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Customer Reviews

Wow, the shirts look fantastic!! You never cease to amaze me...they look so much better than what I imagined. Just know, you have a loyal customer in The Girls Gone Green, thank you so much!!
Julie Watkins
The Girls Gone Green

I wanted to let you know the shirts came on time and are wonderful! I appreciate how hard you worked to get them to us on time, and your suggestions for design were perfect. I am sending my other programs your way for t shirts for their groups.
Leslie Byers
Women's and Gender Studies
Georgetown University

Thank you for the fantastic shirts! Working with Contempl8 has been such an easy process, from ordering to receiving the shirts, it has gone flawlessly. Myself, the staff and our tenants would like to thank you for the 300+ shirts you've printed. We can't wait to work with you again and will be recommending you to anyone interested I really appreciate everything.
Leigh Schneider
Ebenezer Tower Apartments

The shirts are great! We are really happy with the way they look and feel. Thank you so much for everything. I will definitely recommend your t-shirt company to others. We hope to order shirts from Contempl8 again! :)
Amanda Javaly
Good Shepherd Volunteers

Just wanted to say thanks for getting our shirts here on time! We love them! Thanks for doing what you do the way you do it!
Becca Griffin
(Servants in Faith and Technology)

The shirts are AWESOME! They are just perfect: no surprises. I was having a panic attack opening the box (as I always do with these things) but everything was perfect! All of your double checking and proofing really paid off. The shirts are also great quality! Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the future
Elena Tuttle
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission

Hi Chris, I wanted to let you know how great the shirts turned out and how great they looked on everyone. The birthday boy was surprised so all was good. Thanks again for your great product and service, really appreciate all that.
Mary Jo Scanlan

We needed 200 tote bags screened on both sides. CONTEMPL8 came through on time for our event. We will definitely use this service again and spread the word of their excellent work and customer service.
Laurie Paulsen
Intelligent Nutrients

Working with CONTEMPL8 printing has been flawless!!!!!! Since my first contact with CONTEMPL8 t-shirts, Chris has been very professional, listened to what I wanted in a design and provided excellent customer oriented feedback. The shirts turned about much better than I had hoped for and it is so nice to find a printing company that is concerned with the environment and ethics. I will use CONTEMPL8 again and I have already recommended CONTEMPL8 to others.
Christopher A Boles

I would like to let you know that our shirts arrived safely. They look fantastic! Thank you so much for making the beautifully printed our very first original T-shirts. We are thinking to order, with the same design, our next batch hopefully soon.
Kozue Watanabe
Choices for Tomorrow

We need to order more shirts. We've gotten lots of compliments on how well the shirts we ordered last year have held up- The ink hasn't cracked or faded at all! Thanks for all the quality work :)
Chelsea K.
Momentum Photo

Hey Chris, just wanted to let you know the shirts got here today and they look awesome! Thanks so much for getting it done in such a short time. Everyone thinks they’re great.
Joseph C. Grano
Marketing Director
Ecological LLC

We at D5 Threads are new to the clothing game and Contempl8 helped get our
feet off the ground. Christopher was super responsive and gave us all the feedback we needed to have our ideas become reality. Our shirts were
printed very quickly and the finished product was heads above the standard printed shirt. We also were drawn to Contempl8's ethic of only using water based inks. We look forward to doing business again and would recommend Contempl8 to anyone looking for a good screen printer! Thanks!

Jenny Mulvey Scherer and Troy Scherer, Design 5, LLC

Our ECS shirts just arrived today! Early! Love love love the feel of the organic cotton and the design turned out just as we imagined! Everything about this is so aligned with our Maryland Green School status! Thanks for everything you did for us every step along the way. The shirts are GREAT!
Vicki Dabrowka
Eagle Cove School, MD

Unbelievable service!!  Placed an order... agreed on style and size... CONTEMPL8 cranked them out that afternoon and had them at Fed Ex by 10:00pm that night!! Wow...impressive!!THEY GET ALL MY BUSINESS!
chriss@ RMS Dev Co..Bethesda MD

The shirts are fantastic! Just what I pictured, and a good deal for my wallet and my eco-ethics! Great job and I look forward to doing more business with you in the future!
Gerrie of The S&S Takeout in Fort Pierce, FL


  CONTEMPL8 T-SHIRTS,LLC is an eco-friendly water-based screen printer aka silk screen printer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota specializing in environmentally friendly and fair trade printing practices. We are green because we believe in it! We only use water-based ink, and that is all we have ever used. Plus we use 100% wind power for all of our electrical needs. We are affordable and sustainable!

Click here to get a Quick Price Quote
Price Breaks: 12 shirts, then 24 shirts, 48 shirts, 100 shirts, 150 shirts, 200 shirts, 300 shirts, 500 shirts. Pricing assumes that all shirts are printed identically. 12 shirt minimum.

Ready to Place your Order? We will need your final order details, your Payment, your Artwork and Final Order Approval for your order to be considered placed. After you note the details of your quick quote please submit your order details

Make Your Own T-Shirt Design with Ease!
Create t-shirt designs using hundreds of fonts and tons of clip-art, and even put together order details and pay using our t-shirt designer.

Get Price Quotes by Email or Phone
Get quotes via our quote request form or by emailing CUSTOM@CONTEMPL8.NET
Or call 612-870-7000, but we often can't answer the phone, and you will likely get a quicker response via email and you won't have to hand write notes.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to get more information about Pricing, Artwork guidelines, Payment, Turn Around Time, Mixing and Matching shirt types, and more.

Photos and Description You can find photos and description info about the shirts and other items we can print for you. Please know that we can always get other shirts and items that we don't have listed also. Just let us know what you're looking for.

Free Shipping! Ground shipping is free inside the continental USA! We can express ship your order for an additional charge.

All Inclusive Pricing and No Setup Charges!
You pay the exact price quoted in the quick quoter! No setup or screen charges. Its screen printing so why would we charge you extra for screens?

However, there are a few non-typical special services such as switching your ink colors mid-run that require additional charges.
specialty inks, large artwork, graphic design and ink color switches additional charges.


Note on Blank Shirts:
It costs money to buy blank shirts to print on. This cost will vary depending on the quality, brand and other attributes of the shirts you select. We will print whatever shirts you want printed. Sweatshop free t-shirts are available at your request. Sweatshop free t-shirts are Made in the USA or elsewhere by unionized workers (union-made t-shirts) or by workers that at least get a good living wage and benefits. It is our preference to print on sweatshop free t-shirts, but the choice is yours to make. We understand that it is not always possible to use sweatshop free t-shirts since there are fewer available fabric weight and color options within sweatshop free t-shirt lines. Although, often you can find exactly what you need in a sweatshop free t-shirt.

All of our screen printing is eco-friendly screen printing since we use water-based inks and eco-friendly methods. But, we have options that make your t-shirts even more eco-friendly. We also do eco-friendly screen printing on organic cotton shirts and other eco-friendly types of shirts:

Organic Cotton shirts Organic means that the shirts are made from organic cotton that is grown from seeds of the natural cotton plant not genetically modified cotton that is dangerous and unpredictable to us and the environment. Organic cotton is also grown using no pesticides or herbicides and other harsh chemicals that are used on conventional cotton plants.

These shirts are more expensive than conventionally produced t-shirts, but they are great quality, very soft, and eco-friendly. Organic shirts while previously only available in the unbleached natural color are now available in many colors including black, white and various others. Organic shirts are never bleached with chlorine bleach and are therefore more environmentally friendly. Chlorine bleach is one of the worst environmental pollutants.

Natural Un-Bleached Cotton shirts (shirts that are not organic but are also not bleached and have the natural cotton color of off-white) are also a good alternative if you can't afford the extra cost of organic shirts but want to have shirts that are eco friendly. Again, chlorine bleaching is one of the worst environmental pollutants, so non-bleached conventional cotton is definitely on the eco-friendly continuum of options.

Bamboo shirts are very eco-friendly because the bamboo used is very fast growing and does not require pesticides like conventional cotton does. A bamboo plant can grow to mature height in 60 to 90 days. Bamboo shirts are also naturally wicking and anti-microbial in addition to being eco-friendly.

Hemp shirts are also very eco-friendly for reasons similar to bamboo. Again it is very fast growing and does not require pesticides like conventional cotton does. Hemp shirts are also naturally wicking and anti-microbial in addition to being eco-friendly. Additionally, hemp shirt fabric is more durable and provides better UV protection than most other shirt fabric.

Organic cotton t-shirts, natural un-bleached cotton t-shirts, bamboo t-shirts and hemp t-shirts are all great alternatives to conventional t-shirts and can be printed with our water-based eco-friendly inks which will print in vivid, long lasting colors.

All prices are subject to change at any time.

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