This year Cornerstone Impressions is turning 15 years old, so our business is a moody teenager. Just kidding, as we turn 15, we are humbled and excited to be where we are today. We are proud of the hard work it took to get here and we are thankful for continued growth year after year. Its crazy to think what started out as a man with a dream and a box of awards has grown into a team of more than 20 people working across six departments, all with the same goal; to make our clients look good.

Some say as you progress in business and life you should always keep your eyes forward. They  say not to look back because you’re not going that way. Occasionally though, its important to turn around and reflect on where you started. After all, if you never look back, you can never truly appreciate how far you’ve come.

Our story began in 2002 when Bill Cartmill decided it was time to take a leap of faith…

Here’s hoping our next 15 years are half as wonderful as the first. 🙂

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Live screen printing events are one of our all time favorite ways to connect with people. A live screen printing event is just what it sounds like; an event where we show up with everything we need to make awesome shirts and print on the spot.

Live screen printing is cool because it allows us to make limited edition designs while you wait. No two shirts are the same, and people love the hands-on experience of selecting their exact shirt and then seeing it come to life.

Recently we set up at Chimy’s Cerveceria to print some custom designs for the Texas Tech Alumni Association of Fort Worth. Our team had a great time printing and socializing with the TTU fans who came out to enjoy the game and a beverage.

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Prior to each live screen printing event, we work with you, the customer, to come up with a handful of special designs to be  used that day. On the day of the event, we bring the shirts, the screens, the inks, and the fun. All your guests have to do is walk up, choose their shirt and favorite design, and we print it right there while they watch.

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The hands-on screen printing is fun to watch and your guests get to walk away with a shirt they wont find anywhere else. Awesome, right?

What types of events are good for live screen printing, you ask? We’ll print just about anywhere you have space for us, but we do have a few suggestions: outdoor concerts, tailgates, block parties, birthday parties, charity events, festivals, and other events of that nature are always great for live screen printing.

If you want to check it out for yourself, come see us this Friday at Martin House Brewing Co. for Tech Fest 2016. We’ll be printing the two designs below and a couple other exclusive designs for Texas Tech football fans!

As always, you can learn more about us by clicking any of the links below or simply shooting us an email.

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the news this year, you probably know that the upcoming election is creating even more buzz than usual. Now that social media gives everyone a platform to express opinions, it seems like everybody wants to make sure the public knows where they stand on a variety of controversial topics.

Here at Cornerstone we are certainly not experts in politics, but we’re pretty sure we have something you can all happily support this election season.

CHIPS & QUESO ’16
SHIRTS AND DECALS AVAILABLE NOW

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Chips & Queso ’16 shirts and decals can be purchased on our website. Shirts feature the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop logo on the back, but decals have no logo.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about our products and services, shoot us an email or leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

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As a Fort Worth based company,  we are right in the middle of an area with multiple colleges and universities. Every fall, sororities and fraternities from these local universities begin recruiting their new members.

Recruitment for sororities is a huge deal. For nearly a week, hundreds of girls go from sorority house to sorority house meeting girls, learning about the various philanthropic efforts of each sorority, and eventually deciding which one is the best fit for them. Once the week is over, the new sorority members are super excited to wear their new Greek letters!

Sometimes finding congratulatory gifts for sorority girls is hard because not every company is licensed to sell these products. Fortunately, we are! Just in time for fall recruitment, we’ve added plenty of new products to our online sorority shop. It’s now easier than ever to purchase Greek apparel and gifts for the sorority girl in your life.

Check out some of our sorority gifts below!

CHARLES RIVER EMBROIDERED PULLOVERS

 

GOLD GLITTER EMBROIDERED V-NECKS

 

 

CAR DECALS AND STICKERS

 

EMBROIDERED STADIUM BLANKETS

 

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In addition to our online store, we take custom orders. So if you have a different gift in mind, just shoot us an email here: hannah@csimpressions.com and we’ll make sure you get the gift you’re looking for!

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When you’re in high school, class T-shirts represent a year in your life and your place in the school. After graduation, class shirts become keepsakes. When we see them years after high school has passed, we are reminded of the time we spent with our peers and the fun we had together.

As screen printers, we see plenty of class shirts. Some are funny, some are sassy, and some are serious. While it’s never easy to choose the perfect phrase to mark a moment in time, we’ve seen some pretty great ones! Today we’re sharing our top picks for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Juniors

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Seniors

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To give you a little extra inspiration, we’ve also pulled a few of our personal favorites from our clients. 🙂

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Do you have an awesome class shirt to share? We want to know about it, so leave a comment or shoot us an email! 🙂

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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.”

THE GOODS

The Goods

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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The decorated apparel industry is constantly evolving and improving. It seems like every day we hear about a new ink or a better machine. There’s always something more to learn and room to grow. At Cornerstone, we have employees with more than 10 years of experience in this industry, and we have employees to whom apparel decoration might as well be a foreign language. This week, our whole team is attending the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS), the largest trade show dedicated to the decorated apparel industry.

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The expo floor is filled with new products and equipment, we could have wandered for hours!

The conference also offers a variety of seminars dedicated to apparel decorators at all levels, so every member of our team gets the chance to improve upon their specific set of skills!

For us, the Impressions Awards gallery is one of the highlights of ISS Fort Worth. Every year, Impressions magazine holds a contest for apparel decorators, and the entries are on display at ISS Fort Worth. Award winners are announced at the end of the conference, and their work is shown at every ISS show the following year. We love seeing the awesome submissions from apparel decorators across the country and beyond.

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^^^That one’s ours!!!! ^^^

The best thing about the Imprinted Sportswear Show isn’t that we get to see new screen printing toys and take classes, though. For us, the best part of ISS is getting to use what we learn to make even better apparel for our clients. Like our industry, we are constantly evolving and developing to bring our clients the best products and services available.

We can’t wait for you to see more of what we’ve learned on the blog, so make sure you subscribe! As always, email any questions you might have to hannah@csimpressions.com. You can also learn more about us on our website, and by visiting our social media pages.

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