Yes. At the end of the complementary design process, in which you’ll have unlimited control over the creative direction, you’ll receive a digital mockup. This is exactly what we’ll send to the factory and is provided within one to two business days after payment of your invoice or before if you request it. If it’s not exactly what you were imagining, send it back for further perfecting — and if it’s exactly what you want, send it to our factories immediately by approving it.
Since the approved mockup and manufactured flip flops rarely vary, we do not produce a physical samples for nearly all orders — while still delivering a superior product. Plus, this process gets you your order faster.
If you would like us to manufacture a sample for you as a final check before full production, we can do it. But manufacturing time and your total turnaround time will increase. Just request, and we will email you a photograph of your sample for free, with an increased turnaround time of up to 2 weeks. We could also ship the physical sample to you for a full tactile experience, requiring an added fee of for express shipping, and an increased turnaround time of up to 3 weeks.
We do not provide sample orders at discounted pricing; your full invoice must be paid before we produce a sample. We do not provide samples for basic-print flip flops orders.
Certainly. Fully custom flip flops can use CMYK process or digital printing methods appropriate for photographs. In order to prevent fuzzy or unclear prints, the photograph or artwork must be a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, AI or PSD file above 300 DPI. If you are unable to provide a high resolution photograph digital image meeting this specification, we cannot recommend printing a photograph onto your flip flops.
For digital printing of designs that are not photographs but have many colors and/or color gradients – like logos or artwork – we still suggest that you provide a hi-resolution digital image meeting the above requirements. Our design team can provide complimentary assistance in in digitizing/vectorizing these images. Occasionally, this process will increase the turnaround time, such as for complex design projects.
Yes. But to ensure optimal readability, letters should be at least ¼ inch tall to ensure for screen printed designs, and ⅛ inch tall for full-color printed designs.
Yes. Odd-shaped flip flops sure would catch people’s’ attention, and we completely support your vision! While there exist certain design shape and design limitations, and some added charges may apply, we’re more than happy to take a look at your odd-shaped idea, and see report back to you with a plan of action and personal price quote for your unique project. Let your creative specialist know what you’re thinking, and they’ll confirm whether or not we are able to accommodate your fully custom flip flops shape.
Sure, we’re able to make “layered” style flip-flops with different-colored foam levels making up the sole. This requires a minimum order quantity of five hundred (500), but within this number we can have up to five multiple sizes to accommodate more feet.
Like most things involving custom clothing, this one’s best explained visually.
Here’s an image where we’ve placed all the vital information and graphics on a sample image within a zone called “safety,” but extended the image past our desired “trim” point into the “bleed.” Read the following and you too will be able to speak industry jargon:
This is the the perimeter around your image that will be cut off but gives us working space. Please include a .125″ bleed around your images — this would turn a 6″x4” item into 6.25”x4.25”.
This is where we cut the “bleed” off to achieve the desired size. To ensure legibility and a better aesthetic vital graphics and text should not run up against the trim.
This is where all vital graphics must go to guarantee their not being cut. “Safety” is .125” within your desired trim point; you’ll see we’ve placed all our vital text within this zone.
We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications — i.e., how much printing, or other graphically-related work does the project require? The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful DIY — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price. Happy hunting!
This is certainly a valid concern. In general, on-strap designs are the least worrisome because they avoid the heavy skin-to-material friction from normal use due to their location on the outside, not in direct contact with your skin.
Longevity of your on-sole design is another matter. “Quick-print” basic flip flops with screen printed soles use quick-dry ink in order to optimize the production time, so they are most susceptible to the forces of friction. If long-lasting design is important to you, then we can not recommend you purchase “quick-print” basic flip flops that incorporate screen printing on the sole.
For long-lasting printed designs on the soles of your flip flops, we strongly recommend you purchase a fully custom style. We choose much higher-quality inks for both screen printing and CMYK printing, which under normal use conditions usually last for 1 or 2 years before the design is noticeably run-down. Our digital printing method is the most resilient, friction-resistant printing method, because a protective layer of clear PVC coating is applied atop your entire designs surface, for the greatest level of friction-protection available in the flip flops industry.
No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum flip flop (or flip-flop? We never can decide) producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one pair, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price unit goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom flip flops’ set-up across however many that you order.
That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.
Let’s break this answer up into 2 parts (just like our competitor’s flip-flops tend to do): the sole and the strap.
Depending on your preference, we can make your flip flop soles out of one of 3 quality materials. Standard EVA is most common flip flops material — the lightest and the most budget-friendly, too. For added softness and flexibility, Ultra-Flex EVA is a great choice. Or for the most durable flip-flops with the best traction and a heavier feel, we also offer Rubber flip flops.
Similarly, you have your choice of flip flop strap. Standard PVC rubber is a budget-friendly standard option, but we also offer strap variations, like woven polyester fabric band and fabric-lined EVA material.