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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.



Basketball fans, get pumped up! We’ve got new basketball artwork in the lab and new basketball templates on the site just in time for bball season!

Check out some of the new graphics & designs below, and get designing your custom basketball t-shirts today – before the competition runs away with your idea!

3 of the New Basketball Design Templates

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Some of the New Basketball Artwork & Clipart

New Basketball Artwork - Dec 2012


CustomInk recently got involved with a movement called #PuntersArePeopleToo started by the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. If you haven’t already heard of it, the quote was started after Bryan Anger (a punter from UC Berkeley) was chosen in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft this year – Go Bryan! See this awesome video below for the backstory:

Rich Eisen interviewed Anger on his podcast a few months back, and made “Punters Are People Too” t-shirts promoting “the cause.” And it seems to have buily up a lot of steam, because when punter Sam Koch of the Baltimore Ravens scored a TD on a fake field goal, the entire Baltimore Ravens team got shirts through us to support their teammate … Proving further proof  that punters should get more respect.

Check out some of the fun pics below, courtesy of Get Rich Quick – Eisen’s NFL Network blog.


A Letter from Marc Katz, CustomInk Co-founder & President

Dear Customers, Inkers, and Friends –three hearts

With Thanksgiving coming up, we at CustomInk are mindful of the many people still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. We’ve donated some shirts and sweats to help clothe people in the immediate aftermath, but we wanted to do more – and need your help.

While our hearts go out to all those harmed by the storm, our efforts are aimed at supporting the people of New Jersey, which was hit so hard, as they recover and rebuild. So we’ve created a limited-edition sandy relief t-shirt you can buy and wear to show your solidarity, and 100% of the profits (at least $10 per shirt) will go to AmeriCares – which has relief teams on the ground in affected areas, and is working to stock shelters and aid distribution centers. In addition, we’ll be donating shirts to AmeriCares relief workers to give them a morale boost and a sense of unity as they undertake their difficult work.Sandy Relief T-Shirt - Support NJ Shore

If you’d like to show your support by purchasing this limited-edition tee, you can do so by clicking the image above, or clicking here.

I have a personal connection to the Jersey shore. My dad grew up with a big extended family in Margate, Marc Katz Photojust a few miles south of Atlantic City, and it still feels like “homebase” for us. It’s also the exact location where Sandy made landfall. For me, the New Jersey shoreline is a place of deep family roots, natural beauty, caring neighbors, and iconic sub shops —basically everything good in life! I know I feel like a calmer, more grateful, and just overall better person when I’m there. I look forward to lots of people having that feeling for years to come and hope this effort will be at least a small help to these communities as they rally together to get back on their feet!

Thank you for supporting this Three Hearts Initiative (the charitable arm of CustomInk), and for all you do that empowers us to give back.

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving,



Mustache ClipartOver the past year we have added thousands of new high-quality images & artwork to our design lab offering, including a large amount from world-renowned CSA Images.

One of the more recent additions to the catalog has been mustaches! Turns out we had a lot of customers searching for “mustaches” in our design lab over the year, but we weren’t putting our best foot ‘stache forward – as most were on faces, not free floating. So with the help of our in-house graphics team, we added 20+ solo stache images (as you can see to the right).

The mustaches are a big hit. They have been widely used on wedding and bachelor party t-shirts and koozies. Plus, with November being the unofficial month of the mustache, aka Movember, our timing couldn’t have been more serendipitous. It’s mustaches as far as the eyes can see!

For those not familiar, Movember, is a charity effort to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research, with a mustachioed twist. Participants are encouraged to grow and sport a mustache from Nov. 1 to Nov 30. Typically, there are fundraising events held throughout November, until the 30th, when “MoBros” show off their full-grown mustaches in all their glory at Movember parties & galas around the world. Some of our very own Inkers have embraced the Movember initiative, and for the last 2 years, they’ve raised several thousands of dollars for the cause.

So, if you’re in the market for custom t-shirts, hoodies, or any of the hundreds of other custom products we offer (and want to add a unique mustache to them) we’ve got your back ‘stache!

As always, we welcome suggestions for a type of mustache you’d like added to the collection, or have an opinion about our newly added artwork, please list them in the comments section, or better yet, you can link to an image of something you’d like added as well.


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