Looking for a place to get uniforms or T-shirts for your small business printed? There are countless choices online, but why not put your dollar to better use by supporting a local business. These five printers are small and medium shops in the Boston area that do top-quality work. Whether you’re looking for something of your own design, or to purchase a unique design by their artists, these are the shops for you.
840 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02127
For over eight years, Bayside Embroidery has provided custom embroidering and printing services conveniently in South Boston. In addition to shirts, Bayside can also do hats, bags and most types of sports uniforms. They stock namebrand clothing and fabrics to print on, including items from American Apparel, Soffe, Heritage Sportswear and more. The shop’s owner, Richard Haughn, is trusted by many clients in the South Boston area, including the Boston Fire Department, for his attention to detail and great printing services.
561 Windsor St.
Somerville, MA 02143
QSRT’s in Somerville is one of the easiest and most convenient printing studios to work with. They offer screen printing, digital printing and embroidering. QSRT’s can help find the right product and printing method for your price range and time constraints. In addition to clothing, QSRT’s can help you design super stylish mouse pads, mugs and key chains.
38 Wareham St.
1st Floor, Left Side
Boston, MA 02118
Interested in learning how to screenprint your own designs? Take a class or workshop at Shepherd Studio in Boston’s SoWa District. Shepherd Studio is a 3,000-square-foot artists’ space with all of the materials needed by silk screeners, printers, etchers, wood block artists and more. More advanced artists can rent space in the studio and keep their printing materials in dedicated storage space there. This is a great opportunity to bring your design aesthetic to life without losing anything in translation by sending it to another printer.
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570 E. 1st St., Suite 2
Boston, MA 02127
AntiDesigns is a super-trendy artist-based print shop in South Boston. The studio focuses on what they call “art wearables,” or unique designs. So while this probably isn’t the best place to get uniforms made, it is perfect for someone who needs help fine-tuning a T-shirt design idea or someone wanting to get started producing their own line of silk-screened shirts or hats. Though it is a startup, AntiDesigns is very high-end and does fabulous work.
450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Emulsion Print House is an amazing silk screen studio with a keen eye for design. They can help you create and critique the design for your custom print job. While they specialize in T-shirts and hats, Emulsion can also make absolutely gorgeous wedding invitations and other paper goods. If your design is ready to go and does not need any further consulting work, then Emulsion is also great because of their very reasonable prices. After digitizing your artwork, a set of twenty or more T-shirts will cost as low as $15.00 each! That is a great deal that is hard to find at other local shops.
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.