Unless noted, everything is screened using water-based, environmentally friendly inks onto Royal Apparel apparel. All are our screens are made from from original high resolution files, burned into a silkscreen with !SCIENCE! (I think it involves chemicals or possibly lasers) then we squeeze ink through it onto the chosen ink receptacle.
A Bit About Us
Welcome to the Lakebones, a screen printing adventure started by Jimmy, David, and Brian (Teddy). We all grew up together on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York (Geneva to be more specific). We silkscreen all of our products by hand, and usually have fun doing it. We hope that you choose to also engage in fun while wearing your shirt and continue this fine tradition.
Lakebones is the trade name of Clay Pigeons LLC. While we spend our days in social work, 3D printing, and graphic design respectively, by night we work to make the craft shirts the world needs.
We work with water based inks, which are absorbed into the cotton of the shirt so they are mostly flat for a soft feel. Any polyester or rayon threads, which do not absorb ink, lend a vintage look. Unlike traditional/common Plastisol (PVC plastic based) inks (which solidify on top of the shirt, giving a thick raised plastic feel you can touch) our shirts don’t crack after repeated washings.
We have a lot of apparel options including Imports, Made in America, organic, and recycled materials. All sizes are unisex. All of our apparel comes from a small supplier on Long Island. Their inventory of shirts and colors will regularly go in and out of stock, but we try to plan and coordinate with our supplier as much as possible to get the best finished product.
All of our products are hand printed by us. All of our products are carefully printed, pressed, and examined before being shipped. We also hold ourselves to the highest standards, so you can often see us out and about in the Finger Lakes representing our clothing.