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CustomInk Torch Award

CustomInk is honored to be the 2011 recipient of the International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence. This award recognizes our “superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit our customers, team members, vendors, shareholders and surrounding communities.”

Judges from around the country were impressed with our commitment to team and customer satisfaction and we are thrilled to receive this recognition! Presented annually since 1996, the BBB International Torch Awards recognize businesses and individuals that maintain outstanding dedication to upholding ethical business standards and promoting trust in the marketplace.  BBB Torch Awards are awarded on the international stage by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the national organization representing the BBB system. We’re honored to be recognized alongside such companies as USAA,, and Verizon, among others. (Learn more about all of this year’s and past winners).

As our president Marc Katz said, “We hope this International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence will be a rallying cry that attracts people who share and appreciate our values. It should also remind all of us Inkers what we have to live up to! Ultimately, I’d like us to show that ‘doing the right thing’ in business is both its own reward and a path to success.”

We’ll proudly accept the award at the ceremony on March 22nd in Washington, DC.

If you’d like to know more about CustomInk’s honors and media attention, please visit our Awards & Media page.


Washington Post CustomInk Article

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

This morning, The Washington Post ran a story about CustomInk including an interview with our CEO, Marc Katz. Marc feels a little odd to be the focus of the story (he said so himself), but as one of the entrepreneurial minds behind a company that helps millions of people design custom t-shirts and sweatshirts for their special groups and occasions; his is a tale worth telling. The print edition features a great photo of Marc with a headline about his trading in a suit for a t-shirt, but Marc was quick to point out that he feels building CustomInk has been a team effort and we’re all proud of getting the company where it is and making our story worth telling!

Yay for attention from our hometown paper! Just in case you missed it (or perhaps don’t read our local paper) you can read the full story online.


Northern Virginia Family Service 2010 CARE Award

…but don’t take our word for it. CustomInk was recently honored with a CARE Award from the Northern Virginia Family Services for the second year in a row! We’re one of 14 local companies to be recognized for demonstrating commitment to our team by providing policies and benefits that support flexibility, dependent care, a work-life balance, and community involvement.

The selection committee was very impressed by our character, commitment to team members and customers, and how much fun everyone has at work!

So here’s a big shout-out to our amazing team! We all work together to make… er, keep CustomInk a great place to work!


Entrepreneur Magazine Great Place To Work 2010

Things Happen in Threes

You’ve heard people say that “things happen in threes,” right? Three seems to be a pretty significant number. There are three primary colors… three phases of the moon… and according to the Chinese, three is the perfect number. Three might just be your lucky number.

It’s certainly CustomInk’s!!