The Printer

Design and print custom t-shirts at Phillips Academy

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We have a Direct-to-Garment printer (fancy words for a t-shirt printer) that has been brought to Andover for you to use. It prints custom designs onto items like t-shirts, sweatshirts, and even towels and tote bags.

The purpose of The Printer is to provide students with a cheaper, faster, and easier method to print custom items. Any Andover student knows that CustomInk is often prohibitively expensive and takes two weeks to process an order. The Printer takes the guessing out of the game and allows students to print a range of 1 shirt to 60 shirts at any given time for less money. If your club or team gains a new member, you can always return to the Printer and print another one in under five minutes.

Anyone can use the printer. If you don't know how to use it, just ask us and we'll explain the simple process in 5-10 minutes. We also work with the Graphic Design Club to create aesthetic designs for your apparel.

Why Us?

  • Faster: With 150-second print-times, you can be in and out with brand new shirts in minutes.
  • Cheaper: We are much cheaper than our competitors, such as CustomInk.
  • Easier: Located in Gelb (for the 2018-2019 school year) and managed by classmates, the Printer allows for great flexibility. Never worry about ordering just the right number of items, as you can always print more. Bluecard or cash accepted.

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Getting Started

Need Shirts? Here's how:

  • Design. If you have a design and know what type of shirt you want, you’re ahead of the game.
  • Send us an email with your item type, design (just a image file, doesn’t need to be in a special format), and quantity (x smalls, y mediums…). We’ll get back to you the same day with pricing and a set of times you can come learn to use the printer (for orders of 14 or smaller, we can print for you).
  • Print! If you will be printing, the library staff will give you a key to the printing room. If we print them for you, all that’s left is the next step.
  • Pay with cash or Bluecard.


We are working on creating a price calculator, but you can e-mail for an approximation prior to ordering. We can make a more precise estimation if you provide us with a design.


Please fill out this form to place an order. Note that we cannot print white ink, so we can’t do lighter ink on dark shirts. (Ie. white design on navy sweater, light blue design on dark blue shirt.) We can print dark ink onto white shirts, or light ink onto light shirts.

If you DO NOT already have a design and would like to request assistance from our team in making a design, fill out this form. PLEASE NO CustomInk Screenshots when requesting a design! Note that submission of CustomInk screenshots us very very helpful with positioning IF you already have a JPG or a PNG of your design. Requesting help with a design is at NO additional cost to you. Email lconcepcion or amin if you have any inquiries.