Screen Printing FAQ

Is there an order minimum?

The minimum screen print order for new designs is 25 pieces receiving the same print. We can print under 25 pieces for repeat orders.

The minimum for 4 color process prints is 100 pieces.

Can you print on garments that I provide?

Apparel 1 will print on merchandise that is supplied by the customer. We do not, however, guarantee the quality of imprints on customer supplied merchandise, or the print-ability of individual garments. We cannot be held responsible for spoiled or damaged goods supplied by the customer. Mistakes, while rare, do happen.

Can I get a sample?

Blank garment samples are encouraged if you are looking for a specific color, style or fit. Provided you place an order with us using the sample(s), we bill the samples with your regular order. However, if you decide not to order the samples or not to order at all, then you will be required to pay a sample cost for the blank piece and any necessary shipping.

Printed sample costs are the equivalent of ordering one t-shirt and will always be subject to setup charges. Screen printed samples are subject to the same processing times as regular orders so please plan accordingly. Sample shirts generally start around $80/shirt and can be as much as $300+ depending on the number of ink colors and print locations.

What is the maximum imprint size?

  • Adult Imprint: 16" x 19"
  • Youth Imprint: 8" x 14"
  • Sleeve Imprint: 3-1/4" x 16"

What Ink color can I choose from?

Apparel 1 has 40+ stock ink colors available (Download A1 Color Card). If your project requires a custom PMS color we offer PMS mixing for $15 per color.

Do you offer specialty inks?

Apparel 1 offers the following specialty inks:

  • Discharge
  • Liquid Silver
  • Silver Shimmer
  • Metallic Gold
  • Glow in the Dark

*All specialty inks have limitations when it comes to printing, depending on garment choice and artwork.

Send us your photo and we can let you know what is possible. The quality of the imprint depends on the size and resolution of the photograph. Most photos taken from a phone or digital camera will not imprint without significant quality loss. Our are department will determine if your image is a high enough resolution to meet our print standards.