Screen Printing CrossFit T-Shirts & Other Apparel
CrossFit is a type of workout routine that has been trending in the recent years and largely grown as well. Everywhere I turn I see another CrossFit, especially in New York. Currently we screen print CrossFit t-shirts, tank tops and hoodies for many CrossFit gyms around Brooklyn New York, but also around the world and I love doing so!
Why I love screen printing CrossFit t-shirts?
First of all, I love printing t-shirts for all customers – so don’t get me wrong here. But in regards to CrossFit gear you have to look at who will be wearing the merchandise. I have to say that I have never seen a niche so excited over their gear and so supportive over the gear. We screen print for many gyms all over and I don’t see any gym that sells as much merchandise as I see when we print for CrossFit gyms. That is because the members are very supportive and love to rock the gear. If you look at CrossFit Steed located in Brooklyn for example, we designed some nice raglan t-shirts for them for their 1 year anniversary They listed it on their website and literally overnight they sold it to over 100 members! I see this over an over again with several other CrossFit gyms we screen print for.
CrossFit merchandise and types of garments:
Over the years, printing for a certain niche you tend to learn a lot about them in regards to what they do and do not like. What I have learned about CrossFit members is that they LOVE to order Triblend t-shirts. I am not sure if it is because it absorbs sweat well, or doesn’t shrink to much, but they love it. We’ve printed for CrossFit gyms in Brooklyn New York, Queens New York even printed for gyms in Thailand and Israel and they always choose the Triblend shirts.
They order frequently:
For the CrossFit gym when they sell shirts to their members, they not only advertise but also fundraise in a way. Figure they order a shirt from their screen printing company at $7-$10 per shirt and sell it for $20 to each member. They can make almost $1,000 for 100 members, which is awesome money! So because they know their members love to wear the gear, they always come up with new designs and new ideas. This way the members are always buying the new merchandise.
How can you go about ordering custom CrossFit T-Shirts?
It’s pretty simple actually. If you own a CrossFit gym you want to first come up with a design, or idea based on your gym’s theme. I’ve seen a lot of designs based on barbells, cattle bells and horses, all are related to power and strength. The next step would be to find a screen printing company that prints custom CrossFit t-shirts and apparel. Simply go to Google and type in Screen Printing Companies Near Me, look through the results and I am sure that one of those companies can handle your job. After that, let them mock it up for you on a line-sheet, this way you can post it around in your gym and online. This will allow you to collect preorders and save money when ordering. Place your order, wait a little bit of time to allow the gear to be printed, and Walla you have some CrossFit gear!
Screen Printing NYC T-Shirts: Retail Stores
If you are a screen printer, or looking to enter into the screen printing industry, a good place to start off is with retail stores. The reason I say this is because retail stores, if they are successful, order many SKUs and constantly order. It can be once a week five different t-shirt designs and 144 pieces of each, or can be once a month 5 SKUs and 1,000 pieces of each. Either way, I don’t have to tell you that it is a great business and retail stores are great customers. There are some upsides and some downsides when selling to retail stores though.
When you are selling t-shirts, or even other apparel to retail stores you might come across some obstacles along the process. To start, if the store is part of a chain and has many stores in the chain you will be facing the pricing problem. You might regularly sell a t-shirt with a single color print for $5-$7 and now they want is for $4-$5 per shirt. With a price cut like that one must think twice if they really want to cut into that market. Another obstacle might be production time on order. Larger companies and chain stores usually put a cancel day on the purchase orders, where if the goods are not shipped by this date don’t ship them at all! You might normally take 7-10 days to complete and order for your customers, now they tell you they need their PO’s completed within 5-6 days. In addition to price cut and turn around time, you will sometimes get the customer who wants his goods packed and shipped a certain way, a way that is way different than you are currently shipping orders. They can tell you that they want the order split into 10 cases for example and each case will have 24 t-shirts in a certain size breakdown. They might also want you to apply their shipping label on the outside of each carton in order for their receiving process to become more streamline. These are all reasons why screen printers might have to think twice about working with larger chains and retail stores.
On the other hand, you will be getting LOTS of orders and these order will be consistent. It might be that on your slow months, typically it is slow for screen printers between December and February, might turn into your best months. Remember, stores do not work on the same schedule as schools and organizations do, so where schools are off for winter break in December, a store might need to place order with you in order to have their t-shirts in stock for the holiday season. Some retail stores might start out ordering small and might explode into ordering larger amounts after just a few years in business, like Nothing Too Fancy. Another upside to working with retail stores might be an opportunity to put your brand onto the market. You might have a brand that you are trying to sell or promote, but it is impossible to find customers who would buy it. Let the retail do the work of getting the customer, while you take on the job of getting the t-shirts printed.
Here is a little something we are currently screen printing for a retail store in Manhattan New York. It’s a pretty simple and elegant design that is now being displayed in front of millions of people and is constantly being reordered by the retailer. Our screen printing company in NYC has a great design staff and a wonderful team to print the merchandise. We invite you to reach out to us if you are in the retail industry, or just want to get shirts into your store.
Screen Printing Brooklyn Mixed Martial Arts T-shirts: Nick Diaz & Coach Terry Gold
As a young guy living in Brooklyn New York myself, I always enjoy printing shirts for fellow Brooklynites, that’s why whenever we screen print t-shirts for Brooklyn Mixed Martial Arts I tend to get excited.
Two weeks ago I was contacted by Terry Gold, the owner of Brooklyn MMA, and was informed that he is hosting a seminar for Nick Diaz at his Mixed Martial Arts gym in Brooklyn New York. Truthfully I don’t know too much about MMA and have no idea who Nick Diaz is so I had to do a little research. A little Googling lead me to find that he is a professional MMA fighter signed on with the Ultimate Fighting Championship AKA the UFC. Nick Diaz was raised in Stockton CA and is in the Middleweight Devision. Terry mentioned that him and Nick are interested in designing t-shirts that can be sold and signed at this event, and that’s where me and my team come into play. We are a local screen printing company in Brooklyn New York and we are good at what we do! So right away we went into design mode, along with Terry who actually supplied the design idea. The design he came up with is a simple block font in the front reading “Nick Diaz – 718 – Brooklyn MMA” and in the back “Stockton to Brooklyn”. I thought this was a pretty sweet design, it shows how Nick is representing not only his hometown, but also the good old Brooklyn!
The seminar with Nick Diaz will be held on November 14th at 8PM at Brooklyn Mixed Martial Arts, located at 5012 Avenue N, Brooklyn NY 11234 (that’s right.. next door to us). You can find out more information about the seminar by visiting Brooklyn MMA online or calling them via phone. The shirts are currently being sold in their gym so hurry up and purchase yours before they run out!
If you are interested in designing and screen printing some shirts for your upcoming event, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are a Brooklyn screen printing company here to serve our community.
Screen Printing T-Shirts & Hoodies For Companies Around Brooklyn
Brooklyn is an interesting city, there is so much that goes on here and this is why we love that our screen printing shop is located in Brooklyn. Here at our screen printing shop we meet new people and print jobs for various businesses every day, and we love doing so! One of the best benefits to working in Brooklyn is the diversity of the companies we are able to work with, from contractors, to gyms to sports clubs. We have recently completed two jobs, which we are proud of, for the Aviator Sports Club and Harbor Fitness.
Aviator Sports Club is a complex located on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn New York that kids and adults come to play basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer and many other sports. They also have a youth camp during the summer and plenty of after school activities during the week. Growing up, I always wen to The Aviator, whether it was to play basketball, or just ice skate. Even my high school senior day trip started off at The Aviator, which was lots of fun with all of my classmates. The shirts and hoodies we screen printed for them are pretty basic and not what excited me, a logo in white ink on the left chest and a STAFF in block font screen printed on the back. What excited me was that I was able to work with a client that has been in my life since such a young age.
Harbor Fitness, on the other hand, is a gym with multiple locations all over Brooklyn. They have locations inPark Slope, Marine Park, Bay Ridge and Mill Basin and are the new leaders in the gym industry. They are celebrating their 25 year anniversary this year which calls for some new custom printed hoodies. We recently screen printed for them hoodies and sweatshirts with a cool 25 year anniversary Harbor Fitness logo on front and an American Flag/Barbell combination on back. As you can see in the image to the right, this is a pretty sweet hoodie and to be honest I would wear it myself. What’s cool about screen printing for Harbor Fitness is that they are located in Brooklyn and all of their merchandise reflects that. Just like our catchphrase is “Brooklyn Screen Printing” their’s is “Brooklyn’s Gym” – representing the Brooklyn borough.
We love to print new jobs and meet new clients day to day, so if you are from Brooklyn and searching online for “screen printing company near me“. Stop searching, you arrived to the right place. our friendly staff and experienced screen printers are here to get the job done for you in a timely manner. Customers service, high quality printing and quick turn around time is our priority!