Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do we have a t-shirt printer?
  • Thanks to a grant from the Abbot Academy Association, students Louis Aaron ’18, Sam Bloom ’18, and Jeffrey Shen ’19 were able to bring the printer to campus in January 2017. It’s purpose is to provide students, clubs, sports teams, and other on-campus groups with inexpensive custom apparel. CustomInk is oftentimes three times as expensive as we are!
  • Why are the shirts so much less expensive?
  • Our shirts are always made from the highest quality materials and printed on the industry’s best and most modern Direct-to-Garment printer. We are able to charge less because our goal is not to make money, but to save you money! Our costs are just the costs of the materials (no employee or CEO salaries to pay :-).
  • How do you print shirts?
  • The process is surprisingly fast and simple. Contact us to learn yourself!
  • Can I help?
  • We have a great team of more than ten students managing the printer in the areas of finance, technology, and graphic design. Contact us to join. There’s always room for one more!
  • How long does it take to make my shirts?
  • If we have the shirts in stock already, it can be done the same day (it takes about 2 minutes/shirt). If we still have to order shirts, our supplier will get them to us within four days— much faster than CustomInk’s two weeks!
  • Can I bring my own shirts?
  • Yes! We will only charge you for the ink that your design uses if you bring your own shirts. If you want us to buy shirts for you, we can get them at the lowest prices - Contact us!
  • Where is the printer?
  • The printer lives in the basement of the library, but not in the Makerspace. It has its own room with a locked door — Contact us to see it!
  • How are prices determined?
  • Pricing is based on item type, the amount of ink the design uses, and whether the design includes white ink or not. Most prices range from $9-$15. Contact us at any time with your design for prices.
  • How do I pay?
  • Cash or Bluecard— whatever is easier!