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Blossom Glass

Local glass artist, Blossom Sky creats extraordinary pieces from her Portland studio. From pendants to pipes, Blossom's signature floral designs are sought after wearable and functional glass art. We were so happy when she asked us to do her shirts and hoodies. Here's one of the designs she asked for - her logo over a gradient rainbow background. You can find this crop hoodie on her shopify or instagram: https://blossom-glass-art.myshopify.com/ https://www.instagram.com/b

Thank you, yeah you.

I know we're not out of the woods yet, but we just want to thank you. Yes, you. Here we are at the transition point of the Covid epidemic, and we're already receiving orders for events, small businesses and stock replenishment. We're so grateful that you've thought of us for your printing needs, so early in the reopening stages. We are here for you and it's obvious you are here for us. Thank you. Below is a one off custome pullover hoodie for a dear friend. Hope they li

75% open? Order 75% of your apparel.

The beauty of the DTG printer is that we can print just one. Yup, our minimum order is one. There's no setup fee, no burning multiple screens, no putting semi-used ink back into the bottle. This process is efficient, and because of that you don't have to run out of all your sized before you replish your sold out sizes. You don't have to guess what size or design will sell the quickest. In fact, you could just print one of every size, then when you sell that one, call us

PatchWork!

We understand that quarantine crafters have come out strong on poshmark and etsy especially the patchwork fashion crowd. Denim pants, tops, jackets and sweaters made from 15 upcycled pieces. We love and support upcycling and practice upcycling in the Vertical Street shop. We love adding a new print to a piece you want to breath new life into, more on that in another blog. However, if you're looking to add a print to your patchwork, just contact us. We can print whatever

Classroom Art Project

Recently an artist friend helped his daughter's class with a drawing project. Once the students designs were done, the class really wanted to show off their work. What better way than to have all of their art made to be wearable? This 4th grade class from Roseville, CA had 40 shirts printed up for students and parents (and of course, the teacher) to wear and display their creative Dino Otters. What a fun and educational experience! #4thgrade #elementaryschool #art #drawin

Vaccines, moderate risks, open doors, higher capacity

As we open our doors to more customers and the vaccine spreads quicker than the virus, we encourage you to print new uniforms, order branded merchandise, even update your logos to include more color. Vertical Street is here for your printing needs and we're happy to supply you with uniforms, aprons, branded merchandise and more. #vaccine #pdxsmallbiz #pdx #covid19 #reopen #grandopening #reopening #mech #brandedmerchandise #dtgprints #dtgprinting #printsdtg #verticalstreet #o

Throw Pillows

Add a bright and colorful throw pillow to your couch or chair. #printdtg #pdx #pdxsmallbiz #throwpillow #dtg #dtgprints #verticalstreet #bike #flower #homedecore

Throw pillows with custom designs

Want a plant, a fish, a phrase, a friend? Put whatever image you want on a throw pillow and decorate your couch, your bed, your guest room, your patio furniture. This is a 16x16" pillow wqith a beautiful, colorful butterfly. Contact us for pricing. #dtg #printdtg #dtgprints #butterfly #throwpillow #pillow #notmypillowguy #pdx #pdxsmallbusiness #portland #oregoncity #pnw

Problem Solving

Do you like math? Do you like deductive reasoning? Do you like eliminating possibilities? Well, that is part of Direct To Garment Printing. The printers are so complex, with so many moving parts, not to mention the software. There will be problems to solve. You will experience issues if you choose to invest in one of these $20,000+ machines. I like to call mine a robot. It has squeegees and dampers and pumps and heads and nozzles and lines and motherboards and plattons.

Our 50th Entry

Small tasks that might seem inconsequential, mundane, or irrelevant can build up to be something brilliant, compelling, and momentus. We're chipping away at it here at Vertical Street. We order the shirts, we pretreat the shirts, we press the pretreatment into the shirts, we print the shirts, we cure the ink, we package the shirts, we deliver the shirts. Although sometimes the repetetiveness of our work appears robotic, the fact is -- we love it! We are passionate about s

Paper Room

Please surf over to Paper Room Apparel (https://www.apaper-room.com/). They're out of Detroit. This print features a sign from the old neighborhood where Eric, of Paper Room grew up. It's a reminder of the days when his life was a little bit simpler, a little smaller. I say that because now his life is big. These designs are really going places, and are featured in street wear shops in the city. Support local, support Detroit, support Paper Room. This is a small label w

We're so Lucky!

We shipped off some pretty prints and some shop shirts to @southcoastbicycles the other day. The new owner, Jeff, and shop dog Ruby, were kind enough to let us carry a small line of bicyce and disc golf themed shirts in the shop. So go to Bandon and check out South Coast Bicycles, get some crab and a beer, take a ride on the beach, play some disc golf. I heard they have a new golf course. Rent a fat tire bike from SCB and ride along the waterline, it's beautiful! #bicycle

Working 9-5

Here's a classic concert shirt that we could only find a semi-descent washed out image of, so we spent a while cleaning it up. A dear friend and Dolly fan requested it, and as you can see, she's a bit indecisive when it comes to color , so.... The razor back tank is a poly/rayon/cotton blend, so I printed it as if was on 100% polyester, and it came out bright and great. Hopefully it washes well too. Who's your favorite singer? We have to admit, we're big Dolly fans as we

Disc Golf

Who doesn't like to wander around in nature and throw things as far as you possibly can? Well, it's not as simple as that, but as many of you know, disc golf courses are everywhere. In the woods, in parks, within a golf course. The shiney metal basket call for you to whip a disc through towering trees, or over a creek to get that much closer to the glorious sound of the disc hitting the chains and falling in the basket to hole out. Here are some shirts we made for a disc g

South Coast Bicycles, Bandon OR

Did you know that the bike shop in Bandon, Oregon just changed ownership? Previous owner, race icon Karl Maxon, is helping new owner Jeff Botelho transition as shop owner - and the place is looking spectacular! Please visit them for all your bicycle accessory needs or rent their fat tire beach bikes. I heard they have every innertube size available. They even have some disc golf stuff, so check that out. We know, there aren't many bikes on the shelves, but that's everywh

Wear your mask.

Our customer up the road wanted to let everyone know the reason why they wear a mask. On the back of this shirt it says, "Do you?" We think it is a show of humanitarianism to wear a mask around the people serving you everyday; postal workers, wait staff, cashiers, grocers, retailers, etc. We all rely on our paychecks, and if we put others in jeopardy of loosing they pay because they're home sick, it a sign of self centeredness. Care about your family, friends, and all tho

Doggy Bandanna and ID

Your dog will look cool and carry their contact information just in case they're lost. Choose a graphic, or we'll make a custom design involving their name. Assorted colors, even tie dye. Cool dogs wear bandannas. Don't let the other dogs mock your dog's run of the mill collar and tag. Get Rose a bandanna for Pete's sake! #dtg #dtgprints #dtgprinting #dogs #bandanna #collar #dog #cat #cats #pets #ID #rose #yellowrose #petsafety

Dish Towels

Holidays are coming, so if you want a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah dish towel, hit us up. Here are some examples of our novelty towels that we sell at pop-up events. If you have a clever saying or a graphic that you want on a dish towel simply contact Vertical Street and we'll gladly get the ball rolling. These are great for your kitchen or beach house or take them camping or put them in your RV or trailer. Customize for yourself or as a gift. Bar towels

Political T-shirts

Maybe it's the current climate in the USA, or maybe we're carving out a niche for ourselves, but it sure seems like Vertical Street is printing up a lot more political shirts these days. Maybe people are sick and tired of being sick and tired, so they're speaking out about the things that matter, the things they truely believe in. It feels good to tell the world how you feel. Let a stranger know, let a relative see, watch a passerby read the message on your shirt. This is

Tie Dye Bike Packing

It's summer, and if you want to social distance for realzies, bike packing might not be a bad option. Depending on where you go, you might not see other humans for days. The continental divide trail is fairly popular but a big commitment. You could just strap some gear to your bike and ride to your closest secret spot or camp ground, pitch a tent, eat a cheese sandwich and ride home the next day. Escapes are good for the soul, and in this case, good for the body. Keep mas