School is back in session! That means homework, projects, sports — and school trips.
Chaperoning 20 or more students, especially young children, can be a challenge even for the most experienced teacher or parent. This is especially true if the school trip is in a crowded environment, such as historical Philadelphia, a zoo or other popular public venue.
Custom t-shirts can be one good way to ensure that you always know where each child is at all times.
It’s easier to count heads when everyone is wearing the same color t-shirt. The students themselves also feel part of a group, enhancing school spirit and pride. And the t-shirts themselves can become a memento of a fun day.
Here are some ideas to make your next school trip safer and more memorable:
• Include the name of the school on the back of the t-shirt.
• Choose a bright color that will stand out in a crowd. If your school colors are navy blue, choose a blue that is brighter for the t-shirt itself — and use the official color for the school’s name.
• Day-Glo colors can also be good for field trips to places like amusement parks, since you’ll be able to spot one of your students even on a ride.
• Don’t put the names of the children on their t-shirts, since that would give too much information to strangers.
• Consider a fun logo for the school trip to be designed on the front of the t-shirts, to create a souvenir. A dinosaur would be a great choice for the natural history museum, for example. A roaring lion for the zoo. Or a fun Picasso-like graphic for a visit to an art museum. At Modern Graphics, our designers can help you create something extra special no matter where you’re headed!
• Make sure your adult chaperones and teachers have matching t-shirts, as well. This will help the children find someone they can trust, should they wander away from the group.
• At Modern Graphics, you can order a variety of sizes to fit the students and adult chaperones!
Don’t wait until the last minute to design your field trip t-shirts! Give yourself time to think about the colors, textures and ideas that will make your trip more fun, safe and memorable!
Bill Glendening really needed a hair cut. Since his dad was a barber, the recent high school graduate popped in for a trim and advice on a career. His dad was happy to oblige: A local t-shirt printing shop was looking for an apprentice. “I just wanted a job,” says Bill. “I never thought screen printing would become my career, but I loved it from the first day!”
Bill apprenticed with several other print shops, learning something new at each one. But eventually, he’d learned enough to know that he could do a much better job. “Here I was, not even 22 years old, and I knew more than the owner!” he explained. “Too often, the managers would stay in their air conditioned offices while the printers did all the work out in the hot shop area. There’s nothing like having the owner supervising every aspect of each job, and I knew that would result in better quality and better prices.”
A new business, a great future.
Bill’s dream was fulfilled when he was able to purchase the right equipment. He launched Modern Graphics in 1994, and has enjoyed steady growth and recognition every year since.
Bill attributes his consistent success to his ability to help each client get the finest quality and stay within their budget.
Perfection drives everything.
“Everything we do has to be just right,” he explains. “For example, many people don’t realize the importance of the mesh used to print designs on t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel. If it’s too large the design will be blurry. Too small and the ink won’t penetrate properly.” Selecting the right mesh takes skill, but Bill believes the extra effort is worth it. “I want my clients’ designs to be crisp, bright and bold – after all, they’re promoting their brand, their team, their charity. We have to make them look as good as possible.”
Even the inks used by Modern Graphics are chosen for their performance on a variety of fabrics. “A lot of printers use the same ink, whether the fabric is cotton, polyester or a 50-50 blend. I prefer to use the ink that will work best on the fabric our clients have chosen – coverage is much better and the end result is superior.”
Even the designers are perfectionists.
Bill has a designer’s eye, but relies on a network of professionals whose specialty is design on fabric. “Any good designer can create something that looks right. But fabric printing has its own challenges,” says Bill. “What looks good on a monitor or on paper may not work on a thick hoodie. My design team knows exactly how to adapt a client’s design or create a new one cost-effectively.” Bill himself double-checks everything to ensure that it will meet each client’s specifications.
Bill and his team often work late into the night to make sure deadlines are met and clients are satisfied. “I’m out printing every day myself because I never want to lose my touch,” he says. “I want every Modern Graphics client to be happy with their order so they’ll not only return themselves, but tell others that we’re the best custom t-shirt printer in South Jersey.”
His dad would agree.
When it comes to imprinted t-shirts, local is better!
There are lots of things that are best ordered online because you know exactly what you’re getting. Books are a good example. So are things like copy paper, pens and brand-name ink cartridges But when it comes to imprinted t shirts, it gets trickier.
See your t-shirts before you buy them.
- You can stop in and see the different types of t-shirt, hoodie or jacket before placing your order.
- You can even try one on if the style is in stock.
- You can feel the materials to choose the fabric that best compliments the quality message you want to communicate. This is important, because your imprinted t-shirt represents your business — you want it to reflect your company’s own quality. And a cheap fabric won’t hold up under the stress of baseball, softball or soccer games.
Save money and time by buying t shirts locally!
Did you know that it can cost $50 or more to ship 200 t-shirts? That cost may be more than any sales taxes you’re saving.
And, with a local company, you can pick up your order the minute it’s ready, examine the product and be on your way. No need to wait days for your shipment to arrive.
Help your community, too!
When you buy local, you aren’t just supporting a single business. You’re directly contributing to the economy of the town, county and state.
Get a special 10% discount for shopping local!
If you live in South Jersey and order your logo t-shirts from Modern Graphics, you’ll enjoy a special 10% discount if you order 150 or more shirts!
All over South Jersey, parents and kids are signing up for school, business and neighborhood sports teams. Now is the time to get ready with coordinated, customized team t-shirts.
But why limit the fun to the players?
Order additional screen-printed t-shirts and let those who support your team show their colors, too! Extra promotional t-shirts can be given away or sold to raise money for equipment, field rental, refreshments and more.
Company team t-shirts help promote your brand, as well!
Every time your softball, baseball or other sports team plays, your business’s name is out there for everyone to see. Add a logo and tag line to give people a reason to think of your company first.
When you give away additional branded t-shirts, you’ll help to market your product or service throughout the area, as people wear them to grocery stores, shopping malls and family outings.
Add promotional items to make your team feel even more special.
Water bottles imprinted with the team’s name are always useful, for players and spectators alike. Lanyards help to keep keys and other essentials organized. And imprinted rally towels keep everyone on the sidelines excited about their team.
Make your design stand out, too!
At Modern Graphics, we have professional designers who can help your t-shirts and promotional items pop. We can even help you come up with a rally tag line if you prefer!
The time to order team t-shirts is now.
Get your team in the spirit with South Jersey’s premier custom t-shirts. Contact Modern Graphics today and find out how you can qualify for a terrific discount on your next order. Your team will love it, and the discount will make any resales more profitable, too!
Campaign t-shirts can give your candidate more attention during the busy 2016 election season!
Improve your ground game – promote your candidate with customized t-shirts!
Screen-printed t-shirts could be more effective than traditional political lawn signs.
T-shirts enhance your candidate’s name recognition.
- Your candidate’s name and message will appear at local sporting events, grocery stores, shopping malls and more.
- They give your campaign a “buttoned up” and professional look, especially when everyone wears their t-shirts at rallies and community events.
- They give your candidate and team members credibility. When knocking on doors or handing out literature, people are more likely to trust a “stranger” who’s wearing the “team colors.”
- They make political contributors feel important when they’re given a customized t-shirt.
Raise money with customized t-shirts!
Think up a clever statement to imprint on your t-shirts. Then, sell them at fundraisers to help raise much-needed campaign money.
Pair your imprinted t-shirts with other promotional items.
Key ring flashlights, chip clips and water bottles will raise awareness of your candidate and message even more. And they’ll last long after your candidate takes office, reinforcing his or her popularity as a leader!
The 2016 election season will be a busy one!
Whether you’re managing a primary campaign or gearing up for the general election, be sure to include political t-shirts into your budget — or better yet, ask a donor to contribute them to your campaign!
Be sure to include your website.
“Campaign or message shirts can be effective — as long as they drive the wearers/readers to someplace where they can act. “Shirts need to link to something else (such as a website).”
The hoodie began life as a sweatshirt, designed in the 1920s to keep football players from becoming too hot in thick woolen jerseys. Just a few years later Knickerbocker Knitting Company (later Champion Products) added a hood to the sweatshirt to help laborers, such as dockworkers and cold storage workers, warm without too much bulk. Soon, the zip-front followed, creating an all-purpose jacket that stood up to all but the harshest cold.
By the 1970s, hoodies had become popular among urban teens. But Rocky Balboa finally turned the blue collar emblem into a fashion icon that has grown more popular with every passing year.
Today, everyone from athletes and children to soccer moms and movie stars wears hoodies. Most brands (such as Gildan, Haynes, Jerzee, Fruit of the Loom, American Apparel) offer superb quality at affordable prices. Others, such as Dolce & Gabbana, can cost more than $700!
Hoodies are in such demand, in fact, that businesses of all sizes have found them to be the ideal way to promote their brands. Hoodies are rarely covered up by an overcoat — making a product image, logo or message visible to thousands of people at malls, stadiums, and on the street.
Naturally, a customized hoodie is perfect for school sports teams, class trips, charity walks and marathons. But they also add an element of fun for family reunions and other social group events. Employees display their pride when they wear their company’s hoodie to and from work. And nonprofit organizations often resell customized hoodies to raise much-needed funds while promoting their good name throughout the community.
Today, hoodies can be screen printed or embroidered with simple or highly elaborate logos, brand names, positioning lines and more. In addition to the classic sweatshirt, they’re available in lightweight fleece, canvas and a variety of cotton blends.
The combination of colors and styles is virtually unlimited, as well. With the addition of a logo, the hoodie communicates a memorable brand story every time it’s worn. And, because their quality allows them to last, they can be one of the most cost-effective ways to promote a business, charitable cause or sports team.
Hoodies have come a long way from the cold, damp docks of the 1920s. Combining the best of style and function, they are a unique way to make a wedding, company picnic, or family reunion more memorable, or to create a more integrated brand strategy for your nonprofit organization or business!
We specialize in printing shirts for local charity walks. We have many customers that we print for year after year. The most common items we use are t-shirts. But we’ve printed sweat shirts & waters bottle & more. If you have any questions or ideas please email me.
Over the past couple of years, the use of promotional products has gained popularity, and rightly so. Part of building a company’s brand image is with repeat impressions. This means that the more people see your company name and logo, the quicker they will recognize you and your business.
Raising Branding Awareness:
This is really a no-brainer. Studies have shown that people keep the promotional products which they receive for a long time. This means that your promotional product, although being a one-time give-away, can turn into a conversation starter for years to come. This not only increases the client’s awareness of your company, but also promotes your brand to all those who they come in contact with. So, in other words, screen printed or embroidered promotional products is a gift that keeps on giving (to you!)
If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to spread the word, using a screen printed or embroidered promotional product for your advertising campaign will not only be a thoughtful token to your customer, but will also help you advertise your business in the most cost-effective way possible. Since corporate gifts are considered the most cost effective means or promoting one’s business, it should always be used to build customer relationships.
Benefits of a Branded Presence
Giving out promotional merchandise which is branded with your company’s name and logo is often times included into the marketing strategy, no matter what the business. When it comes to benefits, the following are some of the reasons why business owners should consider investing in promotional merchandise.
Complements Other Advertising:
Because promotional products offer a unique flair to any marketing campaign, it should always be integrated in a marketing strategy.
Whether they are eco-friendly products, pens, mugs or T-shirts, there are many items which can be used to promote your brand and improve your brand image.
Branded products have an effective impact on consumers because of the nature of their presentation. While most people would switch channels during a television advertisement, or turn the page whenever an ad shows up in a magazine, promotional items that have your company name and logo can turn into a conversation piece since they attract the personal attention of the consumer.
Promotional screen printing and embroidery are more tangible, which means that people could keep your product for future reference. In the end, the right kind of promotional product can positively influence the way that people view you and your company.