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Give Your Company a Fresh Start with BLT

08/21/2012 - 3:45pm

After a lengthy scandal and monumental fines imposed on them by the NCAA, the Penn State Football program is looking to distance themselves from their past. One way the team is thinking of changing its image is by changing their uniforms.

The debate rages as to whether the college should have changed its iconic uniforms, but it may be a necessary step to move forward.

Support our Troops – Wear Red Shirts to Work on Fridays

03/21/2012 - 1:02pm

There are a growing number of working Americans who wear red shirts to work each Friday as a show of support of our military troops. This isn’t meant to be a political message – whether one supports the actual military campaign or administration isn’t the issue. The donning of red shirts one day each week is meant to show support and respect for the men and women who have given their time and lives in service to our Country. It can be a stunningly visual display to see your company’s entire staff in red shirts on Fridays when they are preparing for a weekend off with friends and family while knowing that so many other families are missing that time with a loved one who’s serving far away from home.

Earth Day is Upon Us – Are you being Green?

03/19/2012 - 12:59pm

There are dueling stories about the origin of Earth Day. One group says it’s to be marked March 21, on the first day of Spring, and the other claims April 22 as the official Earth Day. It doesn’t really matter which date you choose because it’s the concept of Earth Day that is important. That we are the custodians of the Earth and we must take good care of it is the most basic principle.

It’s Time to Order Your Custom Screen Printed and Embroidered Summer Toppers!

03/15/2012 - 12:57pm

While we do expect temperatures this summer to soar as they usually do, especially given the warmer weather we lucked into this winter, it’s now time to think about the promotional hats you’ll be giving away this summer. And, as usual, we at BLT Shirt Printers have some good ideas!

We’re Going Green in April with a Special Embroidery Offer!

03/12/2012 - 12:52pm

While it may be fashionable to be “green” in March due to St. Patrick’s Day, BLT Shirt Printers is going “Green” in April! Our great city of Alexandria, where we work and live, is a leader among our Nation’s communities in the e­fforts to be eco-friendly. Alexandria has hybrid trollies running on King Street, our City Hall has a “vegetative green” roof on its courtyard structures, and our traffic lights are LED’s. So while our town is going green, we are too, and we have special o­ffers in April for our Green –Loving customers!

Promotional Items Make an Impact in Education and Awareness Campaigns

03/09/2012 - 11:48am

One of the most prominent trade associations in the promotional products industry is in Washington, DC, this week. They are here to teach members of Congress about the power of promotional items in education and awareness campaigns. Since our offices and shop are about 10 miles from the White House, we’ve seen our fair share of inside-the-beltway stuff. But, we believe this is important because it demonstrates the power of promotional items.

Do You Have a Preference – 100% Cotton or 50-50 Blend?

03/02/2012 - 11:46am

This week we are asking our loyal readers to tell us which type of t -shirt material they prefer: 100% cotton, or a 50 - 50 blend? We can tell you that in our 30 years of experience in the custom screen printing and embroidery business, many of our customers have historically preferred 50% cotton- 50% polyester. Especially now with the increased popularity of performance wear fabrics. But, we want to know what you think and to help you decide we have a few facts to share with you.

The Reusable Grocery Tote – A No Brainer Choice for Anyone who Shops

03/01/2012 - 11:44am

We often write about grocery totes for a number of reasons not least of which is keeping informed of local laws being passed in so many towns and cities banning the use of plastic bags by retail establishments (with pretty hefty monetary penalties for ignoring them). But we also write about them because we are truly devotees of using them. For anyone who has gone to the grocery store – and we know that’s virtually all of you reading this right now – there is truly no more efficient, painless way to cart home your groceries than a reusable grocery tote bag. Let me demonstrate something that happened to us this past weekend after a trip to our local supermarket.

Beer Inspires Loyal Brand Fans

02/23/2012 - 11:41am

We always keep an eye out for stories about brand fans. You know a brand fan when you see one – the guy/gal who is so enamored of a brand that it permeates their life. Just think about the woman you saw on the subway with the initials LV on her purse, sneakers, jacket, and even painted on her fingertips. Or the guy at the ball game last week with his face painted in the team colors, wearing his favorite player’s jersey, and with the team’s logo shaved into the hair on the side of his head. It’s amazing what brand fans will do to show love and support of their favorite brand, and we came across one who’s created an almost love letter like homage to his favorite beer. So, it got us thinking about local breweries and what they can do to inspire loyal brand fans other than brewing fantastic beer!

T-Shirts Needn’t be Cheesy for Tourists!

02/17/2012 - 11:35am

While on vacation recently, we travelled to one of the Country’s most popular vacation destinations, Florida! While the weather was about the same as it is here at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia (boo hoo!), it was nice to get away to see some palm trees! And, as we always do when we’re on holiday, we checked out the t-shirts for sale in the local shops. Here are some of our favorites and we’re happy to report that we didn’t see one cheesy “My Aunt went on vacation and all I got was this t-shirt” t-shirt the entire time!

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