Family Reunions

Family reunions can be really fun and exciting, especially while wearing custom made t-shirts! What better way to unify a family gathering and completely diversify yourselves from others celebrating with their family too, than with a custom, one of a kind screen printed t-shirt! Ordering shirts with TakeHold Printing is fast, fun, and user friendly. We have a devoted team who is ready to help with artwork design, skilled at finding ways to reduce cost and printers who have a keen eye for excellence. Here are some suggestions we recommend for printing custom made t-shirts for family reunions (or any event).

Give yourself plenty of time: Although our turn around time is typically a week, we always ask for a little more wiggle room, if time permits. Rounding up family members t-shirt sizes while creating a design element that everyone agrees on may take more time than you’ve allotted for; therefore, give yourself plenty of time to plan for the unexpected. This is also useful if you need to devote more time to the artwork design or have questions about how the design will look on the t-shirt.

Monthly specials: At the beginning of the month, we like to give our clients monthly specials. In  most cases, they are for a Gildan t-shirt with a 1 color design (disclaimer: these are subject to change at any time). This is perfect for a custom printed t-shirt because in most cases this fits the criteria for an order, or you have the option to fit our specials around your design! This is a great way to utilize our specials to accommodate  your budget while creating a memorable shirt to honor your family.

Regardless of your budget or design element, we want to help you create a unique and memorable screen printed t-shirt that every family member will enjoy. The wonderful advantage to screen printed t-shirts is that regardless of the occasion, we have the team ready to bring your t-shirts to life!  Not sure where to go from here? Simply submit a request through our online price generator at or email us at with a breakdown of sizes, artwork design (Art Files We Love: .Ai, .EPS & PDF), an approximate due date, and whether or not you’ll need shipping!

The End of December

It’s no secret. The end of December is upon us along with the winter drag. Football is on the downward, while the winter/spring sports are getting ready to gear up (no pun intended). Sports that we typically print for this time around of year include, but not limited to are basketball, soccer, and baseball. Regardless of what you need, we have the upper hand when it pertains to customer service, availability, and expertise that accompanies custom screen printing.

Many organizations provide our company with jersey’s they plan to have printed; however, it is not uncommon for a customer to request shirts, especially if they are for practices or scrimmages that can be used over and over again. We typically recommend a DryFit product or a performance shirt from Gildan; both are fantastic options that have an incredible shelf life.

Many customers often inquire about the different techniques that we use for names and numbers on jerseys. In most cases, we often encourage our customers to have school or church logos screen printed and for names and numbers we often heat press vinyl lettering on the backs. There are many common misconception regarding vinyl; most individuals regard vinyl as cheap or lack the proper sturdiness needed to hold up after multiple washes. Just the opposite in fact! While this is true of something you might find in your local discount store, which is ironed on and then eventually washes away, TakeHold uses a higher quality vinyl that is heat pressed at over 300 degrees. This approach is used primarily with jerseys because they, in most cases, contain small holes within the fabric.

Regardless of the request or the need, we are you one-stop-shop for exceptional service and quality printing. We will do whatever we can to bring your ideas to life 🙂

If you have a printing inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, or by phone at 615.943.1402.

Custom Screen printing in the Fall

Custom screen printing in the Fall can be quite an adventure; we really have no clue what creative artwork is going to fall into our laps to print. It seems that the transition from warm breezing days to cool nights are upon us, which also leaves our eyes overwhelmed with the breathtaking beauty of Fall weather. The leaves have begun their transition from vibrant green to radiant burst of yellows and reds, which means that sweaters, leggings, and hoodies (don’t’ forget scarves, too!) will soon make their regular appearance into your wardrobe. We wanted to write about something a little different today; three garment options that we offer our customers and pro’s and con’s associated with each.

The first garment that we suggest for custom screen printing in the fall is the Next Level 6021. With a 50% polyester make up and extremely lightweight material, this hoodied shirt is perfect for just about any occasion. Next Level offers this Tri-Blend Long Sleeve Hoody in 10 colors ranging from XS-2XL. Next Levels are considered to be ‘premium’ among the shirt population The downside, at least in my professional opinion, is that Next Level garments are more form fitting than your standard shirt, slightly more expensive and not quiet as economical as its counterpart, Gildan, and they do tend to run a bit smaller in terms of fit.

The second option that we suggest is the Gildan G92500 Premium Cotton Adult Hoodie. This is a great option for everyday wear! One positive remark I will make towards Gildan is about the quality of shirt; it will last forever! This hoodie has a much heavier feel compared to its counterpart, Next Level; however, it will leave you perfectly comfortable during those chilly fall nights! Again, Gildan offers 10 color options for this particular hoodie with colors ranging from sports grey, black, red, and forest green.

Last but not least, the Anvil A71600 is a more ‘hip’ option if you have a client whose younger or into the music scene. This is your go to option for style, because it’s your classic zip up hoodie with a pop of style. Anvil also offers this hoodie in sizes that range from S-3XL with a 10 color swatch option. This hoodie paired with their Adult Ringer Tee (Anvil A923) is a creative and stylish option for any 20 something looking to make it in the music scene.

If these three options for winter wear do not fit your style or budget, then there are multiple options that we offer. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you have any questions pertaining to winter weather wear! We are happy to assist with any questions that you might have!