There are many forms of apparel decoration. Screen printing is the most versatile and graphically attractive, with many techniques and ink versions and colors to choose from. The “look” and feel can be made to match your theme and art style. You can supply the art or we’ll design it according to your specifications.
Make your brand shine. It takes experience to match artwork, apparel style and printing. Field Crafts started in 1977 and has experience. Half a dozen staff with over a decade of graphics and others with two and three decades plus. We custom print regionally and nationally. Our original artistic apparel has sold nationally plus our patented BookWear® with a compressed T-shirt inside has sold to 650 colleges and hundreds of hospitals, associations and corporate customers globally. We’ve got experience to help with your artwork and garment selection!
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Seeking custom screen printing services in Traverse City, MI? Look no further than Field Crafts, your trusted local experts who offer over 30+ years of experience serving the northern Michigan area.
There’s a reason why so many people and businesses in Traverse City, Michigan choose Field Crafts for their custom screen printing needs. For over 36 years, Field Crafts has been screen printing (formerly called silk screening) and producing regional and national designs for shirts. Beyond Traverse City and Northern Michigan, Field Crafts has served countless customers all over the U.S. From screen printing services for custom t-shirts to various other promotional products like hats, totes, and USB drives. The creative capability at Field Crafts is deep with experience in design, technology, printing and products. Make your Apparel Awesome!
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Tourism in Northwest Michigan has grown exponentially in the past thirty years and with it the demand for screen printed apparel. Field Crafts has serviced this market since 1977 with custom screen printing and embroidery services for all types of customers.
In addition to the custom printing in the 80’s, we worked with Michigan artists Glenn Wolff, Terri Haugen, Roland Roycrafts, Cyndy Callog and others to develop a catalog of up-north designs. These were sold throughout Northern Michigan and found demand downstate also. It was so successful that it expanded into national sales and a network of 60 independent sales representatives by 1992. We were producing 250,000 shirts per year and selling regionally and nationally. The artistic designs and custom screen printing complemented each other because the demand pushed our staff and equipment to new levels. Our custom printing services expanded to a national market along with the “name-drop” artistic apparel.
At Field Crafts, we were recognized as the major apparel decorator in Traverse City and Northwest Michigan. In 1986, we introduced embroidery with the purchase of leading-technology computerized embroidery. We repeated that by installing the first automatic shirt printing press to the area in 1991 with an 8-color 10 station TAS press. It was the apex of print engineering at the time and still has advantages over the current line of printing machines. We added a second automatic printer in 2004 as well as newer manual printers that are top of the line.
Field Crafts has very experienced staff printers, artists and office personnel. Six people have 10 to 20 years experience, one has 29 years, another has 36 years, and four others with 4 to 10 years. It’s a great team to get your shirt job done. Experience counts, as does customer service.
In 2000, Field Crafts developed and patented BookWear®, a printed shirt that’s compressed in a mold into a “brick” of cotton. Then its put into what looks like a book cover. We now work with 650 colleges/universities and hundreds of hospitals, nonprofits and corporations. This is all custom work, screen printed and embroidered garments that are in “book” form. We tell people’s story and do it so well that it works for recruiting, fundraising, marketing and public relations communications.
For example University of Georgia admissions department has ordered it for eight straight years and is setting enrollment records. They now order 22,000 per year. Oberlin has ordered it every year for 13 years straight. Texas A&M orders it for three campuses, including their Qatar campus in the middle east. The United Nations has ordered BookWear® 45 times with their message on it. BookWear® enhances our custom screen printing and embroidery experience, scope, equipment and expertise. We can better serve Northern Michigan by having this background.