Live Printing FAQ’s
Answers to common questions about Live Event Screen Printing. We know that each event is different from the next. We’re happy to work with you to meet your specific needs; feel free to reach out to us anytime.
Can you print on anything other than t-shirts?
Absolutely! We typically print on sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, and bandanas. The list of screen printable items is vast so if there is something you’re interested in for your event that we haven’t mentioned, don’t hesitate to ask us about it.
Can you print more than one design or color?
Sure thing! Our current set up allows us to print up to four 1-color designs or two 2-color designs. We do not recommend 3 or 4 color designs.
Do event attendees pay for the products?
That’s up to you and how you want to structure your event. There are two options for handling payment:
Fundraiser Option: Your guests pay us directly for their products and you get a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold.
Promotion Option: You pre-pay for a certain amount of blank items. We print your designs on them and give them to your guests for free.
What will you bring to the event?
– 2 to 3 members of our team for printing, crowd interaction, and fun!
– Our 4-color printing press, capable of 50-75 shirts/hour, and a 120v shirt dryer
– Shirts, tote bags, bandannas or other gear to print your design on
– Ink, screens, and supplies for set up, cleaning and tear down
– Two to four 6-foot tables for sorting orders
– A tent for outdoor events
– Good Ink Live banners and tablecloths (you can optionally provide your own branded items)
What do you need at the event venue?
A dedicated 120v outlet with 15+ amp breaker for our shirt dryer
150 sq feet to set up tables and our press/dryer
Lighting so we can see what we’re doing 🙂
How long will you be at the event?
Our press is capable of 50-75 shirts/hour. The design and type of garment can impact the actual output. During our booking conversation, we will determine the right amount of printing time at the event. Our minimum booking is 2 hours for any given event.
Pre-printing is a great way to avoid delays and long lines. We can print any number of garments prior to the event and print the remainder live. We can also pre-print sponsor logos or other designs prior to the event.
How much lead time do you require?
We ask that you book us at least 2 weeks before your scheduled event.
Can I provide my own artwork?
Yes! We can work with your existing artwork or create original designs for your event at no cost!
Recommendations to make your event run smoothly
When choosing shirt colors, we recommend lighter shirts for live printing as dark shirts require an additional white under base print to make the colors vibrant.
Simpler is better. The best events are one or two-color prints with just a couple of options. The process is quicker and people get their merch without waiting in a long line.
We recommend pre-printing a portion of shirts before the event as this reduces lines and delays. With pre-printing, we can have a large number of shirts for the event and still give guests an interactive experience with the production process.
We need at least 150 sq ft for our setup but it’s a good idea to allocate more space as live printing can be a popular attraction!