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  • Jan

    Getting Attention With Controversial T-Shirts

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    controversial-shirt-49.jpg.r.nocrop.w610.h610Getting Attention With Controversial T-Shirts May Be Effective, But Is It a Good Idea?

    One of the best ways to raise visibility for any given issue is by using controversial t-shirts. Sometimes this is unintentional as a store is caught selling a shirt with an image or a message that is insensitive and there is an outcry to have it removed. A more common instance is for an artist or group to intentionally create a shirt that is offensive to gain exposure by utilizing that age old adage “any exposure is good exposure”.

    Well, that’s not always the case — just ask the owner’s of Solid Gold Bomb, who recently closed their doors due to a tasteless tee campaign. You can read the full article about them here at CNNMoney.

    Shirts are a particularly effective way to promote a message since they are easily seen in public and people can wear them to any number of busy areas. They can also attract extra attention with their actions to make sure the message on the shirt gets as much visibility as possible. T-shirts are particularly popular as away of making a social statement as they are easy to make; especially with online t-shirt creating tools like the one here at — consequently making controversial t-shirts much more prevalent. The t-shirt is the ultimate in  quick and inexpensive social marketing.

    For anyone wanting to make a custom t-shirt on their own there are a variety of materials available in almost any store or online that can be used to create a single shirt with a specific message. Those who want to start a trend can have a local printer make a limited run of controversial t-shirts that do not cost much. If people are willing to pay for the shirt and support the message, then this becomes an especially attractive way to get a message to a community. This is an effective strategy for a community group or local organization that wants to raise awareness of an issue. It is even a popular way to raise funds to support a cause.

    Printing t-shirts to sell as keepsakes or souvenirs has excellent potential to help bring in donations. It will also raise awareness as a wider network of people will be exposed to the message, but you walk a fine line when piggy backing off of a controversial message. It may gain you great exposure, but often times with negative repercussions for the business associated with the message like Nike’s “gold digging” shirt shown in this post. Any time a company gets in the news for pulling an insensitive product from its shelves, there is always an increase in the number of people making their own controversial t-shirts. Just be careful that the message doesn’t diminish business.

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  • Dec

    The Benefits of Professional Looking Personalized Clothes

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    business polo shirtsIt is no secret that printing your business logo on polo shirts is an excellent way of making your employees look more professional. However, while this may seem like common sense, numerous studies have validated this point. According to one government study, customers’ perceptions of a business experienced a dramatic increase in favorability ratings when employees are seen wearing professional looking uniforms. However, many business leaders are unsure of how to go about printing your business logo on polo shirts. Luckily, the process is not particularly difficult.

    Unlike other items of clothing, personalized clothes cannot be purchased in a traditional store. These items must be custom made at t-shirt printers. Online t-shirt printers like,  have the experience and equipment needed to successfully print a durable logo onto a polo shirt or hoodie. However, it is important to note that not all efforts at printing on t-shirts are equal. Depending on the type of fabric used, the ink’s lifespan will vary.

    Faded uniforms will not instill a sense of trust into potential customers, but unfortunately, if the correct fabric is not used in the printing process, then the ink will not take. Typically, most t-shirt printers use shirts that contain synthetic fabrics. These fabrics are not as effective as cotton at absorbing ink. This results from the material’s lack of pores. Cotton is an extremely porous material, and as a result, it is able to thoroughly absorb ink.

    Regardless of the reason for your need for printing on t-shirts, it is important to get the best deal possible. Excessive uniform costs can have a profound impact on a company’s profit margin. Luckily, personalized clothes are an economical way of creating a professional look for your team. Usually, t-shirt printers will offer a bulk discount, and this is another way that businesses can drive down their uniform costs.

    Repeated studies have shown that professional looking uniforms can dramatically improve the public’s perceptions of your company, and there has also been research that suggests it can have a positive impact on workplace morale. Whether you are ordering zipper hoodies with team logos or professional looking polos with your company’s logo, a t-shirt printer will be able to provide the clothes you need. For those needing a large number of custom t-shirts, these printers will typically offer heavy discounts for bulk orders. By utilizing economical uniform options, it is possible for businesses to create a professional look without sacrificing their profit margins.


    This article provided by the staff at


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  • Nov

    20% off Everything at

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    That’s right, 20% off everything at from 11-5-13 to 11-12-13

    Save 20% with Coupon Code: EARLY20


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  • Sep

    NEW – Make Your Own Football Jersey Online at

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    make your own custom football jerseys

    Calling all fans! Calling all fans!

    Kick off the 2013 season by creating your own hot custom football jerseys!


    It’s kick-off time! Start the football season off right by cheering for your team in stylish designs and gear. However you plan to watch the big game on Sundays, make sure you’re ready to show your friends and family how much you love your team!

    Create Yours Now!


    Men’s Replica Football Jersey by Augusta

    mens replica football jersey by Augusta

    Support your favorite team in this replicia football jersey. Mesh body and solid fabric yoke and sleeves. Outside locker label for additional customization. Made from 100% polyester tricot mesh and 100% polyester fabric for the yoke and sleeves. *Not to be worn with pads. For use in non contact sports only.*



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  • Sep

    The FunkyTShack guide to Bachelorette Party Essentials

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    Tying the knot this year? You’re going to want to go out in style: with the best bachelorette party the world has ever seen! Gather your bridesmaids and have a blast together before making the big step towards marriage. And here are some things that will surely come in handy during your wild night:

    bachelorette party essentials



    1. A fun top. You can’t have a bachelorette party without a fun, custom tee! How else are people going to offer you free shots?


    2. Plasters. All that dancing might hurt your feet… It’s best if you have plasters at hand, just in case.


    3. Aspirin. With all of those free shots, chances are high that you could fall victim to the dreaded hangover and you’re not gonna want to look for drugstores at 6 in the morning.


    4. Water. You need to rehydrate to get the alcohol out of the body, and water is the best way to do so.


    5. Lip balm. Dry skin is a drag, and lipstick might seem complicated to apply after a long night. Lip balm is easy and efficient.


    6. Sunglasses. Cover any traces of runny makeup, dark circles and red eyes with trendy shades. No one will ever know.


    7. Hair ties. It’s pretty clear you won’t finish the night with the same hairdo you started it. Hair ties are handy to keep hair off your face and they make up for lack of volume.


    8. Eye mask. Some good sleep is a blessing after a night of partying.


    9. Flask. Hangovers are often cured with more drinking! A sip of something strong could put you back on your feet.


    Now go and have the night of your life!



    This guest post was written by Daria P. who also contributes for and; she also runs her own fashion blog called Kittenhood.




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  • Aug

    Design Your Own Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone Case Online

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    Design Your Own Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone Case OnlineThat’s right design and print your own Samsung Phone cases online using our online tshirt maker.

    There really are no limitations to what you can create at the FunkyTshack, check out our accessories tab under the “make your own” tab in the online designer tool – we’ve added a lot of cool items to personalize.

    This Samsung Galaxy S4 Case is one.

    Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 will to suit you to a T when this snap-on case shows your message or design on its backside. All ports and connections as well as the camera are readily accessible, while the side material boasts a low-keyed black. You will appreciate this elegant and pleasantly light accessory to get your style across. Made from metal and plastic. Fits AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 phones only. *We are not responsible for any damage that may occur to the phone*  Personalize Yours NOW!






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  • Aug

    End of Summer Sale on Personalized Apparel & Accessories at

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    FunkyTshack Summer Sale









    Summer may be on it’s way out, but here at the FunkyTshack, we can always find a way to brighten the day, so if you’re sad to see summer go, maybe some massive discounts on personalized apparel and accessories will cheer you up.

    We are slashing prices — up to 49% off select make your own items and we picked some really popular ones like;














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  • Jul

    Save $10 on all orders over $50 at

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    The start of school is around the corner, the new semester will start and your summer vacation is all but over. So here‘s our treat: save $10 on orders over $50!

    Before the summer melts away and the serious part of life gets going – here’s a little treat for you. Grab the latest fashion for the new school year and take $10 off any order of $50 or more. Whether you are starting another year of college or have kids entering their first year of grade school, start the school year off right!

    Coupon code: TENOFF
    (*Minimum order value: $50, valid until August 6, 2013)

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  • Jul

    Wedding Day Countdown and My Girls Night Out

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    Twenty-nine days. Only twenty-nine days until our wedding day. Flowers—check. Dress—check. Cake—check. All of the essentials were finalized. Now all I had to do was pray that everything went as planned and enjoy the festivities leading up to the big day.

    My bridesmaids were kicking off the festivities by throwing me a bachelorette party. I know they had everything under control, but I was trying to think about how I could help. Then I had a brilliant idea! I could get us all matching t-shirts for our big girls’ night out!

    bridal tee designer




    I’ve seen this idea before, but I had no idea where in the heck to go to actually get it done. I did a little checking on line and no surprise; there were dozens of t-shirt printers that I believe could have helped. I talked to my bride’s maids about the idea and they were on board. Even better, one of them had done something similar for her Scentsy group at a convention. She had used an online t-shirt customizer called so, I went on the website to see if I could find anything that would set me and the girls apart while we were out for my bachelorette party.

    The website was pretty clean and easy to use with search feature where all I did was type in “bridal” and viola, dozens of designs for bridal party t-shirts appeared. The colors of my wedding were light pink and black. I was hoping to find shirts with those colors incorporated, and although the predesigned bridal shirts were really creative, I wanted to add a personal touch to the shirts, so, I thought I would try to design my bridal t-shirts.

    just married pantiesI clicked on the “Make Your Own” link at the top and it led me to a user-friendly digital t-shirt designer. I am not very computer savvy, but I found this t-shirt designer to be pretty easy to use. You can choose from hundreds of products to put designs on—from t-shirts and tank tops to hats and even underwear, I might be looking into that for the honeymoon, just kidding Mom! (She was looking over my shoulder just then)

    I decided to go with the women’s standard weight t-shirt, although designing underwear for all of the girls was tempting; I would keep that in mind for a different time J. The next step was to choose the color of the t-shirts. I went with the black t-shirt so I could use pink letters. I was thinking I’d only be able to do something simple, but the designer allowed me to get creative! I was able to make an awesome t-shirt! I used the text tool and added “Bride” on the front and “Mrs. Smith” on the back in a light pink color. I used the Hole Hearted text and it created a cute text with hearts in it.

    I then looked at the different designs offered. You can search for anything in this section. I decided to look search for hearts. I found a pages and pages of hearts to choose from. Luckily, on the first page was a heart with the perfect color I needed! I placed it on the back around “Mrs. Smith.” The best part of the whole process was the price! The digital t-shirt designer automatically changes the price depending on what you add on the t-shirt. After my product was complete, the total was $16.20. This was a fabulous price for my one-of-a-kind t-shirt.

    With prices this great, I had to buy shirts for my fiancé and his groomsmen for his bachelor party! I did a white men’s standard weight t-shirt for theirs. All I had to do for theirs was add a design from the design section of the box. I went with a tux design on the front along with their “title” on the back. After I completed my shirt, my fiancé’s shirt and the entire bridal party (which included six bridesmaids and six groomsmen), the total was $201. That totals out to each shirt being about $14. Most t-shirt companies just charge a flat rate no matter what you put on it which is frustrating when you want something simple. I feel like the price I paid for the shirts was fair and well worth it. My fiancé and our bridal party were so surprised (mostly by the fact that I actually created them myself) and excited for their shirts. We all wore the shirts at our bachelor/bachelorette parties and it made me feel good that I could contribute in this way. I bragged to my fiancé and bridal party about how hard I worked on these shirts, but anyone who uses the Funky T-Shack knows the truth about their easy to use website.

    Thanks Funky T-Shack!

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  • Jun

    Free Shipping On All Orders on T-shirt Day 2013 At

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    free shipping t-shirt day









    It’s here! International T-shirt Day is upon us. . .

    Celebrate International t-shirt Day with FunkyTshack on Friday, June 21st 2013 and get FREE Shipping on All orders!

    That’s right Free Shipping on any order, just use coupon code: TDAY2013 at checkout.

    International t-shirt Day Coupon Code: TDAY2013



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