COVID-19 Response

March 19, 2020

Adjusted Operating Procedures

Adjusted Operating Procedures

As “Your Community Print Shop” we are doing everything we can to continue to serving the community’s needs.  We want everyone to know that during this unsure time, the safety of our customers & employees is very important to us.  Due to current events concerning COVID-19, we are maintaining our normal hours but have adjusted some of our operating procedures.

Like many local businesses, we are encouraging working from home when possible and social distancing.  We also understand that not all work can come to a halt.  We have closed our office to walk-in customers, but have some alternative ways to order or pick up that will help keep everyone safe and healthy.

To Place An Order:

Please  email us!  We set up all of our customer service representatives to receive emails and enter orders from home. This is the fastest way to get your order processed.  The art team is also working remotely and will be able to send your proofs and work through design changes with you via email.

You can also order online with our Tee-Builder:

And of course you can call the office with any questions and to place an order over the phone.  There is limited staff on-site, so there may be a hold time or be directed to our voice mail.  Someone will call you back as soon as we can.  217-398-8428

To Receive Your Order:

We are now offering Curb-side Pick Up!  We will count your order, box it up and have it ready to go as soon as everything printed.  You will be notified when your order is done just like usual.  We’re asking everyone to give us a ring or knock on the door when you arrive.  Please stay in your vehicles and a member of our customer service team will be happy to load your order for you.

Free DeliveryOur free local delivery service is currently available on a limited basis. Please let us know when placing your order if you will require delivery and we will work with you to make arrangements.  We would prefer a safe spot to drop off your order without having to enter a building.

We are extending our standard free shipping to all orders when delivery or pick-up cannot be arranged.

Additional Offers:

We know there have been many posponed events.  Please do not worry if your company or organization finds itself in need of an order quickly. We are offering free express service to everyone through the end of April.

Also, all Screen Printed, Embroidered or Heat Pressed orders placed through the email or online can receive 10% off by entering or mentioning coupon code SPR10.  (minimum order of 5 per design to qualify)

The way everyone is pulling together to secure food, accommodations and care for the vulnerable in our community is inspiring! We have always been proud to be this community’s print shop, and want to do our small part to make everyone’s lives easier.  Please let us know if there is a need in the community we can assist with or if there is anything else we can do for you to make your ordering process easier.

CU Artist Press

March 10, 2020

The CU Artist Press Gets A New Look

We are so excited to announce that the CU Artist Press, presented by Weiskamp Screen printing, is being re-launched this month.  There is a new logo, new designs and new features that will make it more accessible to art lovers and artists alike.  With an enhanced online presence and a physical location in the community, we are expecting that it will be a great success!

Art in the Community

The Artist Press first opened in September 2017 with the mission of providing a business opportunity and exposure for local, independent artists.  We also wanted to provide the community an opportunity to discover and support the local artists through wearable art.  Our mission remains the same, but with a renewed energy and sense of purpose.  We have dedicated ourselves to not only providing the platform and end product but also with marketing and increased exposure.

New Features

Artist Press Holographic Stickers
For a limited time, get a limited edition holographic sticker when you submit your designs to the Artist Press.
  • Better visibility from our website
  • A tie-in with the Lightbox
  • Up to four products per artist (one design on four different garments or four different designs, your choice!)
  • Your artist statement and links posted with your designs
  • Each of our monthly community newsletters will feature an artist from the Press
  • A chance to join in on t-shirt design competitions and give-aways
  • Several pre-printed items for sale in the Nifty Nook and at all of our live print events
  • A new consistent pricing structure
  • A 15% commission on all sales go back to the Artist


For Artists

If you are interested in having your designs available in the Artist Press, you can read the FAQ’s and start the process with the Artist Press Submission Form: Here.

We prefer that your artwork is print ready.  If you have something that is hand-drawn, we can usually scan it and set the files up for you.  View our art guidelines here.

You can view our recommended garments, or the full catalog at the bottom of the page, and then submit for a quote request and we’ll let you know the list price for your design and garment choice and what your potential commission will be.