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Summer style is the best style. Email us to take advantage of these seasonal specials!

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Summer is the season of events! Family reunions, vacations, benefits and philanthropy events! Of these, charity events are some of our favorites to print for. This is because we know the products we create will help bring awareness to a good cause.

Many of our clients dedicate their time to helping others, and we feel so lucky to have a tiny part in supporting these amazing people! Today we want to turn the spotlight on a few of our clients with a cause!

The Jackson Project

The Jackson Project is a non-profit organization created in honor of Jackson Wallace, a child who is fighting a fatal form of Leukodystrophy called Krabbe Disease. This summer the organization hosted their 3rd annual soccer tournament to raise money for Krabbe Disease awareness.

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Jackson Project Playing Soccer

To learn more about The Jackson Project, visit their website or check them out on Facebook.

Keeper of the Game

Keeper of the Game is a non-profit organization established to provide unique baseball experiences for kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities. The group promotes programs which allow these athletes to play, watch and experience baseball. Recently, Keeper of the Game hosted a community service outreach event with College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and The Miracle League of Frisco.

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The day included 5k, a skills camp and a Frisco RoughRiders game! To see more about Keeper of the Game, visit their website or check them out on Facebook.

A Wish with Wings

A Wish with Wings is an amazing organization that grants wishes to Texas children with life-threatening conditions. This organization recognizes the power of positive experiences, and they bring happiness to the lives of children and their families during times of darkness.

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For more information about A Wish with Wings, check out their website or visit them on Facebook.

These organizations are just a few examples of clients who amaze us with their dedication and care for others. Even though we just print the merchandise, we are so lucky to have a role that opens our eyes to these and many other organizations and charities. As always, please let us know if you have any questions about Cornerstone Impressions or the blog. Shoot us an email or simply leave a comment below!

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Last week, we posted about what’s trending in the world of printed tees. Because we are a screen printing company, its no surprise we see design trends come and go each year. This season, we’re seeing more variety in shirt styles than ever before.

This summer T-shirts are versatile and trendy. More and more of our clients have started to veer away from plain T-shirts and have begun to gravitate toward new fabrics, colors, and cuts. So today we’re sharing some of the most popular shirt styles of the season.

One thing’s for sure. Throwback styles are everywhere. We’re seeing 50’s oversized shirts tucked in, 70’s color pops and 90’s relaxed fits and grunge themes. Crop tops, loose fitting tees and slouchy styles are all the rage. Shirts which can easily transition from day to night and accessorized for any occasion. For example, a slouchy tank goes perfect with shorts during the day, and all you have to do before dinner is knot the tank and swap your shorts out for a maxi skirt!

Foil printed tees are another trend to look out for this summer. This style is popping up here and there, and we’re thinking the look will catch on quickly. The shiny bright colors add flash to cheeky phrases and brand names.

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For those of you who enjoy throwback styles, you’ll love this next one. Ringer tees are back in a big way, and they still look as cool as they did when your camp counselor wore them.

For men, a classic tee with a washed vintage look is a great casual look for daytime. 

 We want to hear from you! If you have a style trend to report or just want to share some looks you love, leave a comment below!

As always, please email any questions or topics you’d like to learn more about, or simply leave a comment below! Don’t forget to check us out on social media:

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We may not be the style experts at fashion week, but we like to think we know the world of T-shirts pretty well. After 10 or 15 years in the industry, you get pretty good at spotting trends and knowing what to expect in the upcoming months.

For example, one thing we’re seeing this year is a big rise in the popularity of T-shirts. Tees are no longer just for lounge and casual wear. Wearing a T-shirt to work or out to dinner is very much in style, as long as it’s done correctly of course. Tees paired with slacks or pencil skirts make for a great business casual vibe.

This summer, printed tees are trending in a big way. First things first, if you haven’t yet noticed, the 90’s are back. Except this time with a 70’s twist. This means the loose fitting tops and casual style of the 90’s, but with the pops of color we all know and love from the 70’s. Think geometric patterns, think psychedelic colors and prints. These are all going to be super hot for summer 2016.

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Another trend we expect to stay hot this summer; food. Something about this time of year makes people want to wear shirts featuring food. Expect to see printed fruits, desserts, and other edibles all summer long. This trend isn’t going anywhere.

 

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As for graphic tees, it’s all about flowy, bold, free style fonts. Brush hand-lettering, cursive and loopy fonts are in style in a big way. This means sassy and inspirational quote tees are here to stay as well.

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These are just a few trends you can expect to see this summer in the printed tee world. To learn about the shirt styles trending this summer, stay tuned! Our next post will show you the right styles, fabrics, and colors you need to fill your summer wardrobe.

As always, please email any questions or topics you’d like to learn more about, or simply leave a comment below! Don’t forget to check us out on social media:

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CSI-GroupPhoto-1In today’s fast paced world, everyone moves at cyber speed. Communication is instant, a world of shopping is only a click away, and sometimes we forget to stop to enjoy the things around us. That’s why we are so happy to live and work in Fort Worth, TX.

Fort Worth mixes metroplex life with a small town feel. The city is busy, but the people are friendly. On any given night, you can find live music from every genre. The drinks are cold, the weather is warm, and the shopping is awesome!

Those of you visiting our blog for the first time might not know who we are or why we are talking to you about our city. It’s simple really. This city is important to us. We are Cornerstone Impressions, a Fort Worth based print shop. We create anything and everything you can put your name or brand on, and we often work with other local businesses. To us, the best thing about our job is getting to know the people behind the products we print.

We truly love meeting people who live and work near us. We love hearing their stories, learning about their passions and visiting their businesses! When a client opens our eyes to a new restaurant, boutique, brewery, venue, or any other business we were previously unaware of, we are thrilled. Since our doors opened in 2002, we’ve met thousands of amazing people and visited hundreds of places we were previously unaware of, right in our own backyard!

Our clients have shared all of their awesome ventures with us, and now we want to share them with you! Whether you’ve lived here for 3 days or your entire life, we are sure you’ll find something awesome on this list:

THE BREWS

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PANTHER ISLAND BREWING – Located right along the banks of the trinity river, you’ll find an awesome brewery serving delicious beers with a side of live music and great food. Check out their events, stop by and have a glass, we promise you wont regret it!

MARTIN HOUSE BREWING CO. recently celebrated their 3rd anniversary, and it’s safe to say they’re here to stay. Martin House offers tours and tastings and a wide selection of beers to choose from. They feature year around beers, seasonal beers and super limited edition beers, so there’s always something new for you to taste when you visit!

HOPFUSION ALE WORKS is currently being built in the heart of Fort Worth’s Near SouthSide neighborhood. The startup brewery focuses on community, friends and craft beer as an experience. Check them out, their journey is just beginning!

THE FOOD

The Food

FUZZY’S TACO SHOP may have locations across the country now, but the original Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is still right here in Fort Worth where it all began. Known for their baja style tacos and cult-like fan following, we promise you wont regret popping in for a drink and a taco… or twelve.

TACO HEADS started in a single food truck here in Fort Worth, quickly expanded with more trucks and recently grew into their new brick and mortar store in the Cultural District. They offer a relaxed, friendly environment with hand-made cocktails and tacos. All drinks, tacos and snacks are free of man-made chemicals or additives. In other words, they taste amazing.

RAILHEAD SMOKEHOUSE BBQ is a Fort Worth staple known for their great barbecue and cold beer. The rustic style restaurant is laid back, delicious, and a nice escape from busy everyday life. Because, as they say at Railhead, “Life is too short to live in Dallas.”

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THE RUSTIC BEARDSMAN – If you’ve ever spent time in Fort Worth, you’ll know that beards have always been a thing here, which makes it the perfect home for The Rustic Beardsman. The Rustic Beardsman is a high quality beard care line made with all natural and organic ingredients. Perhaps their best quality, though, is that they truly care about every customer and the beard they wear.

LAZY J RANCH WEAR – A self described “western wear based store with funk,” Lazy J Ranch Wear is a classic example of Fort Worth. Located in the historic stockyards, Lazy J is the perfect place to stop in and get a real feel for western style. Cowboy boots, hats, and men’s and women’s apparel are just the beginning of what you’ll find at Lazy J Ranch Wear.

Can you believe these are only a tiny portion of the amazing people and places we get to work and play with here in Fort Worth? We could talk for days about how awesome our clients are, but we trust you can use this list to see for yourself!

If you’re curious about what other treasures are hiding in plain sight around here, shoot us an email and ask! We’re happy to point you in the right direction. 🙂 As for us, you can see more of our clients, products and services on our sites below!

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One of the best things about working at a screen printing company is getting to know the people you print for. Printing for occasions like family reunions and spring break is always fun because you know your clients are going to have a good time in their new shirts.

Sometimes, our clients even send us pictures from their events, and it’s so much fun for us to see! Sharing the good times is our favorite thing of all. So this week we want to feature the UT Arlington Baptist Student Ministry and their spring break tanks!

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This past spring break, the BSM took a trip to Houston, where they spent their week in the inner-city working with backyard bible clubs, construction teams, food pantries, and other organizations. We think it’s wonderful to see this group of young people spending their break helping others!

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UT Arlington BSM students on their mission trip in Houston, TX. Go Mavs!

To learn more about the Baptist Student Ministry at UT Arlington, visit their website and Facebook page. To see more of our awesome clients, check us out on social media!

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When clients stop by our office, we like to take them on a little tour of our workshop. We show them the screen printing process, explain what these giant machines do and how the shirts are actually made. By doing this, we’ve learned that people really love screen printing!

Our clients love to see the process and we love to share it with them. Since we can’t bring the whole world into our shop, we wanted to bring it to you. Check out this video and watch as these fraternity T-shirts make their way from plain to printed!

Of course, this video only includes a small part of the screen printing process. We’ll call this the “ink to tee” portion. There’s much more to see, and we are happy to show you. Shoot us an email to let us know what you want us to feature next on Just Inkin’ Around! In the meantime, check us out on social media here:

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Spring break is when color makes its comeback. After months of dark winter apparel, it’s safe to say we’re ready to brighten things up.

Enter spring break: Relaxation, warm weather, and fun with friends. Spring break means colorful tees and tanks commemorating your vacation with friends. It means printed hats with hashtags and inside jokes. For those of us who no longer get to experience spring break, these items are a fun reminder. For those of you who still do, customized gear is an absolute necessity. We’ll give you three real reasons.

REASON #1: YOU WONT GET LOST

If you’re going on vacation with your friends to somewhere beachy, chances are you can expect a crowd. Spring break is a popular vacation time, but remember: unfamiliar cities + lots of people = lost friends.

How do you avoid the lost friend problem? Obviously you need to get matching neon shirts for your whole group. If one friend disappears for a few minutes, they will be easy to spot in a crowd. When you ask people if they’ve seen your friend, they’re more likely to remember the person in a neon orange tank top than the person in a white shirt. *Side note: If you plan on ditching your friends, you should probably bring a white shirt to change into, because nobody loses the friend in neon! #fact

REASON #2: TAUNTING THE FRIEND WHO STAYED HOME

Group vacations are never easy. There’s always one person whose schedule didn’t work out and they have to stay home. We feel bad for that friend. However, sometimes one friend CHOOSES to stay behind! When a friend chooses to stay behind instead of have fun, they deserve to be punished.

How do you punish this friend? Step 1: Make custom shirts, tanks, hats, fanny packs, really anything you can think of. Step 2: Print inside joke from the trip on those items. Make it a funny saying or a #hashtag phrase. Step 3: Wear these items around this friend for years and years to come, but never tell them what the inside joke means.

REASON #3: SPRING BREAK DOESN’T LAST FOREVER

Unless you’re a teacher (or a student for life), there comes a time when we must let go of spring break and all of its glory. Someday when you’re out there adulting, wishing you were on a beach, you can pull out those spring break shirts and feel young and free. You can look at the pictures of you and your friends in matching neon and think about all the memories you made (unless you’re the friend who stayed home).

Custom tees hold sentimental value because they remind us of times we cherish and memories made. Trust us, spring break with your friends is one of those times. Commemorate it while you can!

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If you see a design you like on the blog, simply email us and let us know! We can print any of the designs you see above or create something new and custom just for you. For more design inspiration, visit our social media sites below:

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When you think about custom T-shirts, you probably think of a basic shirt. When you think about your T-shirt style options, you probably think, ‘well, I can get long sleeves or short sleeves, and I can choose a shirt with a pocket or without.’

Don’t get us wrong, classic T-shirts are great. But if long/short and pocket/no pocket were the only two options we could offer clients, we probably would have chosen to work in a different industry. Your custom shirts represent you! Your style, your message, your hobbies, your passions, your businesses, your brands, you, you, you! So when you need custom shirts, it’s important to choose a style that reflects who you are!

We realize you probably had no idea there were more options available, and we’ll take the blame for that! How could you know if we never told you? So today we’re showing you a few fresh styles.

Bella + Canvas Flowy Draped Sleeve Dolman

Perfect for printing a custom tee without sacrificing any femininity. This flowy style is super flattering and the thin fabric is incredibly soft. Bonus: It comes in 13 different colors!
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Bella + Canvas Men’s Pocket T-shirt

We know you’ve seen a pocket t-shirt before, but the two-tone style from Bella + Canvas is a really fresh way to refresh the look of your tee without losing comfort and functionality.

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J America Ladies Glitter Tee

We guarantee you’ll turn heads and draw attention with these adorable glitter tees from J America. Whatever you print on it, people are sure to take notice. Choose your favorite of 7 color options, or put your design on all of them!
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J America vintage full-zip hoodie

We’re in Texas, so even in February we’re starting to see warmer days, but we know the rest of you are probably still enjoying at least a lightweight hoodie. This vintage look is a stand-out awesome look for guys who are feeling casual but don’t want to sacrifice style.

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Bella + Canvas crop tee

Its no secret that crop tees are still trending this spring, and this one from Bella is perfect for boutiques other trendy brands. Print your favorite sassy phrases on this trendy style in every color!

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Alternative men’s jersey shirt

Your girlfriend wont mind your T-shirts as much if you choose this cool blended fabric tee with solid lines. This shirt sits somewhere between vintage and fresh, and we can’t get enough!

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If you’re a fan of styles like these, there’s plenty more where we found them! Comment below and let us know what you’d like to see more of, or email us directly to order your favorite featured style!

To see some of our screen prints and ideas for printing on your new apparel, check us out on social media and don’t forget to follow us here at Just Inkin’ Around!

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