Custom Printed T-Shirts and Other Apparel

At Graphic Impact, we have developed a highly informative website that is dedicated to custom apparel printing. We have created this comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your upcoming apparel printing project.

We are a leading provider of custom shirt printing services in Southern Arizona. With state-of-the-art technology and a committed team, we offer high-quality, affordable, and efficient service. When you partner with us, you can expect an exceptional experience that surpasses your expectations. Whether you have a dream design or need assistance in creating one, we are here to make it a reality. Choose us for all your custom shirt printing needs.

At Tucson Printed Shirts, we have three decades of experience serving prestigious clients like the University of Arizona and Banner Health. Join our list of satisfied customers and experience exceptional service.

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We take great pride in our high-quality, customizable clothing products. Our team is committed to providing hassle-free printing solutions that cater to your exact preferences with no set-up fees or minimum order requirements for most items. We offer an array of options, including screen printing, embroidery, and digital sublimation, among others. Our extensive range of materials and colors ensures that we can help you design the perfect product for your unique needs. Whether you require clothing for a corporate event, sports team, or any other occasion, Tucson Printed Shirts is here to ensure that you receive exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions About

My Interest Is That I Only Want To Print A Couple Of Shirts. What Are My Options?

There is no minimum order! There are two options available.  Choose from Direct to Garment or Direct to Film.  Both of these will take care of printing in full color and white ink.  We suggest Direct to Film if you are bringing in your own shirts, since we haven't found a fabric where it doesn't work well.  More good news . . . no set-up charge.

Can I Really Design My Own University of Arizona Shirt, Sounds Difficult.  How Do I Go About It?

First let me assure you that everything is legal and will be approved by the University before fabrication.  Everything can be done on line.  You find many of the logos right on the web and ready to use.  Then add your name, other graphics and have over 800 fonts available.  You pick the color, and you pick the type style. We take care of having everything approved by the University.  And what a great gift, and what a great way for everyone in the family to support the Wildcats.  Direct to Color or Direct to Film technologies will be used and your shirts will be ready in 1-3 business days.

What If Have My Own Shirts That I Want To Decorate?

We have you covered.  Direct to Film is a technology that utilizes digital imaging technology.  We can print out full color hi-resolution graphics for you that you can apply yourself.  Yes, you should have a skill level to do this and yes we recommend that you let us take care of it for you.  By the way there are resellers and screen printers that purchase 1000's of images from us.  We're known for our quality, inexpensive prices, and fast delivery.

Who Is Graphic Impact And What Can You Tell Me About Your Company?

We are a local, family business founded in 1989.  Almost all of our products are manufactured in house.  We make it a point to do as much business locally has possible and you see our products everywhere.  Most of the larger companies in town are our customers.  Companies  (and friends) are folks like the University of Arizona Athletics Department, Banner Health, TMC,  Raytheon and Pima County.  But don't let that fool you.  We also have over 20,000 smaller customers and they love us. A lot of people think we can do anything, but we're very careful about telling our customers that.

What Are Your Feelings About Taking Care Of The Environment?

We're pretty serious about it!  Most of our equipment runs on solar.  We don't believe that organic solvents should be used in any industrial environment.  And that sustainability is something that we believe in.  It's one of the reasons that we try to keep screen printing to a minimum.

There Are Hundreds Of Shirts We Have To Have Printed.  There Are Only a Couple of Colors And Price Is a Major Factor!

Screen Printing is the answer in this case. There are set-up costs and deliveries are a little longer.  But with larger quantities there probably will be a cost savings.  We can do a thorough analysis and recommend the best way to proceed with the project.

Should I Invest In Large Inventories So I will Always Have Product On-Hand?

Maybe, not such a good idea knowing that you can get as many as needed in 1-3 business days.  Here's another idea, Graphic Impact has designed and manged sites for our customers. We handle deliveries, billing and much more.  If this sound like something that makes sense for you, give us a call.

How Do I Find You?

We are located at 5440 East Speedway on the South side of the street and just west of  Craycroft. There is a Whataburger just to the West of our store.

Do You Have Local Management?

That's for sure!  We are a Tucson, locally founded family business.  Although the founder of our company, Howard W. Volin, has a very broad, executive, marketing background and he believes  that our team must be sure to put employees and our valued customers first.  Our company, also, must employ the latest and best technology.

Where Can I See Examples Of Your Work?

We have a showroom where we would be happy to show you examples.  Even more important, as Southern Arizona's largest in-house manufacturer, you will see examples  all over town from the smallest name tags to the largest building and monument signs.  Just ask!

Custom Printed apparel - Full Color, No Set-Up Costs, and Printed With a Completely Green Process

Looking to express your fan loyalty in a one-of-a-kind, personalized way? Look no further than our custom-printed apparel options all printed on-site! With both Direct to Garment and Direct to Film methods available, you can rest assured that your tees will boast beautiful, vivid colors that will truly stand out. Best of all, there are no minimum orders or set-up costs, meaning you can create the perfect shirt without breaking the bank. Plus, it’s safe for clothes, so you won’t have to worry about any damage to your favorite pieces. And for larger orders, screen prints are always available. So why wait? Design your dream tee today and get ready to show off your school spirit with confidence!

Are You Looking for Classic or Contemporary Designs? And a Lot of Help to Get You Started!

With custom-printed Tucson shirts, you have the opportunity to showcase your unique style and stand out from the crowd! Using the best state-of-the-art techniques, we offer a variety of colors and styles that will make you the center of attention. Our soft-touch, eco-friendly materials allow for eye-catching designs that are sure to impress. Don’t settle for ordinary shirts that blend in – order your one-of-a-kind shirt today, and let us help you make a statement that reflects your individuality!

Unique Shapes and Styles:
Whatever you’re looking for in custom t-shirts, custom hoodies, sweatshirts and custom tote bags or backpacks. Availability of every type and color. Some examples include:
  • Sleeveless Custom Shirts
  • Tank tops
  • V-neck custom-printed shirts
  • Polo custom-printed hoodies & shirts
  • Long sleeve custom Shirts
  • Custom Sweatshirts
  • Turtle neck
  • Flannel Shirts
And much more. These are just ideas of what can be ordered. Hundreds of other products are available. Further, this is a great opportunity to share your design with friends and family.

A variety of decorating systems so that your job exceeds your expectation and is ready when you are

Process Used
Suggested Quantity
Estimated Delivery
Number Of Colors
Setting-up Your Project
Direct to Garment (DTG)
1-250 pieces
Est.  1-3 Business Days
Everything is Printed in Full Color w/White
No Special Set-up. Almost all Formats Accepted
Direct to Film (DTF)
1-5,000 Pieces
Est.  3-10 Days
Everything is Printed in Full Color w/White
No Special Set-up.  Almost All Formats are Accepted
Screen Printing
50-5,000 Pieces
Est.  5-12 Business Days
Spot Colors and White
Line Drawing Peferred. Rastered Image Must be Converted
10-1,000 Pieces
Est.  3-10 Business Days
Up to Six Spot Colors
Line Drawing (Vector) is Preferred or Artwork Must be Converted. Cost of set-up can be Amoritized
Thermal Vinyl Transfer
1-50 Pieces
Est. 1-3 Business Days
Each Spot Color is Appied Separately
Line Graphics (Vector) is Required
Thermal Laser Printing
1-500 Pieces
Est. 1-3 Business Days
Full Color Printing Includes White
Amost Any File Type, Raster or Vector (Line Art). No Set-up Applied

We have everything necessary to make your apparel design something special

Tucson Printed Shirts has the most productive large format printers in its class, delivering vivid, high-impact prints. 

Raster image processors are critical components of any printing system. These programs generate raster images, or bitmaps, in formats such as TIFF (.tif), BMP (.bmp), PICT (.pct), GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg) and PSD (Photoshop’s default). Bitmaps contain pixel resolution information and can render text, vector layers and other elements.

The bitmap is then sent to our large format printers for output. The input may be a page description in a high-level page description language such as PostScript, Portable Document Format.  When the resolution is too low, the RIP applies either smoothing or interpolation algorithms to the input bitmap to generate the output bitmap.

Raster image processing is turning digital vector information such as a PostScript file into a high-resolution raster image.

Every image that exists in a digital electronic format is made of picture elements. At some point, all such digital image data, whether expressed as vector format data or bitmap format data, must be rendered into pixels for display on a monitor or for printing on a printer.

All images, therefore, in custom printed apparel, have pixels as their base. Rendering, or translating the digital data into physical output, is the most critical part of realizing such images. Raster image processing (RIP) refers to translating digital image data into physical visuals and graphics. The software RIP interprets the page description languages and digital image data and translates the representation into a continuous tone bitmap. It then applies frequency and amplitude modulation precisely controlled by sophisticated mathematical algorithms producing the required information for the output device to function correctly.

If needed, we help in setting up your project and selecting the correct Printing technology

When we want to print an advertising poster, as an example, the best results are achieved by incorporating both vector and bitmap graphics. A combination of

  • Photographs – lots of colors, fixed/finite size from a digital camera. These files will be bitmaps, probably.tif or.jpg files, and large size to achieve the required resolution. Photos just can’t be easily represented as a vector graphic.
  • The company logo and some simple illustrations will be small-sized files that will print smoothly at any resolution. The files use simple, non-photorealistic colors, and we may want to edit them to serve our needs. These files should be bitmaps – probably. EPS files for use in other programs.
  • We will also use some fonts, which are vector files.
  • The logos, illustration files, and text files will be small vector files, and they will scale infinitely to allow us to print a billboard size, and the edges will remain razor-sharp.
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Hundreds of designs to get you started with your custom printed Apparel

You have some ideas, and you’re ready to take those ideas to the next level!  We have collections that cover almost any topic, including a group dedicated to the University of Arizona.  You can pick colors, add the fonts you want and then customize it!  Visit our collections shown below, click on the volume that appeals to you and browse away. 

Are you looking for even more inspiration in custom printed apparel,  visit Getty Images and record the photo or graphic that you’ve been looking for. At Graphic Impact, we want your printing project to come out as perfectly as you do.  When you find one or more that you like, write down the artwork number and call or visit one of our designers to help you add the finishing touches. So, there’s no cost for you to use this service.

Direct to garment (DTG) and direct to film (DTF) printing

Screen Printing and most other direct to garment (DTG) printing systems apply ink directly on top of the shirt. Our printing processes first treats the fiber of the shirt (pre-treatment) to be receptive to our water based inks. When applied, the ink then saturates the fiber in full color. These inks are 100% non-hazardous, toxin-free and adhere to the strictest human health and environmental standards. As a water-free printing system with no need for any external processes such as pre-treatment, steaming and washing, our biodegradable ink and energy saving process allows Graphic Impact to use the most eco-friendly printing solution in the market.

  • Custom printed apparel that we produce are in full color. NO SET-UP and NONE OF THOSE GET READY CHARGES.
  • And wait until you see our turn-around times. We’ll meet those tight deadlines.
  • The University of Arizona approves Tucson Printed Shirts to do all types of printed apparel. Now, you can do it your way!

Why Choose a Local Company for Digitally Printed Custom Shirts in Tucson AZ?

The quality of our services is evident, leaving no doubt that you will be compelled to make a purchase.Our Custom printed t-shirts, custom printed hoodies, and custom tote bags in Tucson AZ are 

  • A great option for kids and adults
  • Easy to wear 
  • Save you time because of our response time
  • Promote your Business
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible texture
  • Affordable

Our company boasts a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, so we strive to provide excellent service from start to finish. Whether you prefer to visit our location or give us a call, our dedicated team will be there to assist you every step of the way. We value your time and appreciate your business, so please feel free to reach out to us with any inquiries or concerns you may have.

We are committed to providing excellent service and showcasing our expertise in digitally printed shirts and custom hoodies. Our special techniques ensure that the colors of our products are vibrant and long-lasting, even after multiple washes. We are always prepared to meet your needs and deliver top-quality results.

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