Ordering Face Masks

October 5, 2020

Face Masks are the hot product for this fall and back to school season.

Read on to learn about the different types of face masks we offer, ordering samples and the special we’re running!

 

Face Mask Options

If you would like custom printed face masks, you have come to the right place!  We can print a 1-color design on most masks without any problem.  Here are a few of our favorite mask options:

Basic cotton face masks.  There are several available in this style, but the ValuMask has the best price, especially if you’re looking for a basic Black or White option.  These are easy to print and wear.  They’re a great option for promotional masks or for outfitting your staff on a budget!

 

 

 

The dry-fit mask from Badger is light weight, anti-microbial and comes in a variety of popular colors.  This is our recommended mask for the School Special since it comes in so many colors and sizes.  The special area to write your name on the inside is a unique feature making it easy to keep track of your own mask.

 

 

District offers a mask with a nose piece that can be shaped to your face and a gathered chin for a great fit!  We love this one because it has head straps instead of ear straps.  It’s more comfortable and also makes it easy to take off and on throughout the day.  The structure makes it harder to print, so there may be some need to adjust your design.

 

 

We have access to hundreds of mask options,  so if there is a specific style or color you are looking for, please let us know!  There is also the option to request a mask sample pack.  They start at $30 and will give you a couple of a variety of styles to try on.  These are not returnable and non-refundable, but a great option if you’re unsure of which style will work best for your group.  Request a Sample Pack

Printing Face Masks

As we opened back up, in addition to an adjustment to our normal operating procedures, we needed to find a way to print on face masks.  They posed some unique challenges and required a little innovation.

T-shirts lay flat, which makes printing relatively easy.  Most face masks don’t lie flat, they’re made to contour your face.  They have seams and pleats, straps and nose pieces.  Also, T-shirts are a single layer of fabric that sticks to the palate nicely.  In contrast, a face mask has multiple layers of fabric that will slide around on a traditional printing palate making it hard to get a clean, crisp print.

Our owner Ed, ever the inventor, constructed a special frame to hold the mask firmly in place and attached it to one of our flat palates.  This frame makes it easy for the printers to line up the screen the same way each time.

 

Back to School Special

Our back to school special looks a little different this year.  Some students have moved back into the classroom and others are learning remotely, but the desire for some fun spirit wear hasn’t changed!

We are offering a special on face masks for schools or any group wanting to help out their district.  For $10, one mask will go to the purchaser and the other will go to the school to distribute as needed.  Participating schools love having the extras on hand for lost, broken or forgotten masks.  They can also been given to the teachers, custodians, staff and volunteers who want to show some school spirit!

Contact Lindsey at office@weiskamp.com to ask about setting up an online store for your school’s spirit wear needs!

What’s New At Weiskamp

September 25, 2020
It isn’t easy being the Community Print Shop when you can’t be immersed in the community you love! However, we are still doing our best to provide the quality product and service you have come to expect.
If you’ve been in touch lately, you may have noticed some changes around Weiskamp Screen Printing.  Most of our staff have returned now and are hard at work providing the best product and service they can. However, some of our office hours and procedures have had to change.

 

New Hours

Our Customer Service Team has seen the biggest change.  Our new office hours are Monday – Friday between 10am and 2pm.  They are working both in the office and remotely.  We have new dedicated phone lines to be able to answer your calls more efficiently. We are also offering Virtual Customer Service through Zoom if you’re missing face-to-face service.

The Art Team is now all remote!  Since most of the artwork we create and receive is digital, this has been a smooth transition.  If you have questions about your art, they are very responsive via email!

The Production Team is working longer days to keep up with our standard turn-around times.  5-7 business days for Screen Printing and 7-10 business days for Embroidery.

We hope that soon we’ll be able to restore our previous office hours.  Please let us know if you need service outside of our normal operating time. We’ll be happy to coordinate that with you!

New Phone System

Our new phone system has been set-up to help us help you more efficiently!  After you dial in you will reach a recording with our current office hours and extensions.

Dial Ext. 1 for Miranda or if you have a new order to place

Dial Ext. 2 for Ellie, to check an order status or for curbside pickup

Dial Ext. 3 for Lindsey or if you have questions about an online store or online order

Zero will take you to the first available person if you have other inquiries.

Updated Procedures

 

Customer Provided Items

In order to protect our receiving and production staff, all incoming items will go into a 72 hour quarantine.  In some instances this may extend the production time to 7-10 business days.  Please remove all packaging and tags ahead of time.

When you arrive with your items, place everything in the provided bin and fill out a small form.  Then someone from customer service will be in touch with an invoice.

All garments will go through the dryers before being placed in line for production.

We are currently not accepting any Customer Provided Masks for printing.

Sample Garments

In general, our sample policy has not changed too much.  All samples will be ordered in as needed and must be paid for in advance.  Any items you do not want to keep or use in your order must be returned within one week.  Then we can issue a refund or credit your order.  The items that you’d like to use in your order will be in a 72 hour quarantine before production.

We are now offering a sample pack of masks for anyone interested in having custom masks printed.  These have a variety of popular styles to try and are only $30.00.  Additional styles may also be available to sampling upon request.  All mask samples are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees and customers is very important to us.  We have taken some precautionary steps to minimize contact and potential spread of any germs.  Our Art Team is working remotely.  Customer Service is set up to work remotely as needed.  Most days there are just two of us in the office space at a time.  Our embroidery and heat press production takes place before hours or on the weekends.  There are three printers in the back at a time.  Shipping, receiving and most deliveries happen before or after hours.  We don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like, but knowing we are keeping each other and our families safe and healthy by staying distant makes it worth it.

For those working on site, we are sure to wash our hands, wear masks as we move around the building and are keeping our personal work spaces clean and tidy. (as artists, tidy for us is still messy for most, but we’re pretty proud of the improvement)  We’ve set up a temperature check station for anyone coming into the building. There are sanitizers and wipes placed strategically throughout the building.  Our employees have agreed to get tested for COVID-19 periodically just to make sure we aren’t symptom-free carriers.

The hardest part has been the decision to provide our Customer Service outside of the office.  This means less face time with our customers and slightly longer response times to our emails.  We aren’t thrilled about it, but we have a small amount of space available in the office so it is a necessary precaution.

We are happy to meet you outside to discuss your order! As the weather gets colder we will have a space set-up in the shop where we can socially distance.  Anyone who needs to come into the building will be asked to temperature check themselves, fill out a contact tracing form and wear a mask at all times.

In order to help with response times, we are excited to be offering a Zoom chat option for our Customer Services reps & we now have dedicated phone lines so you can call in and get directly to the person you need.  To request a Zoom chat, please fill out the Contact Form and we will be in touch!

Contactless Service

We are now set-up to offer completely contactless service when desired.  We can process your orders and create your designs from the office or from home.  Our production team is working safely.  Curb-side pick-up and drop-off procedures are working.  And as always, we offer free local deliver and free shipping on orders over $100.

 

We look forward to a time when we can get back out in the community and welcome you back into the office.  Until then, stay healthy, stay safe and stay in touch!

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.  email@weiskamp.com

You can also order online with our Tee-Builder: www.weiskamp.com

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.

Live Print at UNTITLED 2020

March 2, 2020

Prints Charming & The Good Witch

This year’s UNTITLED event was themed “Once Upon Untitled, A Fairytale Fundraiser” and our very own “Prints Charming”, Jim and “Good Witch”, Miranda were there hosting a Live Print.

We had four designs created by 40 North artists specifically for this event.  Guests were able to choose a shirt and their favorite design and then watch the magic as it was printed before their very eyes!

It was a magical night full of art, entertainment and fun and we are so glad to have been a part of it.

If you you would like to support 40 North, you can still purchase one of the shirts from their event online by clicking here.

What is UNTITLED?

40 North is the Champaign County Arts Council and every March they host UNTITLED as their sole fundraiser.  It’s a one-of-a-kind event that brings together artists, art lovers and supporters for a night of artful entertainment.

40 North’s mission is to Cultivate Creativity in Champaign County.  The proceeds from the night will benefit 40 North and its programs including the Boneyard Arts Festival, ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery, MTD ART, and more.   Learn more about 40 North.

                                         
If you’d like for us to host a Live Print at your event, please contact us for more details.

Serving Non Profit Groups of C-U

February 17, 2020

New Special for Non Profits

When we adopted the tagline, “Your community print shop”, it was with service in mind.  Weiskamp is proud to be part of this community and to provide a high-quality product with fair prices.  For those reasons, we are happy to announce our first ever special for Non-profit Charitable Organizations!  We want to offer these groups an opportunity to outfit their staff or purchase shirts for an event at a low, locked-in price.

Through the end of March, Non Profit groups can order 100 basic t-shirts for only $399.

Non Profit SpecialAny 2-color front or 1-color front and back design will qualify. 

There is no up-charge for plus sizes.

You can choose multiple shirt colors.

Order both youth and adult sizes.   

And, as always, there are no set-up fees!

 

Also, for any group wanting to set-up an online store to help with their fundraising efforts, please fill out this request form.  Set-up is free for Non-Profits at any level!

Featured Non Profit Weiskamper

We were happy to be able to save The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen over $300 on their order!  That is the equivalent of three daysworth of meals.  The Daily Bread has been part of our community since 2009.  Their mission is “to feed the hungry of our community regardless of race, religion or ethnicity”.  Their volunteers serve meals to over 200 guests every day of the week, and we are grateful for the chance to give a little back. 

For more information on how you can help support The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen please visit
https://dailybreadsoupkitchen.com/ or follow them on Facebook.

You Can Help!

If you know of a Non-Profit group that can benefit from this offer, please share it with them or tag them in the pinned post on our Facebook page and we will reach out to them!  Thank you for helping us serve the community.