Friday, June 29, 2007

Tips for Tanks

If you need to coordinate men’s and ladies tanks, manufacturers such as Anvil and Gildan offer women’s tanks that coordinate with men’s styles although you are limited to a few basic colors.

The “Hanes for Her” line offers tank tops in three different cuts: fitted, classic and relaxed fit. This line is great for getting the best fit when buying for a group of women that vary in size and shape. Not every color is available in each style but there is a range of pretty shades.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Get the Skinny About Tank Tops!

Custom embroidered or screen printed tank tops will keep your group cool in the summer but choosing the right style can be a challenge. Okay, men are easy but choosing the correct size and style for a group of women can be difficult.

Tank top styles for women run the gamut from tight-fittings styles that work best for teens to relaxed styles that are comfortable and flattering for older women. Junior /teen styles often contain spandex or are constructed from a ribbed knit fabric. These styles usually have thinner straps and are shorter in length so if showing “tummy” or becoming untucked is an issue, you may want to choose another style.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Add PUNCH to Your Logo!

If you pick a polo shirt style with an accent trim color that is in your embroidered logo, you can create a really sharp looking custom embroidered shirt. For example, if your business name is embroidered in black thread, choose a shirt with a black trim detail in the collar. This added color will reinforce your logo and you’ll have a great looking shirt. My personal preference is to pick a shirt style that has the trim color in just the collar. Some styles have trim on the packet and/or sleeve and IMO that can be too busy & actually detract from your business logo. Shirts with contrasting trim are usually a bit more expensive but the extra cost is worth it!

Friday, June 8, 2007

What Do We Sell?

As a provider of custom embroidered & screen printed apparel, we are often asked, “Do you sell hats, jackets, aprons, scrubs…. The answer is yes; but, we really like to think that we sell ADVERTISING. Custom embroidered & screen printed garments, headwear and bags are great for advertising a business, thanking customers and promoting an upcoming event. Logo wear, as it is sometimes known, is also excellent for introducing a new product or strengthening corporate identity. Shirts, hats and bags can be given to employees, friends and family. Don’t forget small children. Kids are seen and noticed so give them a shirt or hat. Remember, “You advertise wherever you go when you wear custom embroidery & screen printing”.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Jacket Backs, Children's

Jackets: custom embroidered jacket backs are great but the cost can be prohibitive. Expect to pay for the additional time involved to digitize (set-up) a custom jacket back design. If the cost is too expensive, consider using a stock embroidery design, simplified version of your custom design or just your business name or web address.

Children's Clothing: consider placing left chest embroidery center front for small children. If you're using the same design for children and adults, depending on the size of the design, you may want to have the design sized down for smaller shirts. Children are seen & noticed so don't forget them when advertizing your business with custom embroidery.