Holiday Brand Favorites with Nick Lenzini

Nick Lenzini is the mastermind behind the brand Holiday, a wildly popular Los Angeles-based streetwear line inspired by the 90s, by music, and by anything else Nick dreams up.

You may know Nick as the stylist and merch guy for Brockhampton, which would be more than a full-time gig for most, but Nick isn’t like most people. Holiday is his band and his identity. Holiday is based around the concept of releasing a new line of limited edition streetwear items (and much more) every major Holiday.

These are some of our favorite prints showcasing Plastisol Inks, Waterbased Inks, DTG Printing, Sim-Process Printing, and our Finishing Services, with some of our favorite blanks of all-time, like Comfort Colors, Independent, and more.

Wanderlust Yoga Festival and Retail Merchandise

Wanderlust is a globe-trotting Yoga and Musical Festival that celebrates life, as well as a lifestyle center with locations in Hollywood, Squaw Valley, Austin and Montreal. Wanderlust merchandise is known for it’s free spirit feel, billowing comfort and dynamic designs. Our trained Customer Care Experts has worked extensively with Wanderlust to nail the vibe and aesthetic that pushes Wanderlust to new heights daily. Our printing department uses waterbased inks, for that barely there feel, and our Customer Care Experts have sourced the finest custom cut and sew, eco-friendly blanks to embolden Wanderlust’s statement.

With subtle gradients, metallic ink, and the softest printing techniques, we’re incredibly proud to be able to help shape Wanderlust’s message of positivity and life through their merchandise.

Call a Level Press Customer Care Expert today to get started on your brand’s journey.

 

Level Press Finishing Services


Finishing Services separate a great t-shirt from an unforgettable one, and here at Level Press, we are EXPERTS in Finishing Services.

We offer Customized Size Tags, Woven Labels, Hang Tags, Poly-Bagging, and much more. If you don’t see it listed, ask one our of Level Press Customer Care Specialists and we’ll work with you to make your dream happen.

Custom Size Tags are printed in the neck of the shirt, on the inside where the stock size tag was. Our staff carefully removes these labels, to ensure an an amazing print of your size tag.  Most size tags range from Small through 2XL sizing, and include information regarding the garment itself. They can have a logo, a special message, or anything you want, but Logo, Sizes and Material Origins are pretty standard. We typically print Custom Size Tags in 1 color, per client, per run of designs. We begin with a medium gray (Cool Gray 4, for our Pantone fans out there) and adjust the hue to lighten and darken it depending on the garment. We can also do custom woven size tags sewn in place of the stock size tag that comes with your blanks.

Hem Tags are custom woven tags or branding labels sewn onto the sleeve or bottom of the shirt. Relabeling or adding an accent with woven tags is a common custom approach that is very appealing. Sewing a hem tag on the bottom seam or the sleeve of the shirt is a great approach to further developing your brand. You can also relabel the neck by removing the stock mfg label and replacing it with your very own woven label. We typically relabel “under the tape”, but we can also put them “over the tape” if you’d like.

Hang Tags add an extra custom flair, normally utilized with string, the hang tag itself can vary greatly in size and print, and can be flat or folded.

Folding & Poly-Bagging saves you a step in direct-mail, or just being incredibly organized with your merch and brand. Let our capable staff handle the bagging and labeling of each individual shirts, so you can maintain your inventory and stock levels more accurately with much less of a headache.

Don’t see a service listed? Ask us. We love customizing experiences for each client, because every brand, every band, and every artist is different. Give us a call today to speak to a Level Press Customer Care Specialist and explore your custom finishing service options.

 

 

Printing with Waterbased Inks

level press waterbased inksWaterbased Inks are some of our favorites here at Level Press – We love the ultra soft-hand feel, we love the vintage look you can achieve with them, and we love their versatility. We print Waterbased Inks on everything! T-Shirt, Hoodies, Mesh Shorts, Long Sleeves, Canvas Tote Bags, Towels, Sweatpants and much, much more. You name it, we’ve printed on it with Waterbased Inks.

Clients love the versatility and style of Waterbased Inks, paired with a super soft t-shirt like the Bella Canvas 3413 Tri-Blend, or the Gildan Softstyle, your customers are sure to have a lifelong favorite right off the rack.

Our Standard Premium Waterbased Ink is uniquely designed ink for unbelievably soft prints. Everyone loves to wear incredibly soft t-shirts, so we created our Standard Premium Waterbased Ink with exactly that in mind. The end result leaves you with an incredibly soft ink which soaks right into your incredibly soft shirt! Say goodbye to the rough, cracking & peeling inks of the past. Say hello new favorite ink.

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Printing with Plastisol Inks

level press plastisol inksSometimes clients cringe a little when they hear Plastisol – We get it! The old way of printing with Plastisol was cumbersome and thick, resulting in heavy feeling prints. But we’re going to make a bold statement, we LOVE Plastisol, and a big reason for that is because we know how to use it.

Plastisol does not have to be thick or heavy. You’ve just gotta know how to use it, and with a combined 20+ years of printing experience in the Level Press Printing Factories, we’re well equipped to make your Plastisol prints with that bright and colorful Plastisol Pop but with a soft vintage feel. One of the quickest ways to soften your Plastisol ink is to use a product that’s meant to achieve the task. There are soft-hand additives that are manufacturer specifically for the job, or you can thin your ink out with a reducer, but we also utilize a Soft-Hand Printing Technique, by our expert printers for that barely-there feel.

A whisper on a t-shirt. An old favorite. A bold favorite. Those are just a few of the reviews our Plastisol prints have gotten.

So what are the benefits of using plastisol?

  • Plastisol Inks create BOLD and VIVID Prints
  • Plastisol Inks don’t dry out during the printing process, resulting in costly adjustments and delays in your production
  • MODIFICATIONS! Reducers for vintage feel. Glitter for a sparkling touch. Suede for a truly unique print. Level Press Plastisols do it all.
  • Quick Printing — Wet on Wet, Underbases, Flash Cured Underbases. Plastisol is made for the busy printer (us!)
  • Environmentally Friendly and Easy Disposal!

Call a friendly Level Press Customer Care Specialist today to get started with your Plastisol Printing Experts.

Level Press Customs | Tennis Balls

Serve up something truly unique – Customized Tennis Balls.

We’re in love with these custom printed Tennis Balls we recently cranked out for Holiday Brand. Even if you don’t have the most physically active fanbase, it’s the one piece of merch that they’ll willingly share with their pooch.

We use a 1 color direct printing technique that manages to showcase even fine detail on the fuzzy yellow center of each ball.

Stay active, and stay on brand!

Contact a highly trained, friendly Level Press professional today to get started on your unique extra.

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Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing for Lithuanian Artist Kot Bonkers

So what exactly is DTG printing?

First, it stands for Direct to Garment but is sometimes referred to as Digital Garment printingDigital Apparel printing, and Inkjet to Garment printingDTG printing is a process of printing graphics onto textiles and garments. For our use, t-shirts. It uses modified inkjet technology to print whatever graphic you want onto the shirt. Think of it like a giant inkjet printer.

There’s no screens, no tubs of ink, and no giant printing presses — This results in quicker turn around time for smaller quantities.

Direct to garment printing or DTG is a great alternative to screen printing when printing highly detailed illustrations, pictures and graphics with a lot of gradients on apparel. It’s not the best option for high volume production due to the much more labor intensive process compared to screen printing. However, it’s a great option for very low volume orders and sampling.

DTG is a relatively new technology that allows for a lot of variations compared to regular screen printing. With Level Press DTG we can print over 16 million colors directly to your garment. The ink is environmentally friendly, dries quickly, and long lasting. The Premium Standard DTG inks we use eliminate cracking, fading, or peeling, and after a wash or two, feel like an old favorite while retaining bright colors and incredible detail.

Check out our latest YouTube release, featuring Lithuanian Artist Kot Bonkers (Tumblr, Society 9 Online Store)

 

Brockhampton Limited Edition El Rey Prom Merch

Brockhampton created history last December by selling out the El Rey in Los Angeles 3 nights in a row. It was a wild goal, met with vivid enthusiasm from fans, who greeted the group coming off their incredibly successfull Love Your Parents tour.

Not satisfied with just offering their fans killer performances, they stepped it up and designed El Rey exclusive merchandise, including a Prom T-Shirt and Hoodie, and Sold Out El Rey Long Sleeve T-Shirt. These blanks were hand-inspected by members of the band to ensure they meet their standards of quality.

The Sold Out Long Sleeve used Simulated Process (Sim Process) printing to create the photographic quality right chest, to go along with a 2 color pocket print, a 1 color sleeve, and custom size tags.

The Prom T-Shirt and Hoodie also used Sim-Process printing for a photographic quality center chest, recreating the photo provided perfectly.

These items, in keeping with the El Rey theme, sold out almost immediately.

Were you lucky enough to cop one, both, or even all 3? We hope so, because these are some of the hardest to find Brockhampton collectors items and will surely get even more sought-after as the band continues to rise to the top.

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Level Press Customs | Hats and Dad Caps

Dad Caps are back in a big way. This time-tested classic has made a huge comeback in the last few years, as a stylish accessory to high-end outerwear, or as a throw-n-go essential for day to day activities. Whether you’re racing to 7/11 for some snacks, playing a few rounds of Golf at the park, or sneaking around the paparazzi, the Dad Cap can’t be beat.

We use the latest embroidery technology with multi-head production allowing for a wide-variety of thread colors, attention to fine detail, and a finished product built to last, and we are fully stocked with dad caps, baseball caps, 6 panels, flat brims, beanies, skate styles, and MORE. If you’ve seen it, when can do it.

Give us a call today to speak to one of our Custom Care Specialists who will guide you through every step of the process.

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Level Press Customs | Journals

You’re a creative, you’re artistic, and you’re always writing. We bet your fans are too.

Why not offer them something beyond the basic printed goods? We offer a full catalog of journals for embossing, debossing, and printing, in all colors, sizes and styles.

The hottest boy-band on the planet Brockhampton picked up these Ambassador Bound Journal Book , and a handy size of 8-3/8” x 5-1/2”, and debossed with the iconic Couch logo.

Contact a highly trained, friendly Level Press professional today to get started on your merchandising empire! brockhampton-merch-debossed-journal-02 brockhampton-merch-debossed-journal-03 brockhampton-merch-debossed-journal-04