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Unite Against Bullying in Support of
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

We’re excited to announce the 5th annual bullying prevention group t-shirts
Be Good to Each Other campaign in support of
bullying prevention, and encourage you, your friends, and your community to join us! Now through October 31, 2015, CustomInk will donate 100% of the profits (approximately $8 per shirt) from the sales of bullying prevention t-shirts to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

There are three easy ways to get involved:

  1. Design bullying prevention shirts for your group or school.
  2. Order PACER’s official 2015 Unity Day shirt.
  3. Take a stake with our celebrity bullying prevention supporters.

Over the past five years, CustomInk has donated nearly $120,000 towards bullying prevention efforts and sold tens of thousands of shirts for the cause.




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.

Looking to join a great company, with awesome benefits – including paid time off? CustomInk is hiring! Check out all of our open positions or learn more about the perks of being an “Inker!”

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“Not only are they beautiful, but they read too!!” and “St. Louis Area Girl Scouts Exploring Chicago” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Ink of the Week winner

The ladies pictured here are no strangers to tradition. Each year, they head to the beach to hold their summer book club in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. To make things different this year, and “to let the whole beach know who [they] were,” they turned to CustomInk for custom book club tanks!

Ink of the Week winner

Using our Group Order Form, this Chicago Girl Scout troop ordered shirts for a summer trip to the Windy City. While visiting the city, the girl stayed at a hostel and received “compliments wherever [they] went!”

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Get the stars and stripes ready – it’s almost the 4th of July! We have some interesting facts to celebrate all things Independence Day.

1. In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He was inspired by the American flag flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, after the American victory against the British. The song was not declared the official national anthem until 1931, but it was a part of patriotic celebrations for many years before.

Q: Can you guess how many pieces of American flag artwork we have on our site? Read to the bottom of the post to find out!

2. An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th – enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times! Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest also happens on July 4th each year. The current record, held by Joey Chestnut, is 69 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes.

3. John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date to celebrate American independence. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence; however, it was not until July 4th that the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted. Reportedly, Adams would turn down events to celebrate the 4th in protest. Happy July 2nd, John Adams!

4. More than 14,000 fireworks displays occur across the nation for the 4th, but New York City lays claim to home of the country’s largest display. Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show launches more than 40,000 shells each year from 6 barges in the East River.

5. Congress declared July 4th an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays including Christmas. It was not until 1941 that congress declared it a federal legal paid holiday.

A: How many pieces of American flag artwork do we have on our site? 72! Having a 4th of July get-together this year or just want to stand out in your own customized patriotic gear? You can check out all of our 4th of July artwork and make your own shirt . Bonus! We also have 16 t-shirt and tank styles made in the USA . Be sure to order by Tuesday, June 30th, at 2pm in order to get shirts in time for the holiday weekend with our super rush delivery option.

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With great weather and time-off from school and work in the summer months, it’s no wonder that family reunion season is here! We asked our customers* about their reunion experiences and found some really interesting insights:

• Family reunions are bigger than we thought! 43% of family reunions have 56+ attendees varying in ages from 1 month old to 75+ years of age.

• 41% of respondents have reunions once a year with 45% having one once every 2-4 years.

• The most popular activities taking place at family reunions are taking family portraits (70%), playing family games (56%) and sporting games (43%).

• Many families up their game by purchasing custom gear for the reunion, with 96% creating custom t-shirts and 15% creating custom drinkware (water bottles, koozies, etc.)

• Time away with family is valuable! More than half (52%) of families travel between 50-250 miles with 67% traveling over 250 miles. Additionally, a majority (57%) of reunions last for an entire weekend or for an entire week (23%).

*Survey conducted by CustomInk via SurveyMonkey in May 2015 with 420 respondents

Planning aT-shirts & Genes family reunion this summer? Enter by 6/25/2015 at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win $1,500 to celebrate family togetherness and $1,000 towards custom products from CustomInk!


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