FAQ's

Artwork Requirements

Your print will only be as good as the artwork you provide. All files need to be at least 300 dpi or vector format & sized to the size it should be printed.  Vector format is typically the file that was originally used to create the artwork, typically in Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.  Most popular files end in .pdf, .ai, .cdr, eps.



Our Standard Inks

At Athens Screen, there's nothing "standard" about our screen printing process. We believe that you shouldn't have to pay extra to get a great quality print. We use several different styles of printing, including discharge, waterbase, plastisol and solvent based inks depending on what we think will look best for your order.  Feel free to ask us if you would like more information.

(Note: Discharge only works on 100% cotton shirts.)


Picking out a Brand & Style of Shirt

Picking out a brand and style can sometimes be the hardest part of the process. There are many different options, catered to different situations and personal preferences. Please contact us if you need help finding the perfect shirt.


What is the minimum number of shirts I can get?

We do have a minimum order of 24 shirts per design for screen printing.

However, we are one of the only print shops in town that offers no minimum printing using laser printed transfers.  We've invested quite a bit in the absolute best technology to provide laser transfers for all shirt colors(including white ink!).  Shirts printed with this technology don't hold up as long as screen printed shirts but generally last dozens of washes before losing some of the quality. 

When compared to the inkjet transfers other shops use, there really is no comparison.  Laser transfers last longer and look better!



Printed Tags & Other Finishings

Want to take your product and your brand to the next level? Let us help you customize! We have all types of different finishing options like Custom Tagging & Bagging.


What are Screens & Why Don't You Charge For Them?

Most companies charges a screen fee and/or setup fee on top of the printing charge, which can range from $15 to $30 for every color that needs to be printed. That's not how we operate. Our goal is to streamline the process and make the ordering process as simple as possible.  The price we give you is the price you pay, no hidden fees!


Our Standard Inks

At Athens Screen, there's nothing "standard" about our screen printing process. We believe that you shouldn't have to pay extra to get a great quality print. We use several different styles of printing, including discharge, waterbase, plastisol and solvent based inks depending on what we think will look best for your order.  Feel free to ask us if you would like more information.

(Note: Discharge only works on 100% cotton shirts.)


Printing Over Seams & Other Uneven Surfaces

In order for a print to be perfect you have to print on a smooth, flat surface. Any print that goes over a seam, collar or any other uneven surface will never be perfect because the screens cannot lay flat on the garment. We always recommend staying away from any printing that will go over seams but we will gladly do it at your request.

Note: Athens Screen will not accept responsibility or provide refunds for garments that have print errors due to printing over any seam.


All-Over Printing

"All-Over" printing is accomplished using a process called cut-and-sew, in which the fabric is printed prior to being made into a t-shirt. This is a service that Athens Screen does not currently offer. Our maximum print area is 13-inches wide by 18" long.


What are Underages (aka Spoilage)?

Due to the nature of the screen printing process it is very common for a shirt or 2 to be missing from your order. Shirts can get damaged during the printing process or we might get shorted by the vendor. In order to keep prices down, we cannot order extra shirts. Please keep this in mind when ordering (it is never a bad idea to order extras).

We always do our best to get you what you ordered. Whatever you don't receive will be refunded or credited to you.


Printed Tags & Other Finishings

Want to take your product and your brand to the next level? Let us help you customize! We have all types of different finishing options like Custom Tagging & Bagging.


Printing University of Georgia Trademarks

We are proud to be an approved vendor with the University of Georgia for custom printed t-shirts used for internal purposes only.   UGA does have specific guidelines that we must go by when using their trademarks(including all UGA logos and name).  You can find examples of approved trademark usage here.  For a complete run down of the University of Georgia's trademark policy including the approval process, please visit the Trademark Policy website

If you are a part of Recreational Sports or Club Sports at UGA, please visit the UGA Club Sports Logo Policies page here. There you will find information that makes the process easier.  You can also find examples of approved logos here.