T-shirts as Great Billboards

Hey found two of our shirts had big public showings and even better, the displays were for good causes. It feels good to get something positive happening with some fabric and some ink slinging. There are a couple of great charities that my company Mirror Image works closely with: We print shirts for the Armenian Tree Project which is a great community project doing reforestation
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The Big Business of “Charity”

It was announced by the Washington Business Journal this week that CustomInk bought Represent. Represent is about celebrities (and others) selling t-shirts to make money for charity. Their most well-known shirt being FUCK CANCER by some celebrity actor dude. Reportedly CustomInk paid $100 million for Represent which is owned by basketball star Kobe Bryant and other LA celebs. $100 million for a company that makes money for
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Web Wednesday – Spectrum Works and a Novel Approach to Helping Others

While at the Atlantic City ISS show at the Ink Kitchen booth we met some folks from Spectrum Works. They are a decorating shop dedicated to helping folks with autism help themselves. They seemed like great folks doing some good work. You can find out more about them at their website http://spectrumworks.org/ In their own words: Spectrum Works is an innovative social enterprise employment model born
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Lagniappe – 9 Recent Random Questions Answered (Briefly)

Nine recent questions I have received whether on forums, calls, or at shows: Q: What is the standard over/under on good shirts? A: You are free to make up whatever you want, but we usually tell people 1.5% per location is the industry standard. 300 shirts printed two sides on customer supplied goods means 9 shirts can be ruined before we would pay for them.  
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Je Suis un T-Shirt. Am I Charitable?

There is an interesting article in the New York Times on the post tragedy selling of things, particularly t-shirts In particular. They focus on the terrorist killings of the newspaper staff in Paris and all the shirts and other items for sale related to that. Folks want to express themselves on an issue, and that statement might be a political reaction, grief, solidarity or what have you.
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The Thrill of Shirt Sightings

It is a thrill to see your printed shirts in public, whether just somebody rocking it walking down the street in some odd place or maybe on a famous person in a public place. Yesterday Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins hockey team was rocking our Farmers Kick Ass shirt at a charity event. Not just any shirt, it is my favorite shirt that I helped
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