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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

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

Local Artists

You've seen our posts in the past, where we've had the privledge of printing art on garments. In these times when it's challenging to reach your customers, sometimes it's necessary to take the unconventional path. Do you want to offer your art on a shirt or tote? Maybe you haven't considered this before, and now you're interested in creating a new revenew channel? There are places online that will do this for you, but it's just a giant room of digital printers pumping out

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

Your best friend on a shirt

Hi everyone. We were thrifting last week and came upon this shirt (third picture), so although it's not a Vertical Street dtg shirt, it got us thinking about our friend susibdaviswatercolors.com who painted our shop dog Burl (second picture). Not only can Susi paint your pet (or favorite wild flower), but Vertical Street can then put it on a wearable piece of art for you (shirt, hoodie, tote). We can caption it, or not. You can take your friend with you where ever you g

MAX

This image of the Portland MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) took some time. I have a full sized poster of the BART system in my garage that I got once when they were updating the maps. This is the kind of iconic image that lets people know where you're from, what you're about, and that you support mass transit. It's good for the earth! I thought about putting "PDX" or "MAX" on it, but I like it the way it is; a nod to locals, or something that needs no explaination. Rememb

Branding

Some shirt manufacturers use tear away tags so that us #dtgprinters can self brand our garments. It's never a bad idea to put your name on a quality piece. Unlike the previous blog post, where Vertical Street silently works in the background, this is a chance for us to shine and let the world know that the awesome color design on the sleeve or front or back of that shirt was made by us. Here's an example of how Vertical Street tags our garments: #pdxsmallbusiness #portland