The fashion industry is always a full season ahead of the rest of the world. This is shown through the biggest fashion trade show in the world, Magic/Pool/Project trade shows in Las Vegas, they happen twice a year (Feb and Aug) and each trade show is for the season that they are currently in but ONE YEAR ahead (Feb is the fall show, Aug is the spring show). This system requires independent brands to keep up with this by coming out very early with their lines to impress buyers.As screen printers, because of this, we are usually printing tank tops in the dead winter, and long sleeved hoodies in the heat of summer. Some people who see this wonder "Who could possibly be ordering something so late", but this is due to the trends that are in place.We recently printed some tank tops for a really rad Canadian brand, RBLTG, out of Regina
Sometimes even the most simple things take a lot of time and effort to perfect. Our friend, Shaina Mote, Women's fashion designer, extraordinaire, needed to re-up on her stockpile of printed custom tags for her new lines that she is sampling right now, and we were her go-to to get those done.These tags were just strips of fabric, almost like edging or trim, but natural canvas style edging. She cuts it into strips and we print her custom tags right over top of them, then she is able to cut them and sew them directly into the garments when she produces her new lines. Its a really cheap and professional way for Shaina to get really nice custom tags made, and the way that we have developed printing them, its easy for us to churn out lots of these tags with minimal effort.There are SO many ways to develop cheap and easy workarounds
The dance crew over at Hollywood Vibe are some of the hottest and most talented dancers and choreographers that this city has ever seen. We were approached to help them with merch for a new tour that they are embarking on. We were printing not only Tshirts, but also sweat pants, kids tops, girls shorts and hats.The artwork that they gave us was somewhat complicated multicolored printing. We printed these with soft inks for the best feel possible while they were getting their routines on. Thx to Chris at DIY Shirts for making this happen!
American commercials are beginning to be a pastime, cutting edge, something that people like to watch because of the interesting content and the way they are beginning to be put together. Tool of NA was part of this commercial revolution, bringing commercials to the main stream and making them cool again. They are a rad commercial production company based in Santa Monica, CA and they have lots of really great ideas.One of those ideas was for them to create some custom gifts for the holidays, something to give to their high up clients that spend millions of dollars on jobs with them. For this, they contracted us out to create these made-from-scratch custom hoodies. We not only picked out the fabric type, but also had them washed and dyed, custom cut and sewn, custom color zipper/pull string, and put a really great print on the front for them. Then added a custom hang
Team AOF are sick. They dont put as much concern on the regular things in life (like not riding your bike into on coming traffic) and kind of just do that they want. This sort of mentality has brought them a hefty following in the fixie bike community where they street race, ride for run and track race...all things in which merchandise is needed.We recently caught up with these guys and made them some brand new 3/4 sleeve baseball raglans with their logo on them for the upcoming fall season. They were stoked, and since then, their bikes have ridden even more arrow dynamic!
Tote bags are a luxury. Something that is easy to make, cheap to produce, and leaves a lasting impression on the person who receives it. Not to mention that it lasts ages longer and gives momentous amounts of exposure longer than a Tshirt (since it lasts longer, people take it everywhere with them, and it doesn't get washed and worn like a Tshirt). And these days, plastic bags are getting banned from cities left and right, making a tote bag an even higher commodity than before.At Print Renegades, we have the ability to print LOTS of tote bags. Here is a small example of the things that we have produced over the time that we have been printing. (with MANY more to come...)