Need Help Fundraising?

Show Me Logos has been helping businesses, foundations, community groups, and individuals raise money for their causes for years. We make making money for your cause a breeze, with custom online fundraising stores you can direct online sales simply.

How Does it Work?

All you need to do to get started with your fundraiser is to contact Show Me Logos about a fundraising campaign. If you already have   products in mind you want to sell, awesome we can get started right away. If you are looking for products to sell you can browse our catalogs or talk with our staff about finding the right garments.

You don’t have a design, logo, or message for your fundraising campaign? That’s fine! Our in-house art department can help you come up with great graphics for your products.

Once you have decided on your product and graphic choices you can start to relax, unlike traditional garment fundraising. You don’t have to worry about collecting sizes, money, and quantities because our online fundraising store can do that for you! Just simply direct people to the unique URL that we give you and people can directly place orders and pay online.

Whether you prefer to come pick up the order or have us ship the product out, when your fundraising period is over we will give you the funds that you raised and you can be happy you did fundraising the Show Me way! The Henning Family Foundation recently raised over $1,000 for their non-profit selling t-shirts!

For more information about custom online fundraising stores contact us today to talk about your fundraiser.

Corporate Apparel the Easy Way

Organizing a corporate apparel order is always a headache for the organizer. The distribution of apparel after the order has been fulfilled may be more stressful. Worst of all may be collecting payment from everyone who wants apparel and making sure nothing is lost along the way.

This is exactly why here at Show Me Logos we decided to make the process of corporate apparel ordering simple. Instead of you the organizer having to handle every aspect of the apparel ordering and distribution process, we take on the responsibility to receive, process, and fulfill orders.

How we do this is simple.

  1. Contact us online or by phone at (816) 781-5367
  2. You decide on what apparel you want to offer your employees
  3. We set up a custom webstore for your business
  4. You get a custom URL for that webstore you can send your employees to
  5. Your employees purchase their apparel directly on the webstore
  6. You can have apparel shipped to your employees or pick up bulk orders

We have tried our best to simplify the corporate apparel process for our clients. This is because we have listed to the difficulties that they have had in past corporate apparel orders.

You can see what businesses and causes have custom webstores up now. You can learn more about our embroidery service, or you can contact us to get started with a custom webstore.

If you need help with design our in-house art department is glad to help you refine a logo or come up with a design from scratch. You can contact the art department through our online contact form or by phone at (816) 781-5367.

Custom Vintage Style T-Shirts

Vintage Style T-Shirts are Popular

Vintage screen-printed shirts have become quite popular lately. People are looking all over for the “worn out look” of screen printed designs. Seeing as how many different types of designs, styles, and weathering patterns you can create on a screen printed shirt it is no surprise.

Here at Show Me Logos design studio we make it possible for our customers to stay trendy with their screen printing! Using our custom design studio you can apply different types of weathering to your designs to achieve the vintage look that is all the craze!

The Vintage Effect

Gaining this effect is simple to implement

  1. Choose your garment from the design studios selection
  2. Import your own images/art from your device or use the art provided in the design studio (we are always adding new designs to it!)
  3. Add wording if you would like
  4. Select your layers and apply one of the many filters in the design studio
  5. Order and relax until your shirts are ready!

We make it super simple for our customers to have a great experience in the design studio.

If you have an idea for a t-shirt design but don’t know how to create it, contact our in-house art department for help! We can have a great design for you quickly and easily!

If you have an awesome design that you would like to sell, contact us and ask about setting up a custom web store that you can have people purchase your clothing at. Doing this you don’t have to touch the product, we will collect orders, print, and ship for you! Just promote your clothing through social media or other mediums to get your minimum order quantity!

If you are eager to get started check out the design studio! Don’t know where to start see our blogs on how to navigate the design studio. Have other printing needs like signs, banners, embroidery, and vehicle decals give us a shout.

The Henning Family Foundation Fundraiser

Why Fundraising T-Shirts for the Foundation?

This week, we would like to highlight a terrific organization the Henning Family Foundation. The foundation works to help save lives in the greater Kansas City area by providing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to kid’s sports venues and other public areas. AEDs help save lives across the world when individuals have heart attacks and they cannot get emergency services quickly.

The foundation was started because of the death of Tim Henning, a loving father and husband. He had a heart attack at his son’s baseball game and despite the efforts of an ER doctor, a paramedic and a nurse they could not revive Tim. This has fueled the foundation’s efforts to protect families throughout Kansas City from this trauma.

Tragically, Denise the loving mother and wife of the Henning family passed after a battle with breast cancer. To raise money for the foundation to continue their mission, the Henning Family Foundation contacted us here at Show Me Logos.

How we Help the Henning Family Foundation

We offered them the ability to have our in-house art department design the graphical text design of the shirts. With the power of our fundraising stores, we could take the hassle out of t-shirt fundraising for them. They receive a custom link to their fundraiser store and we collect orders and ship the shirts, decreasing the stress of distribution.

The Henning Family Foundation is a great organization that is working hard to keep Kansas City family’s safe. We are glad to have had the opportunity to help them in achieving their goal!

Visit the Henning Family Foundation fundraising store and look at the fundraising shirts for the cause! You can learn more about the foundation on their webpage. If you have a fundraiser Show Me Fundraising may be the option for you.

Color Changing Shirts and Color Changing Ink

Past Color Changing Shirts

Remember back in the 90’s when color changing shirts were a one hit wonder? Yes, we barely do too. A very cool concept that wasn’t

very  fashionable. Clothing manufacturers have been experimenting with many different variations of “adaptable” clothing. Such as uniforms that show a design as the players sweat or designs that change color due to heat or light. Either way, we know that people like color changing shirts because they’re unique but the fad of the full color changing shirts of the 90’s has come and gone.

New Color Changing Shirts

There is a cool new trend that is starting to catch traction using a special mix of inks to obtain a temperature sensitive ink that will change color due to heat being applied to it! It is much subtler than the color changing shirts of the past, but you still gain the uniqueness and pop of excitement from a dynamic design. Imagine using this type of screen printed shirt as a BBQ store owner, you have a grey design on your shirt and your logo has a flame symbolizing your BBQ pit, whenever you or an employee goes to the pit and comes back their shirts logo will have changed colors to red! These inks make for a whole new level of color changing shirt design.

Color Changing Shirt Comeback

Color changing shirts are making a comeback in the form of color changing screen printing on shirts. They allow for dynamic designs that help you promote your cause or business in a fun and engaging way. They also make for great giveaways at events because they are unique in a way that is fun for the wearer and doesn’t make them feel like their advertising your cause.

dark to light soccerball

Black to blue bluejays

If you want to see some examples of our screen printing work and recent color changing shirts check out our screen printing portfolio. If you want to discuss your own screen printing needs contact us.

National Embroidery Day

Celebrating the embroidery machine

Since the 1990s extreme advances in computer technology has elevated and expanded the scope of machine embroidery. On National Embroidery Day a lot of us embroidery professionals look back at embroidery throughout the years and appreciate what we have today. The modern-day embroidery machine allows us to embroidery nearly anything you can think of in a mere fraction of the time hand embroidery and less sophisticated machines could.

For the customer

Before the invention of the modern-day embroidery machine, embroidery was costlier and less efficient. Today customers all around the world enjoy the ability to embroider almost any design onto whatever they would like with quick delivery times. Our shop for instance can turn around a 100-shirt order in less than a week.

Moving forward

As technology continues to advance, we will see the benefits for customers and businesses alike. Allowing for greater variations in designs, decreased costs, and faster turnarounds. Embroidery is a great way to mark something beautifully forever.

If you are interested in learning more about National Embroidery Day there’s a great day of the year website. Have an embroidery project for your business, team, or organization check out this post on different ways to use embroidery. Want to know more about our embroidery shop here at Show Me Logos we’re happy to answer your questions.

Effective Custom Banner Design

Designing an Effective Custom Banner

We all know that banners are very versatile and can be used for many different purposes. This blog is addressing the use of banners for business advertising. Banners are effective business advertising because they are cheaper than signage and easy to move around. Show Me Logos offers a free to use online banner design studio for you to create and order your own banners quickly. In this post you will learn some of the best practices for custom banner design so that you can create compelling and functional advertising pieces for your business.

Design of an Effective Large Banner

There are many different factors to weigh when you begin to think about you custom banner design. Large scale printing and design differs from other forms of print design because of placement, size, and purpose.

Banner Placement

First and foremost you must think about where you will be placing your banner before deciding any design options. The placement of a banner will affect your color scheme or even the entire design you go with. You will likely want your custom banner design to highly contrast the environment you place it in.

Messaging

Wording

Make sure to use a concise message for your banner, this makes it easier for a passerby to identify what you want them to do. This does not mean that you cannot use supplemental information in small font, but your main message should be known. Keep your main message simple and easy to understand.

Colors

It is important that your color choice matches your brand and/or the message you are trying to communicate. Think about color associations with emotions.

Graphics and Fonts

Graphics and fonts can become tricky for the amateur designer, so we have compiled a list of the biggest things to think about when designing your banner.

Fonts

Make sure to use large and bold fonts for your banners to draw attention to your message. You also want to make sure that your wording is not cluttered to obstruct readability.

Graphics

Use high quality graphic images that act as a focal point for the passerby. Try to use vector images and avoid .jpg files as much as possible. The latter file will increase the risk of pixilation and reduced image quality on large scale.

 

 

Custom t-shirts made quick and easy

Why we do custom solutions

Every customer is different and we don’t like cookie cutter solutions that stick you in box. That’s why we prefer to make custom t-shirts a custom experience for you. Whether you’re a creative genius with the perfect design or sketched that picture on the napkin at dinner we can help get your products ready to go! If you are the “artistically challenged” we offer our in-house art department to help bring your ideas to life.

Our art department has the knowledge and skill to give the most general idea great character. Check out some of their great recent work below!

Creating custom t-shirts

If you are the artistic type you can take full advantage of our custom t-shirt design studio right here on our site. Using this tool you’ll be able to design custom t-shirts right on the site and submit an order. If you have an event or fundraiser you are making shirts for you can design in the custom t-shirt design studio and have us setup a custom web store for your shirts!

Custom web stores have many applications like team stores, fundraising stores, and event stores. This is a service we provide for all our customers, you get a unique URL web address to send people to. At the end of your campaign we produce your shirts and get them ready to go! It really makes organizing a t-shirt order much easier than chasing people for money!

If you’re new to the Show Me Logos you can check out how our design studio works here. If you want more information of what people are utilizing the design studio for check this blog out. You can always give us a call or shoot us an email if you have a question!

Warriors’ Best Friend Inaugural 5k run/walk

In this post, we wanted to shine some light on Warriors’ Best Friend, a non-profit that we have done some work for in the past. For those who have not heard of their organization, they help veterans who are battling post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. They do this by helping pair veterans with service dogs that have proven to help with recovery.

What’s Going on?

The organization is hosting an inaugural 5K Run/Walk to help support local homeless pets and veterans Saturday, September 23rd. The cross-country course is located at the Warriors’ Best Friend’s beautiful 65 acer property in Liberty, MO across from Liberty North High School.

When?

The regular race begins at 9:00AM and at 10:15AM a second race begins for the participants that want to bring their four legged friends with them! Veterans run FREE as well!

Why Come Out?

Fun activities for kids of all ages will be available throughout the day! There will also be booths for several veteran organizations to provide information about local resources.

At some point during the day, make sure to stop by the Warriors’ Best Friend Barn to meet some of the dogs-in-training, learn how these special dogs are making a huge impact upon the live of wounded veterans!

Proceeds from the event benefit Warriors’ Best Friend. To register go to www.warriorsbestfriend5k.com to help rescue homeless dogs and provide life-saving animals to veterans in need.

You can find more information about the organization at www.warriorsbestfriend.org

Good Job KSHB-TV Team

Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run

Back on May 20th the was a special fundraising event in the Kansas City Power and Light District, the 2017 Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run. The event raised money to help combat heart disease in America through the American Heart Association.

There was a group of individuals in that crowd that we wanted to give some praise to. The KSHB-TV team, they did a great job and had a lot of fun at the Heart & Stroke Walk! We wanted to congratulate them on their help to raise awareness for the American Heart Association.

A group from KSHB walked in the American Heart Association walk

It is important to get involved in your community and the KSHB team really showed us that! Give them some love and share this around. If you want to learn more about the walk you can do that here, and to read up on the great things the American Heart Association is doing click here.