For the last two weeks I have been working on trying to find a company to assist me with making a customized race shirt for my Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser and the Tough Mudder race that I will be doing in April. Originally, I had wanted to find a local company to make the shirt but that plan proved to be difficult as many of the places I contacted had a 10 shirt minimum. For those that didn’t have a minimum, the price was astronomical for one shirt or their turn around time was too lengthy for my needs. One business in particular really made me angry when I approached an employee about my inquiry and the employee seemed disinterested in helping me from the get-go. He didn’t even listen to what I was looking for. Instead, he abruptly cut me off mid sentence and told me they could only do customized shirts for orders of 12 or more and then pointed me in the direction of stick-on lettering. He was still resistant to help me even after I told him that I had been in contact with the president of the company via email and that the president had told me that they could absolutely help me.
Eventually I decided that enough was enough and I turned to the internet for help. My search brought me to a company called CustomInk. They seemed to have everything I was looking for plus they had rave reviews from their customers. I emailed my shirt idea to their custom service team and within a few hours I received a reply back from a T-Shirt Ambassador named Aubrey. Aubrey’s email was a breath of fresh air. She gave me 3 performance shirts to choose from and even took the time to create a mock-up design for me to take a look at. She asked me to email her any design tweaks that I had in mind and even applauded my efforts in raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project! She informed me that CustomInk had a 14 day turn around time frame and the price she quoted me was outstanding! If I could have hugged Aubrey, I would have! That is how happy I was!!! 🙂
After a few design tweaks, I am debating between two design options. I need your help to decide which one to go with. Take a look at each option and then take the poll to let me know which one you like best. And while you are online don’t forget to keep voting for me to win a grant from Refuel with Chocolate milk! Every vote counts! Click to here to vote for me, Betsy Moats, now! Thank you!
Option 1: Solider with flag in background. Click here to see the design.
Option 2: Soldiers raising the flag. Click here to see the design.