How to place an order

When placing a t-shirt order, the best starting point is to send us a detailed email including all of the following information & stats:

  1. What items you want printed.
    (t-shirts, hoodies, posters, etc.)

  2. How many items you want printed.
    For clothing: -our minimum is 12 pcs and price breaks are as follows (12, 24, 48, 72, 144, 288+).
    For koozies our minimum order is 24+ piece.

  3. What art is going on the front, back, sides, etc.

  4. When you need them in your hands and how to contact you to do so.

(Our standard turn around is 7-10 business days)

If all info is gathered and ready, we can shoot you a quote! If not, check out our FAQ section – get some answers and then you are ready to get your quote. If you have any questions that you’d prefer to speak to someone, you are always welcome to ask us. Get in touch via one of the plenty options on our contact page.


This is probably the most important step to get the ball rolling. Send us a copy of the design to be printed. Although we will need high-resolution or preferably vector art to print from, for inquiry purposes you can just send a standard sized jpeg for us to check out.


Quantities, shirt colors, and brand preference are all important factors in establishing pricing. We carry various brands including American Apparel, Next Level, Hanes, Gildan, Tultex, Bella, & Anvil. We will also print on any new, unwashed apparel that you want to supply us with, as long as it is cotton or a cotton-poly blend.


Let us know if you're trying to work within a budget for the particular project. That way we can help to suggest affordable apparel choices, and any modifications to your artwork that will make the job more cost-effective.


Contrary to popular belief, t-shirt printing can take some time, so planning ahead is always the best option. Ordering your blank apparel, pre-press, and production can take a few days. We ask for 7-10 business days to turn around each job so that we can schedule all of our clients on a first-come, first-serve basis. We realize that things often happen at the last minute, so if you need your order sooner than that, let us know and we'll figure out what's possible. We charge rush fees for all orders needed within a week, but we try to be flexible beyond that point, as long as our schedule allows.
Once we have all of these details, we will send you a price breakdown with an estimated total for your potential order. At that point, if you want to move forward with the order, we will send you an invoice. Once we receive a deposit and the final artwork, we will create a digital mockup of what the shirts will look like, to confirm print size, print colors, and placement.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Max Printable Size/Dimensions: 12.5" x 18" (give or take a few millimeters)

  • Acceptable File Formats: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR Vector-based files (.ai, .eps, or .pdf) are preferred.They are the easiest files for us to work with, and will provide superior results in the printing process. If you'll be submitting an Illustrator file, please convert all fonts to outlines, and if possible, include the font file with your design.

  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP:  Photoshop files (.psd) must be submittedsized to print , at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. *ARTWORK CHARGES:  If your artwork is submitted properly, we will make the necessary adjustments to make it print-ready, free of charge. If anything beyond that needs to be added / created / edited at your request, we bill design fees at a minimum of $20. But rated at a flat cost and that will be discussed before design process so there are no "surprise" fees. Any artwork not submitted in one of the above formats is subject to design fees.

If your artwork does not meet the requirements, if you only have a hard copy of your artwork, or if you need artwork created/edited, drop us an email, and we'll let you know what's possible, along with final art fee price.

Ready to place an order?

Gorilla Joe Printing Company - Youngstown, OH

Samples of our work