One of the responsibilities of the Merchandise Team here at CustomInk is to follow trends in the t-shirt market as well as trends set by our customers’ buying habits. (I know - we’re SO on it!) And one of the reasons why I love our Common Threads blog is because I can share these trends with you. Neon? Check. Athletic Styles? Check. And the newest trend….insert drum roll here….Lightweight Tees! Read more –>
CustomInk is honored to be the 2011 recipient of the International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence. This award recognizes our “superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit our customers, team members, vendors, shareholders and surrounding communities.”
Judges from around the country were impressed with our commitment to team and customer satisfaction and we are thrilled to receive this recognition! Presented annually since 1996, the BBB International Torch Awards recognize businesses and individuals that maintain outstanding dedication to upholding ethical business standards and promoting trust in the marketplace. BBB Torch Awards are awarded on the international stage by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the national organization representing the BBB system. We’re honored to be recognized alongside such companies as USAA, Amazon.com, and Verizon, among others. (Learn more about all of this year’s and past winners).
As our president Marc Katz said, “We hope this International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence will be a rallying cry that attracts people who share and appreciate our values. It should also remind all of us Inkers what we have to live up to! Ultimately, I’d like us to show that ‘doing the right thing’ in business is both its own reward and a path to success.”
We’ll proudly accept the award at the ceremony on March 22nd in Washington, DC.
If you’d like to know more about CustomInk’s honors and media attention, please visit our Awards & Media page.
The Artist Spotlight this month is on Keshaun, one of our Satisfaction Assurance Associates. Keshaun is one of the many people who scrutinize your order and make sure your intent is communicated to the artwork and logistics teams.
Before he was finalizing orders, Keshaun was earning his BFA at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, focusing on painting and printmaking. He also spent three years as a scientific illustration intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
His current work draws on movies and pop culture, incorporating figurative elements with science fiction themes. Form and function play a big role in his imagery, and so he incorporates his realistic technique with the surreal. He wants the viewer to believe that his subjects could exist and function in life. I find that even in his abstract works there is a tangible atmosphere. The high color contrast and elegant way dark shapes filter in at the edges implies a vast space beyond what we can see.
Now, a little bragging… At CustomInk, when someone goes above and beyond their everyday duties to help a customer or fellow Inker, they get a WOW from their teammates. Each month the person with the most WOWs is rewarded, and last year, Keshaun won 6 times! He is one of many Inkers who represent our dedication to making sure our customers are happy!
First comes love, then comes marriage. It’s Valentine’s Day which means everyone is thinking about love and we are thinking about what comes next…marriage. We love weddings here at CustomInk! We’re lucky to be a part of lots of customer nuptials and get to hear great stories from bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, receptions and more – complete with photos of party gear, bridal party outfits, and wedding favors. So we’re really excited to be recognized by theknot.com – the leading online one-stop wedding planning solution – in their Best of Weddings 2011 as a provider of wedding favors in the DC metro area!
Guess the good folks at The Knot didn’t realize that we ship all over the country and Canada! But luckily, our awesome customers know that and have mentioned us several times on The Knot so check out their feedback!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Love is ON the air. Yesterday, The Martha Stewart Show did a pre-Valentine’s Day show that was all about lips, aptly named “The Kissable Show.”
Martha and her guest Kevin Nealon whipped up a special treat with lip shaped ice cream sandwiches, but the show got even sweeter when the staff came out in their bright pink t-shirts donning an image of…you guessed it…lips! We just *loved* how cute they looked in their custom staff shirts and were flattered they chose CustomInk to print them. (Blush).
So, if you’re flirting with the idea of making this V-day even more special – consider these yummy looking ice cream sandwiches or an adorable custom tee.