Live Event Screen Printing FAQs


Besides our exclusive collection of hand printed t-shirts and other items here are some frequently asked questions about The Silk Screen Machine's live onsite event printing services:

What does The Silk Screen Machine do?

  • We have a 20′ x 8′ box truck equipped with a 4 color/1 station screen printing press and/or multiple mobile pop-up stations which allow us to print predetermined t-shirt designs specific to your event for your guests. We can screen print different 1 color designs or multiple multicolored designs depending on your event. Much like a food truck you and your guests can place an order and watch as we print your shirts on demand.

Do you rent the truck and mobile pop-ups out for corporate events, concerts, conventions, private parties, or special occasions?

  • Yes, we do! We can print t-shirts for any occasion you can think of. Marketing campaigns, product launches, corporate events, grand openings, fund raising events, charity events, concerts, tail gates, birthday parties. You name it, we’ll print for it!

How long does it take to print a t-shirt?

  • It takes approximately 1-5 minutes to print a shirt depending on how many colors are involved. It’s recommended to have 4-1 color designs to cut down on wait time and allow your guests a wider selection of designs to choose from.

How does The Silk Screen Machine work?

  • We rent our services by the hour. During the time frame that you rent our services we print for your guests, employees, friends/family or customers. Think ice cream or food truck only with printed t-shirts. Depending on the size of the event 2 to 4 printing specialist will ensure your guests have the most unique and fun Mobile t-shirt experience.

How far in advance should I book the truck?

  • Because of the popularity of the truck we recommend that you book as far out from your event date as possible. In short, the sooner the better. We take payment in full upfront to guarantee the truck for the date of your event.

How much does it cost to rent the truck for my next event?

  • Every event is unique so we book based on your specific needs. Our main goal is to print high quality shirts that you or your guests like to wear. We charge based on three main criteria.

    1. Time & Date(s) – How long would you like us to be at your event. We rent by the hour.
    2. How many people do you expect at the event? Depending on the amount of people you expect at your event, we can determine how many t-shirts we need to have on hand. This helps determine upfront costs.
    3. The design being printed. If you work with us to create your design we charge $65 per hour. Depending on how many colors are in the design also affects the cost. A design with several colors requires multiple screens. The first screen is free and each additional screen is $20.

    The best way to determine how much our services will be for your event, please contact us by clicking HERE.

What forms of payment do you accept?

  • We accept cash and debit or credit cards at our curbside events. For private events and pre-bookings we accept cash, major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover) and Paypal.

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