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Raise Awareness and Money with Help from BLT

12/11/2012 - 12:00am

All through the month of November, men from around the world started sprouting mustaches. No, Tom Selleck wasn’t experiencing a resurgence in popularity, the suddenly stylish soup-strainers were meant to raise awareness for men’s health issues including Prostate Cancer.

Bid on Bigger Business

12/06/2012 - 12:00am

During the holiday season, shoppers are a looking for a fantastic bargain. So to help celebrate the season, give your clients what they want: creative gifts with clever branding.

At BLT Shirt Printers, we used our reputation for quality customization to get our customers interested. We auctioned off a Holiday picnic prize that contained a cooler filled with goodies and a fleece/nylon blanket. The biggest bid won the basket and the opportunity to get their logo embroidered on the blanket and cooler.

This Holiday Give the Gift of Green

12/04/2012 - 12:00am

‘Tis the season of giving. Shoppers bustle from store to store seeking the best deals and the perfect items for everyone on their Nice List. The throngs of shoppers might be good for business, but sometimes the holiday season is bad for Mother Earth. Increased travel means more fossil fuel pollution, factory made gifts can lead to extraneous packaging and waste. This year, when you’re stocking your shelves with holiday items, remember that Green is truly the color of the season.

Save Big this Holiday Season with BLT

11/29/2012 - 12:00am

It’s true that it is better to give than receive. Seeing the joy on someone’s face when they open the perfect present is what the holiday season is all about. And if you can give that gift without breaking the bank, then it will be a merry season for all.

This Holiday Give the Gift of Custom Clothing

11/27/2012 - 12:00am

Holidays spent with families can be stressful. Everyone likes to imagine a Norman Rockwell celebration, with smiling faces and elaborate festivities. While we would love that perfect celebration, what we usually get is closer to aGriswold family festivity.

Make Work Easier for Your Employees with Custom Uniforms

11/23/2012 - 12:00am

What’s the most dangerous part of flying? Bad weather? Flocks of birds? Mechanical Failure? For 400 Alaskan Airlines flight attendants, their uniformsput them in more danger than the planes. After issuing new uniforms to their staff, the company soon started receiving complaints of rashes, hives, hair loss, eye irritation, asthma and more.

How do You Get Your T-Shirts to a Bigger Market?

11/20/2012 - 12:00am

Do you remember the first time someone handed you – or tossed to you – a free t-shirt? For decades, giveaway t-shirts have been an effective tool for marketing messages of all kinds, especially in sports.

The Philadelphia 76ers have invented a bigger and better way to get their giveaway shirts out to the people. They’ve designed the world’s largest t-shirt cannon.

A Cool T-Shirt Can Strike the Right Notes with Fans

11/15/2012 - 3:30pm

Starting a band is a tough proposition. Booking gigs, raising a fan base and releasing music online is enough to discourage even the most talented musicians.

So how do you generate a loyal group of fans when new independent bands start up every day? Cool t-shirts can help.

People connect so deeply to musical merchandise that they keep concert t-shirts for years. The Guardian even ran a continuing series featuring readers' favorite musical t-shirts.

Are Your Uniforms Doing Everything They Can?

11/13/2012 - 3:27pm

The military is always looking for new and inventive ways to protect its troops. They've just developed new body armor for their female soldiers, which will protect them without inhibiting their motions.

Now the military is experimenting with a new fabric that is resistant to chemical and biological weapons. This breakthrough fabric is breathable and thin, meaning that it could potentially replace cumbersome, hot and impractical chemical gear currently issued to soldiers.

Know Your Market for Custom Clothing

11/08/2012 - 3:25pm

Apparel story Flavour Gallery has a very specific audience in mind, selling t-shirts, aprons and more to foodies and chefs. Their latest shirts feature designs from celebrity chefs such as Andrew Zimmerman and Chris Cosentino.

At BLT Shirt Printers, we admire Flavour Gallery's business strategy. Small businesses should take time to truly consider who their target audience is, then design merchandise that caters to their tastes.

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

Middle schoolers and hometown police play basketball