Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 The Perfect Outdoor Work Shirt 

We deal with a lot of businesses that want shirts that can hide dirt stains as well as chemical stains such as bleach or chlorine. We've never had a good option.. until now.
Paragon has released 2 very good options, The XP Cabo and XP Pompano. The Pompano is an all over print that resembles a 2 color digital camo design. The Cabo is an all over design as well but looks kind of like a 2 color tie dye design. They both look awesome and the design is light enough so that they can both be printed using a dye sublimation technique. The only thing we are confused about is that they decided to make the back panel of the Cabo a solid color. They still look great but just seems like an odd choice.


   There are many color options available and offer 50+ UPF Protection. These shirts are made of Moisture Management Performance Polyester so they are perfect for anyone working or playing outdoors.
We've been using Paragon for years and they always seem to come up with new styles and maintain a high quality product. We will be adding these styles to our online design lab very soon. Keep checking back or contact us to see how your artwork will look on these shirts.

Friday, October 23, 2020

What to shop for in a base layer during the colder months.

Just because the temperature drops doesn't mean people are staying inside. Many are still out hiking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. You'll still have to protect yourself from the elements, and a good idea is to use a layer clothing system.

A good outer shell is recommended, along with a warmer mid layer. But some people forget how important the base layer is. This is the layer that is in contact with your skin so it's arguably the most important layer.

A good base layer would be made of a moisture management material . Wet clothing will not only keep you colder but will also cause more friction thus more discomfort and irritation. Make sure that your base is made of a quick drying material.

Keep in mind that the temperature may rise enough that you will strip down to only your base layer. The sun's harmful UV rays will still be damaging even in colder temperatures. Your base layer should be of a sun protectant material and we recommend a UPF +50. Find a base layer that is a comfortable weight while still providing adequate sun protection.

Some fabrics are odor-resistant and can be worn for days without washing. While this is not a major concern, your fellow travelers might appreciate if you wore clothing made with fibers that fight odors.

Whatever your outdoor adventure of the day is, just remember to put on a high quality base layer. It will keep your skin... and your friends happy.

 Here are some quality base layers at a great price.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Custom Printed Camo Sun Shirts

Many customers want full printed sleeves but due that requires pre printing the fabric before it is sewn into the shape of a shirt. This usually presents a problem for most buyers due to minimums and costs.

We now have a solution, pre-printed Camo Sleeves! These colored camo sleeves will get you noticed.

Choose from many different colors and still 50+ UPV sun protection.

These are available now on our online design tool.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Promoting Your Business With Swag

Any festivals, fairs, or business expos you attend, you're sure to end up with a bag of promtional products (AKA swag). Promotional products is a huge industry. Why is the industry thriving? Because logoed items like hats, T-shirts and bags are traveling advertisements that leave a lasting impression, making them crucial for building brand awareness. Every time you use a logoed canvas bag, can koozie, bottle opener, etc. You are reminded of that company's product.
Loyal customers love to show their support for their favorite brands buy buying swag. Some businesses might not have the man power, money, or time to sell their logoed products online. Well now B.L. Tees has a solution in our B2B program. We now can sell, print, and ship logoed apparel online without any effort from the brand's team. 
How it works is you contact a B2B rep and they'll walk you through the set up process. We set up a page dedicated to the brand on our multi vendor website. We have set prices for each apparel type and we mark up the retail price as much as you'd like. We process the fees and send you your cut at the end of the month. Companies have access to web analytics including traffic and sales volume.
Email us for the details.

Friday, July 12, 2019

How To Design Apparel If You're Not An Artist

With all the new technology out there, it's made it so easy to become professional photographers, models, actors, and so much more. Well, some more professional than others.
Now you can add t-shirt designer to that list! With our upgraded Design Lab you can use our artwork and combine text to draw a totally one of a kind design. Change the colors, add shadows, glows, etc. Whatever you decide, you're the artists. See how the design will look on different colored apparel, get instant pricing, and check out all in a couple easy steps. You can even share the design with your friends to get their input.
Check it out today and who knows, you might have a new career on the horizon.
B.L. Tees Custom Design Lab

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Combine Artwork & Text in Our Online Shirt Designer

We have repeat customers design custom printed dri fit shirts for their annual charity event, family vacation, or company trip every year.

They come back because we have a great tool for them to create something new unique every year. They also can avoid back and forth emails to an artist. I deal with artists all day so I know there is no way to speed up the creative process.

In our online design lab you can upload your own artwork and add text. Choose from our huge selection of font styles where you can change the color, add an outline or make a glowing effect.  Make texts arch above the artwork or even make it wavy.

We have made a short video to give you some ideas to get you going.

Come visit us and start design today!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sizing Your Artwork for Custom Printed Shirts

What Size Should My Artwork Be?

Customers are always asking of what size their artwork should be. You don't need to read the print from across the street but you don't want to have to strain your eyes to read it either. Even though this is a matter of preference, there are some common measurements that you might be helpful in making your decision.
When choosing a left or right chest area, the most common size is between 3.5" to 4" across. If your artwork is taller then most customers stay within the 4" to 4.5" range.
If your artwork will be a full chest print, 12" is a popular size.
Back prints will usually be on the larger side, 12" to 13" across but shouldn't be larger that 15" in height.
Sleeve prints will usually be around 12"to 14" in height if you are printing text, artwork like a flag will be approx. 3"to 4" across.
Because artworks will be all shapes and sizes, these measurements are just guidelines and aren't written in stone. Use our online design tool to see what size would be to your liking, or we can mock up a virtual sample.
Our staff of graphic artists will be able to answer any questions you might have and help with any design issues you might have.