Losing colleague Jana Eggers

SpreadShirt.com is a top t-shirt printer with offices in Boston. They are based in Germany and really led the way in Europe before moving to the US and competing with CafePress and Zazzle.

Jana Eggers has been their CEO for three years and announced she is leaving the company today. I was fortunate to meet with Jana a year or so ago at her office. She’s passionate about self-expression tees and triathlons. I am always amazed by endurance athletes, so we chatted about her training and next event most of the time (with a little ‘shop talk’ in between). I hope her new endeavor involves her favorite sport in some way. Best of luck jana!

Embroidery Digitizing Video

Bill is our primary embroidery digitizer and has been at it for almost 30 years.  The art of digitizing embroidery is when you take a print logo and convert it into a digitized embroidered design.  I took a few minutes of his time and explained a little about how the process works in the video below

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Dad’s old hat

Making people happy is what makes business/life fun….thus, worth the effort we put into it.  We are fortunate to have a lot of wonderful customers: big and small.  In servicing big customers we developed technology to provide embroidered and printed apparel without minimums AND also provide real customer service.  As a result, we get a lot of great consumer customers and since we’re the only company providing real customer service for an order of one hat, Jeanette rec’d this wonderful story from one lady last night:

Hi Jeanette,

Thank you so much, I know my Dad will love the hat!  I am attaching a photo of him for you.  He’s had that truck since it was new ,1952.  All of my family learned to drive in that truck.  It needs painting and some repairs.  The picture that I used wasn’t even his, it’s a funny story about getting the photo, we were on our way home from my Mom and Dad’s and saw that truck in a Burger King parking lot.  The same year and color of my Dad’s, how his would have looked had it been restored.  And that’s the picture I used on the jacket and the hat.  Just happened to be in the right place at the right time!  Thank you so much for all your help in making the gift for my Dad.  He’s 91 and it’s hard to come up with a special gift for my Dad, I think we’ve done it!  Thank you.

Sue