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Custom Designs Get Your Brews in More Hands

06/04/2012 - 2:36pm

Flying Dog Ales founder George Stranahan credits a former neighbor for the striking designs on his bottles. Stranahan lived next door to gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, known by some as the guy Johnny Depp played in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Thompson was never above having a few drinks and Stranahan’s brew must have hit the spot. Soon Thompson introduced him to British artist Ralph Steadman, who illustrated most of Thompson’s works. Soon Steadman was drawing eye catching designs for all Flying Dog products. Thompson even wrote an essay on ale for Stranahan to use in Flying Dog publicity.

Fun in the Sun is Better with Custom Printed UV Protection Apparel

05/25/2012 - 2:33pm

School’s out for summer. And unless you’ve got a great daycare plan, the kids are probably going to camp. With fun in the sun, comes exposure to harmful UV and UVB rays.

At BLT Shirt Printers we know that campers have other things on their minds than reapplying sunscreen. And nothing ruins a great day outside quite like a nasty sunburn. Send your campers off with confidence clad in UV protective shirts and hats.

Fly Your Colors with a Custom Printing – Special Offer for our Military Members

05/24/2012 - 2:30pm

It’s not too late to pay tribute to our county and those who serve it with a custom printed shirt, magnet or hat for Memorial Day. At BLT Shirt Printers we’ve got you covered from head to toe with patriotic designs, insignias and more.

Remember that patriotic themes last all summer: Flag Day is around the corner on June 14, followed by Independence Day and the 67th anniversary of V-J Day which ended WWII. If your style is more subtle, work with our designers to create a shirt that pays tribute to our County with a touch of patriotism and tons of style. And since stripes are in this year, a red and white t-shirt will keep you stylish all summer. You can even do it yourself with our online design tool!

A Toast to Creating Custom Beer Graphics

05/18/2012 - 2:28pm

Conventional wisdom tells you never judge a book by its cover. But when you wander into a book store to browse, it’s the interesting cover that draws your eye. The same is true for any product with a label, especially alcohol.

GuinnessBudweiser and National Bohemian have made a cottage industry marketing their mascots and logos to their loyal customers. Some people don’t even drink the beer, they just appreciate the classic iconography of the brand.

Give Your Family a Custom Printed Crest

05/17/2012 - 2:26pm

Back in the days of yore, a family crest, or sigil, was a symbol representing a rich history and lineage. Homes, linens and armor were emblazoned with these symbols of honor and legacy. At BLT Shirt Printers, we’ve decided to take back the family crest from the aristocracy. Don’t let Windsor family and the cast of Game of Thrones have all the fun!

Promote Your Company With Custom Printed Bumper Magnets

05/11/2012 - 2:24pm

Bumper stickers are fun to see and read but they are so unfriendly to car bumpers! Reportedly, in the political sphere, a bumper sticker during election time will reach nearly 10 times as many voters as any other form of outreach. So, without question, they are a powerful marketing tool. But, how do you get them to work for your business?

First, think about a magnetic bumper sticker that is easily removed and movable from vehicle to vehicle. We printed the one in the picture for our good friends at the Canine Wingman Company.

Company Uniforms Are Now Called Career Apparel

05/07/2012 - 2:22pm

In our consumer society, it’s no surprise to walk into a store and see an employee in a company uniform. The purpose of a company uniform has always been to establish an image of authority so that customers instantly know from whom they should request help while shopping. Do you remember the days of soda jerks and gas station attendants? (We barely do!) Their uniforms were inspired by the military in order to project that authoritative image. Today’s uniforms have a completely different look and they are no longer called uniforms but instead are career apparel!

Take Care of Your Custom Screen Printed & Embroidered Clothing – Eliminate and Correct Fabric Pilling

05/03/2012 - 2:18pm

Most of us spend a good amount of money on clothing each year. Whether for work, for play, or even for sleeping, it’s important to know how to take care of the clothes we own. In fact, one of our very popular blog articles is how to launder your screen printed apparel. So we decided to take on some more clothing-care problems and this week it’s Fibrillation (aka fabric pills). Here are a few tricks to help you prevent them and correct them.

What’s Hot Right Now in Custom Screen Printed Apparel

04/30/2012 - 2:14pm

Similar to designer fashions, each season there’s something new and hot in the promotional apparel industry. Of course, patriotic and Team USA related items are very important this summer due to the Olympics coming up in August in London. (BLT Shirt Printers has some great ideas on that subject!) But there are a few other hot items to call to your attention that are perfect for custom screen printing and embroidery of your company’s logo!

Get Inspired by the Olympics – Custom Screen Print and Embroider ‘Team USA’ on Your Company Shirts and Hats

04/27/2012 - 2:08pm

The 2012 Summer Olympics will kick-off In London in three months, and tens of thousands of spectators will soon crowd the sports venues. It’s certainly a majestic sight when the athletes parade through the stadium during the opening and closing ceremonies, and great thought and time is put into the design of the teams’ apparel. Famed American fashion designer Ralph Lauren recently debuted the collection he designed for Team USA. The sketches of the teams’ closing ceremony outfits are unsurprisingly very traditional, preppy and, well, very Ralph Lauren.

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

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

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.