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How T-Shirts Supplied Water, Strength, & Life

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Mon, May, 16, 2011 @ 10:05 AM

A year ago, the students of Brooks Middle School started a group called Students Offering Strength. SOS was formed after the students heard the story of a village far less fortunate than most. The village, Ariang, located in southern Sudan, is the former home of Samuel Garang Mayuol.

What helped make this story touch the hearts of the young boys and girls of Brooks Middle School was that they heard the story from Samuel Garang Mayuol himself.

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A Blank Garment, Your Artboard

Posted by Jake Saunders on Mon, May, 09, 2011 @ 10:05 AM

A painting begins with an empty canvas, a novel starts with a blank page, and a song kicks off without a single lyric. Then an inspiration, an idea, or a spark of creativity turns those blank spaces into works of art.

The same goes for decorative apparel. Before a design is screen printed or embroidered on a t-shirt, it is simply a blank piece of fabric. With that blank piece of fabric, the customer can do as they please. Some people like the clean blank t-shirt look, some prefer an all-over print design, and many others go with something in-between.

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Topics: screen printing

Pillow Pets: Putting Smiles on Many Faces

Posted by Jake Saunders on Mon, Apr, 25, 2011 @ 08:04 AM

About 2 months ago, Sharprint’s heart was touched by the story of a young boy named Jacob McConahay and his quest to bring happiness to sick and suffering children. After receiving joy and comfort from a pillow pet given to him from his Aunt, Jake set a goal to provide all of his friends at the Riley Hospital with a pillow pet of their own. Jake didn’t end his journey once he reached his goal, but instead raised the bar and set out on a new mission to collect 1 million pillow pets to give to children all over the world.

We wanted to help Jake achieve his goal, so we set out to collect pillow pets to be donated to the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The next thing we knew, pillow pets were coming in left and right!!

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“Never Regret Getting Older, it’s a Privilege Denied to Many”

Posted by Kathy Hansen on Thu, Apr, 14, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

“Never regret getting older, it’s a privilege denied to many”

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Printing a Vintage Looking T-Shirt

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Tue, Apr, 12, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

Everybody has that lifelong favorite t-shirt with the faded color, slight tear, and small but noticeable ketchup stain. Why do these tees continue to stay in the closet and out of the trash? Well, aside from the ketchup stain, people like the vintage, worn-out look.

Using specialized inks, decorating manufacturers are able to give a brand-spanking-new shirt the look of an old-worn-out tee.

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Topics: screen printing, discharge ink

Jacob McConahay: A Child Thinking of Other Children in Need

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Mon, Apr, 04, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

Jacob McConahay is a 7 year old boy who is battling stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. This is a very aggressive cancer that has spread from Jake's leg to other areas of his body. Jake has had and continues to receive chemo treatments, though none of the procedures have helped yet.

However, fighting his own battle with cancer isn't the number one worry on Jake's mind. After spending many hours at the Riley Hospital, Jake became focused on helping and making sure that all the other children at the hospital were happy.

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Hot Apparel for the Spring Season

Posted by Kathy Hansen on Fri, Apr, 01, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

The 20th of March marked the first day of Spring, and with every new season comes... NEW FASHION!

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Topics: screen printing

Embroidery Companies Happy to see Ban on Plastic Bags

Posted by Jake Saunders on Fri, Mar, 25, 2011 @ 09:03 AM

Santa Monica Puts Ban on Plastic Bags

By announcing a ban a plastic shopping bags, Santa Monica has helped contribute to the world that is constantly striving to become more eco-friendly. They weren't the first city to put the ban on plastic bags, and they certainly won't be the last.

The ban will become enforced beginning on September 1, giving stores in Santa Monica 6 months to use up and/or get rid of all the plastic bags that they have in stock.

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Topics: embroidery

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