About us

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Miguel Ablaza

Walk in the front door at BLT Shirt Printers - and there he is,

ready to help you place your order, pick up your order or answer

any questions you may have. Mild-mannered customer service rep by day!

Lois Butcher

Lois Butcher has always loved art and studied it at the University of Maryland.

She founded BLT Shirt Printers in 1983. Favorite pastimes include cooking, playing piano and walking her 2 Vizsla dogs.

Rick Coppage

Rick commutes from Fairfax, VA to oversee BLT's shipping and receiving.

We call on him to troubleshoot computer glitches. 

Fun Facts: Rick enjoys sci-fi, clog dancing and caring for his Chinese Crested dogs.

Vincent Cuenco

Vincent is a long-time staff member, orginially from the Phillipines.
Best Quote: ” I sweat ink!”
Claim to fame? Became an American citizen in 2005

Pride and Joy? His A-student son, Karl

Ricki Flores

Ricardo Flores, came to BLT Shirt Printers in 2015.

Having served the US in the military, Ricki now serves BLT customers with care and attention.

Kelvin Gonzales

Kelvin is BLT's Lead Embroidery Specialist. He joined the BLT staff in 2009. He is originally from Honduras.
Favorite TV Show: Sports Center
Favorite Sport: SOCCER !!!
Fun Fact: He’s the proud Dad of a little angel, Angely

Derrick Murphy

Derrick is a life-long student of the arts and advertising design, and a top notch screen printer.

When he is not breaking production records or preparing graphics for printing and embroidery

Raymond Pecson

Raymond joined the BLT staff in summer of 2012 and finishes and inspects our products. He is originally from the Philippines.
Favorite Food: Adobo – a cooked pork dish
Claim to Fame: Vincent’s father in law

Krystle Sims

Krystle creates order out of chaos at BLT Shirt Printers, folding,

stacking and packing with an eye on quality control. She joined our

staff in 2015.

Patrick John Turlo

PJ (Patrick John) is multi-skilled in embroidery and printing. He joined the BLT staff in 2010. He is originally from the Philippines and is Vincent’s brother-in-law.
Favorite Movie: Sponge Bob Square Pants – the movie
Favorite Food: Fried chicken

Chris Walck

Chris has worked in the screen printing industry for over 9 years, perfecting his skills on the manual printer.

He joined BLT Shirt Printers in November, 2013.  Chris is from Bellingham, Washington.

(Is that why he wears shorts to work in the winter?)

BLT Shirt Printers has been providing promotional apparel to satisfied customers for nearly 30 years. At BLT, Vincent Van Cuenco and his expert staff print hundreds of garments a day on our sophistocated multi-color presses. For those who prefer embroidery, our state-of-the-art Tajima machines create the latest looks in upscale sportswear.

Located near the intersection of Rt. 395 and Edsall Road in Alexandria VA, BLT's office, showroom, and production shop are easily accessible. We serve businesses, government, non-profit organizations, schools, clubs, sports teams and individuals in Northern Virginia and beyond.

Your designs or ours? The designs we print and embroider are generated – if not by you – by our art department under the direction of our founder, Lois Butcher. Her 30-year background in fine art and graphic design is one of the reasons for this company's popularity.

Got your own design ideas? Please utilize our Online Design Studio where you can upload your own design or choose from our online art selection.

We're small and powerful. BLT Shirt Printers is known as the promotional sportswear company that really listens and delivers with service that exceeds expectations. The repeat business and referral calls come in every day. National Geographic, Fairfax County Government, Dominos Pizza, INOVA Health Systems and the Embassy of Finland are just a few of the many organizations we've served.

What do you need? Golf shirts with your company logo? Family reunion t-shirts? Hats for team members on a work project? Simple or complex? Subtle or outlandish? You can rely on us to create the look you want.

How to get started. We invite you to provide as much detail as you like. Request a quote by email. When you call for information about placing an order, the first cheerful BLT voice you're likely to hear is Kelly Shinafelt's. You can rely on her knowledge and experience to guide you on your way to selecting the garments and deciding on the design process that is best for your purpose. Ask Kelly for your free copy of our sportswear catalog.

How much will it cost? You'll find our prices to be more than competitive for quality custom work. Please don't be tempted to compare us with less experienced, home-based shops who go for the low bid and then don't deliver what they promise. Custom work can vary in specification and detail, that's why we'd like you to call or email us to discuss your needs. Click here to request a quote. We welcome you.

T-shirts distinguish kids from cops in a basketball game at Charles Barrett School in Alexandria, VA.

Middle schoolers and hometown police play basketball

We Are An American Printer

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BLT Shirt Printers has been in the custom screen printing and embroidery business for 30 years - and all of them spent right here in the U.S.A. Our offices and production facilities are located in Alexandria, Virginia, and we are so proud to be a true American printing and embroidery shop.