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Screen Printing and Design Questions

What kinds of screen printing do you offer?

We provide high quality screen printing services like silk screen printing, foil shirt printing, vintage style screen printing, over-the-zipper printing and four color process screen printing. Check out our Printing Options page to learn more about each of these services and choose which one is most suitable for your needs.

What kinds of inks do you use on your custom made t-shirts?

Aside from the standard colors, we are able to customize any ink color to make sure that your t shirt design comes out just the way you like it. If you would like us to create a specific color for your design, simply specify the ink color you want when you place your order.

I have already a shirt design I would like to use. What file format should I save it as before sending it to you?

We accept .ai, .eps, .psd, and .tiff image formats.

What is the ideal resolution for my t shirt design?

To guarantee the quality of the design on your printed t shirts, we require that the image file of your t shirt design should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. A resolution lower than this can cause the design to pixelate during the screen printing process.

What is the maximum size you can print my t shirt design?

The maximum size we can print a t shirt design is 20 inches in height and 28 inches in diameter. Of course, this is dependent on the size of the custom made t shirts you have ordered. Youth sized t shirts, for example, will have a smaller area for screen printing so that means a smaller size for your t shirt design. To find out how large can we print your t shirt design on the size of the t shirt you have ordered, you can call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Is it possible to have some areas of my t shirt transparent?

Absolutely! Just specify which areas of your design you would want to be transparent when you call or email us to place your screen printing order. A customer service representative from our office will contact you to double check your instructions to make sure that we got the transparent areas correct.

I have an idea for a t shirt design, but I am not that good in drawing. Can you help?

Yes, we can! Our team of talented artists will be more than happy to work with you from conceptualizing your design to getting the final design printed on the shirt of your choice. Set up an appointment by calling us at (312) 554-0757 or by sending us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Would there be any problems if I choose to have my design printed on dark colored shirts?

Not at all. Our talented artists on board will make sure that the right amount of ink is used by our screen printing machines to make sure that the colors of your t shirt design will just be as vibrant on dark colored shirts as with light colored ones.

I’d like to have my t shirt design printed over the zipper of a hoodie. Is that possible? Will there be any problems on the quality of my custom made hoodies?

Yes, we provide over-the-zipper screen printing services so that you can have your design to be printed over the zipper of hoodies or jackets. Because of the presence of the zipper, some details of your design may not be as clear as when the screen printing process is done on a regular t shirt without a zipper.

Instead of having the design printed at the body of the t shirt, is it possible to have the t shirt design printed on the sleeves?

Yes, it is possible for us to print your t shirt design on the sleeves for an additional fee. If you’d like us to have the design of your custom made t-shirts printed on the sleeves, please make sure to specify this in your list of instructions when you call or email us to place your order.

Can you print the t shirt design so that it looks like it’s wrapping around the sleeves?

As of the moment, we can only create printed t shirts that have your t shirt design appearing on one side of the sleeve.

I’m planning to order custom made t-shirts for my school’s team. Along with one t shirt design, I’d like to have the names of each team member on the printed t shirts as well. Can you do that?

Yes, we can. For an additional fee, you can have names and numbers individually printed to your custom made t-shirts. When you call or email us to place your screen printing order, please specify the names, numbers and shirt sizes where you would like to have the names and/or numbers printed as well as whether you would like to have these printed on the front, back or on both sides of the custom made t-shirts you’ve ordered. Once we receive your screen printing request, one of our customer service representatives will contact you to make sure that the spellings and other specific instructions we received is correct. Our customer service representative will also advise you at this time the total amount that will be charged to you once we have completed your screen printing order.

Do you do embroidery design jobs?

Currently, we only provide screen printing services for custom made t-shirts.

Can I order printed t shirts with different colors and sizes?

Absolutely! We can print your t shirt design on different colors and sizes for a minimum of 12 pieces per color and shirt size. Since larger shirt sizes tend to be more expensive than other shirt sizes, an additional fee may be charged for this. However, if you will be ordering youth-sized printed t shirts along with larger shirt sizes, we would be happy to offset the additional charge by giving you the youth-sized printed t shirts at no additional cost.

The custom made t-shirts that I ordered did not come out the way I was expecting. What do I do?

We pride ourselves in providing high quality screen printed t shirts and excellent customer service. We keep in constant communication with our clients from the beginning to the end of the entire shirt printing process to make sure that we meet your specifications. If you have any problems or concerns on your screen printing order, please contact us immediately so that we can look into it right away.

Shipping Questions

Is there a minimum number of shirts I need to have per order?

Yes, we require a minimum order of 24 pieces of garments per order.

How will you ship my order of custom made t-shirts?

All of our completed orders are shipped via UPS ground delivery to our clients.

What information do you need to ship my order?

In order to make sure that you receive your printed t shirts on time, we need you to provide the following information following the standard US postal address format when you contact us to place your order: Your company’s name (if applicable), full name, complete address and zip code. Please note that an incomplete or improperly formatted address provided can result to delays in shipping of your order.

How soon can I receive my order?

You should receive your custom made t-shirts 20 business days from the time that we receive your confirmation to go ahead with the shirt printing process.

Is it possible to have my printed t shirts within a week or less?

Yes, we provide rush delivery options that guarantees you will receive your printed t shirts within a week or less for an additional fee. Please specify the exact date that you will need your order delivered to you when you call or email us to place your order. A customer service representative from our office will contact you immediately to advise you of the additional shipping rate that will be charged for your rush delivery request.

Can I have the printed t shirts sent to a P.O. Box address?

No. UPS requires you or an authorized representative to sign and confirm that your order has been received.

Can you have my order sent to an APO or FPO address?

Yes, we can deliver screen printing order to APO, FPO and military addresses within the 48 contiguous states in the US. In order to have your order delivered on time, please provide the following shipping information when you place your order: your full name along with your rank, position or title (if applicable), your unit designation, APO/FPO designation, and your nine-digit zip code.

I’m planning to order a set of custom made t-shirts for a conference. Can I have my printed t shirts delivered to the hotel where I’ll be staying during this time?

For as long as you have checked with the hotel’s front desk personnel that they can receive packages on your behalf and it is located within the 48 contiguous states of the US, we can have your orders delivered to the hotel where you’re staying. Kindly provide the following information following the standard US postal address format when you call or email us to place your screen printing order: your full name, the complete name of the hotel, your hotel room number, the hotel’s complete street address. Please be aware that most hotels only accept packages on behalf of hotel guests that have already checked-in. If you’ve requested for your custom made t-shirts to be delivered to your hotel and you haven’t checked-in yet, the front desk personnel may refuse to receive your package.

Is there any way that I can have my printed t shirts delivered without having to settle the full payment immediately?

We require our clients to settle the payment for their screen printing orders in full before delivery. The only exception is when the screen printing order is made with the use of a Purchase Order (PO). A customer service representative from our office will contact you right away to inform you of the total amount you need to settle as well as if there are any problems or concerns in the payment information you have submitted.

I haven’t received my order yet. What do I do?

For any concerns on the status of the delivery of your custom made t-shirts, you can call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can check on this for you.

Pricing Questions

I'd like to first request a quote. How do I go about that? Is there any charge for that?

We'd be more than happy to send you a free customized quote. Just call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also request for a free customized quote by filling up the form in our Contact Us Page.

What do you take into consideration when computing for the price of my order?

Some of the things that affect the price of your screen printing order are the following: the type of screen printing that will be used, the sizes of the t shirts where the design will be printed, the brand and style of the garment, the number of ink colors that will be used, and whether you have made some special requests like rush delivery and custom ink colors.

What are screen charges?

We use several screens during the shirt printing process, one screen per color. The modest screen charge of $20 covers all of the screens that will be used to print your t shirt design so that it comes out just the way you want it.

I need to order for more printed t shirts. Will you still include the screen charges?

For as long as you call or email us for additional orders within three (3) months from the time you placed the first order, we will waive the screen charges.

Can I still avail of your screen printing deals if I place one order for two different shirt designs to be printed on multiple shirt sizes?

Unfortunately not. Each t shirt design is considered as one order. However, if you made the order for printed t shirts with different designs and sizes, we can adjust the shipping cost as though it is just one bulk order.

Product Questions

What kinds of t shirts do you use for your screen printing orders?

Screen Printing Chicago only uses the highest quality t shirts from American Apparel and other reputable shirt brands. To get a detailed list of all the different shirt brands we carry, you can call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Can I get a detailed chart of all your shirt sizes and colors before I place my order?

Certainly! You can call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a detailed chart of our shirts, hoodies, tank tops, tote bags, and accessories.

Do you have youth-sized shirts?

Yes, we do. You can call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a detailed chart of our youth-sized shirt brands, styles and colors.

Changes in Order Questions

I need to make changes on the screen printing order that I’ve sent you. Is that still possible?

Before we start on working on your order, a customer service representative from our office will get in touch with you to make sure that everything we receive is correct. Should you need to make changes on your screen printing order such as the number of shirts to be ordered or the sizes of the t shirts, please let our customer service representative know right away when we contact you to make sure that we take note of your change requests. You can also call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send your request for changes on your screen printing order.

Care and Maintenance Questions

How long does the screen printing last on my shirts?

The quality of our custom made t-shirts are guaranteed to meet the industry standards of at least 35 washes before the quality of the prints begin to fade.

Any suggestions on how can I make the prints on my t shirt last longer?

We recommend to wash your printed t shirts with cold water in a washing machine to make the vibrancy of the colors to last longer. Some garments like hoodies and jackets require a specific drying method which you can find on the tag. If there is no specific drying method specified, tumble dry your printed t shirts with a low setting. Finally, iron your printed t shirts using a low setting and only running the iron on the inner side of the shirt since the direct heat from the iron can ruin your screen printed design.

Security and Payment Questions

Is your website safe to put my personal information?

Our website is hosted by one of the most secure data centers in Illinois, offering the highest level of security possible to make sure that any information that you send us through our website is safe and secure.

How can I pay for my screen printing orders?

Screen Printing Chicago accepts Visa and Mastercard credit card payments. For bulk orders, we also accept direct bank deposits and check payments.

Can I use a Purchase Order for bulk custom made t-shirt requests?

Yes, you can. Please fax us a copy of the Purchase Order using your organization’s, school’s or business’ letterhead along with your screen printing job request. Contact us to get the number where you can fax your purchase order.

Other Questions

I can’t find the answer to my question!

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, call us at (312) 554-0757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Our customer service representatives are standing by to answer any questions or concerns you may have.