Screen Printing

Custom Apparel
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Custom Screen Printing
We love screen printing (and we are pretty good at it)! Fingers Duke has been pumping out professionally screen printed t-shirts for over six years, and some members of our team have been doing it a lot longer than that. We love our work, and take satisfaction in delivering great quality printing every time.

We offer multiple solutions for your t-shirt and apparel needs, and will work with you to find the best fit for your business, non-profit, or clothing line. We take pride in offering our services at some of the best pricing around, and can work to meet your budget to get the most for your money. We have accounts with several distributors, and can get our hands on pretty much any brand under the sun. If we can’t get it, we will offer up some great alternatives from other trusted brands.

Not just t-shirts! Our trusted distributors offer all kinds off apparel options that we can print on, from standard and high quality t-shirts, to hoodies, tote bags, trucker hats, jackets, bandanas, and more! Just let us know what you are looking for, and we will track it down and let you know how we can print on it for you.

We can also screen print a variety of other things such as posters and other paper stock, can koozies, shopping bags, signage and even tap handles! We have been working on setting up an entire flat stock printing studio in our basement, so that we can offer a variety of screen printing options for art prints, posters, business cards, post cards, and other fun projects. Ask us about your off-the-shirt design idea, we love a challenge!

Fingers Duke can tackle most print jobs, no matter the size. We used to say that no job was too small, and while that can still be true, sometimes small projects can be too large. However, we do offer low minimums for for wholesale print runs, and are capable of printing custom one offs as well! (Some restrictions apply.) We offer great pricing and fast turnarounds on medium to large bulk orders, and no job is too big for us to handle!

Pricing
Our pricing is just like our work, custom made, suited to your needs! There are a lot of factors that go into the price of one project versus the next one, so we have found that it is best to price you our based on your needs. Please click below to get a quote by answering some questions about your project, and we will get in touch you with you right away. Or, feel free to swing by the shop of shoot us a call.

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Custom Design
We make cool stuff! In addition to being an awesome screen printing shop, we are also a full service graphic design studio. We have a great team of in-house designers, as well as contract artists and illustrators, to help make sure that your custom items are just that, custom. Ask us about how we can help turn your idea into a reality with personalized graphic design and art for your screen printed order.

Don’t want to take our word for it? That is fine with us! Visit our portfolio to check out a bunch of awesome things we have done. We know it will be love at first click!

Inks
Fingers Duke offers a variety of different ink systems and printing techniques to meet your needs. We can print bright, bold, plastisol inks on pretty much most fabrics at a great price. We can also throw some environmentally friendly, water based ink or crank out some discharge printing for a super soft-hand print that feels as great to wear as it looks on ring spun cotton and triblends. Let us know what kind of look and feel you are after, as well as the items you are looking to get printed, and we can recommend the right inks for you and your order.

Samples of cool stuff we’ve printed!

Frequently Asked Questions

It is the part of the website where we answer 75% of the questions that people may have, but 9 times out of 10 the people that need those answers won’t read and will insist on calling us instead.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. Source: Wikipedia, source of all knowledge.
Screen printing is the best way to print t-shirts and most apparel. It can also be used to print posters and other materials. A lot of stuff that you see and use in your daily life have been screen printed. Signs, tap handles, pint glasses and growlers. When it comes to shirts and apparel, screen printing involves actually pushing ink down into the fabric, and then heat curing the inks for a permanent bond. This is more permanent than heat press decals, which are basically a fancy sticker sitting on the surface of the shirt.
We will not print a logo or any artwork that you do not have permission to use. Don’t ask us to print a Harley Davidson or some other logo for you, unless you are working on behalf of that company and have permission to order shirts with the logo on it. We will not print random artwork that you found on Google or DeviantArt unless the artist who created it has given you the rights to do so. There is a difference between stock art and stolen art, learn it. We are also artists, and it is insulting to ask us to help you steal art from others. We will also not print you a counterfeit Diamond Supply Co. sweatshirt or rip off some other clothing brands logo or design. If you want to rep that brand, then give them your money. If that brand does not make something that you want to purchase from them, find it somewhere else.
We specialize in printing t-shirts and other apparel such as hoodies, tanks, sweatpants, booty shorts, and g-strings. We also screen print posters, business cards, greeting cards, and other paper products. Depending on the material and the surface, we have also printed tap handles, growler carriers, can koozies, canvas patches, wood panels, signage, album covers, cassette tapes, and other random stuff.
Does your cat enjoy being squished flat on a press and then baked at 700 degrees?
We print using plastisol, water based, and discharge inks.
Plastisol ink is the standard, most generic, and most commonly used ink for screen printing. Plastisol is generally the cheapest way to get t-shrits printed because the ink is super easy to use. Plastisol inks sit more on the surface of a shirt than water based inks do, and typically have a texture or feel that is very noticeable to the hand. These inks are used to get super bright and bold colors in screen printing on fabric and allow for us to print on a variety of different fabrics with ease.
Plastisol ink is not very breathable, and can be a little stiff. While it can be great for a large variety of printing, and can be very soft when used with the right designs, it can be uncomfortable when covering a large area. That is what we call a plate of ink. And since the ink is plastic based, there is the possibility that a well worn and much loved shirt that gets washed and stretched frequently, will start to develop cracks in the print.
Cracking on our prints is generally the result of a shirt with a plastisol print being worn a lot. The more a shirt is worn or washed, the more likely that the fabric is being stretched out and shrinking. Plastisol inks bond to the fabric they are printed on, but they also sit more towards the surface of the shirt. As a shirt gets washed, and worn, and exposed to the elements, eventually the print will begin to lose some of its elasticity. As shirt stretches, and the fibers to which the ink is bonded start to pull away from each other, it will put stress on the print, and can eventually lead to some cracking as the print ages.
If the print begins to crack immediately after purchase, or after the first wash or two, or the ink is flaking off the shirt, then you have a shit screen printer. Unless it was us, then there is something wrong and you should let us know so that we can fix it for you.
Water based ink is ink that is water based.
Water based inks are softer than traditional plastisol inks. It gets down there into the fabric more, and allows for the fibers to absorb the pigment instead of just coating the fibers with a coat of paint. This creates a better feeling and more breathable print. Water based inks are also a much better choice than plastisol when printing on paper products.
Water based inks can be a little trickier to work with than plastisol inks, because water likes to evaporate. So the ink can dry out on the screen, causing problems with the print. Water based inks are also a little bit more finicky to cure, and harder to test for a good cure. If the ink is not cured properly, it can fade out during wash. Water based inks are also not as versatile on fabrics as plastisol inks, and the colors are generally are not as bright.
Discharge is awesome. Discharge printing actually strips the fabric of the dye or pigment in the fiber, kinda like bleach. This makes room for whatever pigment we mix with the discharge to basically re-dye the shirt to the color of our choosing. It also makes a great base layer for printing brighter water based inks over darker fabrics, since the water based ink does not have to fight against the color of the shirt.
Have you tried washing it? Typically there is a little bit of a crust left on the shirt after the discharge process. After a wash or two, this should almost, if not entirely, go away.
Absolutely. We always recommend that you wash a discharge printed shirt before wearing it. This helps get rid of the ‚Äúcrust” and any leftover elements from the discharge process. Discharge is a chemical process, like science (also known as magic), and it can be messy. While we have never experienced any ill effect from throwing on a discharge printed shirt without pre-washing it, it is always recommended. Also, it makes the print softer and the shirt more comfortable, so why wouldn‚Äôt you want to wash it first?
Um, maybe. Depends on how much work it is going to be and how much you are willing to pay for it. And even then, we might still say no. But maybe. I mean there is always the possibility. Ask us. I dare you.
We prefer vector artwork, such as .eps, .ai and .pdf files. If your artwork or design is not vector, we will most likely need to vector it before we can print it. If vector files are not available, please send us the highest resolution versions you have so we have a good place to start when we process the art.
Well, there are a lot of factors that go into that, so we are going to need you to answer some questions first. How many shirts are you looking to have printed? How many colors is the design you want printed? How many places on the shirt are you looking to have a design printed on? What brand shirt do you prefer? What style or quality of shirt are you after? What kind of ink would you like us to use? How fast do you need your order completed? Is your artwork ready to go? Is it a full moon? The answers to all of these questions are going to have an effect one way or another on the price of your shirt order. Click here to fill out a guided form and we’ll send you a quote.
We aim to complete most projects within two to three weeks from receiving a final order. Orders are not considered final until an invoice has been approved, typically with a deposit having been paid. We will always do our best to give you an estimate of when an order should be expected when the order is placed, and we will try to keep you updated as to the status of your order.
If you have a strict deadline for your order, please always let us know in advance. If you need your order completed in less than our standard turnaround time, we can check out our schedule and see if we may be able to complete the order before the requested deadline. Depending on our schedule, rush orders may be subject to a rush fee.
Do you have a time machine? Can you go back a week and let us know that you are going to need some shirts last minute for something you have presumably been planning for more than 24 hours so that we can have the materials on hand and nothing better to do the day you need them? If so, can we have your time machine? Then we can go back and print them a couple days ago and they will totally be ready tonight (with a rush fee of course).
Maybe. Depends on how busy we are and how much you are willing to pay. Even then, it may not be possible based on available stock, shipping cut offs, and the position of the stars.
What can I say, we get asked a metric butt ton of questions.
We can order pretty much any brand and style through our distributors. We get everything at wholesale cost, and our markups are very low. More than likely we can supply you with the shirts cheaper than you can buy them yourself.
Sure thing. But we do not print on anything that has already been washed or worn, so it has to be brand new. Please remove excess tags, stickers and packaging before bringing them to us. We will not put stickers back on or re-bag shirts unless you want to pay us specifically for that service. If you have items shipped to us, and we receive incorrect or faulty items, it is not our responsibility to replace the items, or contact the distributor. If a misprint occurs, we will not replace the misprinted item, but we will not charge you for screwing it up either.
We work very diligently to make sure that you receive all of the items that you pay for, but sometimes there is an issue or something gets by us. If possible, we will always try to replace missing items before your order is complete. We will always try to match the size, but if not possible we will try to replace the item within one size from the one missing. If an order ships incomplete, we can credit you for the missing items, or remove them from the invoice. If both necessary and possible, we will print additional items to complete your order, but based on the complexity of your design and the print schedule, we can not always guarantee a replacement can be made.
We are happy to refund a full or partial deposit as long as the blanks for the order have not already been ordered. If the blanks have not been ordered, we will refund the deposit minus the cost of any work already completed such as design time and screen setup. There will also be a $10 processing fee applied to all canceled order refunds of this nature.
If you need to cancel the order after blanks have already been ordered, we will refund your deposit minus the cost of any design work that has been done, any setups that have already been setup, the cost of shipping the blanks back to the distributor, and the distributors re-stocking fee for the blanks. Orders will not be refunded until the distributor has credited us back the cost of the blanks minus fees. There will also be a $25 processing fee applied to all canceled order refunds of this nature.
All printers will immediately start singing along and rocking a mean air guitar when appropriate. Printing will recommence after the song is over.
Setup fees cover the cost of prepping artwork for screens, making transparencies and burning screens for your order. Every color of every design requires its own screen setup. Setup costs are one time, but if you request any changes to your design, including resizing, we will need to charge additional setups.
No. If you want to purchase your screens from us, that will be a separate charge.
Our minimum orders for most apparel items start at 12 items receiving the same printing, but depending on the item, the print and the printing process for the particular items, we may have higher minimums.
Our minimums are generally for the amount of items receiving the same printing. As long as nothing is changing regarding the print, including color and size of the print, you can mix and match different styles and colors of apparel.