Which t-shirt is right for your next order?
Which t-shirt is right for your next order?

3 Trends for Custom Printed T-Shirts & Apparel in 2015

February 18, 2015

Top 3 Trends for Custom Printed T-Shirts in 2015 by Coed Monkey
2015 is well underway and here at Coed Monkey, we've already been able to see some trends emerging.  After a great 2014 with over 65% growth in sales of Custom Printed T-Shirts/Apparel for clients around the country, we feel like we've been able to get a pretty good sense of what the market wants, and as the market has demanded a few new styles, we want to be the first to bring them to you and let you in on the "industry scoop" to help you plan for your next order, considering the 2015 Custom Printed T-Shirts Trends!  

Here are the 3 biggest things we're noticing about shirts in 2015:

1. The emphasis on the Neckline/Collar.

Custom Printed T-Shirts Wide Scoop Neckline by Coed Monkey

This is for both men and women... while this might not be for 99% of the population, but A LOT of people are gravitating to a larger/wider neckline.  Whether that is a V-Neck over the traditional crewneck, or the new, modern scoop/swoop neck for both guys and girls.  Here are a few products that we've really seen take "market lead" in this... the links will take you to our distributor's sites, but we can print on any and every one of these shirts... just let us know what you'd like:

Custom Alternative Apparel Drop Neck Crewneck T-Shirt:
Custom Alternative Apparel V-Neck (Eco-Boss V-Neck):
Custom American Apparel Viscose Crewneck T-Shirt (Thinner, slightly wider neckline):
Custom Next Level 50/25/25 Loose Scoop Neck T-Shirt:
Custom Alternative Ladies 'Kimmer' Burnout Scoop Neck T-Shirt: 
Custom Alternative Ladies Melange Drape Burnout Scoop Neck T-Shirt:

2. Slim-Fitting & Thinner Hoodies
Custom Printed Hoodie T-Shirts by Coed Monkey

A lot of people have been moving away from thicker hooded sweatshirts and moving towards a thinner, t-shirt material-based hoodie, for 2 reasons... First, it is much cheaper than the traditional thick hoodies and second, they are a lot of softer, slim-fitting and can be worn for more of the year.  Here are 2 of our favorites:

Custom Next Level 50/25/25 Unisex Hoodie:
Custom Alternative Eco Pullover Hoodie:
3. Crewneck Sweatshirts
Custom Printed Crewneck Sweatshirts by Coed Monkey

A lot of people are ditching the hood and going with a more traditional (throwback style) crewneck sweatshirt.  Popularized by many rap icons, the crewneck has become widely popular over the last 2 years and just over the past year, the wholesale market has taken notice and offered a few amazing options that can be customized with your logo:

Custom Alternative Apparel Crewneck Sweatshirt (Champ Eco-Crewneck):

We're excited to help you look amazing in your custom printed t-shirts and apparel here in 2015 (and beyond), so please let us know if you had any questions and as always, our goal is to provide you with the Best Printed Apparel and Best Customer Service in the entire industry... want proof?  Just check out our Google Review Page to see what other customers have been saying about us.

Please let us know if you had any questions, and as always, a call is as good as a Contact Message, so feel free to call us at 1-877-T-Shirt-1. Talk to you soon! :)

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[VIDEO] Our 24 Carat Mirror Gold Ink WILL Turn Heads
[VIDEO] Our 24 Carat Mirror Gold Ink WILL Turn Heads

April 25, 2017

24 Carat Mirror Gold Screen Printed Ink By Coed Monkey
"Our 24 Carat Mirror Gold ink is easy to fall in love with..." ~ Bill Svoboda, Founder

We really love providing our amazing clients around the country with the softest, custom printed t-shirts to set their brands apart in their respective markets... so our best clients constantly push us to innovate so they can truly stand out from the competition.  

One of our favorite new innovations has been our Signature 24 Carat Mirror Gold Ink... it's a true head-turner and something that is 100% guaranteed to make your brand or event stand out in the crowd! But instead of just telling you about it though, we decided to make a quick video so you can actually see our Signature 24 Carat Mirror Gold Ink in action:


This is perfect for special occasion t-shirts, (like if you hit a sales goal, achieve a certain # of team members, reach a special anniversary of the business, etc.). and although it might throw of the "branding" of your business by not printing your logo in the marketing-approved pantone color, everyone will love that you decided to take a risk on something truly remarkable- for that amazing achievement.

If you're interested in ordering our 24 Carat Mirror Gold Ink on your next custom t-shirt order, you can easily just mention it in the "Additional Info" section of the Checkout Process, or mention it to your Coed Monkey Order Rep and they can help you!

Please let us know if you had any questions, because we wanna make sure you look amazing in soft, custom printed t-shirts (that fit your budget!) and turn heads!

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[VIDEO] One BIG $ Saving Tip our Biggest Customers are doing
[VIDEO] One BIG $ Saving Tip our Biggest Customers are doing

March 23, 2017

Save Big Money On Large Custom T-Shirt Orders by Following this Tip
"We love helping our customers save $$$ on custom t-shirt orders..." ~ Bill Svoboda, Founder

No matter the size of order, we know that price is always something that's a big part of the decision process, when someone is thinking through where to order custom printed t-shirts. Fortunately, ever since we started 13+ years ago, we have been able to offer very competitive prices that compliment our high-level of customer care, but we are still always looking for ways to help our customer save money on their orders.

Since we get asked so frequently for ways to save money on large orders, our founder Bill decided to hop in front of the camera to outline one BIG money saving technique that some of our largest clients use.  And while this video may best apply to someone that is ordering hundreds or thousands of t-shirts per year, another simple way to cut costs is to relook at how many ink colors or logos you are having us print on your t-shirts... along with possibly choosing a different brand.


Our Coed Monkey Brand Reps are always here to help, so please let us know if you had any questions, because we wanna make sure you look amazing in soft, custom printed t-shirts (that fit your budget!) 

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[VIDEO]  What does American Apparel's Bankruptcy & Acquisition by Gildan mean?
[VIDEO] What does American Apparel's Bankruptcy & Acquisition by Gildan mean?

March 06, 2017

"American Apparel's 50/25/25 was the first t-shirt I fell in love with." 
~ Bill Svoboda, Founder

Since American Apparel's last round of bankruptcy, and acquisition by Gildan, America has been wondering what the future of American Apparel will be... and what all of this means for Screen Printing on American Apparel t-shirts. 

Some of the most common questions range from "Will I still be able to get Custom Printed American Apparel T-Shirts," to "Since Gildan aquired them, does that mean the quality is going to go down?" and to even, "Will American Apparel still be made in America."

So, since we hear a lot of things that the public may not hear, our founder Bill Svoboda wanted to make a short video, to update everyone on what we know... and what that might mean you, as you are thinking of having us print on American Apparel t-shirts:


Here at Coed Monkey, we wanna be more than a printer, but a partner... helping you look amazing in custom screen printed t-shirts!  So if you are looking for alternatives to American Apparel, here is one of our favorite options to consider (still super-soft & still tailored but with an even more cost-effective price), our Custom Canvas 50/2525 T-Shirt:

Our Custom Canvas 50/25/25 T-Shirt is a great alternative to American Apparel right now

Please let us know if you had any questions, or if you are looking to order one of our Coed Monkey Sample Packs to help you choose the right blank t-shirt brand for your t-shirts.

Feel free to give us a call (1-877-T-Shirt-1), drop us a Contact Message or start a Live Chat, and we'll be ready to help through all the American Apparel questions.

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