Frequently Asked Questions

Gateway Ink is a social enterprise screen printing business that allows for a part-time volunteer and paid work experience for individuals with autism and a job skills “laboratory”. Participants learn how to be a model employee in a supported environment. Gateway Ink employee-trainees also receive small group instruction on money management and job-related social expectations.

Every printed shirt is reviewed for quality assurance by the print shop supervisor.

Printed and non-printed garment samples are in the Gateway Ink print shop. You are always welcome to make an appointment with the shop manager at ink@merakey.org to stop by, view the samples and discuss shirt options..

Invoices are sent out through email, using the email address on file. After an order is placed, we will send a link which allows payment online by credit or debit card. Payment can also be made by check, made out to “Merakey Pennsylvania".

A 50% deposit is required before we will begin work. Gateway Ink must purchase shirts to be customized. To avoid monetary losses associated with cancelation, a deposit is required prior to placing any shirt order with the supplier.

13758 Denham Road, Baton Rouge LA 70818. Keep checking in with us because, more locations are coming soon.

Turnaround starts once shirts arrive from the supplier. There is a quoted two week turn on all orders. You will be notified if your order will require more attention and time for production.

No, we accept all orders! However, keep in mind that small orders are more expensive because of the costs of creating the screens and our shirt suppliers’ rates. Consequently, your cost per piece is reduced as the shirt order is increased.

Our prices vary based on the number of shirts you request to have printed and the number of ink colors used. Contact us for a quote! For a basic pricing structure, please see our pricing guide.

To complete an order, we must confirm the shirt brand and style you want. We will also need to know the number, size distribution, and color of shirts for your job. Finally, you will need to adapt or create the artwork for your customized shirts.

Vector files saved to .PDF, .AI, .EPS; all text converted to outlines or with font files included.

Yes, hand-drawn designs must be scanned using a scanner at 600 DPI at a high valued setting and emailed to us.

Yes, we do provide graphic design services for a fee of $15.00 an hour.

Yes, however each design size will be considered its own job, and will be invoiced accordingly.

The largest design we can print on a shirt is 8.5 X 10.5 inches.

Yes, all proofs must be approved via email before your order can continue on to production.

We can print a maximum of 4 colors.

Multiple shirt colors may be subject to a fee. Please contact Kimmie Joffrion, Print Shop Manager at Kimberlyn.Bossom@merakey.org for additional details.

Yes, but we do charge an ink change fee of $10 per color.

Yes, pantone matching is available through our supplier for a fee.

Yes, but they must be pre-approved to assure compatibility with the screen print process. One additional shirt per size is supplied for quality control purposes.

No, we do not currently have the equipment to print on shirt sleeves.

No, we do not provide heat press services.

We can print on 100% cotton bags, hoodies, sweatshirts, and tank tops.

We will soon offer customizable 3-inch buttons.

* To volunteer with the Day Skills Program please contact Maggie Giles at Maggie.Giles@merakey.org.
* To volunteer in the print shop please contact Kimmie Joffrion at Kimberlyn.Bossom@merakey.org.