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Holidays are Coming, Do You Have Custom Presents

11/06/2012 - 3:21pm

'Tis the season to start planning your holiday gifts for friends, family and customers. This year, instead of sending a fruit cake or gifting people with logo pens, why not get a little creative with your gift giving? One great way to keep customers thinking about you during the holidays is to offer them a cool custom present with your company's logo on it.

If your design is well liked, a promotional present might just be a gift to your business as well as to a loyal customer.

Make Sure Your Custom Clothes Are Safe

11/01/2012 - 4:19pm

Everyone loves a great design. Be it a favorite band, cartoon character or political statement, people love the idea of expressing themselves through their apparel. But be careful what you buy.

Children's Apparel Network fleece hoodies were recalled from Target stores because their designs contained traces of lead. The hazardous material has yet to cause any reported problems, but caused a scare for all those shopping for children's apparel.

Salute Heroes with Custom Shirts

10/30/2012 - 4:17pm

Military spouses have a hard road ahead of them. In charge of keeping the family running while their loved one is deployed, they often must live with long absences and the knowledge that their loved one could be in danger.

To cope with the hardship of an active duty partner, they band together to support one another. SpouseBUZZ.com is a site dedicated to advice, support and community events for military spouses.

Is Your Message Getting Heard? Make Sure with Custom Clothing

10/25/2012 - 4:16pm

T-shirt designers are always looking for the next big thing. Whether it's the latest pop culture phenomenon or the latest Twitter trend, you can be sure that someone will create a t-shirt to capitalize off the popularity. The only problem with the YOLO shirt you just bought? It'll probably seem passé in a few months.

Is it Time for a Uniform Change? Call BLT!

10/23/2012 - 4:15pm

Women have been allowed to serve their country in the military for nearly 100 years, albeit typically in secretarial positions. By the 1970s, however, women were allowed to join the military as active duty service people.

Though the government spends billions trying to protect soldiers with gear designed to stop bullets and knives, this year they realized that their body armor had one fundamental problem: it was designed for men.

Boldly Go with a New Custom Look

10/18/2012 - 4:13pm

In the world of Star Trek fandom, it's hard to broach a new frontier as far as promotional merchandise. There are exact replica uniforms, mini-models of every character, prosthetic makeup and even working phasers.

With such a saturated market, it's hard to get noticed. Graphic artist Juan Ortiz figured out a wonderful way to get product noticed. Ortiz designed a t-shirt representing each episode of the Original series. Each vintage-inspired original design is specifically tailored to the Star Trek market, while maintaining a unique and interesting look.

Spooky Can Be Stylish At BLT

10/16/2012 - 4:12pm

With Halloween around the corner, it's not too soon to be thinking about your Spooktacular fashion. While a full costume complete with makeup is fantastic for a party, but what do you wear when you have to be seen during daylight hours?

At BLT Shirt Printers, we offer a happy medium between street clothes and full Goth makeup: black shirts with glow in the dark ink. We started dabbling with the style for Wakefield High School's freshman class' Black Out Day. And while those shirts won't have a creepy theme, we were inspired by the phosphorescent ink.

Ponder Pink This October

10/11/2012 - 4:11pm

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. Since breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer affecting women in the USA, The American Cancer Society estimates that it will affect one in eight women during their lifetimes. It's essential that women get themselves screened frequently. When caught early, the disease is highly treatable.

It’s Sports Season, Are Your Clothes Prepared?

10/09/2012 - 4:09pm

It's that wonderful time in sports when both baseball and football overlap. Baseball is winding down with post season playoffs and the World Series while football is just gearing up for its season.

In the DC-Metropolitan area, this is an exciting time. Whether you're rooting for the Nationals to win their first World Series title, celebrating the Orioles' first winning season in 14 years, or simply can't wait to see how the Ravens' and Redskins' seasons unfold.

Toast Custom Gear During Oktoberfest

10/04/2012 - 4:07pm

For 16 days in September and October, Germans take time out of their busy lives to celebrate. Oktoberfest is a festival that revels in fun, games and best of all beer.

In America, we decided that the Germans didn't get to have all the fun. In the DC-Metropolitan area, there are lots of Oktoberfest celebrations. At DC's Snallygaster, you can taste brews from over 100 different vendors at an outdoor beer festival.

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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