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Custom Screen Printing

Custom Screen-Printing Services

NavyChief.com is a division of NavalTees, LLC. A full scale custom screen-printing and specialty merchandise company located in Leonardtown Maryland.

Need Custom T-shirts? Call 301-475-0437 and we'll take care of ya!

  • Custom full color screen printing (T-shirts for fundraisers, events, military, etc.)
  • Graphic design (we can create a design for you or use your designs)
  • Serving government and commercial clientel
  • Small or large quantities (minimum order of 12)
  • Specialty merchandise (coffee mugs, stickers, etc.)
  • We print all our products in the USA
  • Veteran owned
  • Made with love!

Custom Screen-printing FAQs

  1. How do I order custom T-shirts from you?
  2. What's the minimum order I have to buy for a custom shirt?
  3. What kind of printing do you do?
  4. Can you make us a custom T-shirt based on one of your existing designs?
  5. Can we use your designs at other printers?
  6. How much will it cost?
  7. Do you only make T-shirts for the military?
  8. Can you print tees for a design we already have?
  9. Do you print for any organization or just the military?
  10. How long does it take to have a custom T-shirts made?
  11. Do you print your T-shirts in the USA?
  12. Where are you located?
  13. What are your copyright policies?
  14. What are your return policies?
  15. Who does the art?
  16. Are you veteran owned?

1. How do I order custom t-shirts from you?

    • We print custom designs on T-shirts using your art, modifying ours, or using a combination of both. For example, you may want your logo on the front left chest, or a new custom illustration on back for your military command, school, business or special event. Also, you may order long sleeves, hoodies, performance tees, etc. Checkout our Semi-Custom T-shirts for Navy units.
    • Call us at 301-475-0437. One of our team members will get back to you ASAP.

    We ship the shirts to your U.S. address - including military APO/FPOs!!!

    For payment, we take Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Amex and Discover. We also accept money orders and checks (of course, there will be a hold on the order until the check is processed). Cash payments by walk-in customers is fine, but please never mail cash.


    2. What's the minimum order I have to buy for a custom shirt?

    The minimum requirement for a custom shirt order is 12—that’s one of the lowest minimums in the industry. We are proud to take care of smaller organizations in the military which simply cannot afford larger orders, so we feel it’s only right to start at 12 for custom tees.

    Why don’t most companies offer a lower requirement? Since setting up a custom t-shirt run is a very expensive and time-consuming process, most larger companies push for higher quantity sales. Not us—we haven’t forgotten where we came from!


    3. What kind of printing do you do?

    We primarily screen-print custom shirts for organizations around the country and military units worldwide on a daily basis. We offer low minimums and competitive prices on high-quality, custom full-color prints on any color shirts. Send your custom t-shirt request to our staff with as much information as possible.

    We use four primary methods for printing:

      • Spot Color Printing
      • Simulated Process Printing
      • 4-Color Process Printing
      • Sublimation

      Spot Color Printing typically has very clean lines and uses few colors. Prints come out bold with this method.

      Simulated Process Printing typically uses 4 colors and 2 whites to give the effect of the full spectrum of colors and can be printed on any color shirt. Simulated Process Printing is great for detailed art with many colors and gradients in the image. This is our most popular printing method.

      4-Color Process Printing is very similar to Simulated Process Printing, but is really only effective on white apparel. Colors are very sharp and can allow for additional hi-lite or "spot" coloring.

      Sublimation Printing is only available for light-colored shirts and is not cost effective for bulk orders. However, it does allow for printing just a few shirts at a time, such as those with a family photo on them as a gift for Grandma. Additionally, we can sublimate on coffee mugs, plaques and other cool products.

      We also do vinyl applications for customers. Applying vinyl to apparel works great for sports teams using different numbers and names on their uniforms.


      4. Can you make us a custom T-shirt based on one of your existing designs?

      YES! We get this question often--we will modify any of our designs to fit your custom needs. In most cases, we will change the text or add logos; In other cases, we will completely re-illustrate a design based on a combination of our art and your own concept. You have probably seen variations of our work out there as a mix of our designs and the customers’, especially for Navy commands, CPOAs, FCPOAs, etc.

      We also offer easy to use custom T-shirt templates on NavyChief.com specificaly for U.S. Navy units based on our top most frequently requested designs, but with your custom text, various shirt styles and shirt colors. It's a quick affordable way to get a custom T-shirt for your CPOA and FCPOA, and easy to order online. Click here to order using a custom T-shirt template.


      5. Can we use your designs at other printers?

      NO! Absolutely not! We make a great product at a very fair price AND we are proud of our designs, so we protect them. We go the extra mile to make awesome graphics and these graphics allow us to pay our employees and support various charitable organizations--so we are very strict about protecting the interest we have in our designs. Therefore, we ask that you please honor this as well. We do not steal from other companies and we expect the same from our competitors. We ask our customers to help us by not taking our art to other printers, It's illegal and unethical. Our T-shirt designs are ONLY authorized to be printed by us!


      6. How much will it cost?

      Prices vary based on quantity, style of shirt, colors, etc.


      7. Do you ONLY make T-shirts for the military?

      NO! We are known for printing tees for all kinds of businesses, schools, and organizations, so we can handle any request no matter what your T-shirt needs are!”


      8. Can you print tees for a design we already have?

      YES! Send us your design and we'll make it a T-shirt!

      Please make sure the art is clear, high quality and high resolution. We prefer JPG, TIF, EPS, AI, PDF, or PSD formats if possible, and compress is it (ZIP) if possible.

      NOTE:

      For ARTWORK CREATED BY US: Art work created by our team is the property of NavalTees, LLC and its subsidiaries and may NOT be printed, duplicated or altered by anyone without our written permission. Sample designs sent to the customer from us may be routed to the appropriate personnel within their organization for the purpose of review of the design, as long as the sample art sheet is not modified or altered in anyway. We may use any design we illustrate for resale, wholesale, distribution, marketing, portfolio, etc., at anytime, unless otherwise agreed to.

      For ARTWORK NOT CREATED BY US: The customer submitting art work to us, agrees that they have followed all copyright laws, have permission to duplicate and/or distribute the art, and have the authority to authorize us to print the artwork and use it in portfolios or marketing materials for the purpose of promoting our company's services. In some cases, different artistic interpretations of submitted designs and concepts may be used for resale by NavalTees, LLC and its subsidiaries.


      9. How long does it take to have a custom T-shirts made?

      Typically, the process takes about two weeks--sometimes more, sometimes less--from drawing to print. However, it all depends on the variables involved with your specific order, such as the intricacy of the design requested, quantity of shirts needed, etc.


      10. Do you print your tees in the USA?

      YES! We design and print our tees in our Leonardtown, Maryland production facility, however, the blank shirt we start with can come from a variety of locations. 


      11. Where are you located?

      Our printing facility, creative department and administrative offices are at NavalTees, LLC. 22665 Van Wert Ln, Leonardtown, MD 20650. 


      12. What are your copyright policies?

      For ARTWORK CREATED BY US: Art work created by our team is the property of NavalTees, LLC and its subsidiaries and may NOT be printed, duplicated or altered by anyone without our written permission. Sample designs sent to the customer from us may be routed to the appropriate personnel within their organization for the purpose of review of the design, as long as the sample art sheet is not modified or altered in anyway. We may use any design we illustrate for resale, wholesale, distribution, marketing, portfolio, etc., at anytime, unless otherwise agreed to.

      For ARTWORK NOT CREATED BY US: The customer submitting art work to us, agrees that they have followed all copyright laws, have permission to duplicate and/or distribute the art, and have the authority to authorize us to print the artwork and use it in portfolios or marketing materials for the purpose of promoting our company's services. In some cases, different artistic interpretations of submitted designs and concepts may be used for resale by NavalTees, LLC and its subsidiaries.


      13. What are your return policies?

      We make every effort to ensure you get a great product, but mistakes can happen. When we make them, we fix them. If we caused the error, we will typically refund or replace the order. If the customer made the error, unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for the misprinted product. So, when you consider placing a custom bulk order, make sure you are very clear with the colors, sizes, and quantities needed. Be sure to proof-read the final art and ensure the invoice is correct. We allow two weeks for returns, so please inspect your order carefully when it arrives!


      14. Are you veteran owned?

      YES! We are a Service-connected Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Owner is a Retired Navy Chief and proud of it!


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