New for 2018 – Individual Artwork Tea Towels
You can now order our high quality tea towels in full colour with individual artworks. No Minimum Order! Do them as a fundraiser or simply create your own unique keepsake and gift.
Only $16 each. You sell for $25 – that’s $9 profit!
Anytime is a great time to do a fundraiser with Expressions but here are some key dates to keep in mind when planning your project.
Sunday 13 May
|Drawings to be received by: 6 April
Orders to be received by: 20 April
Sunday 2 Sept
|Drawings to be received by: 27 July
Orders to be received by: 10 August
Friday 25 Dec
|Drawings to be received by: 19 October
Orders to be received by: 2 November
Custom Design – Each child/teacher/staff does a drawing which you send to us in the post satchel provided. Then, our experienced designers scan and arrange your drawings and logo to create your group design. Your design is screen-printed in one colour.
DIY Saver – You layout your own drawings directly onto a cardboard sheet or create your design digitally. You either post your finished design to us or upload it through our website. https://www.expressions.com.au/artwork-upload/ We will add your border choice once your artwork is received. Your design is screen-printed in one colour.
Full Colour Digital – You can choose Custom Design or DIY Saver (see above) and do drawings in Full Colour! Your design is digitally printed in full colour.
Individual Artwork Tea Towels – Each participating child does their drawing on an A4 or A3 sheet of paper. Expressions will scale the drawing to fit the maximum print area and print each unique drawing on their own tea towel. Individual artworks are printed digitally in full colour.
Check out our How it Works page for more detailed explanation. https://www.expressions.com.au/works/
Tea towels, aprons and bags can help you achieve a healthy fundraising goal at any time of the year. The tea towels, aprons and bags can be a fabulous way to celebrate special occasions such as an anniversary, final year at school or open day and are great presents for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas.
We encourage everyone to get artwork in early so you have more time to promote your project. We offer an Early Bird Bonus for orders completed by June 30. https://www.expressions.com.au/early-bird-bonus/ Please note delivery times are longer in term 4 as this is our busiest time of year.
One tea towel can contain small or large groups, up to 450 portraits in one design. Both small and large numbers look great, however for groups with numbers over 200 we ask you draw faces only. Very large schools may decide to split into groups, such as Junior and Senior, or one design for each year level – if you do decide on more than one design remember that each unique design requires a minimum order of 50. Aprons can include up to 300 images. Bags can go up to 150 portraits on one side.
We have 12 standard colours in our screen-printed range.
There should be something to suit everyone, however if you would like to print with a specific colour outside of our range inquire about the use of PMS colours.
We also offer FULL COLOUR digital printing.
Multiple colour prints: for 2 colours add $1.50 per item, for 3 colours add $2.50 per item.
Our screen printing ink is fully colourfast, fade resistant and long wearing.
Yes. We can use your original images to create unique designs for use on tea towels, aprons and bags. Minimum order numbers of 50 apply for each separate design.
Alternatively for smaller groups we offer a tea towel/apron combo, using your tea towel design (portrait only) printed on both. The minimum order for this combination is 50 tea towels and 20 aprons (or 50 aprons and 20 tea towels).
Bags CANNOT be included in a combo as the artwork is a different size so a unique screen is required.
Allow up to 6 weeks for Custom Designs and 5 weeks for DIY Savers from the time you post us your artwork to delivery (turnaround times are often much faster). The length of time it takes to complete the drawings or designs at your end is up to you – some groups are finished drawing in one day and others take a few weeks. For ‘custom designs’, the final layout will be ready for you to check and approve approximately 2 weeks after we receive your artwork. Once you approve the design, the tea towels will be printed and you should receive the final product within about 2 weeks of your approval.
Yes, we can create a design using your crest, logo, a sketch or signatures to celebrate an anniversary or special event. It can be as imaginative, as creative or as simple as you like. Let our team help you create something unique and memorable. If you have an idea our experienced team can help you bring it to life. Artwork can be provided Print Ready as a digital file or we can put together a custom design for you.
Also, our Full Colour Digital printing allows almost limitless possibilities. Simply provide a high resolution photograph to the right dimensions or let the kids use every texta in their pencil case and we can print it!
The minimum order for each separate design is 50. The majority of our fundraisers achieve order numbers much higher than this. Please note that if you are doing more than one design, e.g. Junior & Senior, each unique design will be treated individually in regard to pricing and minimum orders. Our combination orders (see above) have a minimum order of 50 tea towels and 20 aprons.
The drawings can be placed in either landscape or portrait format. If you choose a ‘DIY dollar saver’ you will lay out the pictures yourself. If you go with the ‘custom design’ style, we will scan in your pictures and lay out the drawings for you, adding your group’s name and logo to your specifications. We offer a range of border designs, fonts and layout options. Pictures can be laid out in random order or arranged into groups or class order within one design.
Our fundraising brochure offers lots of ideas. Check out page 8 https://www.expressions.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Expressions_TeaTowelFundraising2018.pdf
We have a huge range of borders to choose from which will be supplied in your coordinator’s guide. Alternatively, let us help you create your own unique border. There is no extra charge for this special service. We welcome your ideas. Many schools have text included in the border, such as school details or teachers’ names or use pictures of animals or your logo to create something distinctive.
Border options can be found in your Coordinator’s Guide. https://www.expressions.com.au/downloads/
Our extra large, high quality tea towels are made specifically for us from ethically sourced 100% white or unbleached natural cotton. Tea towels measure 50 x 70cm and are thick with a tight weave for smooth high quality printing. If you require linen or linen/cotton blend tea towels please contact us for a quote.
Our large size sturdy bags (40 x 45cm, 10cm gusset, 55cm handles) are available in black, navy or white. We have them made specially for us in quality ethically sourced 100% cotton drill.
Our high quality adult size aprons (85 x 70cm) are available in white, bottle green, black, red, navy and burgundy.
An invoice will be sent via email at the time your order is despatched. Payment is due strictly 7 days after you have received your order. Payment is accepted by EFT through your online banking (details on your invoice) or credit card through our online pay portal. https://www.expressions.com.au/pay-online/
We also can accept cheques where EFT or credit card payment is not available. Forward cheques to Expressions Australia Pty Ltd, 8/43B Townview Tce, Margaret River, WA, 6285. Cheques must be made payable to Expressions Australia Pty Ltd.
Quote organisation name, ID or Invoice number with payment for easy identification.
All our tea towels are manufactured specifically for us from ethically grown 100% organic cotton in India in a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified factory we have been working with for many years.
We also use 100% environmentally friendly inks – 100% solvent, PVC and phthalate free with approval from the Soil Association of the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.
All of our items are designed and printed in Australia.