Uniform Store: Now Serving Embroidery and Screen Printing Needs in Lewisville, Texas
We are a family owned business with 20 years in the imprintable sportswear industry. We perform custom digitizing and artwork for our clients at a low-cost. I started out screen printing when I was in the ninth grade. My father owned a little t-shirt shop called “Country T-Shirts.” We had a single station, four color press, and my dad served small businesses in the Lewisville area. A few years later, we moved into a larger shop across the street from Lewisville High School, and we re-named it Texas Tee Shirts. Our primary business was walk-in clients, wanting something personalized for their kiddo at school. One time, at the “new shop,” my old drafting teacher called in to order some shirts. He was complaining about not being able to show his current students how to use a screen printing press. I offered to let him bring all of his students on a field trip to my shop so each student could print a personalized logo designed in class. I thought that was a really neat opportunity to give back to the old school.
Finally, in the late 90’s, I moved into the lucrative embroidery field. I started off with a single-head, nine-needle Toyota embroidery machine. Fortunately, I also invested in the Data Stitch program. The ‘old’ program was in DOS format, so I not only learned the methods and techniques for proper digitizing– I also mastered the theory behind digitizing a logo for optimum output. I continue to do all of our digitizing in-house for our customers, because I do a good job with it!
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