Erin Conaway on Jun 23, 2015
I wanted to love this company; I really REALLY wanted to love this company. Being that I actually live close to the company's base, and I love supporting local businesses, I thought we'd mesh well....nope. it took about a MONTH between the time I ordered the item, and actually getting the item. I made 2 appemts to contact the shop in that time, just to see when I might expect it, and heard nothing. I did read shipping policies, but it offered no explanation. Communication is really important to me...it's a shame it's not important to this company. The shirt was cute. I will never do business with them again. Such a shame.
Molly Moss on Jun 5, 2015
It took a bit longer than expected to arrive but I am very pleased with this.product. The quality of the shirt is very nice and comfortable and extremely flattering. The size of the print is also nice and big.
Print and Destroy
Brian and Lynnea first met when Lynnea's band Teflon Resistance needed a new drummer, and the two have been co-creating ever since. Squid Ink Kollective was born out of a desire for a business that brought artists together to thrive without sacrificing creative goals. Fortunately, Lynnea and Brian share the same love of cats, India, and low brow jabs at fine art. Humor is important always, but especially so when talking about consciousness and interconnectedness.
Our typical day consists of Lynnea working on emails, shipping and designing/sewing new products. Brian designs all of our printed matter, usually with a combination of ink drawing and computer editing. The entire process of creating the images, burning the screens, and printing by hand all of our shirts, tea towels, fabric, and posters is done by us. We also endeavor to do what we can in terms of sustainability - keeping our paper/electricity usage to a minimum, recycling, and buying as much USA-made materials as possible.
We're happy to say that time does make a difference. We have learned so much just by sticking with it, year after year. It wouldn't have happened without the loud support of our family, friends and customers. We'd like to thank each and every one of you for not only supporting us, but telling us with words what our work does for your day - because that's what really matters in the end.
Owner, Maker, Master Printer
Brian grew up on a steady diet of R. Crumb, homemade explosives and scuba diving. Having had a taste of printmaking in high school, he continued on with (almost getting) a degree from UNT's print program.
Owner, Maker, Seamstress
Many of Lynnea's grand and great-grandparents were makers, and not by choice; there's something poetic about continuing their lines of work without the same adversities. She also hopes that every piece she makes reaches the heart of every buyer.
Squid Ink is custom-order friendly, shoot us an email and we'll see what we can do. Custom orders take at least 7-14 business days to ship.
We do offer free gift wrapping and are happy to ship directly to the recipient. Please leave all the details(including your message to the recipient!) in the note to seller when you make your purchase.
Our shop policies revolve around our total commitment to satisfied customers. We strive to have clear communication and customer-friendly policies.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Texas residents must pay local sales tax of 8.25%
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If you purchase items without paying, you have three days to contact us or to complete the transaction, or the order will be canceled. We understand special circumstances arise and are willing to work with you.
12/11: Last day to send Priority Mail Express International
12/14: Last day to ship Standard Post
12/17: Last day to ship to military
12/18: Last day for most international shipping
12/20: Last day to send First-Class Mail
12/21: Last day to send Priority Mail
12/23: Last day to send Priority Mail Express
Please note you must give us at least 24 hours to ship in-stock items; contact us directly if you want to order Priority or Priority Express. We will do everything we can to get orders out in time - do not hesitate to contact us with concerns!
Most items ship first class USPS, or priority mail. Domestic items ship with delivery confirmation. International orders can be insured for an extra fee. Duty charges may be applied upon pickup; check your country's rates for policies.
International buyers are responsible for any customs charges their package incurs by traveling internationally. British customers should particularly be aware of the handling fee that is incurred if the Royal Mail chooses to charge customs.
WE OFFER FREE GIFT WRAPPING BY REQUEST. Simply let us know in the message to seller upon purchase. Please include the recipient's name and address, and if desired, a small note you would like us to add. If you need expedited shipping, let us know BEFORE you make the payment so we can send you an amended invoice for the correct amount.
Refunds and Exchanges
All orders are packed to travel safely and efficiently. We cannot cover damages done in transit, however we are happy to add insurance to your invoice if you would like additional coverage.
Nothing satisfies us more than satisfied customers, so please contact us if you have any specific shipping requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: What's in the inks?
A: We strive to use water-based inks where possible. Water-based inks dye the fabric, and soften with the first wash. They are not the cheap type that cracks and flakes off, and feels yucky when the sun is shining. They will last as long as the apparel itself does, provided you wash in cool water and tumble low.
Some of our designs are printed with an eco-friendly discharge ink, mainly the bright colors on dark fabrics. Eco-friendly = formaldehyde free! I know, right? That should be a given. There's a lot of chemicals involved in commercial screen printing and we try to avoid as many as we can, not only for the environment and for your health, but for our health as full-time screen printers as well.
Q: What shirts do you use?
A: Right now nearly all of our designs are on American Apparel. We know, we know, the owner is a douche. But supporting domestic manufacturers is very important to us, and we take who we can get. No one offers the range of colors and feel of the fabric that AA does, so we'll stick with them for now.