frequently asked questions<br /> FAQ

How can you sell custom t-shirts for less than other online companies?

The short answer is that we do all printing in-house under one roof. We do not contract your order out to other companies across the country to print and ship to you without ever seeing the finished product. You pay us to produce custom t-shirts and it’s our name on the order so we print them. We have been printing custom t-shirts for over 20 years. We have expert printers on staff with a ton of years of experience who know how to screen print the highest quality designs on t-shirts. From order processing to shipment and everything in between, our professional staff at Talkingink is working to produce the highest quality product at the fairest price as soon as possible.

Is Designing custom t-shirts on your designer easy?

With minimal computer experience it’s easy to navigate. You don’t have to be a creative expert or graphic designer to us it. It’s there to give our clients a hands on creative control approach to their custom t-shirts. We have provided thousands of clip art and text fonts that you can use. Have fun with it and add things and move things around to your liking. Once you are set just fill out the order information and we’ll do the rest!

Do you only sell custom t-shirts?

No, we screen print on a number of different products in addition to t-shirts. We print sweatshirts, blankets, sweatpants, shorts, jerseys, bags, and more and all fit in the time frame of providing you a quick turn around.

What is your the turn around time on orders placed with your company?

We love this question because we typically turn orders around quickly and more importantly, correctly. Regardless of turn around time, you’ll know when you place your order exactly when you can expect your order to be completed. Typically an order is printed within 3-5 days of Talkinigink receiving the order. While we serve customers across the United States there are different ship times. We pride ourselves on one thing, our customers receive their t-shirts on or before they need them. Because we do print in-house we have complete control of orders as we aren’t at the mercy of contract printers across the country. Since we print in-house we can meet or exceed each and every customers deadline.

Do you have a minimum order?

Yes, We have a 12 piece minimum order period. Typically ordering less than 12 custom t-shirts tends to be cost prohibitive for a customer.

Can you duplicate a shirt I had printed years ago?

It depends, we would have to look at the design in order to give you the exact answer. Depending on the complexity of the design, often times we can duplicate a design or shirt that you had done in the past. Often times old files can’t be found and in those cases, we’ll do what we can to recreate a design or logo. If that is the case, once we see the design in question we can give you an answer as to whether we can or can’t duplicate it.

We’d like to consolidate our vendors with our spirit shop, what products do you offer?

This question gets asked a lot. First off, if we can not do the service in-house, we will not provide it as we do not contract out any services we offer. It costs us time and we don’t have the ability to control quality if we send it out. It also costs you money. Services we provide in-house would be screen printing, embroidery, numbering/lettering, and applique. We can do some more specialized stuff as well. In regards to products, most of the spirit stores we provide our services to get the usual apparel. T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, hats, knit hats, dress shirts, golf shirts, bags, towels, and some other things. All of these things we can provide. Additionally we can also provide new designs or design ideas at no cost to you as well. Our goal is the same as yours, to sell apparel.

I’ve never order shirts before, what do I need and what can I expect?

If you have never ordered shirts before, don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it when you contact us. We try to keep it simple. There are a few pieces of information we need in order to price your job correctly. We need to know the approximate quantity of your order, what color the garment will be, and how many different locations will be printed. Will there be a front and back print? A front print only? A left chest print and back print? Etc. Additionally, the number of different ink colors in your design would speed up the process of providing you with accurate pricing. Once we provide you with pricing you want to proceed, we will typically require 50% down payment on the job. Once that is paid we will provide you with a computer generated mock up for you to approve. Once approved the printing of the order will take place in 1-2 days.

If you didn’t see an answer to a question you have, feel free to call or email us. Go to our Contact Us page and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Thank you