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We get a lot of questions at Ink Monstr. The creative process can get a bit messy, but it’s our specialty. Take a moment to see if we already have the answers to your questions. If not, head over to our Get A Quote page with your info so we can address your project. 

  • We are open Monday-Friday, from 8am until 5pm…but don’t be surprised if you catch us after hours working on the next project. If you’re picking up an order or trying to stop by late in the afternoon, give us a quick call so we can accommodate 303-200-0676

  • We can send samples! There is a small cost associated as we try to provide the best example and material for your project. Preferably,  we are more than happy to have clients schedule a time to come to our office to be shown the different material options first hand and take a few samples home with them. We specialize in educating our clients on our materials so it isn’t just the look they desire, but it will also last in the situation it will be living in. 

    We prefer you come to us for your next project, not because the last project didn’t stand the reasonable test of time. Providing a consultation on your project will help us accomplish getting you the right look and the best wear for the tear material. 

  • Yes, some of our customers are artists and graphic designers who need quality prints and we are happy to make these happen. Or, if you have the pieces you know you want worked into the design, we can work with them in a layout to make sure they are set in the best location for your needs.

    If it is a pre-designed car wrap or a specialty install, be aware that we may have to include layout fees to make sure your design is a proper fit to where you want it to live. 

  • When a graphic design artist must create artistic illustration from scratch – even just part of the image- this falls under the design fee category and requires extra work and creativity in order to make your vision happen. You have come to us with an idea, but it takes an elevated type of skill to make that vision come to life. 

    A layout fee is used when you are able to come to us with a completed design or artwork, but it must be applied to a template for optimized printing. We want to make sure your images aren’t cut off, for instance, when you roll down the windows and it takes off an important piece of text, or import information lands on a door handle of a vehicle. Or your wrap doesn’t fully fit the project that you are trying to have printed. This process ensures that your design comes out with the best representation. 

  • Everything we create at Ink Monstr is custom made to each client, that’s why we don’t have a specific price list. Based on the type of material, amount of material used, cut style and the difficulty of install will all be factors in your pricing. Door jams are not done as part of a full wrap but can be included for additional cost if desired.

  • Everything we create at Ink Monstr is custom made to each client, that’s why we don’t have a specific price list. The size of your stickers, the number of stickers, the style of cut of your stickers and if you need us to design them, will all be taken into account for your sticker price. We have a $250 minimum order at Ink Monstr. Fill out our Get A Quote form and we’ll be able to give you a much better estimate on your specific project. The more information you can provide the more accurate of a quote we can give you. (To learn more about our sticker cuts visit the Sticker Style page).

  • Deposits are required on all projects. We are as committed to the project as you are and payment upfront ensures that our in-house team has all the tools they need in order to begin your design and project production. All deposits are applied to the total price of the project. If we quote a certain number of design hours on a project, and you give us the guidance so it is knocked out sooner, those fees will be applied to production. 

    After you have approved the proof of your project, we will send an electronic invoice to the email provided and you can easily pay online with a credit card.  You can pay for your order anytime before receiving your final product.  For rush orders we require payment upfront before we begin production as well to cover material costs.

  • Our production schedule is 7 – 10 business days from proof approval- this is when you have seen your design and do not have any more edits that need to be executed.  Our printers are always running and producing goods for our clients, once your approval is received we will quickly get you into the queue and get your print rolling!  Need it in a rush? We can do that! Please know that rush fees will apply.

  • CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) is used in printing while RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is used for digital. The biggest difference is that digital uses colored lights which mix differently than ink. If your files are formatted for RGB and are getting printed the colors will print several shades different. Learn More

  • A rasterized image is made up of millions of little dots like in a photograph. With a rasterized image the image can only get so large before it look pixelated and you can see the dots it’s made up of. A Vectored image uses lines and complex math so that no matter what size you change the image to it won’t look blurry. Logos should always be a vector image and are usually in an .ai, .eps or .pdf file format. Photographs (Rasterized images) should be at 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) and saved as .jpg/.jpeg, .psd, .png, .tiff, .bmp or .gif. 

  • Sublimation is the process of a substance changing through the solid state of matter into the gas state of matter, without first becoming liquid. This benefits you, and your design, because their isn’t the possibility of your design running. Also, ink is able to settle into fabric much faster than the screen printing process which requires a liquid to dry. 

  • Since dyes are being put into the fabric, rather than onto the fabric, it does require the dye to work against any dye that may already be in the garment. It is best to begin with a material that is completely white and freshly introduce the colors into the material. 

    Textures and fabric patterns can also be dyed into the fabric, just check out our heather shirt we created from scratch! Giving a shirt that blended appearance is easily knocked out. 

  • No! With digital printing you can choose every color or two colors, the price is the same and the world is your oyster. The only limitation is that their currently is not a white dye for dye sublimation, creating a challenge for printing on dark materials. 

  • Once we have approval on your product, we will get it into production as soon as possible. A typical turnaround can be 7-10 business days as we work you in with our current projects. Rushes can be accommodated with fees. 

  • Yes, but we ask that you let us do a test print first. The way the material was treated before it comes to us or you may affect how the dyes set into it. We strive to send you away with the best possible quality product and ensure you walk away with exactly what you expected. 

  • We currently do not. We chose dye sublimation as there has been a hole in the market for companies to be able to produce photo quality garments with American made products. We strive to make this processing accessible to start ups and corporations alike to encourage high quality and durable products without shopping out to other countries. 

  • We currently do not. We chose dye sublimation as there has been a hole in the market for companies to be able to produce high quality garments with American made products. We strive to make this processing accessible to start ups and corporations alike to encourage high quality and durable products without shopping out to other countries. 

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2721 W. Holden Place, 
Denver, CO 80204