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At CustomInk, we love custom artwork, and that love goes beyond custom designs created in our Design Lab. To inspire your creative side, we’ve chosen some of our favorite artists to feature on our blog.

Here we meet illustrator Justin Santora, a Chicago native who primarily works in poster art. Get to know Justin a little bit better with the help of our Q&A.

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At CustomInk, we’re all about keeping up with the trends but never at the sacrifice of quality. We put our products through rigorous testing to ensure the colors are just right and the print quality is grade A on our curated product offering.

Considering how seriously we take our products around here, it’s about time we awarded our top picks for their tried and true printability, trendiness factor, and overall coziness. We took a look at what’s trending for 2017 and can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with.

Without further ado, here are CustomInk’s Top 10 Product Trends for 2017!

Softest T-shirt

1st Place— Canvas Triblend T-shirt
Runner Up— Next Level Sueded T-shirt

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We know t-shirts— that’s why we know you’ll love the Canvas Triblend. Between the cozy lived in feel and the vast color offering, we’re sure you’ll find this the perfect tee. We hail our runner up, the Next Level Sueded T-shirt, as a shirt so soft you’ll want to sleep in it…and we mean it! Read more –>

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5FOTW Century Gothic
You may recognize Din and not even know it— it’s most popular for it’s use in traffic signs around the world. Created in Germany in 1931, Din actually stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung, or the German Institute for Standardization. Din’s clean, grid-based type was meant to convey simple messages quickly with it’s wide spacing and slight thinning on the curved strokes.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Din. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

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Kindness Matters” and “Bangor Area High School Color Guard” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Kindness matters at Erma B. Reese Elementary in Lodi, California. To help the school with a fundraiser for field trips, the Special Education staff members designed these “Kindness Matters” t-shirts. All staff members love wearing their new shirts and the school feels the message is more important now than ever!

 

These high schoolers in a small town of Bangor, PA, make up the color guard for their high school band. At the start of the season, they ordered custom t-shirts that read, “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy…I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it!” They have kept that motto with them all season and have come out on top in many competitions!

Visit the contest and Like your favorites.

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Winter holidays are right around the corner- make sure you’re dressed appropriately! Our Design Lab has everything you need to make your own fabulously festive sweatshirt (or t-shirt, or raglan, or hoodie, or tank top). Get inspired by these winning designs from this year’s CustomInk Holiday Sweater Design Contest! Click a design to open it in the Design Lab for customization.

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Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board, chock full of holly jolly design ideas!

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