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.

How Much Is a Good Design Worth

10/02/2012 - 4:05pm

What does your favorite shirt look like? Is it a treasured concert t-shirt, a memento from a marathon you’ve run or maybe it supports your favorite cause? If you could put a price on your favorite t-shirt how much would it be?

At Hana Shirt Company, favorite vintage t-shirts are big business. The company has discovered a cottage industry framing vintage Hawaiian shirts and selling them to collectors. How much do old shirts go for in the open market? $10,000.

Do You Want to Promote Your Cause? Try Custom Merchandise

09/27/2012 - 4:03pm

Have you ever wanted to give back? Whether you’re looking for a charity to donate to or a cause that you can contribute to with labor or events; finding a charity that’s a good fit for you or your business is a daunting process.

So why not take your charitable conundrum to a Charity Matchmaker? Jane Hess Collins is the best choice for matching you to the perfect charity. As founder of Get Out and Give Back, Collins’ business is connecting companies and people with the perfect charity.

The Seasons are Changing, Is Your Custom Clothing Winter Proof?

09/25/2012 - 4:02pm

As summer fades into fall, the leaves aren’t the only things that are changing with the weather. Cooler temperatures are beginning to creep up the Chesapeake Bay and necessitating a wardrobe change.

Is your company prepared for cooler climates? If not, it’s time to visit BLT Shirt Printers for a chance to transform your career apparel from summer fun to winter ready.

BLT is the Perfect Assignment for Back to School

09/20/2012 - 4:01pm

September is back to school month for many families in the DC area. Kids are busy earning good grades and signing up for extracurricular activities, which means that parents will need to invest in some customized apparel.

Sports teams, after-school clubs and community groups are all part of student life. To add a sense of solidarity to scholastic activities, consider creating custom t-shirts and bags for your favorite students’ groups.

Create a Sense of Unity With Custom Clothes

09/18/2012 - 4:00pm

Generating an esprit de corps among your employees is one of the best things you can do to increase productivity for your business. At BLT Shirt Printers we focus on making our employees the happiest custom clothing makers in the business.

How do we do it? With fun outings and matching outfits! Instead of a company picnic this year, the BLT crew set out for a day on the town – in matching citrus yellow t-shirts. We toured Port City Brewery before feasting at Pork Barrel BBQ.

No Matter Your Party, Vote BLT

09/13/2012 - 3:58pm

With less than sixty day until the USA’s presidential elections, political messages have become the hot new accessory. The Democratic and Republican National Conventions featured a myriad of politicos all committed to their party and willing to show it with their clothes.

No matter who you support this upcoming election season, BLT Shirt Printers can help you get your message out. As a bi-partisan printing company, BLT can help you celebrate Obama, root for Romney or promote a third-party candidate.

Set Your Team Up for a Win with Cool Custom Uniforms

09/11/2012 - 3:57pm

When you root, root, root for the home team, does it matter what they look like? ESPN thinks so. Writer Paul Lukas ranked the uniforms of baseball, hockey, football and basketball teams for the sports network’s blog, deciding that hockey team The Montreal Canadiens had the best uniform in all of sports.

In the Alexandria area, our teams didn’t top the style charts. The Orioles missed the top ten by a swing, ranking number 11 in the MLBThe Nationals fared worse, ranking 26 in the baseball charts.

Make Fundraising Fun with a Customization Contest

09/06/2012 - 3:54pm

For their 8th annual ZooWalk for Autism in East Valley Arizona, the fundraisers came up with a great idea to garner support. They held a contest asking participants to design the promotional t-shirt for their October 6 walk.

BLT Shirt Printers thinks this is a great idea for charity groups struggling to come up with fun graphic designs year after year. By holding an open designing contest, you drum up early support for your cause, get a wide range of ideas and cultivate excitement in the community. Also, instead of staring morosely at a blank piece of paper, you’ll get the chance to peruse the diverse work of others.

Bag It with BLT

09/04/2012 - 3:52pm

One of the best parts of the green movement is the commitment to buying local. With their minds on carbon footprints and supporting local business, Alexandria residents have been favoring Farmers’ Markets for their shopping.

At the Ballston BID and FRESHFARM Markets, shoppers can pick up locally grown produce, meats, crafts and more every Thursday. But how do you get it home without using an environmentally unfriendly plastic bag?


The organizers of a very successful Tag Day at Edison High School.

Student athletes and the local community raised over $15,000.