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Customink Reno Opening 2014 Marc Katz, President of CustomInk addresses 250 Inkers at the opening of the new Reno location.

CUSTOMINK CONTINUES TO GROW; ADDS SECOND LOCATION IN RENO

Creates Up to 300 New Jobs With New Facility

Fairfax, VA – February 10, 2014

CustomInk, the “design online” custom t-shirt company for groups and occasions, announced today it is opening a new 58,000 square foot facility at 9390 Gateway Drive in Reno, Nevada. This is CustomInk’s second facility in Reno since it came to the area in March 2012. Operations at the new location will include sales service and other customer care activities. The company currently employs 320 team members in Reno and expects to generate nearly 300 new jobs in Reno within the next five years.

The new facility will enhance CustomInk’s presence in the western U.S. and help the company provide the highest level of customer care by delivering custom t-shirts quickly, efficiently and on time. Since its founding in 2000, CustomInk has grown to be a leader in the $5 billion custom apparel market, exceeding $170 million in annual revenue in 2013. CustomInk has sold more than 50 million shirts, and employs nearly 1,000 people nationwide.

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WASHINGTON & TYSONS CORNER, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Revolution Growth fund today announced a $40 million investment in CustomInk, the web-based, market-leading custom shirts company for groups and occasions. The investment will support CustomInk’s rapid expansion and new growth initiatives as it approaches $200 million in annual revenues, with year over year growth of 50 percent. As part of the transaction, Ted Leonsis, co-founder of Revolution Growth, will join CustomInk’s board of directors.

“The company has already experienced tremendous growth, and we look forward to using our own experience building consumer brands to help the company strategically accelerate that growth.”

“CustomInk sits at a sweet spot of community, creativity, social commerce, and technology. They are revolutionizing their category by combining these elements with a deep dedication to the needs of their customers,” said Ted Leonsis, co-founder of Revolution Growth. “The company has already experienced tremendous growth, and we look forward to using our own experience building consumer brands to help the company strategically accelerate that growth.”

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Ink of the Week Winner

“Gail’s Groupies” win this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

“On 10/26/13, 45 adults and 14 kids rocked out these fantastic t-shirts while walking in  the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event down at the Chicago Lakefront. Currently my mom is 4 years cancer free, and with family and friends we made strides to help find a cure. Although the team “Gail’s Groupies” is made in honor of my mom, our t-shirts speak the truth.  We walk for all survivors and fighters and especially those close to our hearts that are listed on the back of our shirts in a pink ribbon.”

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It’s no secret that CustomInk loves t-shirts. Especially custom t-shirts. We’ve always talked casually about the most iconic, the best, or most popular t-shirts of all time, but in light of the 100th birthday of the t-shirt, we decided to put our money where our mouths are and put it to a company vote. The result is a phantasmagorical stroll down memory lane through popular movies, rock ‘n’ roll, TV land, comics, college athletics, cultural movements, social statements, funky fads and so much more. We hope you enjoy and share with friends.
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T-Shirt Turns 100Since 1913 the t-shirt, which first appeared as standard-issue gear within the U.S. Navy, has become an essential part of the American wardrobe and identity. To commemorate the occasion, CustomInk has announced a national celebration of the t-shirt’s 100th birthday. The campaign includes surveys and conversations with Americans about their beloved tees, a webpage dedicated to the t-shirt’s 100th birthday, a gallery of the most iconic t shirts of all-time, and launching this summer, an augmented reali-TEE app.

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