T-shirt printing in Raleigh

T-shirt printing in Raleigh

We all know there are some great deals on t-shirt printing on line.  Well good news is one of those deals is right here in your back yard.  We have done T-shirt printing in Raleigh for a long time.  We print and ship all over the United States.  You are lucky, you don’t have to do anything.  Just pick up your completed order right at our headquarters on Gresham Lake Road in Raleigh.

T-shirt printing in Raleigh

We have done shirts locally for folks from Raleigh, Wendell, Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuqua Varina, Durham, Wake Forest, Apex, Wendell, Knightdale, Garner, Youngsville, Zebulon, & Rolesville.  We have done t-shirts for schools, churches, civic groups, athletic teams and business.  Small and large businesses.

Our process is fairly straight forward.

  1. Tell us what you want.
  2. We will give you a price and give some recommendations.
  3. Give us your graphic artwork, or instructions on how to create it for you.
  4. Pay us!!
  5. Sit back, and we will print beautiful t-shirts and let you know when they are ready.

We have a number of manual presses to ensure quality.  We like manual presses as we are able to quality check every shirt as it comes off the press.  We can do up to 5 colors on a shirt, and can do just about any kind of shirt you would like.

We have our own customer service rep, graphic artists, and all screen printing is done on site.

We have many success stories of customers who have come to us saying “I don’t think you will be able to do this, but I have to ask.”   We are able to meet their needs and make it work for them.

We are a one day ship for all printed material.  So we order before 5:00 pm, and it comes in the next day around noon.

 

T-shirt season is here.

At Raleigh Shirt Printer we love fall!! This is the time of the year when schools get back, and classes order t-shirts. We won’t kid you, this is a great time for our business, and we stay quite busy.

Great Customer Service

Our Customers like us for a few reasons:

1. We are very understanding. Orders change, sizes change, we do everything we can to accommodate the customer and the change.
2. We keep our prices very reasonable. We are much less expensive than some of the on-line stores.
3. You can come in and feel the shirts, see the sizes and get exactly what you want.
4. We meet your deadline.
5. We actually respond to your phone calls and emails. We realize you are a very important customer and want to make sure that we take care of you. Our motto is “Treat the customer the way you would like to be treated.

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We thank you for your support, and enjoy working with you year after year.

We enjoy working with customers all over the Triangle area.  Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Garner, Cary and Durham have all been great sources.

We have done shirts pre-kindergarten to high school.  We also do jerseys as we have one of the few numbering systems around.

 

Numbering system.

At Raleigh Shirt Printer we have the ability to put names and numbers on our jerseys.  This can be done two ways.

  1.  We send off for the names and numbers, and heat press.  This comes out great.
  2. We now have a numbering system.  A numbering system is a set of screens with numbers on it that has the alignment system in place to allow quick and easy screen printing of numbers.  These numbers are screen printed, not heat pressed.

Both systems work great.  The screen press numbering system is a little faster, as we do not have to order the numbers.

We are always looking for ways to improve our screen print process, and this is one of the ways we do it.

Numbers are $5.00 per jersey, and names are $5.00 per jersey.  If you go with Names and Numbers it is $8.00 per jersey.

We do quite a bit for schools, teams and camps all wanting numbering.  It definitely adds a level of professionalism.

 

Screen Printing in Raleigh

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We are a small Raleigh based screen printer. We market ourselves primarily by word of mouth. Customers see our signage on Gresham Lake Road an come in to order. They like us for a number of reasons.

1. Our prices are very fair.
2. Our staff is extremely helpful. Our production manager will help you get going in the right direction, our graphic artists will help you get the right design or logo, and our screen printers make sure your product looks great.
3. We have many years of experience. We can troubleshoot problems before they happen. We can offer suggestions on ways to save money and have a better overall experience.
4. Our turnaround is quick. Usually a week, if you are in a bind we can do our best to help out with rush orders.

All of our work is done with manual presses. We have quite a few, and we have back ups of everything we own. This makes sure there is an eyeball on each and every shirt we do. We can make sure they look and feel great.

Our customers come from all walks of life, landscapers, schools, professionals, sports team, business owners, people just having a party.

We take pride in the number of customers who start off with smaller orders. Such as 6 to 10 shirts, and come back time after time with re-orders. That tells us a couple of things. 1. They like our product and service. 2. They are having success, and see t-shirts as a good business decision. Either as a marketing took, or as a way to keep their staff looking sharp and professional.

We do all of our own graphic art work, and do all of our dark room work right here on our site.

If you are looking for a fair, nice, professional group of screen printers, we hope you will come here.

T-shirt printing in Raleigh, NC

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We at Raleigh Shirt Printer are gaining momentum as a leading t-shirt printer in Raleigh. We have had inquiries from Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Apex, Louisburg and more.

We are getting a lot of schools looking for a company that will be able to provide screen printing for their products. They use them for individual classes, and for their fund raising efforts. Once we opened the door to one school, others came. The common theme seems to be that our prices are about 5% more expensive than one company. However this one company takes more than a month to produce and does not respond to emails or phone calls.

This is basically the comparisons I am getting.
Raleigh Shirt Printer

Pros:
Great Service
Quick Turnaround
Local pick up
Answers emails
Answers phone calls
Stocked showroom
No minimum

Cons:
5% more expensive

Cheaper Shirt Printer

Pros:
5% less expensive

Cons:
Poor customer service
High minimums

As customers get more acquainted with our services they make the decision that paying 5% more to get it done locally with a timely turnaround and great customer service is worth the small difference. We are developing a raving fan base here in Raleigh.

Come to Raleigh Shirt Printer and be part of something great. We look forward to working with you and providing great customer service, awesome turnaround and a very polished product.

Our turnaround on most projects can be a week, we prefer 10 days, but understand there are times when there is only a week to make it happen.

We also offer the opportunity to print multiple shirt styles on the same run. What we mean by that is, we can print sweat shirts, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, polo shirts in the same run on the same screen. We work very hard to reduce your costs.

We appreciate all the customers who use our company.

The most iconic T-shirt of all time.

The most iconic t-shirt of all time
iconic t-shirt

It is just our humble opinion, but this seems to be the most iconic t-shirt of all time.

According to the Smithsonian,

In the 1994 Robert Zemeckis film, Forrest Gump stumbles into the history books as he runs across the country.

At one point, he meets a poor T-shirt salesman who, Gump recalls, “wanted to put my face on a T-shirt but he couldn’t draw that well and he didn’t have a camera.” As luck would have it, a truck drives by and splashes Gump’s face with mud. He wipes his face on a yellow T-shirt and hands it back to the down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, telling him to “have a nice day.” The imprint of Gump’s face left a perfect, abstract smiling face on the bright yellow t-shirt. And thus, an icon was born.

Who Really Invented the Smiley Face?

It’s supposedly the 50th anniversary of the original design of the iconic image, but its history since then is surprisingly complex with millions of dollars at stake
By Jimmy Stamp
smithsonian.com

In the 1994 Robert Zemeckis film, Forrest Gump stumbles into the history books as he runs across the country.

At one point, he meets a poor T-shirt salesman who, Gump recalls, “wanted to put my face on a T-shirt but he couldn’t draw that well and he didn’t have a camera.” As luck would have it, a truck drives by and splashes Gump’s face with mud. He wipes his face on a yellow T-shirt and hands it back to the down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, telling him to “have a nice day.” The imprint of Gump’s face left a perfect, abstract smiling face on the bright yellow t-shirt. And thus, an icon was born.

As you probably expect, that was not how the iconic smiley face was created. There was no cross-country runner or struggling t-shirt salesman, there was no truck or mud puddle. There was, however, a graphic designer, some devious salesmen, and an ambitious newspaper man – all add up to a surprisingly complex history for such a simple graphic.

It’s largely accepted that the original version of the familiar smiley face was first created 50 years ago in Worcester, Massachusetts by the late Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist and ad man. Ball came up with the image in 1963 when he was commissioned to create a graphic to raise morale among the employees of an insurance company after a series of difficult mergers and acquisitions. Ball finished the design in less than 10 minutes and was paid $45 for his work. The State Mutual Life Assurance Company (now Allmerica Financial Corporation) made posters, buttons, and signs adorned with the jaundiced grin in the attempt to get their employees to smile more. It’s uncertain whether or not the new logo boosted morale, but the smiling face was an immediate hit and the company produced thousands of buttons. The image proliferated and was of course endlessly imitated but according to Bill Wallace, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum, the authentic Harvey Ball-designed smiley face could always be identified by its distinguishing features: the eyes are narrow ovals, one larger than the other, and the mouth is not a perfect arc but “almost like a Mona Lisa Mouth.”

Neither Ball nor State Mutual tried to trademark or copyright the design. Although it seems clear that Ball has the strongest claim to the second most iconic smile in history, there’s much more to the story.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/who-really-invented-the-smiley-face-2058483/#DcBz4X16USH7Ssyj.99
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