Tag Archives: Shirts

Halloween T-Shirts

21 Oct

Halloween is 10 days away! Do you know what you’re going to be? If you are looking for some last minute costume ideas, check out this Pinterest board where we have compiled some of our favorite Halloween t-shirts. If you are looking for something custom-made, give us a call. Our production time will be between two and six days, so there is still time.

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August in Review

30 Aug

We’ve been very busy this month! We’ve printed thousands of shirts, produced several banners and signs, created two webstores for local high schools, reconnected with old customers and met new ones as well.

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In the past week, we’ve been doing a lot of sports related shirts for high school teams, as well as company sports teams like the three above. Two are for Newark’s Cross Country team and the third is for a IES’s sports team.

We have also put a couple webstores, including one being used as a fundraiser by the Glasgow High School Athletics Department. It features a variety of products including those pictured below. Click the image to explore the website.  A percentage from every item sold will go directly to the Glasgow Athletics Department. 

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My favorite item is the cozy dragon stadium blanket. It’s available in both red and gold versions.

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Earlier this month, we handled many orders for family reunions. Several longtime customers came in to place their annual family reunion t-shirt orders including the 2013 Wilson family reunion shirts.  Their 2012 family reunion shirt was featured on our webpage for some time.

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In addition to catching up with our old customers, we also go to know new ones. We a nice order of shirts in black and white for Victor of Santo Stucco, and a couple of great family reunion transfer orders.

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In addition to t-shirts, we made beautiful full color banners including the one below.

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On our blog, we showcased these cool shirts for the awesome Delaware Army National Guard and shared some trade tips for removing vinyl lettering.

Whew! This was a busy month for us. How was your August?

Where T-Shirts Come From

9 Aug

Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are produced? Before they reach us for printing and decoration, fabric has to be cut, dyed, sewn and compiled into t-shirt shapes.  The other day, we received an email from American Apparel with an interesting graphic about how they put together their most popular standard t-shirt, the 2001.

How it's made: American Apparel 2001

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Now, we carry many brands, so all of our apparel is not American Apparel and not all of it is produced exclusively in the U.S.  While American Apparel and several other brands including LAT and Bella produce their garments in America, other brands make shirts partially in America and partially in Mexico.  According to the tags on the Jerzees and Hanes shirts in our showroom, the materials for those shirts were made in the U.S. and compiled in Mexico. Other brands’ shirts are made in various countries in Central America, primarily Honduras (Gildan, Anvil, Delta),  Nicaragua (Gildan, Anvil, Next Level), Mexico (Augusta), and El Salvador (Next Level). Some brands including Delta Apparel and Anvil have lines of shirts made exclusively in the U.S. The highest volume shirt we sell is Gildan. Information on their factory conditions is available here. All of this is garnered from a very rough, non-comprehensive survey of the t-shirts our showroom, some of which may be quite old so keep that in mind. Hopefully you find this as interesting as I do!