We love printing math shirts, possibly due to we are all nerds. Here are two of our favorites. The Pie day shirt we just printed for the ultimate pie day on March 14th. It’s always fun to have several orders for the same design. We got to mix up the shirts a bit. Some printed on 100% cotton tees while others are on ladies cut 50/50. If you are looking for a shirt for your class or club give us a call. If you don’t have a design that’s ok too. We can help you design something great.
We don’t usually take one shirt orders but we received a call from a customer that just needed one shirt. The design was easy enough to be cut out on the plotter and heat pressed onto the shirt that we decided to say yes. In fact the entire shirt was just words. Unfortunately, the meaning of the shirt escapes us as it’s some kind of inside joke but we were able to get it done in just a couple of days as we don’t keep the shirt color that he wanted in stock. We already had white vinyl at the shop and were able to cut the design in short order.
Now that we are a LLC in the state of Nevada additional distributors have been opened up to us. We discovered a local t-shirt distributor just 30 minutes from the shop. Kelley was able to swing over and pick up what the client needed and come back to heat press the design.
In an effort to increase sales and visibility in our community we decided to take out an ad in the event guide at the Mega Scout Expo for the Las Area Council Boy Scouts. The Expo event occurs every year and every troop, pack, and venturing crew is invited for this two day extravaganza. We figured this is a perfect spot to advertise. The event guide is given out to everyone that attends and it comes with a free booth. We asked our designers to come up with an ad to be placed in the guide. You can see what she came up with below. If all goes well we will have talked to a lot of people that are interested in shirts for their unit and hopefully come out with some new orders. We will be promoting our normal business with The T-Shirt Guy as well as our girly blinged out shirts for the moms with The T-Shirt Girl. We are even going to roll out our promotional items and see if anyone needs customized key chains, cups, pens, and more!
Our favorite softball team has re-ordered from us again. A few more blingged out rhinestone shirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. We also cut out some names and numbers to but on the back of the shirts as well. By using the rhinestone sticky flock template material we are able to reuse the templates again and again. This allows us to be pretty productive when creating these girly shirts for the team and moms.
These two new beauties will be joining The T-Shirt Guy family. In an effort to show off our shirts in the best way possible we picked up a couple of mannequins to dress in custom screen printed t-shirts. Look for them to show up all over the blog and our new web site!
Over the past month or so we have been busy planning out a new web site. We hired the design firm Virtual Tours Production to create our new online experience for us. As we don’t want to let the whole cat out of the bag just yet but we did want to give you just a glimpse of what to expect. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
So last night I had a few jobs to cut on the plotter. We started using the plotter for the onesie/twosies jobs. We don’t usually take orders for less than 10 shirts but when it’s for family or a close buddy what are you going to do?
First, made a quick cut of a phrase for my mother-in-law’s birthday. It was a quote from Tina Turner. The Graphtech CE5000-60 peeled right through it.
The second job was a little trickier. This is for a track shirt for my buddy’s daughter. She only wants two shirts but it’s a two color design. Since her school, Foxcroft Academy, colors are maroon and white we decided to pick up some maroon vinyl from Specialty Graphics. The design is layered on top of each other creating an outline effect. This is the first time that I had to create two vinyl designs and layer them on top of each other. It didn’t come out perfect as my first cut I missed the inside of the “A” but I ended up cutting it out with an exacto knife. All in all it came out well. Kelley will be pressing it on a shirt later today. She will have to line up the two designs by eye so we will see how that goes.
This is the design that was proofed. The client gave us a pdf from Microsoft Word with what he wanted. He basically used Word Art. I was able to take his as a concept and create it in Adobe Illustrator.
The finished vinyl designs are below. You can see the white one on the left will go directly on the shirt as a base. The maroon design on the right will be pressed over the white.
Below is the final product. Front two-color vinyl design with cut letters on the back.
Let us know how we can help you with your school track & field shirts or other sports. We can print uniforms and practice jerseys. As you can see we can put names and numbers on the back of the shirts as well.
I’ve been working with our plotter for the last couple of months. I’ve successfully cut out rhinestone designs and we heat pressed them on shirts. In search of some car vinyl to make those little people that go on windshields I stumbled across www.specialty-graphics.com. In addition to the window sticker vinyl I grabbed some flocking material. Although flocking comes in several different colors I bought some white and when it arrived I got to work.
The flocking stands out and is “fuzzy” to touch. I made two shirts for my kids just for fun. The plotter cut out the vinyl with no problem at all. Weeding was just as easy. You can see the final products below. Flocking will make it to our Las Vegas shop soon. Look for it under specialty products.
Cyber Monday is finally here and we just purchased the Bling It! Pro. This will allow us to create custom Rhinestone designs and heat press them onto t-shirts, tote-bags, and other apparel. Along with the Bling It! we bought a Graphtech 24″ Plotter e5000. Along with the cutting out Rhinestone patters the plotter will cut heat transfer vinyl so that we can cut our own names and numbers for the back of sports shirts. We will also be able to create custom window clings and signs. There are quite a bit of possibilities.
With the new Rhinestone designs we are looking into spinning off a new web site called “The T-Shirt Girl” where it will specialize in the Rhinestone and Crystal designs. We will keep you posted as we progress!
We buy most of our supplies and equipment from Ryonet Silk Screening Supplies. I’m sure it’s no surprise but they have a pretty big Cyber Monday sale. We are chopping at the bits to see what will be on sale on Monday. We are looking to buy the Bling It! Pro to make custom rhinestone designs on t-shirts and tote bags.