David J Hardie has been designing T-Shirts since 1999.

From the humble beginnings of hand illustrating designs during High School, to becoming the screen printing manager/graphic designer at a local screen printing shop for six years.  David launched his own apparel design company and has been printing hundreds of thousands of items over the years for large conferences such as the LIFE Conference for the CMA and working with various high school, colleges and entities creating various logos, branding and identity guides and even creating entire clothing lines for different entities.

David is incredibly easy to work with.  If you choose to utilize him for your clothing or graphic design needs you can do everything from your phone.  Artwork approval will be sent however you like (email, text FB messenger).  You can approve your sizes via text and you can pay via a paypal link that will be sent to you.  Re-Ordering shirts that we have already printed for you is as easy as sending a text.  We can even come up with the optimal size breakdowns for you.  All apparel is shipped directly to your doorstep.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions (if you have other ones, do not hesitate to reach out):

I don't have a logo for my business/group.  Can you design that for me?

Yes!  I can design anything! It would be great to know what style you want, but I can do sleek corporate logos, or I can do crazy hand drawn illustrations.  You can use it on everything you want after it’s created!  I’ll send you the files.  

Will you do design work that is not for a shirt?  Or can I buy the artwork off of you and take it to another company for printing?

Yes and Yes!  I’d love a shot at printing your stuff, but if you want to print elsewhere I will still gladly do your artwork.

What is your “turn around time” on artwork?

It depends but usually we are looking at 2-3 weeks.  I can work with you on dates.  There are different turnaround times during different seasons.

What is your “turn around time” on screen printing and embroidery?

About 2 weeks for screenprinting and about 3 weeks for embroidery.  I can work with you on dates though.  

How do you handle payments?

You can pay with Paypal (which allows you to pay via credit card if you don't have a Paypal account) or traditional check.

Do you require a deposit for custom artwork?

Yes, half up front and the rest upon completion. Often the price of artwork is rolled into the "per shirt cost" thus you’d pay a deposit on the shirts prior to the artwork being started.

Do you require a deposit for T-shirt printing?

Due to the custom nature of apparel printing you would have to pay for your order in full prior to the printing since we are shipping the order directly to you.  

Can you print just one shirt?

We cannot print just one shirt.  The minimum for screen printing is 12 and the minimum for embroidery is 4 pieces.  When ordering your shirts please note that in order to do a re-order we would need a minimum of 12 pieces. 

If I have an issue with a printed shirt will you reprint it for me again?

In most cases if your shirt/item has a defect like a hole or something else, we cannot reprint that one item.  We can reimburse you for damaged items however.  We do our very best to make sure there are no printing issues.  We will get your approval on all artwork etc.   

Is there anything you won’t print on a shirt?

Yes, though we should have conversation about that.  We like to keep our stuff family friendly but we don’t mind an “edgy style” in fact we are really good at that!

If your questions haven’t been answered, don’t be shy.  Reach out today!  I’m just a text/email/message away!  I’d love to help!

Feel free to reach out via and email to david@hardiewear.com or a text to 724-417-4507.


If you are looking for a speaker for your events David J Hardie is also an experienced youth speaker who has spoken all over the United States at Camps, Retreats, Churches and Conferences.  If you are interested in booking David just shoot him a message to start that conversation!  

Here is David's Sizzle Reel:


TERMS and Conditions for LIFEMERCH

We do not anticipate having any issues or grievances with our customers.  However when issues arise these are the standards by which we operate.


LIFEMERCH will do everything we can to meet any must-have date, but we cannot guarantee it. Rush fees may apply. Customer will be responsible for any expedited shipping charges associated with the order.


LIFEMERCH is not responsible for any loss, damage or shipping delays caused by the delivery carrier.


Please note that not all shirts will be sewn exactly the same; these dimensions are to be used for reference as a “safe” zone to avoid printing on any seams or edges.

  • Girls Small – 11” W x 18” H
  • Girls Medium – 12” W x 19” H
  • Girls Large – 12” W x 20” H
  • Girls Extra Large – 12” W x 21” H
  • Unisex Extra Small – 12” W x 20” H
  • Unisex Small – 14” W x 20” H
  • Unisex Medium – 15” W x 22” H
  • Unisex Large – 17” W x 24” H
  • Youth Small – 13” W x 13” H
  • Youth Medium – 13” W x 16” H
  • Youth Large – 14” W x 19” H

NOTE: Any print that goes over a seam can result in imperfections in the print.


Inconsistencies may occur in ink coverage and registration when printing over the seams, collar or any other edges. Large prints run the risk of printing over seams. Hardiewear is not responsible for these inconsistencies.


Orders may be cancelled up until the deposit is made. Once the deposit is made, no refunds will be issued.


LIFEMERCH cannot guarantee variances in size/shades/construction of garments and merchandise.


Any misspellings, punctuation issues or any other artwork related issue is not our responsibility if the artwork has been approved by you.


If the customer does not specify a Pantone color out of a Coated Pantone Book, then Hardiewear uses its best guess according to our art department’s monitor. We will pick a specific Pantone for that order, and use it on all other orders to keep consistency. Ink color may vary depending on print style, garment type, or garment blend. Upstate Merch is not responsible for these color variances.


LIFEMERCH has the right to change pricing without notice.

Example: John Doe contacts Hardiewear for a quote on Monday . On Tuesday, Hardiewear changes their pricing due to rising cotton prices. Later that day John Doe places an order, but the pricing on his invoice reflects the current pricing from Hardiewear.


LIFEMERCH will not be responsible for misprints up to 5% per design.  This is an industry standard.  We will do our best to be perfect, but when printing thousands of shirts there can be minute blemishes that we cannot catch.


Polyester items can be a struggle to print on depending on the brand or the way they were dyed. The reason polyester can be a struggle to print on is because of a reaction known as dye migration. Dye migration is basically just as it sounds; small dye particles moving from one place (fabric) to another (ink). This causes an unwanted change or tint in ink color. We combat this by using special Polyester inks and bleed blockers. We fight this issue, but once in a while there is a chance for some bleeding depending on the garment. LIFEMERCH is not responsible for this issue.
When your order is placed, our team orders your apparel blanks from our distributor. Sometimes that item is out of stock. In this case, we will order a brand that is comparable or better than the apparel you chose. We need to make those on the fly decisions to make sure we get your blanks on time to produce your order.

Hardiewear is not liable for the use of Trademarked, Copywritten or Licensed Images, and customer assumes full responsibility for the use there of.


All claims must be submitted within 72 hours of date of delivery. Please email david@hardiewear.com to submit your claim. In the case of an error, 100% of items must be returned to Hardiewear or the reprint will not be allowed.

LIFEMERCH has the right to change prices and terms and conditions without notice.