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“Rogers Rock 2015″ and “Giddy Girlz 2015″ are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!


This family has been vacationing together at Rogers Rock Campground in scenic Lake George, NY for the past 50 years. Through the decades, more family has been added, more fun has been had, and more love has been shared. This year they decided to make the trip even more epic by adding the element of custom designed t-shirts. During the gathering, people stopped to ask where they were from and how long they had been traveling to Lake George. Each question turned into a story to share, and they made new friends along the way. This photograph depicts three generations of campers wearing their Rogers Rock t-shirts while the majestic Rogers Rock Mountain stands in the background. This trip was one for the record books!


2015 marked the 10th anniversary of this family’s very first Giddy Girlz celebration, and the first time ordering custom t-shirts! These women, representing three generations, gather together to bond over arts and crafts, storytelling, and laughter. They wear stunning crystal tiaras everywhere they go, don feather boas, and participate in activities from sightseeing and shopping to tea parties and slumber parties. This year, they decided to go whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg, TN! Beautiful, bright pink Giddy Girlz performance t-shirts were created to mark the occasion and to help them stand out on bright summer days. Needless to say, the Giddy Girlz shirts complemented the overall theme of this annual gala!

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There’s more to Labor Day than the unofficial end of summer and the last few barbecues and hours at the pool. Labor Day is a day to honor the achievements of American workers and to have a well deserved paid day off! Here are some other facts you may not know about the day.

1. Poor working conditions for American workers in the late 1800s sparked the need for change, including paid time off. Back then, the average American worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and rarely had a day off. Frustration with current conditions led to the events that would shape Labor Day.

2. The first US Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. Ten-thousand workers took unpaid leave and marched through the city to protest the need for better working conditions. To this day, New York still hosts a Labor Day parade to celebrate.

3. Today, Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. This was made official nationwide on June 28, 1894, when congress passed an act making the first Monday of September the legal day to celebrate Labor Day. The timing was chosen as many labor unions pushed for that month.

4.There is some debate as to who originally came up with the idea of a paid holiday celebrating the American worker. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire first came up with the idea while others credit Matthew Maguire. Both were actively involved with labor unions in the 1800s and with their similar sounding names, it’s no surprise that there has been some confusion over the years!

5. Traditionally people did not wear white after Labor Day because it marks the end of summer. But that seems to be changing. After Labor Day last year, we sold almost 200,000 white shirts of our most popular t-shirt – the Gildan Ultra Cotton . It was our second best selling color after black. We we say white is in all year!

Marching in a parade, having a cookout, or just want to show pride for your business or profession? Make a custom shirt to celebrate! Be sure to order by Tuesday, Sept 1st, by 2pm to get your shirts in time for the holiday weekend.

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Funny Dog Quotes and Sayings

Ever wondered what a dog was thinking? Or what all those “barks, woofs, and ruffs” translated to? We wondered the same thing – which is why we came up with our list of the TOP 10 funny quotes and sayings for dogs. Now, SIT! (just kidding!) and take a look at some of the quirky sayings of man’s best friend. (but really, you might want to grab a seat.)

1. “You’re not fat, just a little husky”

2. Sun’s Out, Tongue’s Out!

3. Pugs not Drugs




IOTW Photo Contest

For over six years, we’ve been collecting customer stories in our Ink of the Week contest. Throughout the years, we’ve heard from some truly amazing customers about how their CustomInk orders helped to unite their community and take their event to the next level. We’re compiling a handful of stories to show you some of the communities we’ve recently touched.


2015-07-18_Focus_HopeDetroit Mower Gang

The Detroit Mower Gang gets together every other Wednesday to mow abandoned playgrounds in the city. Recently, they teamed up with Focus: HOPE and 15,000 volunteers to clean up vacant lots, board abandoned homes and introduce new rain gardens, public art, and trees to Detroit neighborhoods. The group shirts were a huge hit and helped the group “kick grass!”



love_every_day3Mason’s Crew

This customer has been ordering Mason’s Crew t-shirts since 2013, the year she lost her son before his first birthday. In memory of Mason, family and friends gather each year on his birthday to honor his memory and hold an “Un-Birthday celebration that benefits children and teens living in group foster care in the Tucson area.” Wearing their “Love Every Day” shirts, this community spreads happiness, smiles, help, and love to those in need.



Keep_Calm_PhotoDancePlus+ Aerobics

This small group of ladies from Salem, Oregon gets together twice a week to dance and perform aerobics to music – anything from oldies to gospel to Broadway to classics. Some of these women also frequent care centers in the area to perform routines for the elderly.



grampyGrampy’s 70th Skydiving Birthday

Grampy turned 70 years old on August 5th and all he wanted to do for his birthday was go skydiving. Grampy and his family traveled to Amelia Island for the big adventure and they all supported him by wearing “Geronimo” custom shirts – even ordering a special Happy Birthday tee for the man of the hour!




“DPT’s in Fabulous Tees” and “The Adpearance Nerdherd” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!


As you can see from the photo, students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Western University are one big happy family! On the first day of classes this year, these first-time customers greeted new students in style with shirts designed by one of their very own classmates.


The Adpearance Nerdherd hails from Portland, Oregon. They’re a close-knit crew of digital marketers, designers, developers, content writers, and account directors working for Adpearance, Inc. Marketing Agency. In just six years, this company has grown from a team of 5 to over 70, and in that time, the Nerdherd has dozens of fond memories and inside jokes. For their third order, the group illustrated their favorite things about the Adpearance Nerdherd culture and put it on a t-shirt. The Nerdherd now has a fun (and super comfy) way of showing their pride!

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