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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!

Custom Printed Golf Promo Items for Your Business – No Mulligans Here

04/12/2012 - 1:48pm

One of the most well-known professional golf events wrapped up on Sunday and the winner was a surprise. The lucky guy who donned the coveted Masters’ green jacket is a good old boy nicknamed Bubba. In the world of golf, Bubba has been known mostly for his long drives on the course. Now he’s celebrating his Masters win, his new baby boy, and his recent purchase of a General Lee replica car made famous in the Dukes of Hazard television show. Bubba Watson is the new star of the PGA, and your company should take advantage of what’s being predicted as a renewed interest in golf since the downfall of Tiger Woods. It’s time to invest in custom printed promo items for your golf-loving customers.

Celebrate Our Local Heroes – Buy and Wear Custom Embroidered Police and Fire Department Hats

04/10/2012 - 1:47pm

It’s such a wonderful tradition to show support of our local police and fire departments by buying and wearing baseball-style hats that are custom embroidered to celebrate these community heroes. Remember after 9-11 when NYPD and FDNY embroidered hats were worn by everyone from actors on television shows to farmers in Nebraska? We don’t need a tragedy to remember those who devote their lives to helping and protecting our communities. We can show our support by attending their various charity events, by volunteering when asked, and by wearing their branded hats.

Custom Embroidered Oxford Shirts for the Boardroom Casual Look

04/06/2012 - 1:41pm

We all are familiar with the concepts of “casual Friday” at work, and “business casual” for events like tradeshows. But there’s another category of dress that’s becoming more important in corporate America and that’s “boardroom casual” and it borrows heavily from traditional private school clothing. Think sweaters over a dress shirt and tie, and blazers. A dressy-preppy kind of look that forgoes the traditional suit, but that’s perfect for a custom embroidered corporate brand on shirts, sweaters, and ties. It’s branded dressing at its best!

Show Everyone that You Are Up for a Challenge with a Custom Screen Printed Team T-Shirt

03/30/2012 - 1:37pm

In September, the New River Trail Challenge 2012 will bring out hundreds of participants in one of our area’s toughest triathalons. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the race at the New River Trail State Park, and athletes from local military, fire and police departments, colleges and universities, and event sponsors have formed teams to tackle the rough terrain. The race consists of 12 miles of kayaking, 13.1 miles of running and 40 miles of biking on the trail.

Eco-Friendly Clothing Goes Mainstream Retail and BLT Shirt Printers were Ahead of the Trend!

03/29/2012 - 1:34pm

With April upon us and the celebration of Earth Day, we are keenly focused on the issue of being eco-friendly. We’ve recently written about the importance of recycling, of using organic materials, and promoting the use of reusable grocery bags. We even have a special FREE embroidery offer for all customers who place orders in April. We put a lot of effort into providing eco-friendly choices to our customers who order custom screen printed and embroidered branded apparel, company uniforms, and promotional items. So we were thrilled to read about more eco-friendly clothing hitting the market and we’re talking a huge, mainstream retailer going eco-friendly and high-fashion!

Happy Birthday and Happy Summer Custom Screen Printed T-Shirts

03/23/2012 - 1:32pm

Not all of us have children, but most of us do have kids in our lives via our siblings, friends, and extended families. Spring and summertime are some of the best times of year for kids – great weather to play outdoors, the end of a long school year, summer vacations, summer camps, and of course all those spring and summer birthdays! So as we usually do at BLT Shirt Printers, we have some great ideas for some custom screen printed and embroidered clothing and items that will knock your kids’ socks off!

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.

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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.