It’s Spring!

Happy Spring Equinox. (Forget all about the snow that is forecast for later today…)

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Mitzi and Eleanor are back with fresh new styles from Devon and Jones. These shirts are replacing the ever popular Chestnut Hill line. For those fans of Chestnut Hill never fear though. The new Devon and Jones Crown Woven Collection brings new colors and patterns with an eye for detail and solid construction.

The full list of colors and patterns is in the Devon&Jones section on our website (scroll to bottom of page). We have samples here in the shop so stop by and take a look in person.

Happy Spring!

CamoHex: A Updated Camo Look

Sport Tek is introducing a new kind of pattern for their performance tees, sweatshirts and hats. It is a new twist on an old classic. The CamoHex is a  sublimated digital camo that uses small hexagons in a tonal pattern.  We gotta admit it is pretty cool.

The tee’s are 3.8 oz of 100% Polyester, go from XS-4XL and come in youth sizes. But the real question is how well do the work when you print something on them?

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I used Sisser Cad-Cut Fashion film and did a small front logo and large back image on the ladies tee. (And yes I did that on purpose as I intend to wear it later….) The pattern shows through the orange film a bit but personally I liked the effect. It makes it look like it is more apart of the shirt and not sitting on top of it. The film went on very easy and looks quite good after a washing.

These shirts are perfect for your team, gym, or corporate team building, come in some cool colors, and have other matching items so you can make a complete outfit if you so desire.

Let us know what you think! Here is the CamoHex link  on our website where you can find them and the color options.

Mixing Typography

Picking out the right font for your embroidery or screen printing work is actually a lot harder then you think. Because typography can convey a lot about your brand, you need to make sure it is evoking the right feel or emotion. Pretty esoteric huh?

This chart by DesignMantic is a great resource for taking that “OMG there are too many fonts to choose from” feeling away and making the choice simpler.

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Monograms with a Twist

We do a lot of monogramming.  We have three basic styles and it  is a great way to personalize gifts for all kinds of events and milestones.

But what if you take it up a notch and your monogram became your brand? By playing around with font types and sizes you can create a unique monogram and use it in just the same way you would any logo. It is especially great idea if you are self employed and use your name or initials as your business name.

Here are some examples I found on  Ultralinx.com and pulled the ones that caught my eye. Do make sure to check out their website for the other images which are just as inspiring.

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You’ll never look at your monogram the same.

 

Letterman Jackets for Sale

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Mitzi and Eleanor have been pretty cozy during this nasty winter in their Letterman Jackets. But even they are sick of the weather and want to change things up. Mainly to start wearing lightweight things again.

Their wish is our command. In order to make room for spring items we are offering these NEW jackets at a price of $100.00 each (Retail price can be $160 and up.) There are five jackets available. One in each size of 2XL, XL, M, S, and XS. If you would like all five the price drops to $80.00 each.

If you are local drop by the shop and check them out. If you would like us to ship them we can do that via UPS. (You will pick up the shipping charges.)

Please feel free to share this link if you know someone who may be interested.

And as always any questions please click the RED contact us button on the right of your screen.

 

 

Key Chains Trending for Fall 2015

Ran across these photos on The Sartorialist.

 

New trend for the Fall of 2015 huh is key chains. Well, we could style that with a few of these gems.

Oh and we can even get you a blanket….

 

 

Website Updates

All of this snow has to be good for something. For me it has allowed me some time to start some much needed updates to the website.

First you may have noticed a new layout and an addition of our promotional logo The Next Event. Remember we do more than just embroidery and screen printing. If you can put your name on it we can most likely get it for you.

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Second we have added a new tab called E-Catalogs. These are digital catalogs  geared for more specific needs and enables you to focus in on what you are looking for. They also are available in print so stop by the shop if you want to grab a copy.

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Third we have added another tab called Design Your Own Logo. This new tab will take you to a design website with hundreds of clip art options and ideas. A perfect choice when you have a limited design budget or are in need of a design turned around quickly. It is also just a great resource to let your creativity flow.

webpage2We will be continuing to add more resources to the website to make it easier to navigate and to help you quickly find what you are looking for.

If you have suggestions on improvements feel free to use the RED Contact Us button on the right side of the web page and leave us a message.

 

Show off your doodling

When I was in second grade I drew on my white Keds. My parents were none too happy about it. I don’t remember the punishment but I know I never drew on my sneakers again. But I remember vividly sitting on the floor of my bedroom with my blue ball point pen making random lines and swirls in the rubber and loving how the ink felt as I wrote my name on the toes of the shoes. At least I didn’t mark them right and left… I did that later to my poor sister.

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This  photo from Highsnobiety brought back the memory of how much fun doodling is. And while I no longer doodle on my sneakers it’s nice to know that now it could be considered high art.

Have some great doodling you would like to immortalize? We can’t print on sneakers but we can transfer your art to tee’s, sweatshirts, towels, and bags. Got some ideas? Let us know….and we won’t tell Mom what you are up to.