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How Custom Uniforms Can Benefit Your Organization

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, May, 09, 2013 @ 13:05 PM

Custom uniforms have a major impact on the way an organization runs. While it may not seem that an item of clothing would really change the way business is done, any organization that makes the move from individualized clothing to matching uniforms is going to see a noticeable change. Uniforms impart many benefits, including the following.

A Sense of Unity

When members of an organization are wearing the same uniform they feel a natural sense of unity. There’s a general feeling that everyone is in this together, and it’s easier to see commonalities with others as opposed to differences. Teambuilding is easier and often happens on its own with no other encouragement when custom uniforms are introduced to the mix.

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Top 10 Spring Clothing Fashion Trends for 2013

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Fri, Apr, 26, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

Spring is upon us and it's time to give your wardrobe a fresh boost to go along with the beautiful weather. Spring clothing trends this season are fun; playful and bold patterns, soft as well as bright colors to enhance our senses and keep us looking and feeling cool and invigorated.

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Celebrate Earth Day by Switching to Organic Clothing

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Apr, 22, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

Ready to do something different with your employee apparel? With the celebration of Earth Day this year, more emphasis is being placed on using materials that are sustainable, organic, and natural in order to live a more planet friendly life and a greener existence. How can you do your part for the environment? Consider changing your company apparel fabrics to soft, comfortable, and all natural organic clothing made of natural materials. There are many benefits to going organic when it comes to company clothing; here are a few.

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How to Use Corporate Apparel to Establish Corporate Identity

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Apr, 15, 2013 @ 09:04 AM

Your corporate identity is the image that you put forth to the public as a whole. This public includes customers, investors, suppliers, and even your own employees. At its core, corporate identity stems from a set of established values, beliefs, and practices that the company operates around. This isn't always easy to visualize, though, which is where tangible items like corporate apparel come into play.

What Your Apparel Says About the Company

Like it or not, the corporate apparel that you choose will send a certain message about your company. Tee shirts are casual and laid back, which is perfect for certain retail or dining establishments where customers should feel comfortable and relaxed as well. Polos are slightly more professional, but still show that your company isn't too uptight. A button down shirt with your company logo on it is sleek and professional, and shows that you're more focused on serious business matters than on fun or recreation.

There's no one right answer when it comes to corporate apparel. You simply need to consider the image that you're putting forth and choose items that keep in line with your chosen identity.

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Topics: corporate apparel

How To Be Fashionable With Branded Apparel

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Fri, Apr, 12, 2013 @ 12:04 PM

Uniforms are a necessary element for many organizations. After all, uniforms immediately unify and identify staff members, add an element of professionalism and promote the name and logo of the business. Indeed, there are many professions, from doctors to housekeepers, who utilize uniforms as part of their daily employment. 

Despite the need for uniforms, however, employees are individuals and they seek a way to express that individuality even when wearing a uniform. Moreover, companies can benefit from adding fashionable touches to branded apparel, especially because many customers respond well to a fashionable uniform. 

Variety 

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4 Reasons Eco-Friendly Apparel Is Here To Stay

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Mar, 25, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Going green is steadily becoming the new black. In fact, many American made clothing lines are offering products that are comprised of eco friendly materials only. Businesses are steering toward environmentally safe clothing for their employees and even for retail purposes, as well. 

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Topics: organic clothing, green clothing, eco-friendly clothing

7 Ways to Personalize Custom T-Shirts for Your Organization

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Fri, Mar, 01, 2013 @ 06:03 AM

Creating a personalized custom t-shirt for your business, organization, or sports team can be a lot of fun if you understand the different techniques involved during the process. Making your t-shirt a unique personalized representation of your organization can also be easily done if you follow these simple 7 guidelines:

  1. Start by creating a customized design for your organization’s t-shirts. This can be anything from a company branded logo, or a logo you create yourself to represent the organization. There are three main techniques that can be used when printing your personalized logo for your t-shirts: screen printing, embroidery or digital. Beyond these main capabilities, there are a few other ways that a logo can be customized, such as dye sublimation, heat press, vinyl transfer, and more. Talking with a professional screen printer about the best way to place your design on your custom t-shirts to effectively represent your organization will ensure the best possible outcome.
  2. Use color to personalize your t-shirts. Creating custom t-shirts that represent the same color can be a great way to show unity that portrays a custom look for your organization.  Selecting one material will also help make a unified look. An example might be t-shirts that are collared polo style or traditional cotton.
  3. Give each shirt its own special touch by embroidering team member or employee names on the front of the shirt. Embroidery looks great. It can make every member of the organization feel special when adding the use of his or her own personalization. Since the shirts will likely look similar, adding a little personalization can boost each person's morale and make the customization a bit more one of a kind.
  4. Come up with a catchy slogan for your organization that is unique and memorable. Then have it screen printed on the back of your organization’s t-shirts for a nice personalization effect.
  5. If attending an event, add the date so you will always remember the experience when you wore your custom t-shirt. If your organization is creating custom shirts for a company softball team, add the year to either the side of the shirt. Having shirts from every year to look back on will give you brief nostalgia, and a memento of that event - whether it's a 5K run for breast cancer, a company picnic, or a fundraiser. 
  6. Consider artwork. Is simply having a logo enough? Or do you want to take the customization of the artwork a step further? Creating a customized image just for this shirt is a great way to personalize the shirt for your organization. Consider using digital imaging to add a crisp and clean design to the shirt. Go a step further and have someone in your art department or a creative co-worker come up with some design ideas. If the shirt is for a special event, design a special image around that event - such as a Christmas fundraiser. Use your imagination to create a one of a kind custom image for your t-shirts.
  7. Use your organization’s mantra and add a personal message to your custom t-shirts. Did you know you could add personal signatures? Part of the custom t-shirts design can include personalized signatures from team members, quotes that pertain to the event, or even handwritten style messages from the organization. This can add a unique and neat touch that will go a long way.

There are many ways to get creative with custom t-shirts for your organization. Whether it’s for a special event or promotional purposes, creating a unique custom t-shirt can be a lot of fun and a great way to get all the team members involved. Allowing everyone to brainstorm their own ideas, and/or having contests to decide which slogans to use will make this entire process easy and entertaining! 

Contact an apparel expert today to discuss customization options for your organization’s personalized t-shirts today.

 

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4 Things to Consider When Ordering Corporate Apparel

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Wed, Feb, 13, 2013 @ 13:02 PM

The following is an excerpt from Sharprint's popular guide "Beginner's Guide to Company Apparel". For more expert tips on company apparel and uniforms, be sure to check out the full guide.

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Topics: promotional apparel, t-shirts, company t-shirts

Leveraging the Power of Promotional T-Shirts at Sporting Events

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Jan, 08, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

Every year, when the time is right, fans of all ages make their way to a highly anticipated sporting event. No matter if it’s the Superbowl, the Final Four, WrestleMania, or the World Cup, one thing is for certain, there will be a large crowd in attendance. Although each event is different in almost every way, there will be at least one guaranteed similarity; promotional t-shirt sales.

Promotional t-shirts sell like wildfire at sporting events. Why? Because people want a souvenir to remind them of the great and possibly once in a lifetime experience that they had.

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Topics: promotional clothing, branding your clothing, promotional products

Are Your Company T-Shirts Promoting Your Business?

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Dec, 10, 2012 @ 09:12 AM

T-shirts may be considered an old-school type of garment, but they can offer many benefits when it comes to promoting your business. Whether you’ve realized it or not, clothing makes a statement, and a t-shirt worn in a crowded environment such as a restaurant, university campus, sports stadium or community event can add personality to your brand; and even generate valuable business. Effective t-shirt marketing, however, requires use of effective business t-shirt printing techniques

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Topics: promotional apparel, t-shirts, company t-shirts

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