Wholesale/Contract Printing

A+ Images, Inc. Contract Printing

We work with several other garment decorators by offering services they don’t, blank shirts to cover an order in an emergency, or affordable reprints for add on orders. For example, if you are a screen printer that just printed a big job (say 10 colors each on the front and the back of a shirt), and your customer needs an extra few shirts a week later after your screens have been reclaimed, we can help with our DTG services.

While many contract printers work only in bulk orders with two-three week turnaround times, we specialize in low quantity orders with quick turnaround times. Most orders get turned around in less than a week, and many can be done in one or two days. In some cases, we can even offer same day turnaround. Speedy and quality garment decoration, all with NO RUSH FEES, is what you get from A+ Images!

Most customers will receive our regular retail pricing.  However, we offer wholesale/contract pricing for custom decorating and apparel to the following customers:

  • Retail and online clothing companies, garment decorators, and promotional product distributors for resale purposes

  • Non-profit organizations

  • Indiana Governmental Units (agencies, cities, towns, municipalities, public schools, and state universities)

  • Police, Firefighters, EMTs, and Military personal (must have proper ID)

  • United States Federal Government

  • High-volume customers

    NOTICE: While all the above customers will receive wholesale pricing, not all customers will receive tax-exempt status. Continue reading below for polices and requirements for each scenario.  You only need to read the section under each heading that applies to your specific situation. 

  • Retail and online clothing companies, garment decorators, and promotional product distributors are eligible for tax-exempt, wholesale pricing when purchasing for products and services for resale. To qualify, you must have a license or certificate from your state showing you are a business and responsible for collecting sales tax.  However, these are only for scenarios when you are reselling what you buy from us.  If you are the end user, retail pricing applies (even if you have a Retail Merchant Certificate).  For example, “Joe’s Screen Printing” can buy DTG printed products from our company at wholesale & tax-exempt pricing to resell to their customers with the right paperwork.  However, “Bob’s Drugstore” is not eligible for this pricing if they are buying shirts from us for their employees to wear.  An exception to this policy will be made for “high-volume” customers.  See the last bullet point for more details.
      • For Indiana based commercial businesses, this is called a Registered Retail Merchant Certificate.  This is NOT the same thing has having an EIN, nor the same as registering your business as an LLC or corporation.  These certificates have expiration dates.  They will automatically renew if your taxes are paid on time and your business is in good standing with the state.  See this link for more information: https://www.in.gov/dor/3986.htm.   If you have one of these certificates, use the TID and LOC numbers to fill out an ST-105 form.  This is what a properly filled out ST-105 looks like for an Indiana based commercial businessThe areas in yellow must be filled out completely and accurately and should match your Registered Retail Merchant Certificate.  Not Registered?  See this link to register your company with the State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov/dor/4323.htm.  You’ll need to register as a business with the state of Indiana before applying for a Registered Retail Merchant Certificate.
      • For non-Indiana based commercial businesses, this form may go by another name such as a “seller’s permit”, “sales tax license”, “reseller’s license”, “vendor’s license”, “resale certificate”, etc.  This is NOT the same thing has having an EIN, nor the same as registering your business as an LLC or corporation.  If you have one of these certificates, use the account/ID number on that certificate to fill in the State ID space on the ST-105 form.  This is what a properly filled out ST-105 looks like for non-Indiana based commercial businesses. The areas in yellow must be filled out completely and accurately and should match your certificate/permit.
  • Non-profit organizations must have an IRS letter designating 501(3)c status.  To simply receive wholesale pricing, this is all that is needed.  For tax-exempt pricing, keep reading.
  • For Indiana Governmental Units (agencies, cities, towns, municipalities, public schools, and state universities), tax-exempt wholesale pricing is allowed.  An ST-105 is required.  This is what a properly filled out ST-105 looks like for an Indiana based governmental units looks like. The areas in yellow must be filled out completely and accurately.  NOTICE: Purchases for personal use (with the exception of those professions listed in the next bullet point) are not eligible for tax-exempt wholesale pricing.
  • Police, Firefighters, EMTs, and Military personal for personal use, we offer wholesale pricing as a thank you for your service!  7% sales tax will be charged.
  • United States Federal Government Agency purchases are tax-exempt.  An ST-105 is required.  This is what a properly filled out ST-105 looks like for United States Federal Government purchasesThe areas in yellow must be filled out completely and accurately.  Personal purchases by federal employees are not eligible for wholesale/tax-exempt pricing (except military personal as noted in the previous bullet point).
  • High-volume customers may qualify for wholesale pricing.  Unless you qualify as tax-exempt as listed in one of the above bullet points, 7% tax will be charged.  “High-volume” is determined at our sole discretion, but generally refers to companies that spend over $10,000 per year in apparel/promotional products.

 

For questions about your organization’s sales tax exemption, call your tax attorney or the Indiana sales tax hotline at (317) 233-4015.

Disclaimer: We are not lawyers or accountants.  The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only.  It lists what we require for wholesale and/or tax-exempt pricing.  It is not a guide to teach you how to setup or operate your business or organization.

Questions about our wholesale program? Email or call 317-405-8955 and ask for Doug.

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