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Apparel Printing

How much do your shirts cost?

Most shirt orders are unique, so the price can change from one order to another. Typically, the price depends on a variety of factors, such as what type of shirt or garment you want, how many you are ordering, which colors you want used, and the type of graphic is being transferred. At SignScreen of Flint, we have a wide selection of products and applications that you can choose from, so our prices vary

Is there a minimum order?

We require a 12-piece minimum for the use of our screen printing applications. The minimum for embroidery varies with the item being embroidered. Do you have a particularly large order that you need completed? If so, you can count on us. However large of a quantity you need, we can do the job! You can benefit from a considerable savings by buying in bulk, as we provide discounts for orders of larger quantities.

How long will it take for my shirts to be ready?

After the artwork is approved, it typically takes 10 days for shirt orders to be ready. Certain promotional products may have a turnaround time of 2 to 3 weeks. Signs and banners can be completed in a shorter time-frame—3 to 4 days. We take great pride in our ability to process each order in a timely manner. In fact, we are often able to have orders ready earlier than the expected deadline. If you are on a particularly tight schedule, ask us about our rush orders. It may be possible to get the job done within just 24 to 48 hours!

If I already have my own shirts, will you screen print on them or embroider them?

Absolutely! We would be happy to provide you with print and embroidery services, even if you supply your own shirts or other garments. Your garments, however, must meet our basic requirements. They have to be new, and they have to be made of the same material. If they are not made of the same material, we must at least be able to print on them using the same ink types and printing methods. When making this determination, we consider factors such as fabrics, colors, and print sizes. You are also required to comply with our regular order quantity minimums. Are you unable to meet the minimum for a unique item that is not in our inventory? If so, let us know! We might be able to work something out with you.

Will I need to pay setup fees or screen print charges?

Screen printing requires a screen for each color in the shirt's or garment's design. Because we keep your screens after your order is finished, any reorders you submit in the future will not require a setup fee. The fee for each screen is typically $35. If you have an especially large order, it may be possible to get your setup fee waived. Ask us about our setup fees and our promotional products!

Do you charge extra for designing the logo or doing the artwork?

This depends on your specific order. Most of the time, the logo design / artwork is included as part of the job and there is no additional charge. However, there may be an added cost if the design work is more extensive. If that is the case, we will let you know the cost before any work is performed. This type of work includes custom logos, concepts, designs, layouts, and re-creation of existing artwork. We only perform more extensive artwork or design work after a $60 deposit is paid. (The deposit will be applied to your overall balance.) Until the deposit is paid, no proofs or artwork can be emailed or removed from our premises.

What if I want to use my own design?

If you have your own design, you are more than welcome to bring it to us for screen printing. However, you must provide us with a file that is "print-ready," meaning that it is one of these formats: .AI, .EPS, .JPEG, .PDF, or .PSD. Your file will not be considered "print-ready" if it includes JPEGS or bitmaps that are in low resolution, or if it is in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher formats. Please be aware that we do not provide a 100% guarantee of a perfect color match. This is due to the fact that colors appear differently on different monitors. You may be able to get a close match by providing us with a PMS color to use. If you do that, we make every effort to match the color to the best of our abilities!

Do you work on orders that include multiple shirt sizes, colors, and styles? And do all the shirts have to use the same ink colors?

You are free to mix and match when it comes to the sizes, color, and styles of your shirts that are part of your order. For embroidery work, we do not charge any extra fees for switching the thread color. For printing orders, however, each ink color change costs $10 per screen.

Can I exchange my printed shirts or garments if they don't fit?

We do not allow exchanges for custom orders that were already completed. This is due to the fact that we have created your order to match all of your specific preferences. Considering our no-exchange policy, it is best for you to come see our samples in person. You can even try on our shirts or other garments in order to tell if a certain size is appropriate for your needs. Do you need to have your group try on some samples? Not a problem! We'll let you take some samples with you as long as you provide with a deposit.

Do you perform rush orders?

Yes. If you need your print or embroidery order completed on a tight deadline, we can provide you with a much faster turnaround time, when a rush order fee is paid. Depending on the quantity of your order and our production load, we may be able to have your order ready for pick-up in just one day, or even that very same day. (Same-day orders must be submitted before 10 a.m.) For the rush order fee, we will charge you a percentage of the total cost of your order. The standard turnaround time will be used to determine this percentage.

Signs & Decals

What if I need a custom size or shape that I don't see on the website?

We manufacture a wide variety of custom sized and shaped signs. If you do not see what you are looking for, please reach out and we can assist with a custom quote. 810-239-1100

Do the signs come with a frame, stake, post or hardware?

Real estate signs, and most other signs do not include the mounting hardware. The frames, posts, stake are all sold separately.

Will my printed product look exactdly like the proof I approved?

Some colors may vary slightly from proof to printed product. Most of our customers will be viewing their proofs on a standard home computer or even cell phone. Variance in phone or computer graphics can cause some colors to appear brighter or more saturated than the final printed sign. If you need exact color-matching services, please contact us. 810-239-1100.

Which color mode should I use? RGB or CMYK?

Your document should be created in CMYK mode so that the colors that you see on the screen most closely match the final printed product. If you create your document in RGB, the colors in your printed product may vary slightly. Many of the bright values produced by your monitor cannot be reproduced in print. CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) are the colors used in the printing process, whereas RGB (Red, Green and Blue) are the colors used by screen displays such as your monitor. Please note that JPEG files are almost always in RGB.

Promotional Products


Can I have my order shipped to me?

If UPS or USPS delivers to your area, we can ship your order to you. All you have to do is give us your shipping address. Once you do that, we'll include the estimate for your shipping in your overall quote.

When will I get my order?

Stock orders ship 24-48 business hours after it's processed. Your custom printed orders will ship no later than 6 business days of final order receipt, payment if applicable, and your final art approval. We will of course strive to ship much sooner, and usually do. Note: during the peak season (March - June), please allow for a few extra business days.

How can I track my order?

You will receive email notifications with the status of your order throughout the production process. The emails begin when the order is processed and continue until the order is shipped.


Which credits cards can I use for payment?

When paying for your order with SignScreen of Flint, you can use any major credit card, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept debit cards, Check and Cash.



Memory Loss

We have undertaken many phase 2 & 3 pharmaceutical trials for Early Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • We have just finished enrolling for our current early memory loss trial. This trial is a multicentre, multinational study of the safety and efficacy of a study medication for slowing disease progression in people with early memory loss. Please Contact Us for more information.

  • Read more about our successful Memory Loss Campaign called Remember the Elephant.

  • If you would like a free memory test please Contact Us.

Pain Studies

We are not currently recruiting for any pain studies, but we those we have completed include:

  • Post-operative pain management following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  • Post-operative pain management following arthroscopic shoulder surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery.

  • Evaluation of effectiveness of a new medication for chronic knee or back pain.



Bone Mineral Density

We are not currently recruiting for bone mineral density studies.

Our previous work in this area includes:

  • Our GE Lunar iDXA Bone Mineral Densitometer scanner and trained densitometrists have enabled us to perform many pharmaceutical studies in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for both women & men, for patients undergoing chemotherapy and for those who have had spinal cord injury

  • Numerous studies assessing bone mineral density around joint implants

  • iDXA scanner software development for assessment of knee implants


We are not currently recruiting for osteoporosis. Previous studies include:

  • Studies to assess the effectiveness and safety of new medications for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of new medications for post menopausal women with vertebral fracture
  • Studies to investigate the effectiveness of new medications in the prevention of vertebral fractures in post menopausal women with low bone mass
  • Studies to assess the safety and effectiveness of new medications to reduce the risk of fracture in osteoporotic post menopausal women
  • Observational studies of the rate of fractures in patients on therapy for osteoporosis

Bone markers

We are not currently recruiting for bone marker studies.

  • CGM Research has completed many studies assessing change in bone markers in various metabolic bone disease



Rheumatoid Arthritis

We are not currently recruiting for any Rheumatoid Arthritis studies, but we have participated in a number of such trials to date:

  • Studies to assess the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of new medications on patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis who are inadequate responders to MTX therapy.

  • Studies to assess the effectiveness and safety of new medications to prevent structural damage in patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Studies to assess the safety and effectiveness of new medications in patients with active Rheumatiod Arthritis

  • Please contact us if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis and you would like to be contacted for a future RA study


We are not currently recruiting for any Osteoporosis trials.

Studies completed to date include:

  • A study in patients with on Osteoarthtritis to determine the incidence of treatment induced gastroduodenal ulcers.

  • Completed trials for osteoarthritic pain

  • Post operative bone quality around joint replacements

  • Evauluation of new devices & instrumentation in joint replacment surgery

Psoriatic Arthritis Studies - Recruitment Closed

  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new medications for patiets with Active Psoriatic Arthritis.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) - Recruitment Closed

  • A multi-centre, world-wide study to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of a new medication for patients aged 50 and over



Southern Eye Specialists

  • CGM Research has collaborated with Southern Eye Specialists in several eye studies in subjects with Macular Degeneration
  • We will be starting a Retinal Vein Occlusion study to assess the efficacy of a suprachoroidally injected study treatment

Giant Cell Arteritis - Recruitments Closed

  • Multi-centre global trial to test the effectiveness and safety of study medication for patients with recently diagnosed or are suffering recent relapse with Giant Cell Arteritis



We are not currently recruiting for any Sarcopenia (muscle wasting) studies, but have done so in the recent past:

  • In conjunction with another research unit, CCST, we have utilised a bone density (iDXA) machine in Phase 1 trials to assess the safety & effectiveness of study medication in reducing age related muscle wasting using Body Composition Application

  • A study the evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new medication in women with low muscle mass using Body Composition Application


We are not recruiting for any nutrition-related studies at this time.

We have been involved in the following studies in this area:

  • A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study on the effect of dietary supplementation on quality of life, neuromuscular balance, vision and the markers of oxidative damage on healthy elderly participants.

  • A study to assess the effects of dietary supplementation in adolescent girls


We are not currently recruiting for any vaccine-related studies

  • We have been involved with several multicentre international vaccines studies for infections such as influenza and pneumonia.


Whilst we are not currently recruiting for respiratory-related studies, we have been active in a number of trials of this nature:

  • A study of the treatment of acute exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis in adult patients in the community with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Comparison of the effectiveness and adverse effect profile of study drug in hospitalised patients with pneumonia and exacerbations of chronic Bronchitis / COPD

  • Studies to investigate the incidence of cough in patients receiving ACE Inhibitors

Stoma Studies

We are not currently recruiting for stoma-related studies, but have participated in the following:

  • Assessing the effectiveness, tolerability and assessment of wear time of new ostomy devices

Gastroduodenal ulcers

We are not currently recruiting for gastric ulcer-related studies.

We have participated in the following trials related to gastric ulcers:

  • Endoscopic assessment of the effectiveness of various medications in patients with duodenal and gastric drug-related ulcers

  • A study of the incidence of gastroduodenal ulcers in patients on osteoarthritis treatment


CGM Research Trust

Canterbury Geriatric Medical Research Trust

Burwood Hospital, 300 Burwood Road, Christchurch, 8083

enquiries@gm-research.org.nz    03 - 337 7821