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Where are you located?
When are you open?
When can I expect my order to be done?
How durable are the prints?
How do I properly wash my shirt?
Which areas of the shirt can you print on?
Can you help me create a design?
I have a design but need parts of it changed, can you do that?
How do I pick up my order?
Can you ship my order to me?
What is the difference between 50/50 and 100% cotton shirts?
What is a halftone?
What kind of merchandise packages do you have for our band?
Can I see a sample of your work?
How do I get a price quote?
What is the minimum quantity for an order?
Where are the setup fees and screen fees listed?
I am ordering shirts to sell at an upcoming event. I have no idea what sizes to get, and I don’t want to run out, can you help?
What forms of payment do you accept?

Where are you located?
We are On Florida Boulevard in Denham Springs. The address is:

8468 Florida Blvd
Denham Springs, LA 70726.
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When are you open
Hours are 9-5 Monday – Friday.

When can I expect my order to be done?
Most orders take less than two weeks from the time you contact us until completion. The artwork must be finalized and approved one week before the due date. If you need your order sooner, we can work with you to meet the deadline.

What items can you print on?
We can print on 100% cotton or 50/50 tee shirts and all of the variations of tee shirts, such as longsleeve shirts and pocket shirts. We can also print on hoodies, zippered hoodies, pullovers, crew neck sweatshirts, jersey-knit polos and long sleeve thermals. If it is wearable, we can probably print on it.

How durable are the prints?
All of our prints are made with plastisol ink, which permanently bonds itself to the outer fibers of the garment. Our prints are fade and dye-migration resistant. If you follow proper washing and care instructions, the print will last as long as the shirt.

How do I properly wash my shirt?
Machine wash inside out with warm or cold water. Hang dry or tumble dry on low heat. Do not use bleach or iron the print area.

Which areas of the shirt can you print on?
We have experience printing designs in both traditional and nontraditional locations on apparel, including front center, front left chest, full front, upper back, full back, off center, shoulder, or anywhere else you would like. We can print over zippers and seams, but cannot guarantee how the ink will look over the seam. We’re proud of the uniform and consistent placement of our prints, so you can be sure that all of the items in your order will be consistent no matter where the print is.

Can you help me create a design?
Absolutely! Just tell us what you have in mind and we can work together to create a design that will fit your needs. Some details to keep in mind include the color of the shirt, how many ink colors you want to use in the design, and which ink colors to use. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

I have a design but need parts of it changed, can you do that?
We can recreate just about any design and edit it to fit your needs. We can use a design for inspiration as a starting point to make a new one or duplicate a design.

How do I pick up my order?
You can stop by the shop anytime during office hours, or by appointment after hours. We are open 9-5, monday through friday. We are located at 8468 Florida Blvd. in Denham Springs.

Can you ship my order to me?
Yes, we can ship your completed order by UPS and even provide a tracking number for the boxes. To do this, please provide us with a shipping address during the ordering process and we’ll include the shipping fees in the invoice. Shipping rates average about $20 or less per box depending on box weight and size. Each box can hold 72 shirts.

What is the difference between 50/50 and 100% cotton shirts?
100% cotton shirts are made of all cotton while 50/50 shirts, or poly-blend, are made of cotton mixed with polyester. 100% cotton shirts are thicker, warmer shirts, but are prone to slight shrinkage. 50/50 shirts will not shrink, but tend to be slightly thinner and lighter. Each has its benefits, and different people prefer different materials. For detailed designs with small halftones, 100% cotton is best, because of its thickness.

What is a halftone?
A halftone pattern is a series of small dots that together make a picture. The dots have varying thicknesses placed varying distances apart. Your eye blends the dots together into the different shades of one color to create an image. A common example of a halftone is a black and white photograph in a newspaper. Screenprinters use this method to create different shades of an ink color or a realistic photograph with one screen.

What kind of merchandise packages do you have for our band?
At this time, we do not have any preset merchandise packages. However, we would be glad to talk with you about your individual needs and make a custom package for you based on your audience. Besides shirts, we also make printed or computer cut vinyl stickers, 1″ buttons, and gig posters. Every customized merchandise package comes with a free cut vinyl bass drum sticker!

Can I see a sample of your work?
Yes. Visit our Gallery page for a photo gallery of our selected recent work.

If you would like to see a specific printed sample, email us a request and we’ll send you a picture. We can also mail a specific example of a print as well. Just email us you address for more details.

How do I get a price quote?
To get a formal price quote, all you have to do is contact us with the information on your order. You will need to know how many shirts you want, how many colors you would like in your design, and if there are any second print placements on the shirt.

What is the minimum quantity for an order?
The minimum order is 18 shirts for discount pricing. We also print individual shirts; email or call for more information.

Where are the setup fees and screen fees listed?
SilkyScreens does not charge any setup fees of any kind, only the straightforward per shirt price.

I am ordering shirts to sell at an upcoming event. I have no idea what sizes to get, and I don’t want to run out, can you help?
Your size list should be shaped like a bell graph, with the majority of shirts being mediums or larges. Tailor the graph to your target audience, younger people will need smaller shirts, adults will want larger shirts.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, credit cards including American Express and PayPal.