How to order custom Hoodie Printing

Need to order high-quality custom hoodies for your business or organization?

It’s not much different than ordering custom shirts. Here are the steps to make hoodies:
- Get in touch with us and let us know what your project is like
- We will email you back and answer any initial questions or give you custom pricing
- You will email us your artwork and we can discuss the best way to print it for you
- We’ll create a digital proof so you know what it will look like before we actually print it!

Our minimum order size for hoodies is just 24 pieces if it’s a 1 color design, or just 48 pieces if it’s multiple colors.

Custom Hoodie Maker

Trying to find a custom hoodie maker to work with? We’ve been printing the best custom hoodies since 2006, and try to bring our soft printing approach to hoodies too whenever possible.

With a focus on high-quality custom hoodies, we can create custom hoodies that will impress your customers and staff, and be so nice that people will actually want to wear them!

Looking for hoodie options? We have a ton of options for different styles, colors and brands, and the experience to let you know which styles would best fit your project AND your budget.

Getting custom hoodies printed doesn’t have to break your budget, and we can work with you to figure out how to best translate your hoodie idea to reality.

Screen Printing Hoodies design

Need help getting your custom hoodies design together? Not a problem!

Whether your artwork just needs a little prep work, or you need your vision completely created from scratch, we would love to help with that.

You can email your artwork to and we can let you know if it’s ready to go for screen printing, and how much it might be to have it printed onto hoodies.

It’s best if your design is in vector format, like Illustrator or PDF, but high quality PNG or JPG files in actual print size can work too. If you have any questions about artwork requirements, just use the contact form below and we can help you out.

Custom hoodies zip up

Want to print on zip up hoodies? Not a problem! We have attachments for our presses that let us avoid the pesky zipper in the way (which can otherwise be challenging during printing as it can keep the screen from laying flat).

We can print across the zipper, or just next to it, like a standard left chest print. We can do custom hoodies with sleeve print too, of course, if you were thinking of having a design or text down the sleeve.

If you wish to print across the zipper, it’s important to keep that in mind when designing your artwork, as there does need to be a gap between the left and right sides.

How do you print on hoodies?

We make custom printed hoodies mostly with traditional inks, but some hoodies work well with waterbased inks and our special discharge inks, which result in very soft prints.

The higher the cotton content in the hoodie, the better it will discharge. It should be at least 80%, but for more vibrant results, 90% or 100% cotton is best. American Apparel styles 5495 and 5497 are 100% cotton and discharge very well and are some of our most popular hoodies.

Why use Vacord for custom screen printing hoodies?

• Screen Printing hoodies can be difficult, but we have the equipment and experience to get awesome results

• If you're looking for a soft print, we know which hoodies and blends can take discharge ink, which is the softest ink possible

• Free ground shipping

• Simple, straightforward pricing (with reasonable rates)

• Pretty quick turnaround (2 weeks, but faster is possible if you need to rush it)

• Expert customer service staff who know what they're talking about technically and can guide you to the right decisions for your order

Custom Hoodies F.A.Q.

What kind of ink should I use?

It will depend on which hoodie you use. If it is a 50/50 blend hoodie (half cotton, half polyester) which is the most common, or it’s a tri-blend hoodie or less than 80% cotton, we should use the traditional ink. It will be heavier on the hoodie, but it will be fine on the heavier fabric, and we could just do one layer of ink to keep it softer and have a vintage result. Hoodies that are 90% or 100% cotton work well with discharge inks. When the hoodies are white or light in color, or the ink is a lot darker than the fabric color, we can use waterbased inks without a problem.

What brand of hoodie should I print on?

It’s totally up to you! Our favorites are Gildan, Independent, and American Apparel. If you need guidance, we can help you find the right hoodie to use.

Can you print on the pouch? The hood? The sleeves? The lower back? Across the zipper?

Printing on the pouch and hood is problematic and we can’t do it with guaranteed good results. We can do the lower back, which is popular, with no problem, and sleeves or across the zipper is fine too!

How much do hoodies cost?

It varies a lot, and is determined by the amount of hoodies printed, the type of hoodie used, and how complicated the printing is, for example if it’s just a 1 color print on the front, or if it is multiple colors on both sides.

Can I get just one?

No, sorry, you can't order just one custom hoodie. Screen printing involves a ton of set up work, and that is why we have minimums. If you need just a couple, look into "DTG Printing."

What is your minimum order?

For hoodies our minimum order is only 24 pieces, while it's usually 48 or 100 pieces for shirts.

How can I get pricing?

Please email to get pricing back quickly by email, call us at 888-787-4587, or use the quote form below.

Remember, the more you get, the less they cost (price breaks at 100, 200 and 500 pieces), and the more complicated the printing is, the higher the cost may be.

How many colors can you print?

We can print up to six colors on the front and the back, but note that sometimes we have to use a white underbase layer of ink, which would count as one of the colors.

Do you have youth hoodies? Ladies hoodies?

Sure, of course! Please visit and Independent Trading Co to see more styles that we can provide.

Do you have regular sweatshirts, not hoodies?

Sure! Visit our favorite styles page to see more options.

Have questions about custom hoodies? Want to get pricing?

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