January 07, 2014

Engraving... And how you can use it.

Laser engraving?! Sounds like something out of a futuristic Sci-Fi you saw at the drive in with your sweety... But hold on there Opie... it is actually a very versatile method of decorating. 

 

It is great for customization of products for gifts, awards, trophies, and more. The great part about it is you do not need to setup lengthy and messy processes, therefore one off gifts are feasible. 

 

 

Also great for clothing, especially laser cut twill on hockey jerseys. Its affordable and has a great "Hand". {The term we printers use for describing how a decoration feels. } 

 

If interested please feel free to contact us! We love to laser things. Especially villains we capture and strap down to the bed of the laser and then leave... for ... some reason..... so... they .... can always.... escape..... 

 

Laser on! 

 

Kaz

January 06, 2014

New Year, New..... Year?

Hello friends! 

2014 is upon us and what great prospect and excitement it brings!  At True North we have lots of exciting plans, and we cannot wait to share them with us!  What are these mysterious changes you ask? Well gather 'round and we will give you a sneak peek into the future of our company!

 

We are excited about;

  • Exclusive Canadian produced garment packages that will KEEP YOUR MONEY IN CANADA! Amazing! Whats the best part? They aren't THAT much more!  We are dedicated to providing the option to use sustainably produced Canadian made clothing, as affordable as we can make it. With a name like True North.... this should come with little surprise :) 
  • Reverse bidding system to ensure you pay exactly what you can afford for your projects. Sure there will be some low ballers and insulting bids but for people who know what they can afford it would be useful to say "I want to pay 300$ for 50 shirts with this graphic. Thats all I can afford" If we can meet the deadline and effectively meet the bid we will produce them. This will be a game changer :)
  • Providing packages for various events, sports, parties and so on to make ordering products easier, and more affordable.  For example Stag/Staggette packages. Since we have so much capability in house, it would be handy to order the "Rock Star" package for however many people are in your party, which includes T shirt, Hat, Koozie, custom engraved flasks, and stickers for an all inclusive price of only 69.99$ each. Right?! 

Thats it for now...  Keep in touch, and well see you all in 2014! 

Cheers, 

 

Kaz

November 07, 2013

To Cheap out on shirts.. or not cheap out... That is the question...

So you want to buy some shirts. Perfect! We print a metric ton of them every year{We're Canadian EH!}  We can get your image on the shirts without a doubt. That part is easy. There is a burning question that looms before most orders... Should I get the cheapest possible shirt? 

 

The answer... Is sometimes. Do you care if someone will actually wear the shirt? Is it for an event where the lifespan of the T-shirt is all of 4 hours? How a shirt feels and fits will determine how and how often an end user wears it. 

 

I love how this shirt fits this woman above. I think it makes her look like a mall rat from the early 90's. Boxy, loose, awkward and unflattering. I do not foresee this woman wearing this shirt out to anything except to go buy a hungover bucket of Ben and Jerry's at the closest 7-11 on sunday morning.  Which may be ok! If you expect very little wear from a promotional t shirt, then this is a bonus! 

 

If you want the t shirt to become a staple in someones wardrobe, think about spending a little more up front. The T shirt is a walking billboard. A method of advertising that is unrivalled. Bands use them to spread the word. Businesses use them to get their branding out into public. The chance of this happening if you buy a $3.00 Delta cotton shirt is slim to none. The shirts do not flatter, they do not flit well, and they are not soft. The end user has shirts in their closet that are nicer to compare yours to, and he or she will not settle for sub par fit/feel/weight/appeal. 

 

The shirt below is a fan favourite. The American Apparel TR401. The nicest softest shirt lots of our clients have ever worn. 

 

We recommend a few styles of shirts that are well received, and have a proven success rate with some of our bigger clients. Alstyles offer a great bang for your buck. American Apparel are more expensive but are loved all over the world. If you need help deciding, CONTACT  US and we would be glad to give you our professional opinions. It may come as a surprise, but we will not always recommend the most expensive shirt. We will recommend the shirt that best fits your project . See what we did there? Fits.... Ha! 


Cheers, 

 

Kaz,

True North Screen Printing 

October 31, 2013

Hey new website!

 

 

Whoa! Check out our fancy new website! Snazzy right?! The best part is we can now offer {some} of our products for sale online! We ship around the world, and while we specialize in large bulk orders we didn't want to exclude anyone. 

Because we want to work with everyone. 

 

Enjoy!