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Amazon Technology Helps local Apparel Micro-Factories

Many believe Amazon only works with gigantic embroidery and apparel companies like Custom Ink, Logo Up, Nike and Land’s End. This was true a few years ago, but now Amazon is choosing local micro-factories that are located in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. A micro-factory is any factory that has less than 25 employees with […]

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Digitally Printed Performance Tees

Posted by on 2:22 pm in DTG Printing, Industry Tips

Direct-to-Garment printing on performance fabric Digitally printed 100% polyester performance fabric T-shirt is very difficult and tricky, but we know the techniques and tricks to get our Kornit printers to print on performance fabric. The bright and vibrant colors “pop” off the t-shirt. This week we are performing  extensive ties ting on the 100% polyester […]

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Why Choose Embroidery?

Posted by on 2:21 pm in Caps, DTG Printing

Embroidery has been part of world history for thousands of years Many ancient people actually sewed their clothes together and put the logos on them Embroidered logos to a Denna five people have been around for at least 200 years in the United States. The wild west the western Cowboys would also have logos on their […]

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Why does my t-shirt have burn marks and smells like vinegar?

Have you ever received a direct to garment printed T-shirt that looks like it has burn marks and smells like vinegar? Do not worry because this is the process of direct to garment printing. If your shirt smells like vinegar it most likely was printed using a Kornit direct to garment printer.  Kornit printers use […]

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Why order approvals are important

One of the key points when buying custom apparel is the order approval.   The order approval protects the customer and the embroidery company and guarantees that your order is done 100% correct to your satisfaction  If you’re already an embroidery buyer I recommend you don’t do anything without signed order approval’s. There are several […]

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Marketing Through Social Media, Custom Apparel

Posted by on 8:08 pm in Blog, DTG Printing

  Northwest Custom Apparel is considered a small business that strives for new ways to connect with other local companies. Social Media has been the biggest tool for marketing locally. When posting on Social Media it’s to know what can be considered a bad post to something that will in engage with your followers. Marketing in […]

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50% Off Direct-to-Garment Printed Hoodies

Posted by on 8:19 pm in Blog, DTG Printing

Northwest Custom Apparel is having a blow-out special on custom printed hoodies. These hoodies are printed using Kornit Storm Direct-to-Garment printers. You will receive a photo-realistic print on the front of each hood. All you need to do is send us a realistic photo of your diesel powered machine. We specialize in Caterpillar, International Harvester, […]

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Squatch I believe

Squatch Sweatshirts

Posted by on 11:29 pm in Blog, DTG Printing, Marketing, T-Shirts

The crew was busy today printing new Squatch sweatshirts for the entire staff. Digital Print Supervisor, Edward Hernandez, and Operator Brian Beardsley printed 30 Squatch sweatshirts for the staff.  Squatch is the new official mascot of Northwest Custom Apparel. The legend starts back in 1981 when owner, Jim Mickelson, saw a pack of Sasquatches relaxing […]

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Tee shirt printing all colors in design are free

Posted by on 5:47 pm in DTG Printing

  Preferred way to print tee shirts Direct to garment printing is starting to become the preferred way to print tees. The demand is increasing because the quality is better than traditional screen-printing. Traditional screen printing is slow, messy and the inks contain carcinogenic materials that possibly could be harmful to your health. A few […]

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Mindset Segmentation And How to Use It

What is Mindset Segmentation? The term “mindset segmentation” was first used by marketer Kellie Cummings. She noted that: “Mindset segmentation identifies people based on their emotional desires and expectations. Simply put, there’s more to customers than their willingness to purchase products. When employees see the human side of customers, they can develop communications that sustain […]

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