Special Thanks to one of our customers for writing this wonderful rap for us! A special shout out to Mike D and Sean B with HPLHS Inc in Glendale, CA!
“(to the melody and rhythm of Snoop Dog & Dr. Dre’s “Aint Nuthin But A G Thang”) — One, two, three and to the four, fresh Blankstyle order’s knocking on yo door! Ready to make a purchase, so pack on up, cuz you know we’re ’bout to screen it up! Send me da garments quick, so I can bust like a bubble. Glendale and Costa Mesa, now you know you in trouble! ‘Aint nothing but a hoodie thang, baaaaaby… two loced out Brothers, so we craaaaazay! LOVE ME SOME BLANKSTYLE!!! You guys kick it Thanks – Mike @ HPLHS, INC.”
Our goal at Blankstyle is create the best business experience from start to finish. One of our favorite clients is Brian Reyes, founder of Eleventh Hour. In their initial stages, uncertainty was one of the main factors. With continuous back and forth, and some help from our sales team, Brian was able to come to a reality with his vision for a clothing line. Over the past year, Brian has been able to start his clothing line, and has received unfathomable success to his disbelief.
Here at Blankstyle.com, we don’t just have customers; we build business partners. We ensure that your business excels, and we put our two cents forth as well. We congratulate Brian and Eleventh Hour on their continued success and hope to continue working with them for their future endeavors!
Here is a picture of our sales associate Loi wearing one of their famed shirts!
Here at Blankstyle, we’re proud to have printed one of our local friends at Revolution Fitness! Here is a small gallery of the patrons and the employees! Check out their website here at: http://www.revolutionfitness.net/
Garments Printed on:
Alternative Apparel AA1927
American Apparel 7301
Soft Feel Plastisol
American Apparel has been in the process of cutting many wholesale relationships in the interest of driving blank retail business towards their costly trendy retail stores. American got its start and still does the majority of its business by selling wholesale goods to resellers. Typically resellers embellish and re-brand blank apparel using processes like embroidery or screen printing. However, American Apparel did such a great job advertising their line, and promoting blank apparel that many resellers began buying at wholesale from American Apparel and because the demand is so great, selling the blanks back to the public at less than half American’s retail in store price.
In the blank clothing business or “rags” business wholesale T shirts typically are sold for a very low price by the manufacturer in order to leave room for distribution, embellisher, and retailer profits. Unfortunately for American Apparel with so much money sunk into advertising and store fronts, being a retailer and a manufacturer selling both to a wholesale distribution channel and a retail customer started to become counterproductive. This presented a unique problem as American’s core business is in the wholesale market.
With so much money invested in retail locations nationwide it’s easy to see why American Apparel is protecting their investment. Who wants’ to shop retail and pay full price when it’s possible to purchase the goods at less than half of retail from an online distribution outlet. For this reason American Apparel has shut down and black balled all former wholesale customers from selling, or selling to those who are known to be reselling American Apparel for the purpose of being worn blank.
Boutiques nationwide, along with online sites like trendy blanks and cheapest T’s have been successfully cut off from selling American Apparel Wholesale. The good news is you can still buy American for the purpose of embellishment at low low prices. Their goods are arguably the softest nicest blank’s available. Unfortunately if you’re stuck on American Apparel for your trendy blank apparel you’re going to have to pay retail, or switch to an up and coming comparable like Bella Apparel for women or Canvas for men.
Although American Apparel is widely known, it’s a misconception to believe they are your only option when considering Trendy blank Apparel. Canvas for men is very comparable. While Canvas does not yet have the variety American Apparel does, they do have a very nice selection of comparables to American’s most popular styles such as the 3001 light weight Hawthorne T or the Delancey V-Neck. Both shirts are very close to two of American’s most popular styles the 2001 T and the 2456 V-Neck.
Bella is a lesser known equally great blank apparel line for women. Bella is spreading like wild fire. With styles ranging from burnouts to V-necks Bella Apparel is fast becoming a leader to rival the likes of Alternative Apparel, and American Apparel alike.
Two other great options when considering American Apparel comparables are the brands Next Level and 213 Apparel. Next Level is a low cost high quality brand with many direct replacement options. 213 Apparel is an amazing new line with a great selection of trendy unique styles.
Whether you are looking for tees for promotional use or looking to start a high-end fashion brand, considering the quality and construction of tees may be where you’d like to start. Here’s a little guide that will help you with your decision:
These three shirts feature the same water-based ink with a discharge undercoat.
What you would want to notice is the three different variations of shirts used for the same ink. The left most shirt is a 100% combed ringspun cotton t-shirt, similar to a 2001 American Apparel tee shirt. Notice how the colors seem to appear more vintage, faded out.
Now the same print is on the middle shirt which features a 100% Preshrunk HeavyWeight Cotton. Notice the vibrant color of the red shirt allows the print to stand out more and give the ink a more prominent look.
The third shirt features a heathered 65% polyester, 35% cotton red. Notice the tones are heavily faded out, you get a more vintage feel, and it definitely looks more translucent than the rest.
Considering the materials of your garments will help you decide how the outcome of your product. Whether you require an opaque look, or a relatively translucent look, these considerations are key in the design process prior to printing.
Major ups to George Hamilton with Hollywood Hamilton Clothing for his release of the summer tank tops for his flagship line! We’re happy to help you begin your summer collection and hope to continue business with you soon! Check out some of the Hollywood Hamilton Line!
Check out his website here: http://www.wix.com/hollywoodhamiltonclo/hollywoodhamiltonclothingco#!shop/vstc1=mens-v-necks
About Delta Apparel
Established in 1903, Delta Apparel is a top quality competitor in creating blank t-shirts for normal wear and screen printing. Specializing in 100% cotton fabrics, Delta features an extensive color palette for youth and adults. Apart of their commitment to global sustainability, they also offer products that are made from recycled polyester.
We here at Blankstyle, are proud to introduce Delta Apparel into our family of products because of their great fabrics, stylish design, and dedication to quality.
Congratulations to Katy and William from GO(O)D Life for their successful launch! They started with an idea and we were able to help them envision it all the way through. Here are some words from the GO(O)D Life themselves:
“Yes thanks guys! We just got them! They look great….we are so so glad to have received them today! Thanks for the speediness and the great quality blankstyle guys, you are the best.”
We here at Blankstyle would like to thank Katy and William for allowing us to be apart of their brand! We are excited for all your future endeavors!
This installment of our Basics of Screen Printing will inform you about water-based inks and the comparison of water-based versus traditional plastisol inks.
Water-based inks are composed of water (as suggested by the name) suspended with pigments to create color. Designs for water-based inks can be printed on cotton, polyester, or poly/cotton blends. Colors in water-based inks are seen to be more vibrant, and can provide a softer, more sunk-in feel for the design printed on the shirt.
When properly cured, water-based ink printing can survive many trips through the washing machine. Here is an example of a water-based ink print:
The disadvantages of water-based inks can be that they are more difficult to cure than conventional plastisol inks. Improper handling of water-based ink prints can cause un-dried or mis-dried prints. These prints require a larger heating capacity than standard plastisol. Water-based ink print applications can also only be used on a small selection of mediums such as 100% cotton, and poly-cotton blends, whereas plastisol can be used in larger varieties of material including wicking fabrics. Also, the
When choosing the variety of inks for your t-shirt application, you have to make in-depth decisions in regards to the feel, the texture and the opacity of the coloration. When you have come to a consensus with these decisions, you can furthermore learn to choose which ink is best for you.