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Brand Spotlight: American Apparel

American Apparel was the first company to get soooo many things right.  Fashion fit shirts that are super soft.  American made from top to bottom.  Trendy, cool, hip...almost perfect.  However, the CEO was a sleeze.   Then they got rid of him.  Their brand brings the softest and bestest fitting shirts on the market.  The most impressive aspect of American Apparel is how well their garments screen print.  Here's why:


When searching for the best fabrics for screen printing, it’s not necessarily the weight of the fabric that matters, but the knit. Our fabrics are softer and higher in quality than our competitors’ because we use a higher count of longer, more desirable fibers in our thread, which we then weave tighter to produce a finer knit.
— http://www.americanapparel.net/wholesaleresources/screenprinting/

If the price of the screen printed shirts fits your budget, we highly recommend American Apparel.  Stop by the shop to see some samples and you'll see why.

CHECK OUT THE STYLES WE OFFER HERE

Inspiration: DKNG

We've been following the work of DKNG for quite awhile now.  They keep creating work seemingly at ease that on one hand makes us strive to get better at what we do, and on the other hand makes us want to "chuck it all" and give up on life.  Its a love/hate relationship.  Mostly we try and focus on the love.  Seriously though, these guys are fantastic. Thanks DKNG for inspiring us with your beautiful work.  Below are some of our favorites.





Brand Spotlight: Bella + Canvas

Bella + Canvas is another favorite brand of apparel that we promote here at Screen Ink.  With a wide range of styles and multitude of color options, if you are looking for a premium garments at budget prices, look no further.

Also, they are working hard at being a great company.  Their practices demonstrate their care for their employees as well as the environment.   

Here are a couple of links from our online catalogs of a few of our favorite styles.

3001 Unisex Crewneck 100% Cotton

6004 Women's Favorite Tee

3719 Unisex Hoodie

Inspiration: Sam Larson

One time I screen printed a poster using an illustration from a collection of old Lincoln newspapers that I had collected from the late 1800's.  I had a friend purchase that poster.  She later showed me a picture of my poster hanging between two pieces from Sam Larson.  That moment may have been the pinnacle of my career.  My poster was the meat in a Sam Larson art sandwich.  Trust me, it was an honor.

Sam Larson is humble, never-ceasing, artist that takes the most simple of things and makes them wonders.  His choice of minimal and unique mediums keeps me on the edge of my instagram seat each and every day.  Also, he loves pizza, mountains, his stocking hat, and occasionally drawing things really, really, small.  Thanks Sam for sharing your work.  Find him on instagram.  Follow him forever.

https://www.instagram.com/samlarson/

http://steelbison.com/



Brand Spotlight: Next Level Apparel

It wasn't long ago that American Apparel stood alone in providing shirts and apparel that set them apart in not only softness of fabric, but also a more "fashion" fit.  The problem was that it was hard to justify paying upwards of $5-$10/garment, especially when budgets are tight.

Now, however, there are handful of viable companies that provide superior softness at budget pricing.  Next Level Apparel is one of our favorites and they have certainly taken things to the...wait for it...NEXT LEVEL.  Yes, that just happened.

Next Level Apparel delivers the latest fashions with superb quality incorporating innovative fabrics that are heavenly soft at a value that is second to none. Our outstanding color palette, up to date styles and fit continue to define us as one of the leading suppliers of fashion blanks in the US market.
— http://www.nextlevelapparel.com/40/about-us.htm