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SERVICES

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WHAT WE DO

Social Imprints takes a highly collaborative approach to helping our clients solve their creative branded merchandise problems. We’ll help you create the perfect products for your unique needs. Our 10,000-square-foot San Francisco facility can expertly and expeditiously handle your every need for screen printing, heat transfer, foil printing, custom packaging, split shipping, kitting, and apparel finishing. We’ve cultivated long-term partnerships with the industry’s most creative product manufacturers, and our worldwide supply chain offers our customers the industry’s most innovative product solutions.

Full service

In-house Fulfillment.

Save Time & Money

It can be a tremendous hassle to purchase your favorite brand-merchandising items from multiple printing companies – especially if it means you’ll have to handle shipping the items to your customers.

Enter Social Imprints’ One Stop Shop Philosophy

When it comes to offering our customers the best possible purchasing experience, we walk our talk. At Social Imprints, when we promise one-stop, end-to-end service, we aren’t just whistling in the wind – we mean it. We offer a “one stop shop”, from start to finish so that your team will enjoy the best possible purchasing experience.

When you engage Social Imprints, we assign team members who are dedicated to helping you manage your short- and long-term project goals, including full-service handling of exceptions and unique requests.

Your Social Imprints Project Team includes a sales manager (overseeing your account) a dedicated account manager (handling your day- to day needs) a creative director (handing your graphic needs) as well as a webstore leader (if needed)

We’re fortunate to be able to leverage extensive relationships with more than 45 top suppliers and manufacturers in the promotional products industry to handle your unique requests.

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Sustainability

Welcome to 10,000 Square Feet Of Environmentally Friendly Screen Printing Bliss!

We go to great lengths to offer our clients the industry’s highest standards of quality and environmental conservation.

Social Imprints’ in-house printing and fulfillment facility is housed in a state-of-the-art warehouse in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. It includes the Challenger III, a 14-station automatic screen printing press capable of printing 500-600 t-shirts per hour, and an advanced fulfillment center for world-class e-commerce, pick-and-pack, and inventory control service. And that’s just for starters.

In 2016, Levis Strauss chose Social Imprints co-founder Kevin McCracken to represent a new generation of apparel makers who are committed to addressing the most important environmental issues of our time. The focus of this year’s Levi Strauss Collaboratory was water – an area of critical concern for the apparel industry. (Learn More) 

  • Sustainably Sound

Social Imprints is one of America’s most eco-conscious printers. Our inks are 100% phthalate-free, and like the good-natured people we are, we recycle.

  • No Thermal Films Allowed!

Thermal films are expensive, non-recyclable, harmful to the environment, and absolutely not permitted in our facility! Instead, we use a direct-to-screen imaging system. We also recycle our excess ink to be repurposed for other jobs.

  • Social Accountability

Our social mission has always been reflected in our workforce strategy of offering at-risk adults job training and careers in management, sales, marketing, and customer service, within a highly supportive work environment.

  • Made Responsibly and Professionally

We believe kids shouldn’t have to work in sweatshops. It’s why we run a sustainable production operation where we employ adults in need of a second chance. Our positions pay living wages, often 15% above the market rate.

Come experience our little slice of screen-printing heaven. Schedule a team-building print party, or a tour of our facility today.

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Consulting

CONSULTING

Let’s face it, stuff happens. And you will have questions. Even the most experienced, seasoned buyers can use a little guidance and inspiration, particularly when it comes to identifying the latest merchandise trends. It’s just one reason why it helps to have an experienced Social Imprints team member to help guide your branding journey, from initial design and product selection.  Our shipping and receiving department will make sure your products arrive on time.

If You Can Dream It, We Can Help You Make It

We have all of the experience and tools to help you design, dye, and construct custom blanks, or source standard blanks from our network of manufacturers. Our international vendor alliances give you total control over quality, thanks to Social Imprints’ highly efficient production practices and timelines.

“As a mission-focused organization, it’s important to us to work with businesses that also have a social mission. Social Imprints brings energy and capacity to our mission. They’ve helped us meet big, global goals, on time and on budget.”

– Jay Walsh, Head of Communications 

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Decorating Techniques

Our expertise includes:  

  • Spot Color
  • Discharge Foil
  • High Density
  • Distressed
  • Water Base Oversize Soft Hand
  • High-Density Panel Printing
  • All-Over Printing Applique
  • 3D Puffy Embroidery

LOGO, BRANDING & DESIGN 

Need a fresh logo? Ready to start reworking the overall “look and feel” of your business? Our highly experienced designers and illustrators can help you choose new artwork, or revise your existing designs. Our constant goal is to create designs that you and your employees and customers will adore.

STYLE GUIDES

A style guide is a “brand blueprint” that contains all of the specs for the design dimensions of your company’s logo and graphics for placement on branded merchandise, as well as your marketing documents, Web pages, stationery, etc.

A Style Guide Specification Will Typically Include:

  • Standardized Logo Type
  • Logo Usage and Placement
  • Logo Sizes
  • Brand Colors
  • Brand Typeface
  • Image and Message Standard Copy

“We have worked with the team at Social Imprints for a little over a year now, and they have delivered top-quality service from day one. Nathan has been an absolute pleasure to work with every step of the way, always quick to follow up on an email or phone call, and working with us to source quality items, hammer-down pricing, and make sure everything is delivered on time. Lyft is experiencing rapid growth, and it’s comforting to know we have a partner we can rely on to help us grow our brand.”

– Alex Aguilera. Supply Manager

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Fulfillment

In-house Fulfillment

Once your products are created – what then? Social Imprints’ in-house fulfillment services offer you the quickest possible process for getting the merchandise to your customers. We’ve got you covered for additional finishing services such as packing and shipping, which means you can sleep soundly knowing that your delivery pipeline is in experienced hands.

Let Us Build Your Online Store

Social Imprints has built and manages and maintains more than 40 internal and external online stores, plus purchasing portals for many of the nation’s top brands, including Pinterest, Dropbox, and Airbnb.

Social Imprints e-Commerce Benefits

  • Monthly, quarterly, and yearly merchandising spend reports by department and office location
  • Real-time reports detailing completed orders and current itemized product inventory
  • The flexibility to limit access to specific products or collections to specific employees, offices, or departments

We offer international shipping.

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Packaging

PRESENTATION MAKES PERFECT

We understand that sometimes it isn’t what’s in the package but the package itself that makes a special difference. Social Imprints is committed to offering impeccable quality and personalization for your packaging needs – from a single-source one-stop shop.

We Offer:

Apparel Finishing: (Change Layout)

  • Folding & Polybagging
  • Re-labeling
  • Custom-Printed Hang Tags
  • Size SKU Stickers
  • Split Shipments
  • Case Packs

Binding & Full-Color Print Finishing:

  • Offset Printing
  • Wide Format Printing
  • Small Format Printing
  • Custom Signage
  • Finishing and Binding
  • Foam Core Mounting
  • Custom Kits
  • Special Effects Printing

Kitting:

  • Custom Boxes
  • Custom Ribbons
  • Custom Gift Bags
  • Printed Cards
  • Custom Tissue Paper
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On-site printing

LET’S TAKE THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD.

Take your branding experience to a new level with our on-site printing capability! In 2015, Social Imprints earned the Fast Company/Mercedes Benz “Drive Your Business Forward” award. The prize? Fast Company handed us the keys to our own ’Benz – a fully loaded Mercedes Metris commercial van equipped with a mobile printing press! The Social Imprints “Printmobile” is standing by to come to your location and print graphics on merchandise of your choosing.

Design Like “Whoa!”

We can print a full range of high-quality fabrics from one-color to full-color using eco-friendly inks. We’re able to print detailed graphics and multiple colors on very soft fabrics as well as durable utility materials. There are no limits!

Incorporate a Fun Onsite Printing Demo at Your Next…

  • Tradeshow
  • Expo
  • Corporate Team-Building Event
  • New Product Launch
  • Special Events
  • Festivals (Pride, Sunday Streets)
  • Holiday Parties
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