Thursday, March 22, 2018

Do you screenprint?

One of the questions we get asked almost daily....Do you screenprint?  Why YES we do!!

Let's take a walk through the screenprinting process.

First, send us your art.  All jobs are priced on the quality of the garment (t-shirts, sweatshirts,
tanks, jackets), the quantity of shirts, the amount of colors in the art, and the number of placements
you want printed.

Your art goes into our art department and each color has a screen made for it and each screen
must align so that your finished product looks great.  We ask for true vector art (AI, Corel, or
EPS) as it then comes to us that we can pull each color for the screens.

Each shirt has to be mounted on the press and then hit with each color individually.  If it is a dark
garment, we do a white flash coat (a base coat to allow the colors to pop), and then your colors from your art are then screened on top of it.

Then it is pulled off the press and put into a big oven that binds the ink to the garment.  Then
they are folded, boxed, and delivered to you.

We can do youth to 6XL with the same art.  But the size of the art will be as big as it can be
on the youth garments and then it will be the same size on the 6XL.  If you want it to be bigger
on the adults, we can do 24+ youth shirts with your art and then the adults in another order of 24+
We do this all of the time and have had no problems.  It is just your personal perference.

We love printing!  Please feel free to reach out for a quote and let us help you look great for
your business, family reunion, conference, non profit, camp, Disney trip...remember if you can
think it, we can ink it!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Are you showing off your Business Brand in your client appreciation?

When thinking of great gifts to say Thank You to your great clients...Have you thought of
coming up with something great to give them that has your BRANDING on it?

I'm in the business and was thinking about a client last week I wanted to give a Thank You gift
to AND then it hit me!!  I should have a stash of Great Gifts that have my branding on them
to give!!

Why am I showing off Starbucks or Nike or Amazon when I can show off my business?  I actually
won one of these great bluetooth speakers at our convention in January and Love it!  And I
remember that company and experience when I use it:)

Wouldn't a nice blue tooth speaker be a great gift?
Or a stainless steel 16 oz coffee tumbler?
Or a power bank to have on the go to charge your phone?
Or a travel pack with extra cords for your phone?
So many more ideas to have for you to give to your clients and stay in front of them
as you say THANK YOU!

If you can think it, we can ink it!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

More than you wanted to know about buying a T shirt for your Church, camp, or non profit!

So you want a shirt to show off or market your Church activity?  Camp? Non-profit or maybe even
a family reunion.

Well...You have come to the right place!  Our number 1 best seller is screen printed T shirts, all
colors & varieties. We love printing Tees and we strive for a happy client.

The first thing we do is find you the right t shirt for your event/organization.
Because there are 100% cotton, ring spun cotton, 50/50, different weights, colors, and sizes up
to 6X.  There are Unisex cuts and women's cuts--a lot of great choices!

Then we look at your art--printing is priced according to the color of the shirt, the amount of
colors in the design, how many places we are printing, and of course, the quantity of shirts.

We then give you a quote, send you a proof for approval, and print!!  Shirts are delivered
directly to you or your camp or organizations doorstep!

Recently we have printed shirts for a Church Girls camp, Fire dept, School District, Rotary Camp, a large non-profit camp, a Eyebrow business, an Eclipse watching group, and so much more....

We LOVE printing apparel, so remember if You can think it, We can ink it!

Monday, December 5, 2016

What's your Vision?

I've been wanting to write a vision for myself and my sweetie for years...Intimidation.;..I started and stopped, let work get in the way, thought what do I really want ( and  Yes!! just how is this going to happen?), where do I really want to go, and so many more questions go running through my mind!

Bleck!!  What do I say?

Recently I had the privilege of going to International BNI conference
and two of the speakers spoke to just this!  It was just what I needed.

One said what are your non negotiables?  That struck home to me and I knew I could do it from there.
The other speaker spoke about his new book, Eyes Wide Open--as he is blind!!!  We didn't know this
until he told us!!  How cool is that?

Anyway, he just put into words what I needed to hear.

And we took the advice and calendared it and took a half day and wrote it! 

I am so excited to have it done for one, but it inspires us!!

So totally cool...

So find something that inspires you, ask yourself what are your non negotiables and DREAM BIG!!

A quote I recently heard....Might as well Dream Big, small comes anyway.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What's your favorite Tee?

This time of year we print hundreds of different kinds of apparel and most of them are t-shirts.  What would you say are your favorite characteristics of your favorite tee?

There is the Beefy t shirt, the 100% cotton t shirt, the 50/50 t shirt, the new performance t shirts, but the one that is my favorite is the new soft, yummy feeling ones, spun cotton.  They make up my sleep shirts for sure!

Did you know...."The dubbed "T-shirt" surfaced  in the United States when they were issued by the U.S. Navy sometime around the Spanish American War. They featured crew-necks and short sleeves and were meant to be worn as underwear beneath the uniform.  Soon it was adopted by the Army as part of the standard issue ensemble given to recruits. It got its iconic name from its shape resembling the letter "T"....  Bet you just needed this little bit of trivia:)

Currently we can find just about everyone wearing a T shirt from time to time, whether it has our favorite rock band, cute saying, or advertising a brand.

Using that T shirt for brand awareness is a major smart choice.  A branded T shirt on one of your crew members tells the public that they are meant to be on the job and gives them instant credibility.

And you get to let everyone see the name of your company!  What can be better than a walking billboard that you don't have to swing on the corner.

We print T shirts for companies, churches, camps, fire departments, fundraisers, walks, runs, swim teams, family reunions, you name it!  

As our saying goes, If you can think it, we can ink it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Community Give Back

It is such fun to just think about being able to empower another business owner with the skills
to make their 2015 just so much more powerful--where they can pay it forward and impact
so many other lives around them at the same time.

This all came about as I applied for the Chase grant last year and was filling out the application.
It had lots of questions about how my business could impact the community I live and work in.
I thought I love to do business makeovers and I could give 10 a year away with my grant money.

So then Rebecca Hall Gruyter and I were talking and Voila!!  The Business Success Makeover
was born!  It is our way to give back to our communities and also showing up as the experts
we are.

Our Business Success Makeover I like to describe as a combination of the Chase Grant project
and a really nice Shark Tank!  LOL

We are taking up to 100 applications this first time around and are selecting at least 30 business
owners to come and present their business plan in front of a fantastic panel of experts.

Then we will pick the finalists that will WIN the business makeover!!  How cool is that?
You want in?  Just go to www.BusinessSuccessMakeover and fill out the application and
join us in moving small business in our communities to the next level!

We are so excited and know we can make a huge impact, not only on individual business owners,
but on the communities we live in as well.  We have a huge resource team that are all coming
together to donate their skills and empower our winning business owners to be able to
make a dramatic impact on their bottom line as well as themselves.

So join us in bringing about a Success revolution!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

T Shirt Turns 100--Celebrate it's Birthday!

You know that great ratty t shirt that you just love 

to wash the car in, sleep in, paint in, YES it is your favorite....Well that T Shirt celebrates it's 100th birthday this year!

 "In 1913, the T-shirt as we know it first appeared as standard-issue gear within the U.S. Navy. Since then, it  has become an essential part of the American wardrobe and identity."

A survey  revealed  "that 95 percent of Americans wear T-shirts and 89 percent wear Ts at least once a week. Nearly nine in every 10 Americans (87 percent) own at least one T-shirt they refuse to “trash” because of a sentimental attachment.

In fact, on average, they have 13 T-shirts they hold onto for that reason.

Most commonly, these shirts are from a group of which they were a member, or shirts commemorating a major event. They also said that they would have a stronger emotional connection with a shirt that they or someone they knew custom-designed!"

Custom designed T shirts, can you believe it!!  Look at your favorite T and see what memories it brings to mind and why you just LOVE it!

And that's the thing, WE LOVE creating custom T shirts that you can make your NEW favorite to wash the car in, go to coffee, take a walk, or just sit back and read a book in!

Plus what better way to advertise your business than to give out a great designed T Shirt that walks
around as a custom Billboard advertising your business.

Have your employees wear them everywhere they go during the workday, give them out at little league games, to business associates, thank you to your best clients, the list is endless.

The T Shirt has an average lifetime of 5 years, yes and where else can you get advertising for the cost of a T Shirt that will walk around advertising YOU for 5 years? 

That is totally the BEST advantage of a promotional product!  And you thought your favorite T Shirt was just for sleeping in!!

Quote from press release from Customink