Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hello Summer Sun

Summer is here and no matter what part of the U.S. you live in, you'll be soaking up some rays and you'll need to protect your skin before you get burnt.

Here in Florida we are outside most of the year, either for work or play. We make yearly visits to the dermatologist and  are experts on what shape a mole should be. Because of this we are very conscious of how important sun protection is, using either cover ups or sun block.

Lately, a majority of our custom prints are on dri fit apparel. Businesses like pressure washers or yacht detailers love the quick dry material. These fabrics spread the moisture throughout the garment so it is easily evaporated into the environment.
They also like the fact that the fabric is rated 50+ SPF and is recommended as an effective sun protectant from the Skin Cancer Foundation.

We've had a lot of people go for the less expensive cotton tees with a screen printed design. While these are great quality shirts and prints, it's not the best option if you're holding an event outside. The cotton will absorb the sweat and will make the shirt heavier, resisting evaporation. This is why cotton shirts take so long to dry. I know my grandfather would wear long sleeves and jeans outside. He would argue that it made you feel cooler than shorts and a shirt. He was essentially wearing clothing that was drenched in his own bodily fluids but I guess I can see his reasoning.

Well, whatever your choice of sun protection is, make sure you don't go out without it. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

We're always asked how the dye sublimation printing process works and why we can't print on dark shirts. We've created this visual that will show you what your artwork will look like on different colored shirts and what will happen when you dye sub a dark colored shirt.
Because the artwork is actually dyed into the fabric of the shirt, different colored apparel will give the artwork a different effect. For example, white lettering shows up white on a white shirt but on a yellow shirt the lettering will be yellow. The reason is that white ink isn't an color option when using sublimation printing so the white areas of your artwork will be left blank letting the color of the shirt to show through. There are many advantages to sublimation printing and to screen printing, let us help you choose what method is best for your custom printed apparel.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Online Apparel Designer Tutorial

We've put together a tutorial on how to use our Online Apparel Design Tool. In this video we featured our dri-fit fishing shirts but we also offer cotton tees and tanks.
This video goes from selecting your garment colors, sizes, and quantity all the way to check out.
We also show you how to save your designs and email them to friends and family for their opinion. You can also upload them to your facebook, twitter, or pinterest.
Take note that we do offer a variety of free artwork that you can use, no charge!
Need a logo or have an idea in your head? Let us know, we have a staff of graphic artists that can help you bring your ideas to life.
Thanks for watching our video. Please check out our other videos on our YouTube channel.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Shedding Some Light on UPF and UV Protection Apparel

Many customers ask us "What does UPF mean?".
Ultraviolet Protection Factor or UPF indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation will be absorbed. Material with a rating UPF 50+ will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through. This material will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure significantly, because only 2% of the UV rays will get through. According to Skin Cancer Foundation, a wet cotton shirt has an UPF of only 3!
Whether you are on a boat or on the beach, any type of clothing can protect your skin against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. But some material is better than others. Only clothes with a UPF of 15-50+ may be labeled as sun-protective.
We are located in sunny South Florida, as you can imagine our customers either work in the sun or play in the sun. Whether you work on a fishing charter boat or cut lawns for a living, you should be wearing Vapor Apparel UPF 50+ garments. We offer custom full color prints with a "soft feel' that won't crack or fade. These are made of a dri-fit material that is perfect for paddle boarding, scuba diving, or that tropical vacation. Think these are out of your price range? Think again, visit our site to design your own and get an instant price quote.