NEW Port Authority® – Ranger 3-in-1 Jacket. J310.

November 20th, 2011

This jacket is quite literally customizable for any weather condition. It has a comfortable plush jacket that can be used on dry cool days, a waterproof shell for rainy and snowy days, or the two can be combined together to keep you dry, warm, and stylish. These jackets are perfect for embroidery the upper left or on the back, for either jacket!
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The Ranger 3-in-1 Jacket offers three great layers for one great price. Wear the plush microfleece jacket on cool days; the critically seam-sealed, waterproof shell on rainy days; or combine the two for winter-ready protection.

  • 100% polyester shell with PU coating
  • 100% polyester lining
  • 3000MM waterproof rating
  • 3000G/M2 breathability rating
  • Detachable hood with adjustable self-fabric tab, drawcord and toggles
  • Storm flap with hook and loop closures and chin guard
  • Two-way zipper
  • Angled zippered chest pocket
  • Front zippered pockets
  • Half elastic, half self-fabric adjustable tab cuffs with hook and loop closures
  • Port Pocket for easy embroidery access
  • 100% polyester microfleece inner jacket has an anti-pill finish and open cuffs with spandex binding
  • Open hem with drawcord and toggles

 

District Threads® – Knit Hat with Earflaps. DT604.

November 15th, 2011

It’s finally getting to the point where the temperature here no longer makes me think of Arizona as barren wasteland and as a place where it’s actually enjoyable to step outside. Still, as it cools down, the days of cold  temperature is not far away. Granted, it will get considerably colder in other parts of the country in comparison to here, however, it’s still necessary to bundle up come late December and January. Garment Graphics has hundreds of promotional products built for keeping you warm, including knit hats from District Threads. These hats are particularly popular among teenagers and young adults. They are warm, stylish, and can be easily customized through embroidery anywhere on the hat. If your looking for other options in winter wear apparel like beanies, jackets, sweatpants, or anything else you can possibly think of, give us a call at 520-544-0529. We are happy to help you with your apparel needs.

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With its fun tassels and earflaps, this knit hat is as comfortable on the streets as it is on the slopes. The side tassels are removable for a different look.

Fabric 80/20 wool/nylon; 100% polyester fleece lining

One Size Fits Most

NEW Port Authority® – Dry Shell Jacket. J309.

November 10th, 2011

It’s getting colder outside. Its about time for a new jacket. Or possible even several jackets for you and your company.

These jackets are great for printing on and can make you look professional while showing off your logo.
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With an ottoman weave texture and colorblocking, you won’t sacrifice style to stay warm and dry.

Our Dry Shell Jacket is critically seam sealed for waterproof protection and features an adjustable hood for full coverage.

  • 100% nylon shell with PU coating
  • 100% mesh upper-body lining, 100% polyester lower-body and sleeve lining
  • 3000MM waterproof rating
  • 3000G/M2 breathability rating
  • Hood with adjustable self-fabric tab, drawcord and toggles for adjustability
  • Storm flap with hook and loop closures and chin guard
  • Two-way zipper
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Interior cell phone pocket
  • Interior mesh and zippered pockets
  • Front zippered pockets
  • Half elastic, half self-fabric adjustable tab cuffs with hook and loop closures
  • Port Pocket for easy embroidery access
  • Open hem with drawcord and toggles for adjustability

Port & Company® – Sweatpant with Pockets. PC90P.

November 7th, 2011

Let’s be honest with ourselves. If we had a choice between doing something productive or sitting on a couch wearing sweatpants while doing nothing, most of us would take the latter. I know I would. Those of you that would honestly take the first option, I envy your unnatural dedication to a task. So, that being said, sweatpants aren’t just for Rocky montages. Everybody loves sweatpants. Garment Graphics has has vendors that offer all sorts of sweatpants and similar types of apparel. The sweatpants being featured in this blog comes from Port and Company through San Mar. Other vendors like Boxercraft, Bodek and Rhodes, and Ash City all have fantastic options as well. These sweatpants are an excellent choice for anyone. They are  comfortable and inexpensive which makes them a great choice for anyone. Sweatpants can also be customized in a varsity of ways such as thigh or butt print. If you want to think through any of our apparel vendors, check out our catalogs here.
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A sporty essential, priced to please.

9-ounce, 50/50 cotton/poly fleece
Elastic waistband and cuffs
Drawstring at waist
Side pockets

Hanes Ultimate Cotton – Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt. F283.

November 5th, 2011

When it comes to winter apparel, nothing is more popular among teenagers and young adults than hoodies. For some reason, particularly in Tucson where multiple layers are unnecessary for the winter months, high school and college kids are nearly always wearing hoodies. Point being, these are very popular. The hoodie shown below is a full zip. In general hoodies are either full zip or just pull overs and both are popular styles. This style come in Navy, Forest Green, Deep Red, Light Blue, Maroon, Deep Royal, and White (all shown below). Hoodies also make for fantastic promotional products because of the possibilities for customization. They can be screen printed on the back or front. They can also be easily embroidered on the the left or right breast. If your intersted in this hoodie, or one like it, email us at scott@garmentgraphics.net. We’d be happy to help  you for your next idea with apparel.

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  • 10-ounce 90/10 cotton/poly PrintPro® XP fleece
  • Jersey-lined hood with grommets and drawcord
  • Set-in sleeves
  • Front pouch pockets
  • Coverseamed waistband
  • Hanes EasyColor program, haneseasycolor.com
  • Light Steel is 85/15 cotton/poly.

NEW Columbia® – Crescent Valley™ 1/2-Zip Pullover. XM6426.

November 1st, 2011

This professional pullover jacket is perfect for active or causal wear. It’s material makes it light and comfortable while keeping you warm. This are great for custom embroidery on the upper left chest, and possibly even on the back.
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A super lightweight layer for crisp morning hikes or the daily commute. An anti-pill finish and stitching details add modern style. Features open cuffs and an open hem. Contrast Columbia logo embroidered on upper right sleeve. Made of 100% polyester featherweight microfleece.

Another look at the sucess (or lack thereof) of QR Codes

October 28th, 2011

Over the summer we had a blog that discussed the future of QR Codes. The article that inspired the blog post stated that they would soon be replaced by something called NFC codes. Read the blog here if your interested in learning more.

The article that inspires this blog come from Linked In.  The author, Sean Cummings, believes that the QR code is nothing more than a cheap marketing gimmick and he offers a strong argument why. Granted, there have been some incredibly creative uses of QR codes,  like a QR Code haircut (see below). However, the QR codes used by business have been generally unexciting and bland.

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Sean created his own social experiment by holding up a QR code to random people on the street and asking them what it was. Only 11 percent of people correctly identified it as a “QR code” or “Quick Response Code”.  Another 29 percent responded with, “some barcode thingy”. Seven percent claimed it was a Magic Eye 3D picture, and the other 53 percent was made up of various guesses.

So, the fact only 40% of people have any idea of what the square piece of code is, is bad enough. However, when coupled with the fact that it is prevalent enough in advertising today that almost every American has seen it on some type of billboard or other form of media makes that number even more discouraging for QR codes.

However, it doesn’t end there. Out of the forty percent that identified it as a barcode, only 35 percent correctly answered that it can be scanned with a smartphone. Out of that 35 percent, only 45 percent successfully scanned it with there phone and it took an average of 47 seconds.

Interesting, Cummings points out, considering some codes are being put on buses and highway billboards. You don’t have to be head of a marketing firm to understand why that doesn’t make total sense.

Also, if you do that math, that means, out of every 100 people, that’s six that have the knowledge and capability to scan a QR code. And, considering the time and inconvenience it takes to scan a code for, normally, little to no payoff, it’s  doubtful those six people will take the time to scan the code. Granted, Cumming’s survey was incredibly limited in size, nonetheless, I get the feeling his numbers aren’t far off from the real thing.

Though Cummings did not mention it in his article, we felt it would be worth mentioning that QR Codes are being made that install trojans or other malware onto your  computer. Because of the rise in popularity and well as the simplicity of the barcode, many hackers have been putting up malicious codes, sometimes even over other QR codes. If you are a smartphone user and QR Code scanner, just be careful what you scan.

All that being said, here’s a QR code for you to scan. Scan it to go to our Facebook.
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What do you think? Are QR codes dead and gone? Or will they just take some more assimilation to get used to? Let us know in the comments.

NEW District Threads® – Vintage French Terry Track Jacket. DT134.

October 25th, 2011

This soft jacket zip up jacket looks stylish ad contemporary while staying professional. These are great for sports teams looking to stay warm or anyone who wants to look good in chilly weather.
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Ultra-soft cotton combines with tonal stitching and raw edges to evoke a heritage look in this track jacket.

  • 9-ounce, 100% French terry cotton
  • Contrast neck tape
  • Rib knit collar, cuffs and waistband
  • Raw edges at cuffs and waistband
  • Twill tape detail from collar to cuff
  • Metal zipper
  • Front pouch pockets

Dancers Against Cancers LIVESTRONG Flash Mob

October 20th, 2011

Chances are, you’re already aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, you probably aren’t aware how the month was kicked off in Tucson. October 1st, at the Park Place Mall, a group of about 100 people danced in a flash mob to Celebration by Kool and the Gang. Besides breast cancer awareness, the mob was also attempting to raise awareness for all other types of cancer in honor of Live Strong Day, which is October 2nd. The flash mob was organized by LIVESTRONG and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and was named Dancers Against Cancers. The two groups joined with Fred Astaire Dance Studio to teach the crowd of cancer survivors and supporters the dance. The group of 100 strong met several times during a six week period in order to prepare for the final dance. Check out this video of the Dancers Against Cancers flash mob.


This event was close to the hearts of us at Garments Graphics because we had the opportunity to print and donate all the shirts used in the flash mob. We were glad to be able to support such an important cause, particularly in the month of October. We feel lead to help local causes within of community. If your interested in seeing news and other information from Garment Graphics, like us at http://www.facebook.com/garmentgraphics.

Përka™ Soft Touch 17oz. Insulated Mug (KM6109)

October 20th, 2011

This is the hottest new coffee mugs from Logomark. Their logo, “grip it while you sip it” rings truer for this than any other coffee mug. The colorful sleeve on the outside serves two purposes. First, it serves as an insulator to keep your drink warmer, (or colder) longer. Second, the sleeve serves as a stress ball. Surprisingly, it’s not a joke. Stress balls can be replaced by this coffee mug without losing the therapeutic benefits. It’s not the most conventional combination, but it is a clever one, and it will come in handy at least once or twice during the day. Like all drink-wear from Logomark it is mug is BPA free. Another thing that sets this mug apart from the typical is the option for four color printing. Because of the sleeve, and unlike most other mugs, vivid and complex logos can be printed on these mugs without sacrificing quality.
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Product Description:
Don’t stress, just squeeze and sip from this hip new mug. Perka’s comfy insulated sleeve keeps your hot drinks warm longer.
Product Features:
17oz BPA-free polypropylene mug with soft-grip insulated sleeve.