Types Of Printing We Do

Our Printing Styles

One Hour Tees offers a few different styles of t shirt printing at our Chicago location that vary depending on your needs. Regardless of which one you choose, you can count on high quality, professional finished products that are ideal for events, group outings, teams and just for fun!

Direct to Garment Printing

This style of printing is available for both dark and light garments, and is one of the newer technologies that we utilize. For light garment printing, we can apply an essentially unlimited variety of colors directly onto the shirt with no iron-ons needed. For printing on dark garments, a white ink under-base is applied before the ink color to ensure vibrant tones even on a dark base. With all direct garment printing, you’ll enjoy a smooth image that won’t peel or crack over time.

Screen Printing

By using thick inks that lay right on top of the fabric itself, this style of printing creates an almost raised look for your design. If you’re interested in having your garments screen printed, we do require a minimum of 25 pieces in your order.


Our embroidery t-shirts are great for creating a more professional look on a wide variety of garments. Whether it’s a work-friendly polo shirt or a casual ball cap, your design will be stitched right onto the fabric itself for a lasting creation in vibrant colors. Like screen printed options, we do require a 25 piece minimum for embroidery orders.

Heat Transfer

Our Chicago based printing company can also apply heat transfers for customizing names and numbers jersey-style on mesh or poly-based materials. We occassionally use Plastisol Screen Print Transfers for apparel as well. We do require a minimum of 25 pieces in your order for this method.

To learn which style of printing would be right for your order, stop in or call us today at 773-687-0520. We also serve in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Miami and Atlanta areas.