching.
You may, however, also encounter the abbreviation CV followed by C, U or M. CV stands for Computer Video, which is the electronic representation of the PANTONE Colors. Now discontinued but still shown in old versions of software, CV merely means that the color is an on-screen simulation.
What do I look for when Looking for the Best Result in Printing?
When you receive your printed item you would want for the image to be bright and vibrant. You would want to see crisp lines so that any small detail such as small text stands out from the background. You also want for the print to last and not wash away, peel or crack.
Anything white in your design should look stark white and anything black should be a dark and rich black and not with a hint of green or blue color. Pantone values should be matched as close as possible with note to the different materials the color is printed on.
We will print per the artwork approved so it should not be anticipated that any misspellings be magically be fixed.
How do I Order A Custom Printed Tablecloth?
At Logoclothz we have made it a priority to having a user friendly, easy to use, quick, and simple way to order your custom tablecloth with logo. We will not present you with any confusing options or unnecessary up charges as you place your order.
Or you can simply Text or Call us at 833 420 5646 and we will go through the whole process with you making sure you get the best product possible.
How do I Order Custom Printed Tablecloths Online?
To start, select your table size from the top menu bar on Logoclothz.com home page. Towards the bottom of the page you will see all of the products related to that size table selected.
Table cover styles next, select the style table cover, print method, and print location you are wanting.
Style options include; custom table throw, custom fitted tablecloths, and spandex table cover.
Print methods include; Heat Transfer and Digital Print. Print locations include; front panel or the entire surface area.
The next step will be to finalize the style and color of your custom tablecloth.
As you make your selections you will see an instant preview of the table cover you are customizing. You will select the "closing" of your table cover. (You can order the table cover with an open or closed back.) You will select the pleating for your fitted tablecloths and the height for any applicable products.
Uploading Art File:
On the same page where you select your trade show tablecloth fabric color, you will see a link to upload your art file. You do have the option to send it to us after placing the order if you prefer.
Add to Cart
Lastly, once all of the options are selected and you are ready to finalize the order, click on the "add to cart" button. From here a box will appear showing a final review of your order. If you are happy with the selections made, click on "proceed to check out", fill out the order form and place your order. You will receive an order confirmation email and we will take it from there.
Printed Tablecloth Production Process Explained
Once your order is received
We will process it right away. On business days you will receive a proof within 90 minutes of you placing the order - providing there are no issues with the art file.
Any order placed after 3:30 p.m. (EST) may receive the proof the following business morning. If there are any issues with the art file, we will contact you and let you know and how to best correct them.
After your proof is sent to you
The order is put to the side until we receive your proof approval. Any changes should be emailed to CS@Logoclothz.com with your order number in the subject line. We would then send revised proof as soon as possible.
Once the proof is approved
The order is sent to production right away and for this reason, we are not able to make any changes once an order has been approved. All orders approved before 3:00 p.m. (EST) on a business day are sent to production the following business morning, except for 1-day rush orders which need to be approved by 1:00 p.m. (EST).
Any order approved after 3:00 p.m. (EST) would go into production within two business days. You will receive an email when we receive your approval confirming that we have received your approval along with the delivery date for your order. Please contact us right away if you need to change the delivery date for your order.
Shipping and Tracking Notification
Lastly, once the order ships out you will be emailed a tracking number the following business day after the order is shipped. PLEASE NOTE: We will always keep a record of your art file to make any future orders quick and easy to re-print.
Shipping Questions Answered
Where does Logoclothz ship from?
Logoclothz ships from the Tri-State Area and Michigan
What carrier does Logoclothz use for shipping?
Logoclothz will ship your order using UPS unless you wish for us to ship the order using your account. -See below for more information regarding shipping using your account.
Does Logoclothz offer expedited shipping?
Yes, Logoclothz does offer expedited shipping as well as expedited production times, charges do apply. At checkout you will have the option to select expedited shipping methods. For any questions regarding shipping methods please contact us at 833-420-LOGO.
Will Logoclothz blind ship my order?
Logoclothz will gladly blind ship your order directly to your client and show you as the shipper. If you wish for Logoclothz to show you as the shipper, please indicate this on the order form. Include the name, shipping address and phone number regarding who you wish for us to show the shipper as.
Will Logoclothz drop ship my order?
Yes, Logoclothz will be more than happy to drop ship your order to multiple locations. If you wish for us to drop ship your order, please contact us at 833-420-LOGO. There is a $4.00 fee for each address we ship to and we would ask that you complete a distribution form including the addresses, names, and contact phone numbers for each address.
When will my order ship?
Production times are based on when a proof is approved, and the shipping date is determined by the production time selected when placing an order. Once a proof is approved an email will be sent confirming your proof approval was received along with a delivery date.
If you need to make any changes regarding shipping please contact Logoclothz right away.
Will Logoclothz ship my order using my shipping account?
Yes, Logoclothz will ship an order using your account if you wish. For us to ship the order using your account we will need the account number, the account billing address and the method of shipping desired which would be indicated on your order form in the notes section.
Do You Accept Purchase Orders?
We accept pre approved purchase orders from government entities, schools, colleges, universities, charities and non-profit organizations. Please call Logoclothz at 833-420-LOGO.
Do You Have A Minimum Purchase Requirement?
No, there is no minimum to purchase. Whether Logoclothz is processing a large order or small order we will treat them all as importantly and give them all our full attention. Logoclothz is ready and capable of supplying a single tablecloth to a ten thousand distributed order.
Tablecloth Art Work Proofing Questions Answered
Will Logoclothz send me a proof of my order?
Yes, all orders will receive a proof prior to production beginning. For us to send the proof we will need your art file to be print ready. No production will begin until we receive your proof approval. For rush orders it is important to approve your proof as soon as possible so that we can meet your desired delivery date.
Proofs are sent out within 90 minutes of you placing your order on any business day prior to 3:30 p.m. (EST). A proof will be sent the following business morning for orders placed after 3:30 p.m. (EST).
Will Logoclothz send me a proof before I pay for my order?
Many times, when ordering a custom tablecloth, you will need to have the order approved by an employer or team of colleagues. At Logoclothz we totally understand this workflow issue. For this reason, you can order your printed table covers on our website without having to pay.
You can then get with your team or boss and approve the tablecloth proof and pay directly from the proofing page. Just select the pay after proof option on checkout payment. For us to send the proof we will need your art file to be print ready.
Do you send proofs of my order showing different fabric colors?
Yes, Logoclothz will gladly send you any requested proofs. If placing your order online, please indicate which fabric colors you wish to see a proof of and we will send them to you as soon as possible. For us to send the proof we will need your art file to be print ready.
Can I use more than one logo for my printed tablecloth order?
Yes, you can use as many logos as you wish for your printed order, however, to make the process seamless we would ask that you send one art file with all the logos placed just as you would want them to be printed.
PLEASE NOTE: For products that take a front panel imprint only, the logos can only be printed on the front panel. For products that fully-dye sublimated you can print the entire surface area. We encourage customers to utilize our templates accordingly.
How do I request any changes to the proof sent to me?
To request any changes to a proof sent to you please reply to the email including the proof and write the changes there. We will send a revised proof as soon as possible until you are happy with the layout. In some cases, if the change regards the actual artwork, a new file will be required.
Can I cancel my order after a proof is sent to me?
Yes, if you do not approve the proof you can cancel your order for a full refund. If the order has been approved and the order sent to production then unfortunately, we cannot cancel the order.
Will Logoclothz Keep a Record of my Order and Art File?
At Logoclothz we offer customers the opportunity to create an account when placing their order. By creating an account customer can track the progress of their order, see past orders, obtain old invoices, store credit card information for future purchases and place re-orders more efficiently.
We will, however, keep a record of your order and art file indefinitely, even if you do not create an account with Logoclothz.
If you do not create an account with us and need to place a re-order, we would ask for the email address of the person or the person’s name who placed the first order or the order number.
By keeping your art file on record, we can ensure an accurate reprint if needed.
Can I Print on All Sides of my Tablecloth?
All spandex printed products include an imprint on all sides of the cover at no extra charge.
*With our Spandex printed table covers you can print the entire cover to match any solid coated Pantone value and do not have to select one of our in-stock fabric colors.
All fully-dye sublimated products include an imprint on all sides of the cover at no extra charge.
With our Fully-Dye sublimated table covers you can print the entire cover to match any solid coated Pantone value and do not have to select one of our in-stock fabric colors. Promote your company school or brand with our new one piece no seams all over printed table covers 4ft delivered. Our 6 Foot All over printed table covers only
All our "Front Panel" printed products include an imprint on the front panel only.
If you wish to have the imprint on an additional panel you would need to order a fully-dye sublimated table cover.
All of our "Heat Transfer printed products include an imprint on the front panel only.
There are some restrictions with regards to what types of logos we can and cannot print using heat transfers. There is also a height restriction of 17" tall when printing using a heat applied vinyl.
Custom Tablecloths Instructional Video Series
This playlist is designed to answer questions about Adobe Illustrator design.
With respect to setting up art work for printing on a tablecloth.
How Do I design My Custom Tablecloth Table Cover?
Starting to design your custom tablecloth normally begins with your logo or image needed. In order to understand the art files needed for printing a tablecloth you need to consider the size of what is being printed and the fact that it needs to be scalable to large format in order to print with clarity.
We have some great tips on our blog Custom Tablecloths – Logo Printing – Art File Tips – Proofing Process – 8 How To Videos
You can download a template file that you can use in Adobe Illustrator Corel Draw or other similar software so you can complete your design.
We also have a great resource about printing tablecloths Company Logo Tablecloth | 15 Printing Tips & Resources | How To Guide – Updated Nov 2020
If you have specific questions about your design or want us to take a look and see for you contact firstname.lastname@example.org and e mail your file asking for it to be checked out, we normally respond within the hour during business hours.
You can also text or call us at 833-420-5646 we are here to help, we understand you don't deal with this kind of thing everyday. We do and we make it easy and stress free to buy from Logoclothz.
How Much Does a Custom Printed Tablecloth Cost?
You can purchase a custom table cover for less than $120.00 from Logoclothz.com with a full color all over front panel print no size restriction. Purchase our 4ft full color printed tablecloth today. The majority of our tablecloths are between $119.99 to $200.
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