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  • We have expanded our B&C range... - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    3 things you need to think about Weight composition and tailoring Most shirts are in the 130 155gsm range Lighter garments are usually cheaper and cooler to wear Most shirts have a cotton content but this is variable from 100 to 50 with the balance made up of Is a man made fibre and modern polyester gives great durability and is comfortable to wear Modern polyester that is used in our activewear range of clothing is both breathable and is moisture transferable or wicking as its more commonly known polyester Lycra or Man made fibres that are woven into the fabric to give stretch properties Lycra is trademarked elastane product elastane Stretch fits will have a 3 5 elastane or Lycra weave The tailoring options are either standard or fitted You need to decide who your staff are and what is best for your business Fashion and Retail This is where B C has most to offer If you are starting your own youth positioned brand there is something for you here Here are some of our favourites Many of the new products from B C have a vintage denim enzyme washed look When choosing your print process for these items it is worth considering following the same them with your artwork and print finish Water based discharge printing is a good option B C has the most comprehensive range of clothing for kids that are Fair Wear Foundation FWF is an independent non profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers More details can be found on their website www fairwear org FAIR WEAR No other brand has so many products on offer Outerwear such as wind resistant or softshell jackets will always be best embroidered as it is difficult to get ink to stick to treated nylon and difficult to do multicolour work As always our sales staff your account managers are trained to offer you the very best advice There are over 2000 products on our catalogue pages and many have been thoroughly road tested but remember that no amount of advice is a better option than you seeing the products yourself Shirtworks has a plain samples service where you can order garments from our website and then return them within 14 days for an 85 refund We need to charge a 15 handling fee to cover the admin and return of the garments to the manufacturers when you have finished assessing them Ask your account manager if you need more info Author Arron Harnden www shirtworks co uk Tweet Rate this blog entry 1 Customer Focus Product Development About the author Arron Harnden https www shirtworks co uk View author s profile More posts from author Arron was born in Southampton in 1972 He has been a restaurant owner Paratrooper T shirt printer Managing Director and Marketing professional He likes running through the woods naked singing BeeGees tracks and doing naughty stuff Recent posts 07 April 2016 We have

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  • t-shirt and garment information - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    Hits The little people in your life Arron Harnden Monday 07 March 2016 Screen printing techniques t shirt and garment information Kids and toddler clothing for printing and embroidery Look at this pitiful image and take a moment What do you see These poor wretches were typical of thei Rate this blog entry 1 Continue reading 245 Hits Latest Sailing Clothing Arron Harnden Monday 25 January 2016 t shirt and garment information If you like the sound of water slipping off your bow the wind pressing your back as you cut along on a magnetic bearing and if you can recite the lyrics to Sally Brown Roll and go while chugging do Rate this blog entry 3 Continue reading 352 Hits Printing or embroidery onto polo shirts advice Arron Harnden Thursday 07 January 2016 t shirt and garment information There are some things to consider when you are planning your printed or embroidered polo shirt order Not everything will work and some things that will work can work better if you know the pitfalls The first thing to consider is the weave or knit of the polo shirt Polo shirts more often than not have a weave known as The classic knit for polo shirt material single tuck pique is most commonly used but double tuck is also available which has a honeycomb pattern and softer to touch and better durability PIQUE pee kay This is a knitted weave which produces a texture that appears raised and patterned If you were to examine it closely you would see the peaks and troughs that exist at the warp and weft junctions PIQUE KNIT Is a pattern used in the knitting of yarn into a fabric most commonly used for T Shirts JERSEY KNIT This is a flatter and smoother weave which is more common in T shirts and sweatshirts The difference in the weaves is obvious and this will often influence the decision on whether to go for screen printing digital printing vinyl usually for names and numbers on the back or embroidery Rate this blog entry 4 Continue reading 462 Hits 0 Comments Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 Popular Blog What s the difference between Fairtrade and Fair Wear Garments Arron Harnden t shirt and garment information 25 July 2015 Employment is freely chosen There is no discrimination There is no exploitation of child labour Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining Payment of a living wage Rate this blog entry 6 Read more Embroidered Clothing What To Know Before Purchasing Andy Timmins Screen printing techniques 23 July 2014 What is the Process Once you have sent us your logo design we digitise it into a language that our embroidery machines can understand The garment is then hooped up and set up on the embroidery Rate this blog entry 4 Read more Blog Categories Screen printing techniques 42 t shirt and garment information 27 Shirtworks News 18 Embroidery 1 Blog Archive 2016 January 2 February

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  • Customer Focus/Product Development. - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    not narrowed the field down to colour options for 3 designs Design 1 OWA The single colour Open Water Athlete designs would be printed with a discharge in for the dark colours and a waterbased ink for the white garments This ensures a soft feel which gives the impression that the print is part of the weave of the fabric For the navy garments we used a clear discharge base with 3 bleach activator This ensured the garment was only partially bleached where the print occurred and provided a tone on tone effect White discharge was used for the grey mens T shirt Again to provide that soft feel which you do not get with plastisol ink Design 2 Mermaid The mermaid design was printed digitally due to the complexity of the design and the small run requirement for launch A decision to drop the darker colours was made as it was decided that this design worked best on a white vintage white garment Design 3 Fish The Fish design was printed with a mixture of discharge inks for the oranges on darker colours and then plastisol for the white text and lighter grey fish This provided a matt finish for the waterbased inks then shiny finish for the plastisol inks which produced an interesting contrast If you look closely at the image above you can see the weave of the shirt coming through the orange ink This is the effect that discharge printing offers where the dye in the garment is bleached out during the print process Discharge inks contain an agent which removes the garment colour at the same time as laying down the pigment in the ink This results in a very soft feel compared to the slightly thicker deposits required for the plastisol inks This is a great option for garments which are 100 cotton and which have large blocky print areas These inks are slightly more difficult to work with as they tend to dry out in the screen and matching to exact pantone colours is nearly impossible unless you are prepared for a long R D process and lots of rejects Relabelling for additional branding Additional branding adds value to your product The term most accurate here is perceived value which is marketing terminology for the augmentation of a product to a point which justifies an increased selling price disproportionately high compared to the actual cost of that augmentation The customers perception of the value of the product is enhanced by a low cost augmentation This increases your margin and profits and makes essential and perfect sense if you a developing a brand There are a number of different relabellingoptions SELKIE decided upon some external labelling with a hem tag This was a ribbon type configuration with a small fold at the bottom to be secured on the inside of the shirt The colour scheme of orange and blue is always consistent for this brand which does influence the colours that need to be

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  • Screen printing techniques - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    format Is the resolution of the artwork good enough to begin with Artwork will contain one or more colours How many is too many The object in the artwork may be solid spot colours or they may contain gradients and tonal changes It may contain text The size of this is important The artwork may contain key lines and their thickness is important What colour garments are we printing on Many customers will not consider that so much is required to assess artwork If they are lucky enough to have had a graphic designer produce their artwork then much of this thinking will already have occurred if the graphic designer is t shirt trained Screen printers are often supplied with low resolution images from websites for reproduction This is rarely adequate for direct reproduction as web graphics are designed to be as small a file size as possible so that the web page they are lifted from has a faster loading speed These images often have to be re drawn using a vector program such as Adobe Illustrator or they are put through a number of Photoshop filters to try to improve them Sometimes both Assuming the artwork is the best it can be there are a number of colour separation techniques that we use SPOT COLOUR SEPARATIONS Rate this blog entry 3 Continue reading 376 Hits 0 Comments Sports garments what process is best for decorating these garment Arron Harnden Monday 12 October 2015 Screen printing techniques Is a man made fibre and modern polyester gives great durability and is comfortable to wear Modern polyester that is used in our activewear range of clothing is both breathable and is moisture transferable or wicking as its more commonly known Polyester is popular again Not in a post ironic disco fitted groove strutting kind of way but popular with those that like to cook up a sweat stretching lunging busting a gut honing those pecs and glutes All manner of teamwear type styles are now available for your football hockey basketball cross country and quidditch team Your first decision may be what colour configuration you require with your teamwear but the second is going to be how your logo or design is placed onto your garment and what process is best This is not so straightforward and some consideration is required The choice you make will be dictated by your design logo in conjunction with your garment choice The number of colours the detail in the logo the size of the logo the colour and weight of your garments will all shape this decision Your Shirtworks account manager will be your sounding board but below is an overview of these considerations and the reasons that they require some expertise and thought 1 Why is polyester a trickier proposition to decorate than a traditional cotton T shirt Rate this blog entry 3 Continue reading 364 Hits 0 Comments Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Popular Blog What

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  • Shirtworks News - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    decided to rank organically or via pay per click on your search view but which one is best for you Rate this blog entry 3 Continue reading 283 Hits 0 Comments Great Places For University Trips Abroad Andy Timmins Sunday 21 June 2015 Shirtworks News Summer s coming and exams will be over and done with Have you started thinking about how you ll enjoy your time off Whether you re interested in brushing up on your language skills working or volunteering somewhere exotic or merely kicking back on an inexpensive relaxing holiday on the beach here are some of our picks for a great few months Budapest Hungary Known for its famous Sziget Festival a massively popular weeklong culture and music festival that takes place every August Budapest is also home to a lively unique nightlife scene In the past decade the city has gained fame for its ruin pubs bars that have sprung up in abandoned places and repurposed old Soviet architecture Rate this blog entry 1 Continue reading 588 Hits 0 Comments 8 Tips To Create A Homely University House Andy Timmins Tuesday 03 March 2015 Shirtworks News Our Advice On How To Create A Homely University House If you re a typical university student your student accommodation consists of a bland generic room furnished with the same bed and desk as everyone else in your building The question then becomes what can you do on a limited budget to add functionality and personalize your space Fortunately you ll find that a few simple touches can go a long way towards making your university space a little more homely And when you feel more comfortable those long hours of study will be easier to endure Here are a few simple inexpensive ways to add a little character to your space Invest in lighting Good lighting can improve your study habits and if you choose a stylish fixture it can also add interest to your room You might want to raid a lamp from your parents attic for a personal remembrance or visit a vintage shop for an antique look If clean and modern is more your style supermarket home ware sections or Ikea offer interesting lighting choices that won t break the bank Add extra seating Add beanbags to the floor give a student room a funky vibe and provide extra seating for friends who drop by You might also want to pick up inexpensive cushions online or in discount shops to add both decoration and extra seating Include a little nostalgia Especially for your first year away from home a few nostalgic touches will help you adjust and keep you from feeling too homesick A few carefully selected items from your old room at home can remind you of your loved ones Rate this blog entry 0 Continue reading 1244 Hits 0 Comments Previous Next 1 2 3 4 Popular Blog What s the difference between Fairtrade and Fair Wear Garments Arron Harnden t shirt and

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  • Do you like to get high? Have you tried running the London marathon? - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    robust The CT035 and the CT35F are essentials for the winter runner I can personally testify to the performance benefits in keeping your legs warm during a January run and we can all kiss goodbye to braving the cold in tight little running shorts Runners usually have great looking legs That is one of the by products of hermetically stressing your lower limbs This means you need not fear that you will look like a dufus You are going to look good Your only decision if you are a male is whether your package gets a showing or you cover it with a small pair of shorts The choice is yours We say show it off The CT059 Craft Active Convert Jacket is super light at 96gsm Lighter than most T shirt fabrics This is a wind protective and water repellent jacket that converts easily into a vest Wind placket with integrated zipper garage pre shaped sleeves for optimal fit easily stowable in jersey pocket One zippered back pocket Zip off sleeve construction elastic gripper at waist and reflective print Comes in black or neon green yellow This is a super comfortable jacket made of soft and functional Flex fabric It is constructed with an ergonomic elastic fit hood with technical draw cord Two pockets on the hip Fabric Flex Fleece consists of defend denier polyester to create a snag free surface This gives the garment a different feel that has mechanical stretch properties the closer surface fabric is slightly wind resistant This type of technical has a price that reflects the engineering but this will last you a decade of winter running RON HILL a small selection Ron Hill has been making technical running clothing since 1970 They pioneered the use of Gortex in running apparel and were involved in the development of Pertex which is now commonly used in outdoor clothing revered for its lightweight and warmth properties The RH006 is a slim fit running vest which is made of 100 polyester It comes in 5 colours so there are plenty of options if your club has specific colours The RH004F is described as a loose fit This is good news if you are fed up with everything sports related seems to be all about being fitted This long sleeve garment can be decorated down the full length of the arms if required with screen printing or with vinyl There is a reflective trim and comes in a short sleeve and male variants Usual wicking properties that move perspiration away from the body so that it can dry out more quickly The RH022 is an excellent value running jacket in the 20 ex vat range Compared to the CRAFTCT059 product there are some differences which mean the CT059 needs to be more expensive but the RH022 is a very close second at half the price It comes in male and female variants and 3 colours with fluorescent yellow for safety and visibility Most running brands have leggings in

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  • The little people in your life………….. - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    if it looks sick Technical fibres stylish trim and a nod to the label culture is not a bad thing to keep them happy SOLS and ERREA do it nicely with some of their football training collection but there are a number of products that fall in the general active wear category that are worthy of note We also have rugby and cricket covered Most teams opt for an embroidered breast logo and then names and numbers on the back of the garments We use vinyl for this process Jackets outerwear The trouble with kids is that they grow Each year they raid your wallet as their limbs require more fabric to cover them The pain is mitigated by the vat exemption but the extra good news is that if you buy form Shirtworks you will enjoy some of the lowest wholesale type prices around Simple rain jackets start from 4 59 with more sophisticated products up to 25 Jackets tend to be embroidered on the left breast area mainly as there are often technical difficulties getting prints on them We have been able to apply transfers and vinyl to jackets for breast or back prints but this is always subject to the jacket itself Zips pockets seams padding all create challenges Safety Ok so they will not thank you for this but this is like that yucky medicine you had to chug down when you had an earache Our roads are now more congested than ever The Green Cross Code Man got old and retired and no one replaced him Kids are wandering around with their eyes glued to their smart phones they can t hear a thing over the noise of Justin Beiber on their 200 cans It is not a bad idea to make these compulsory to be honest Someone just has to come up with a way to make hi viz safety wear cool Where is David Beckham when you need him The even littler people There are loads of cute little baby outfits out there but if you have a notion that you might be expecting octuplets then why not start planning the wardrobe early Screenprinting with waterbased inks is usually the best option as it avoids PVC or thalate concerns that are associated with plastisol inks Embroidery can work if the design is small Large designs are not a good idea as there is always some roughness on the back of the embroidery which could be irritating if the design is large Your account manager can always advise you on whether something will work So with the help of Shirtworks you can avoid creating those early psychological scars that some of us still carry as a result of the poor choices our own parents made Author Arron Harnden www shirtworks co uk Tweet Rate this blog entry 1 So you want to start a clothing company Do you like to get high Have you tried running th About the author Arron Harnden https www

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  • Andy Timmins - T-Shirt Printing Blog
    a lot of urban cool Colourways come in blue purple and red while the shirt itself comes in a regular fit from size S to XXL The Oldhead Biker Logo T Oldhead has hardly kept their love of all things snowboarding skating and surfing a secret so how wonderful to see their Never Stop Riding logo below a motorbike with wings In keeping with the look of every classic biker tee ever made this 100 cotton tee comes in simple black The bike brown logo s stands out in minimal but effective tan design making this a t shirt destined for a few appreciative glances this summer Rate this blog entry 2 Continue reading 536 Hits 0 Comments University Guide How To Increase Sport Participation Andy Timmins Wednesday 08 July 2015 Screen printing techniques Do you want to increase participation in your chosen sport These 5 useful steps should help you to have a full motivated and energetic team Once you have your team you should consider planning a team social so your team can get to know each other better You can find out more about this here Step One Create A Strong Sport Community Make full use of the Student Union and make them aware that you are looking for new candidates to join your team However more than that you should create social outlets where your team can come together and discuss any worries or improvements Facebook Twitter and Instagram they are all perfect tools to help you create a strong community Once students notice your dedicated team they will be raring to be part of it Rate this blog entry 2 Continue reading 489 Hits 0 Comments For the Social Sec How to Plan the Perfect Team Social Andy Timmins Tuesday 07 July 2015 Screen printing techniques As every student knows there are two golden rules to follow when you want to make the most of university life work hard and play hard This is especially true if you are the social secretary for one of the diverse range of student clubs and societies at UK universities You need strong organisational skills and a great sense of humour in order to run a successful event that will bring your team members closer together celebrate their achievements raise money and create fantastic memories Whether you are social sec for a uni rowing club film society choir or a more unusual student group keep these key steps in mind to help your event go without a hitch Save the Date Start planning your team social as far in advance as possible in order to help ensure that your team members diaries won t already be full Offer everyone a selection of dates avoiding clashes with other student events and go for the date that is convenient for the largest number of people To help ensure that team members don t forget about the event send them save the date cards as well as reminders nearer the time Try Something New Don t settle for a pub quiz just because that is what the team usually ends up doing Chat to your team members for inspiration What activities would they love to try Where haven t they been before Do they have any unusual hobbies Check out some local attractions and venues so that you have a few ideas up your sleeve to get the ball rolling Paintballing spa days treasure hunts the opportunities are limited only by your imagination Rate this blog entry 2 Continue reading 489 Hits 0 Comments A History of the NUS Andy Timmins Monday 06 July 2015 Screen printing techniques There s empty sloganeering and then there s achieving real change The first may be easy to achieve with a few Facebook shares but to truly impact on the greater good of society action organisation and flexibility are vital One group who embodies this is the National Union of Students NUS The Early Days The years after World War I saw Britain counting the costs of the most brutal military action in recent memory Out of this was a general desire for peace especially amongst the student population In 1922 ex serviceman Ivison Macadam worked with others to form the NUS As President of the NUS Macadam had a noble goal namely for his organisation to be represented in the Prague based Confederation Internationale des Etudiants This Confederation s vision to promote friendship and understanding between those perceived as the future leaders of different nations spoke strongly to the NUS s ideals Merging Idealism with Pragmatism By 1930 it had became apparent that the NUS would need to focus its priorities on commercial endeavours in order to fund the on going travel required for international meetings NUS Travel was set up to achieve this end proving to be successful In 1965 the NUS went on to establish Endsleigh a specialist student insurance company This answered the needs of students who were unable to attain competitive insurance at the time and went onto become one of the largest insurance retail operations in the UK Sadly the global economic crisis of the 1970s was too much for the NUS s commercial ventures to withstand NUS Travel spiralled into bankruptcy and Endsleigh was sold However the NUS and Endsleigh still enjoy a strong relationship Ironically it was the NUS s more idealistic stance that would ensure its survival Rate this blog entry 2 Continue reading 409 Hits 0 Comments Great Places For University Trips Abroad Andy Timmins Sunday 21 June 2015 Shirtworks News Summer s coming and exams will be over and done with Have you started thinking about how you ll enjoy your time off Whether you re interested in brushing up on your language skills working or volunteering somewhere exotic or merely kicking back on an inexpensive relaxing holiday on the beach here are some of our picks for a great few months Budapest Hungary Known for its famous Sziget Festival a massively popular weeklong culture and music festival that takes place every August Budapest is also home to a lively unique nightlife scene In the past decade the city has gained fame for its ruin pubs bars that have sprung up in abandoned places and repurposed old Soviet architecture Rate this blog entry 1 Continue reading 588 Hits 0 Comments Marketing Your Small Business Key Advice Andy Timmins Thursday 18 June 2015 t shirt and garment information Somewhere in the midst of simply surviving your business needs to move from being a start up to a grown up You probably already know that the vehicle that can take your small business to the next level is marketing but with so much information out there where do you begin The answers are surprisingly simple so let s begin at the beginning Define Your Target Customer The first step in growing your small business is to stop asking what your business and customers can do for you and ask what you can do for them To do this you ll need to define your target customer as clearly as possible and this means moving beyond mere market segments and demographics and niching down as much as you can As uncomfortable as this discipline may seem at first a clear and decisive picture of your customer will allow you target all of your efforts toward them Trying to please everybody will leave you ragged and your customers unhappy Design with Your Customer in Mind We re not talking about your products at this stage although you may find that they shape themselves to be more attractive to your target customers over time What we re talking about is your brand You may have to change your logo brand colours and even name to go after the customers you want Everything from logo font and colours web design and the way you present yourself counts at this stage After all there s no point wearing a conservative business suit if you re selling products to aspiring circus performers Rate this blog entry 1 Continue reading 390 Hits 0 Comments Blog Post Company Uniforms Matching Quality For Cost Andy Timmins Thursday 18 June 2015 t shirt and garment information Professionalism counts for a lot A simple uniform can transform a workplace establishing brand reinforcing unity and tying your team together visually The whole appearance of your getup will be slicker and more professional without having to compromise on the relaxed atmosphere or feel good vibe particular to your business All off the back of a few polo shirts or printed v necks Let s look at this a little more Benefits of company uniforms Company uniforms encourage customers to approach your staff A uniform instantly identifies someone as an employee making it easier and more automatic for potential customers to ask queries or request orders Your staff will feel more professional when in uniform It can help them to differentiate between personal and work time enabling them to get in the zone faster and work more efficiently on the shop floor or at their desk Uniforms look great Lift your company to the next level with a couple of quality tees Show your customers you care about your image and your brand Matching quality for cost Your biggest concern is probably cost You might be worried about breaking the bank over something that doesn t seem to matter very much A quality uniform does matter And you don t need to worry about cost Rate this blog entry 0 Continue reading 412 Hits 0 Comments 6 Great Places For University Trips In Oxfordshire Andy Timmins Friday 29 May 2015 Screen printing techniques Feeling stressed out by your studies but don t have time for a proper holiday There are lots of fun and interesting places you can go for a quick getaway Whether you have just an afternoon or a few days over a long weekend check out some of these ideas when you need a little break from university Explore Royalty Whether you want to explore stunning views of the countryside from the oldest building in Oxford roam through a 900 year old crypt or check out what it was like in an 18th century debtor s prison Oxford Castle is a fascinating way to spend a day You can even take a tour with costumed guides for an added historic touch Built by medieval Norman baron Robert D Oyly in 1071 the castle played an important role in military history over several hundred years After the English Civil War the castle served as a prison for the next few hundred years Now you can dine in one of the old prison buildings and if you have the cash you can even spend the night Malmaison Oxford is a boutique hotel in what used to be the prison quarter and though not cheap it s a one of a kind experience But if a luxury suite isn t your style don t worry there are rooms nearby for around 32 night Rate this blog entry 0 Continue reading 541 Hits 0 Comments Where Do Your Clothes Come From Andy Timmins Friday 17 April 2015 t shirt and garment information Lets begin with a little experiment go to your wardrobe now grab a few items at random and note down the countries mentioned on the label Unless you re heavily into custom crafted suits made from Harris Tweed my bet is that you ll find a majority of labels citing the following destinations as their place of manufacture China Nowadays China is the undisputed titan of clothing manufacture leading the world with exports worth 154 billion US This is a dramatic transformation from the nation s position in 1980 when it stood in 8th place in the global apparel export charts with a trade worth only 42 billion US as corrected for inflation China s supremacy is driven by a large labour force whose skills power mega factories to seemingly ever greater heights of productivity But industry experts suspect that China has all but reached peak clothing production Per unit costs are rising as the underlying standard of living improves and in its vastness China presents a logistical challenge for distribution Predictions are that large clothing companies will soon be sourcing their garments elsewhere Hong Kong Tailors in Hong Kong have long held semi mythical status for their ability to run up couture garments with a ready to wear price tag No wonder that the country s manufacturing base has remained dominant since 1980 Hong Kong only ceded first place in the export league table to China in 1995 and more recently its market share was calculated at an impressive 24 5 billion Even though it is now administratively part of China Hong Kong holds its own in the garment industry As China s production advantages lessen Hong Kong s manufacturers will no doubt still be doing what they ve always done providing high quality clothing at a reasonable cost and with a short turnaround time Rate this blog entry 1 Continue reading 743 Hits 0 Comments 8 Tips To Create A Homely University House Andy Timmins Tuesday 03 March 2015 Shirtworks News Our Advice On How To Create A Homely University House If you re a typical university student your student accommodation consists of a bland generic room furnished with the same bed and desk as everyone else in your building The question then becomes what can you do on a limited budget to add functionality and personalize your space Fortunately you ll find that a few simple touches can go a long way towards making your university space a little more homely And when you feel more comfortable those long hours of study will be easier to endure Here are a few simple inexpensive ways to add a little character to your space Invest in lighting Good lighting can improve your study habits and if you choose a stylish fixture it can also add interest to your room You might want to raid a lamp from your parents attic for a personal remembrance or visit a vintage shop for an antique look If clean and modern is more your style supermarket home ware sections or Ikea offer interesting lighting choices that won t break the bank Add extra seating Add beanbags to the floor give a student room a funky vibe and provide extra seating for friends who drop by You might also want to pick up inexpensive cushions online or in discount shops to add both decoration and extra seating Include a little nostalgia Especially for your first year away from home a few nostalgic touches will help you adjust and keep you from feeling too homesick A few carefully selected items from your old room at home can remind you of your loved ones Rate this blog entry 0 Continue reading 1244 Hits 0 Comments 5 Creative Things To Do With Old Clothes Andy Timmins Monday 09 February 2015 t shirt and garment information Innovations For Your Old Clothes I m sure many of us are guilty of simply throwing away our old clothes that we never wear anymore However by thinking creatively we can make those disused items last much longer and create a meaningful use for them We compiled a list of our favourite innovative ideas some of which you may want to try yourself Apron Using old clothes to make an apron is a really good idea as it saves you from getting your current clothes dirty and therefore another load of washing They can also be completely unique to your taste and style The process of creating them is also very easy and enjoyable If you want advice and tips on how to make these click here Bags Rate this blog entry 2 Continue reading 1340 Hits 0 Comments The Most Unusual University Sports Andy Timmins Tuesday 13 January 2015 Screen printing techniques Strange Sports in Colleges Universities At University it is not uncommon to see people play Rugby or Football but these other sports are also beginning to take off For many Universities sport is a big deal and for a lot of students joining a university team is a gateway to a whole new social environment However while several universities partake in the traditional sports such as football rugby basketball and cricket a few new sports are beginning to creep onto the university scene and they are a little different from the conventional sports teams Underwater Hockey Hockey has been a popular sport with universities for years ever since its inception in the 19th century Field hockey then evolved over time and ice hockey was developed in Canada in 1875 Universities across the country have now taken this popular past time to a new level with the introduction of underwater hockey Also known as Octopush underwater hockey follows the typical rules of regular hockey Underwater hockey teams usually consist of 6 players who use curved sticks to hit a puck into the other team s goal Although the sport is gaining more and more players around the world it is still yet to develop a large following outside of universities However the sport is still in its early days and is one to be watched because it is set to become something of a phenomenon within competitive university sport If you are interested in joining this club in Oxford then click here Rate this blog entry 1 Continue reading 1192 Hits 0 Comments Weird and Wonderful College University Traditions Andy Timmins Thursday 13 November 2014 Screen printing techniques Looking at Some of the Stranger Traditions on Campus Going to university offers more to students than a degree University life brings with it a sense of community and camaraderie as students experience the trials and tribulations of university life together They gain a shared sense of belonging at attending a venerable institution And sometimes they get more than they bargained

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