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In October 2015, CustomInk and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic granted the wish of an Arizona teen, whose wish was to design t-shirts with us! Eric Hans, who has autism and a form of Muscular Dystrophy, made the trip to the east coast to be an honorary ‘Inker’ for two days and bring his wish to life.

First, Eric visited CustomInk’s headquarters in Fairfax, where he had orientation (including having his headshot taken, receiving the grand tour and meeting CustomInk CEO Marc Katz) before sitting down at his desk with the art team and getting to work designing t-shirts.

Eric then headed to CustomInk’s In-house Production Facility in Charlottesville for a continued tour, and to personally print the t-shirts he designed!

Watch this video to learn more about Eric and his special visit with CustomInk:

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Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time to plan the perfect party! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite – and easy – Halloween party ideas sure to please the littlest monster to the biggest ghoul.

Monster-Doors-split-pic1. Monster Doors

Start prepping for your party by decorating outside. Guests will know they’re in the right place when they see these monster doors! All you need is some colored paper, paper plates, and tape to create the eyes and mouth. Add on streamers for hair or some spooky cobwebs for an extra touch.

magic potion2. “Magic Potion” Drinks

Instead of serving the typical party punch, try “magic potion” drinks. Just make and freeze various flavors of Kool Aid then add a cube of each color to a glass of clear soda when the party starts. The magic happens as the ice melts and the drink changes colors and flavors!

veggies3. Jack-O-Lantern Veggie Tray

Take your veggie tray up a notch! With some simple rearranging ordinary veggies are transformed into a jack-o-lantern. Use carrots to make the body, broccoli for the stem, and olives for the eyes and mouth. Fill in the background with cauliflower or another veggie of your choosing.

hand4. Popcorn Hands

Ran out of time to make party favors? Have your guests make their own. All you need is popcorn (popped), candy corn, plastic spider rings (optional), and disposable gloves for your guests to make their own popcorn hand. Guests fill the glove with popcorn and use the candy corn to make the fingernails.

HalloweenKeepCalmPartyOn_5. Custom Halloween T-shirts

Last but not least, it’s not too late to unite your guests in custom t-shirts! Order by 2 pm Tuesday, October 27th, to get your shirts in time for the holiday weekend. Get started by checking out our artist-designed Halloween templates!

Still looking for inspiration? Go to our Pinterest page for more info on these ideas and more. You can also read customer Halloween stories.

Follow CustomInk’s board Halloween Party Ideas on Pinterest.


Green Team Photo

Pick a team name that will have everyone else green with envy! Check out our list of fun and clever green team names below. If you still need t-shirts for your team, club, or event, browse some of the coolest custom green or safety green t-shirts.

Green Goblins

Mean in Green

Green Berets

Green Machine



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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