PRINT STYLE OPTIONS
"What is the difference between "Normal" and "Retro" print?"
• Normal Print:
A semi-gloss print (like normal shirts you buy).
But I do need to add that I have spent years perfecting an ink mix and print method
to give you a sharp, clear print that is not mega-thick and uncomfortable to wear.
• Retro Print:
A style that gives you a softer feeling print and that nifty- "I've had this shirt forever" look and feel.
The ink I use for this will give you a print that is pretty close to waterbased or discharge inks.
Waterbased inks are crap (in my opinion).
Discharge inks are actually a bleaching agent and is a PAIN IN THE ASS to work with
and not worth the added costs and chemical exposure.
The ink I use is an oil-based plastisol that will not wash out or crack/flake off.
What you get with the "Retro Print" option is pretty damn close to the feel of an old 80's print.
It'll soften a bit more when washed, but will not wash out.
A common misconception is "The thicker the print, the longer it will last."
The more ink you plaster on a shirt, the more likely it is to crack, peel, and wash out.
"What's with the 'Light Gray' ink?"
Well, it's really more of an "off white".
I always HATED getting a new shirt that has a thick, blinding white, xerox copy looking print on it.
Face it, our music is not bright and cheery.
The clothes we wear are a direct representation of the bands we listen to and our lifestyles in general.
Someone 2 miles away does not need to be blinded by the "DOOM" on your chest.
Off white (light gray) dulls it down just enough and actually keeps more detail in the print.
The printing method and ink mixtures I use have been perfected over 20+ years of experience
to create prints that are not 2 inches thick and prone to cracking or washing out.
(I'm not a fan of thick-ass, bullet proof prints.)
When it comes to Custom Screen Printing orders (Tour merch, organizations, schools, etc)
I will print whatever color you want. Yes, including white.
But when it comes to the designs offered on this website, what is listed in the "Print Details" is what is offered.
"How much is shipping to_____?"
Shipping costs are determined directly from USPS by weight and destination.
In order to find out how much shipping costs will be:
• Add something to your cart
• Go to the shopping cart page Under "SUBTOTAL" you will see "ESTIMATE SHIPPING COSTS".
It will show you the available shipping options and the cost.
(And yes, Nightgaunt ships GLOBALLY)
"How long will it take to ship my order"
For a full, detailed explanation on how orders are filled, I recommend reading this:
Below is the short answer.
Nightgaunt Graphics is a 1 man operation.
Each garment is custom screen printed by hand for you by me.
You have to allow up to 20 BUSINESS DAYS (not including weekends)
after payment clears for your order to be printed and shipped.
Sometimes it can take little more time, USUALLY LESS.
It all depends on my current workload.
Everything is "Print to order", meaning it is printed AFTER order is received and payment clears.
NOTHING is kept printed, waiting on a shelf.
I like to give folks as many customizable options possible, which makes it near impossible to keep stock.
So this means your order is 100% custom made for you.
I do my best to print and ship out orders as quickly as possible while taking the time
to make sure you get the highest quality print possible.
Your patience is appreciated.
Because you are ordering a custom made garment
returns are not accepted if you order the wrong size.
There is a full list of Size Charts for each Garment Option found here:
Exchanges are accepted if I sent you the wrong garment size or design.
Garment will need to be returned within 15 days unwashed and unworn.
You will be sent the correct garment and return shipping will be refunded.
"Will you print this on a different brand or style of shirt?"
Sorry, no. The brands and styles listed on each design page is what is available.
"Will you print this with a different color ink or on a different color shirt than what is listed?"
No. Each design is created for a specific color scheme.
"Will you tape off/remove a part of the design?"
Designs are approved by the band/artists and I will not alter them in any way.
Also, taping off parts of a screen risks damaging the emulsion on the screen when the tape is pulled off.
Below are the ONLY accepted customization options:
"Please do not include the small logo /sleeve print / back print / hood print"
"Please print the large (main) image on the front of my hoodie".
Nightgaunt Graphics offers plenty of other options besides the ones listed above, Garment Brands, Garment Styles, and Print Style.
I will not accept any other requests.
"Will you print merch for us, or sell our merch on your site?"
Custom printing for touring bands, businesses, schools, etc actually makes up 80% of Nightgaunt Graphics.
If you need merch, check out: CUSTOM SCREEN PRINTING
There you will find an Instant Price Quote Generator along with more info for custom printing.
If you would like your band / design on the Nightgaunt site, send me a link to your band's page / art portfolio and I'll check it out.
"Do you still offer (Band / Design)?"
If you see it, it is available. If you don't, it is not.
"Can I send you something of my own to print on?"