Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I wash a custom LP Designs Apparel product?
We include care instructions with every order. We recommend that you follow the following guidelines to keep your custom LP Designs Apparel looking its best: turn the garment inside out to wash, machine wash in cold water only, use a mild detergent, do not use bleach, do not use fabric softeners, do not dry clean, dry on low settings, and do not iron directly on the design.
2. What is the difference between an HTV transfer design and a sublimation design?
An HTV design uses a high end thin vinyl that is printed onto a heat transfer release paper instead of an actual garment. Then I use a commercial heat press to press the HTV from the transfer to the garment. A sublimation design uses a specific type of ink that is printed on a special sublimation transfer paper. The sublimation transfer is then pressed onto the garment using a commercial heat press. The sublimation ink is fused into the fabric of your polyester material when heat pressed. Therefore the higher the polyester count of the garment, the brighter the image. I try to use shirt blanks that are at least 50% polyester to achieve the best results.
3. How long does it take to receive my order?
It can take up to 3 weeks to receive your order. Every order that is placed is custom made. I do not keep large amounts of blank shirts on hand as I am a one woman show and I do not have massive amounts of storage. Therefore, once an order is placed on our website, I will order the shirt blank from my vendor as well as the HTV transfer (if needed). Unless I am out of a specific fragrance, you can expect to receive your Freckled Freshie within 7-10 business days as I have those supplies on hand.
4. What are Freckled Freshies?
Freckled Freshies are my handmade air fresheners made with fragranced aroma beads that are baked into molds, decorated, and custom made just for you! They are frequently used as car fresheners and hung on your rear view mirror. They are also used as air fresheners and are hung in bathrooms, closets, lockers, and any stinky place in your home. Freshies last for up to 6 full weeks and cost between $8-12 depending on the size and decor. I have several cutters, fragrances, and decor available to make a Freckled Freshie for you.
5. What is a bleached sublimated shirt?
This is a shirt that is a cotton/polyester blend that is bleached with a sublimation design in the bleached area. As I mentioned above, sublimation ink only binds to polyester fibers. Likewise bleach only alters cotton fibers. Therefore, the ideal shirt blank for these types of designs are those that are 65% polyester/35% cotton as you see with the Gildan Softstyle Heathered t-shirts. We do bleach and sub shirts with 50/50 blends for sweatshirts and hoodies. Careful care is important in keeping these designs looking their best.
6. Where is local pick-up in Yutan, NE?
If you are local to the Yutan, NE, area and want to pick-up your purchase, please select that option at checkout where it says PICK-UP.
7. Do you offer fundraisers?
Yes email me at email@example.com for more information on those program opportunities.
8. Do you sell any of your merchandise in local businesses?
Yes I do sell my merchandise in a couple of local businesses. Right now you can find my products at:
~D's Boutique in Wahoo, NE
9. How do I request a custom design?
See the link under then menu for "Request a Custom Design" for more information on this.
10. What is your return policy?
Since all of my apparel is custom made to order, there are no returns allowed. I use high quality shirt blanks, HTV transfers and sublimation materials to create one-of-a-kind shirts made to your specifications. I am very particular on how the design looks on the blank and take extra care to make sure the design is centered and looks amazing. Please keep in mind that the color you see on your device may vary due to screen settings. Also, because there are a vast number of variables involved in printing, there will be NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS and no design color changes if you do not like the colors once they are printed and pressed on your garment.
11. Do you offer wholesale?
Yes I do offer wholesale options for boutiques and shops interested in selling either my LP Designs Apparel or my Freckled Freshies. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information on this opportunity.