Est. 2006.

Rowboat Creative, provides custom apparel production, contract apparel decoration, and branded promotional products. At Rowboat Creative, we focus on company to client relationships, high quality control, and branding forward thinking. Whether you are looking for high-volume apparel decoration or full-spectrum merchandising, Rowboat Creative is your branded merchandise partner.


With Rowboat Creative

your brand will exist, grow, and be realized.



• Contract Apparel Decorating
• Screen Printing (waterbase, plastisol, discharge, chino base)
• Dye Sublimation
• DTG (Direct To Garment) Printing
• Embroidery
• Promotional Branded Items
• Warehousing/Kitting
• Fulfillment
• Brand Identity Development
• Cut and Sew
• Advanced printing techniques (foil printing, flocking, burnout, vinyl transfer, custom sprays, dip dye)


Over the years of operation, Rowboat has created and maintained strong relationships with individuals and business entities, both local and national, in the following industries: music, restaurant/bar, athletic, education, fashion, marketing, and manufacturing. Let us help move your branding needs from ideas to reality.




Rowboat Creative can take even the biggest brands to the next level.




In need of the traditional screen printing look? Plastisol inks are the most commonly used inks in the apparel/textile industry, and are exceptional for printing opaque imprints on dark fabrics. Plastisol inks are NOT water-soluble and must be cured to dry.

Waterbase / Discharge

Looking for an incredibly soft print? Waterbase or discharge printing is your answer. Waterbased inks are environmentally safe and leave virtually no hand when printed on light garments. Discharge printing is a process wherein the garments dyes are removed/bleached out of dark garments to reveal an imprint. Colors can then be printed without an underbase, resulting in soft imprints.



We are proud to offer Direct to Garment (DTG) printing on both light and dark garments at Rowboat Creative. DTG printing is a process wherein special waterbased apparel inks are printed directly to your garment. This is NOT a transfer or heat press material. Full color prints are now possible at an affordable price with low minimum order requirements.




Embroidery is a great way to give your custom branding a classic/timeless look. Whether it is flat embroidery for jackets, polo's, backpacks, or our top-of-the-line 3D/Puff embroidery on hats and headwear, rest assure that Rowboat Creative will take your branded products to the next level. There is a reason why we are the embroidery facility of choice for countless clients and contract embroidery partners. We can't wait to show you why!





Dye sublimation is an advanced full-color imprinting technique wherein your custom artwork literally becomes part of the garment/substrate. Specialized inks are used which convert into gas form when subjected to high heat and pressure. Through the sublimation process, the dye particles adhere to any polyester fibers. Unlike other forms of garment decorating, dye sublimation leaves absolutely NO feel to the imprint. Check out the DYE SUBLIMATION section for more details.


Rowboat Creative is proudly one of the only facilities in the Chicago-land area to produce all-over dye sublimation up to 64" W x 44" H.




Focus on the core of your business, brand, and growth by leaving the logistics up to us. The fulfillment & warehousing teams at Rowboat Creative are seasoned vets when it comes to logistics, product distribution, blind shipping, and a the overall back/front end of fulfillment. For fulfillment services, we can easily assist in having pre-existing merchandise transferred to our facilities. We can then craft a specific fulfillment & warehousing structure that works hand-in-hand for your business, brand, or client needs. With an ever-growing client roster in our fulfillment & warehousing departments, we currently offering the following services:

• Warehousing
• Online Order Fulfillment
• Retail Ready Packs
• Pick, Pack, & Ship
• Kitting
• Customized Blind Shipping
• Folding & Bagging
•Freight Consolidate & Forwarding
• Inventory Management
• And much more






Looking for additional branded products such as water bottles, pens, sunglasses, etc. to add to your tour package, corporate event, or to simply help your brand stand out from the rest? Our branding specialists here at Rowboat Creative have over 30 years of experience in the industry and will help develop focused solutions for your marketing challenges.

The use of branded promotional products as an advertising medium have helped our clients increase their brand interest by 69%.




Couple your branded promotional products/decorated apparel with our full-service fulfillment, kitting, and warehousing services and leave the logistics to us!

Check out our FULFILLMENT section for more information.