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4 Awesome Printed Gift Ideas For Christmas

The Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing Christmas Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and so is the stress of figuring out the perfect gift for your loved ones. Many people can be indecisive when it comes to what they want for Christmas, which makes it harder for you to narrow down the right gift. What you can’t go wrong with is a personalized gift from Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing! Personalized gifts are the perfect solution to your gift giving troubles and we’re here to help you choose from a wide range of products to personalize for your friends and family. Below is a few of our gift suggestions that you can personalize for anyone on your shopping list!

Tote Bags

Do you have a very environmentally aware friend or a family member who just always has their hands full? Then a personalized tote bag is a perfect gift for them! Tote bags are perfect to bring to the grocery store, to the beach, or just while shopping around downtown! We can help you personalize the perfect tote bag to get your loved ones looking stylish while saving the planet!


Another great gift idea is a personalized poster. Do you have artwork that you want to gift to your loved ones? Do you have ideas of the perfect design but can’t figure out exactly where to start on it? At Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing we have a team that is ready to help you print your poster designs or help you create one from scratch. Whatever it may be, we are here to help you create a personalized gift that your loved ones are sure to enjoy.

Caps and Beanies

With the approaching cold weather, caps and beanies are the perfect gift to keep your friends warm during the holiday season! You can add patches or tags to personalize some caps or beanies for a group of your friends or your family. With a wide range of available headwear, we’re sure to find the perfect gift to keep those noggins stylish and cozy.

Shirts – Order 1 or 1000 with no minimums

If there is one thing that we do best, it’s shirts. We have a a wide collection of shirts to choose from including long sleeves, short sleeves, tank tops and much more. We can even print on baby onesies for all the little ones on your list! Whether you have an artist friend that has been wanting to get their work printed or if you’re a business looking to gift something to your employees, Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing can get your designs printed so everyone on your list can start rockin’ unique gear that you can’t find anywhere else.

The holiday season can be stressful and gift giving can be quite a task, but we’re here to make it easy for you. Whatever your printing need, we’re here to help you design and create a personalized gift that everyone on your list is sure to love. Stop by our Patton Avenue print shop and let’s get you started!

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How To Choose The Best Font For Your Design

How To Choose The Best Font
For Your Design

Font is a very important aspect of design. The font you choose can make or break your design and so it is necessary to pick a typeface that compliments your look. Choosing the right font for your design can be hard so we at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing have come up with a few tips to help pick the right one for you!

1. Goal

What is the goal of your design? What you are promoting is a good factor in choosing a typeface. Are you selling a product, promoting a business, or advertising an event? Design for a festival differs from design for a corporate event, so the fonts you choose to compose your design can help to achieve your goal and draw in the proper audience. Knowing your audience and region also helps a lot with choosing your font. Are you in a region that’s full of creatives? If so, an original and unique type can help you stand out and draw the crowd you need. Are you in an area that’s full of corporate professionals? If you are, then a very clean and sleek type will most likely fit well with your design goal.

2. Feel

The feel of your design goes hand in hand with the goal of your design. Are you trying to be fun and exciting or serious and professional? There are thousands of fonts online that we can help you choose from that will go with the overall feel of your design. Font styles range from very professional and clean cut serif fonts all the way to illustration-inspired types. If you find a font that you like but it isn’t the exact way you want it, our designers can help and tweak it up to your exact needs. Whatever the look you are going for, there is a font that will definitely go well with it!

3. Type of Printing

The type of printing you choose can also be a deciding factor in what font you use. Business card designs or small patches would sometimes need simpler type design than a poster or t-shirt because of the smaller canvas size. On the other hand, large posters will typically need bigger fonts because smaller and tightly set font could get lost in a large design.

4. Get Feedback

Feedback is the most important part of choosing a font. With the multitude of fonts available for you to use, it may be hard for you to narrow your choice down to one exact font. Once you’ve picked out a few options it is really good to get feedback from people you know or a small group of people that fall into your target audience. Getting an opinion from them can help you choose the exact font that will enhance your design and send the right message.

Whatever type of font you need, Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing is here to help you choose and design the right font for your design!


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How To Keep Your Shirts From Shrinking

How To Keep Your Shirts From Shrinking

Isn’t it frustrating when you get a great, comfy shirt that fits perfectly but once it comes time to wash it it shrinks? We hate it too! A frustrating thing about shirts is that if we don’t care for it properly, they can oftentimes shrink and then we are left frantically googling the best possible way to stretch it back out. At Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing we don’t want you to go through the frustrations of a shirt that’s been shrunk, so we’re here to help with some of our own advice.

In order to prevent shrink one must know the types of fabrics that shrink, pre-shrunk products, fabric blends that have minimal shrink and proper washing for minimal shrinkage. Shrinking occurs to a shirt if it is not properly washed and dried. Some of our other clothing items tend to not shrink no matter what cycle and settings we put them on. However, shrinking is commonly found in plain t-shirts. So how can you avoid or prevent shrink? Let’s keep reading for a few tips on avoiding shrink.

The Best Shirts for Minimal Shrink

How much your shirt shrinks first depends on the type of fabric it is. 100% Cotton shirts will always shrink. If you want to avoid an ill-fitting shirt, sizing up would be recommended. If you are not interested in sizing up your shirts we do recommend getting a blended shirt. We carry dual-blend and tri-blend t-shirts. These t-shirts are the softest fabric and since it is blended, shrinking is minimal to none. Our very own ASP tee is one of the shirts we would recommend, it is a dual blend shirt made of ringspun cotton and polyester. Another popular choice would be the Anvil 6750. This is a tri-blend shirt consisting of a 50/25/25 blend of polyester, combed ringspun cotton, and rayon. This shirt also already comes pre-shrunk so you won’t have to worry about the fit changing after washing it. This leads to our next topic of discussion, pre-shrunk options.

Looking Out For Pre-Shrunk Options

When looking for the perfect shirt, one additional thing to consider is if it is pre-shrunk. Most brands offer pre-shrunk options of their shirts. Pre-shrunk means that the shirt has already been shrunk and will not shrink anymore when you wash it, so there are no surprises when you pull it out of the dryer. The fit of the shirt you receive is what you get so there is no reason to worry about sizes running small. Pre-shrunk is a great option to look out for especially when purchasing a 100% cotton shirt. Some popular options we carry in our shop include the Hanes SL04 and the Fruit of the Loom 3930R. Both of these shirts are in the cost-effective range since they are 100% cotton and come pre-shrunk so you won’t have to worry about shrink!

Avoiding Shrink in the Wash

Now that we’ve already given our advice on what to look out for before you get a shirt, we want to make sure that the shirts you already own are covered. This last piece of advice we want to offer are proper settings when washing your shirt. The main reason why cotton shirts shrink in the wash is because of heat. Although your other clothing withstands the heat of the water in the washer and dryer, cotton is greatly affected by heat. To avoid your shirts from shrinking, make sure to wash your shirts on a cold cycle and dry them on low. This method of washing will ensure minimal to no shrink for your shirts and will help them last longer! If you want to talk to us more about the best shirt for you order, come visit us at our print shop off Patton Avenue or give us a call at 828-738-5190.

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Direct to Garment vs. Screen Printing

Direct to Garment vs. Screen Printing

Among the many services we provide at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing, some of the most fun services we offer here is t-shirt printing. From this we have two methods of printing, screen printing and direct-to-garment. But what many clients may ask is, what is the difference between screen printing and direct-to-garment? These two printing methods are both very popular methods of printing design onto fabric. However they are both very different in their processes. At Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing we offer both services to you at your convenience. To help you decide which is the best route for you let’s first take a look into what each method calls for.

Direct to garment printing is a shirt printing method that involves a digital printer and can apply multiple colors at once. A special ink is used for the digital printer in order for the fibers of a garment to absorb the color. The benefits of direct-to-garment is the versatility in color options and no minimums. That means we can do as little as 1 t-shirt with a ton of colors. Since colors are not applied one at a time like traditional screen printing, this allows for a wide range of colors to be used on your design and also allows for the use of photographs for your prints. Since direct-to-garment is like printing with a digital printer, more detail and depth can be used in a design compared to screen printing. The direct-to-garment printer we use is the Epson F2000 which allows us to print large t-shirt designs up to 16”x20”. It works best with 100% cotton blend shirts and also 50/50 blend shirts and has precision dot control for a more clear and sharp image. The Epson F2000 also has a print resolution of up to 1440×720 for color prints and 1440×1440 for white prints. It also allows us to view your print job while it is printing so we can make sure that it looks exactly how you want it.

Screen printing is a method of printing where ink is pushed through a silk screen and a squeegee is dragged across the screen to help pull the ink back and push it down to the fabric. Before printing onto a garment a screen must be made. Screen printing is different from direct-to-garment because there is no digital printer that applies the ink onto the fabric. A screen is made in order to place a design onto a shirt. For certain designs, multiple screens are required to apply different colors. Since designs are applied manually instead of digitally, there is more versatility to design placement on your shirt or fabric. With screen printing, details cannot reach the capacity that a digital printer can get to with images like photographs. Designs that work best with screen printing are those that require basic shapes or illustrated images. However with screen printing, designs last longer and can withstand machine washes much longer since the ink is heat dried.

When taking in the factor of pricing, it all depends on the size of your order. Direct-to-garment printing is more cost-effective for small orders since there is no setup time required and it does not require a big up front investment. Direct-to-garment isn’t recommended, however, as an order becomes larger lets say more than 30 – 100 pieces. Each job is different so we would look at the art, placements and colors to determine which method will be best for each job. Screen-printing is more cost-effective for larger orders and pretty common in wholesale printing. With screen printing, the larger the order the better the discount you get per shirt! However, regardless of the size of your order, large or small orders, Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing is here to help you choose the right method. Stop by our print shop off Patton Avenue so we can talk more about the right print method that suits your design and needs!

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Live Screen Printing – The who, what and where.

Live Screen Printing – The who, what and where.

Here at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing we have a wide list of services that we provide to our customers. From designing shirts to business cards, embroidery to car wraps our staff is here to help you create and find the right design and product perfectly suited to your needs. We can create logos, shirt designs, business cards, etc. Whatever it is, we’re here to bring your projects to life. You can come in with your own design or talk to one of our artists to help you create the right design for your project.

Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing offers two types of t-shirt printing methods: screen printing and direct-to-garment. For small print jobs, direct-to-garment is the cost effective route. This method uses a digital printer that applies a special ink directly onto your t-shirts. For large print jobs screen printing is your best route. This is a more traditional way of printing that involves the use of a silk screen and calls for ink to be pushed through the screen and onto the fabric. One additional thing that Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing also offers is live screen printing.

We are one of the only screen printing companies in the region that offers live screen printing. With live screen printing we bring our local Asheville print shop to you so you can see the magic of your design come to life from start to finish. We have special equipment in our shop that allows us to bring our screen printing materials and machines anywhere to live print in front of an audience. This allows us to be able to get our customers further involved in the creation of their t-shirt design. Below is a little look into our typical setup for live screen printing.

Our business with live screen printing has typically found us at local festivals and breweries, but that’s not all that we do. We can bring live screen printing to school events, birthday parties, weddings, and so much more! Have a school homecoming festival coming up? We can live screen print your school logo or mascot in your school’s colors for all your students and alumni to enjoy!

You can come in and talk with our artists to help create a design that suits your taste and needs. After that we make a screen, or screens, of your design to bring to your event. For your event we can offer up to 3-4 colors. Your guests will then have the freedom to pick from the provided colors what they want on their t-shirt and we’ll have it printed and ready for them to wear on the spot. Live screen printing is the perfect way to add a fun and unique element to any occasion. It gets your guests involved and introduces them into the world of screen printing while also dishing out awesome t-shirts for them to take home and remember the day!

Come into our local print shop off Patton Avenue and talk to us more about your printing needs! We can also print custom mural wallpaper for your home!

How To Fall (Into Fall)… With Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing!

How To Fall (Into Fall)… With Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing!

As the days get cooler and leaves start to fall many Asheville individuals are faced with the same dilemma: What do I wear for fall? Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing is here to answer! Our local Asheville print shop has everything to fit your fall needs. Layering your clothes is essential in the fall months to keep yourself warm out in the cool mountain air while also having the flexibility to remove some layers and keep yourself from overheating in the office or at your local coffee shop! With our wide selection of hoodies, long sleeves, henleys and more we’ve got you covered for the cooler months of the year. Below are just a few of the many options we have in shop!

The Next Level Tri-blend hoodies (NL6021) or the District Made (DM139) lightweight hoodies are a perfect layering option for those of you who like to stay on the cooler side during the fall. These tri-blend options not only keep you feeling just the right temperature, but their three-fabric blend also helps to keep you nice and comfy.

The Recover Pullover Hoodie and Econscious Fleece Full Zip Hoodie are your go-to layering option for those who like to stay warmer. They’re the perfect midweight option for staying warm without feeling bulky.

The Gildan Heavyblend Full Zip Hoodie (18600) and the Bella+Canvas Heavyweight Zip (BL3739) are just the right hoodie for everyone who likes to stay cozy and warm once the cool months come around.

Along with the fall season also comes tailgating season! For all of you football lovers, Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing carries the ideal tailgating sweatshirt option for you! The J. America Tailgate Pullover Hoodie (8815) is your all-in-one sweatshirt for your pre-football game festivities. This hoodie is perfect for keeping you warm and it comes with a built in koozie to keep your drinks close and your hands free. No bottle opener? No problem! This hoodie also comes with a bottle opener attached to your front pocket so you won’t have to worry about finding one!

Not only do we have a range of customizable apparel, all of them come in a range of colors from your earthy tones all the way to your dark heathered looks to add dimension and style to your look. Our selection of apparel also comes in a different array of fabric blends to help customize your style for additional comfort. But it doesn’t stop there! Printing is what we do best and our designers and printers here at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing are here to walk you through the process from start to finish. You can come in ready and have one of your own designs printed or you can come and chat with one of our designers to help create for you a unique design to add to your order. This is great for those looking to sell merchandise for upcoming fall festivals and Halloween celebrations or those of you looking to customize some awesome fall gear to sell at your local shops. Whatever your need, Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing is here for you! Come down and check us out at our Patton Avenue print shop!

Car and Trailer Wraps in Asheville, North Carolina

Car and Trailer Wraps in Asheville, North Carolina

Why consider wrapping your car, truck or van?
The real question is why not?

When trying to promote your brand, this is one of the best ways to ensure visibility. You’re already driving everyday, why not show off your logo and brand at the same time? Essentially, think of your car as a moving billboard. The more you drive, the more exposure you have for your business. It also shows the world you’re serious about your brand, with a level of quality and professionalism that can’t be beat.

Overall, it is a proven return of investment.

Before you wrap your vehicle, ask yourself these questions.

Things to consider:
Is your vehicle reliable?
Does it have good mileage?
No dings and/or damage?

After you’ve discovered your vehicle is a perfect candidate for car or trailer wrap, you can decide between a couple of options depending on your goals. Check out the pros and cons of a partial wrap and full wrap below:



A more budget friendly option. It saves money and can work if the color of your car already matches your branding. However, if the color of your car doesn’t match, there is a risk of clashing with the wrap itself. It can look great on just the back of the vehicle or just the side doors and windows. Check out the pictures below showing some examples.


You love your brand and want to completely show it off. A full wrap especially works great for larger vehicles and trailers. Food trucks and vans in particular will get a huge amount of exposure with a full wrap. That being said, no matter the size of your vehicle a full wrap will give you the most bang for your buck. Remember that moving billboard we mentioned earlier? This is what we’re talking about. Your vehicle will essentially become your brand, and fully represent who you are no matter where you go. Think of the exposure at all sorts of events including festivals, concerts, competitions etc.

Check out some pictures of fully wrapped vehicle below:

Here at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing, we’re a one stop print shop. We can promote your brand in a hundred different ways including but not limited to t-shirts, stickers, hats, mugs, ponchos…even personalized lighters. Seriously, we do it all. However, if you want the world to see your brand in a way that’s completely unique, it’s time to wrap your vehicle. Come into the shop today for a quote! We’re here to help.

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The Best Hat For Your Brand or Business

The Best Hat For Your Brand or Business

Hats can come in all shapes and sizes…from the classic trucker, snuggly beanies, and even the dad hat, all of these can be a fashionable way to rep your brand. Below are the ways you can do exactly that, keeping in mind what you can get for the quality as well as the price.


Love it or hate it. We try not to do more than a 1 color screen print, but as you can see in the picture above, 2 colors are possible.The downside is that your logo won’t be as durable over time compared to a patch. However, this option will be the most cost effective, and works the best on our soft foam trucker hat. Check out one of our most options in that style: VC700


This is more of the classical look for hats. It does require converting the logo into a thread count (think pixels to threads), so there is an extra digitization fee. However, your logo will feel like it’s a permanent part of the hat, as you can see in the picture above. Because it’s stitched in it can create some interesting line work. Check out a popular hat option for embroidery here.

Woven Labels

Woven labels are a premium choice. They not only have a nicer finish, but they work well on hats (those snuggly beanies especially), and also on sleeves and bottom collars. They are hand sewn by our own seamstress, and customers will especially appreciate the look and feel of these labels. They will bring the retail value of the hat way up. Here is a popular beanie option that would love a woven label to accessorize it.


If you want your brand front and center with a soft feel and quality finish, patches are the choice for you. We have the option of a woven patch, a supple and flexible way to attach the design on the hat of your choice. These are also hand sewn by our seamstress, and will be completely retail ready when you pick them up. Because the quality of the patch is so high, the value of the hat itself goes way up as well. Not only can you sell these at a much higher price, your customers won’t be able to buy them fast enough. Here is an option that would work great with a patch.

All of our favorite hats are listed below, varying between the trucker, snapback, dad hat (classic baseball), and beanie. Want to find out more about our hats and which ones work well for your brand? Send us an inquiry and we’ll be sure to provide all the info you need. Remember, we’re a one stop shop and hats are only the tip of the iceberg. At Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing, we’re here to help you with all your printing needs.

Check out this full list of hats we personally recommend:


Richardson 112

Valucap – VC700



Flexfit 6089M

New Era 402

Flexfit 110F

Dad Hats

Flexfit 6277V

Flexfit 180




Sportsman SP19



Sportsman SP08

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4 Ways to Choose the Right Shirt for Your Business

4 Ways to Choose the Right Shirt for Your Business

So, you have an awesome business with a great logo…what next? We all know one of the best ways to get your brand noticed is to actually wear it. Seems like it’s time to outfit your staff with some rockin’ t-shirts! That can seem daunting, but actually it’s oh so easy. Check out these 4 tips on choosing the right shirt, and you’ll be walking around town representing your brand in no time.

1. If you’re sticking to a budget:

Our budget friendly options come in a large amount of colors and are typically 100% cotton. Check out our most popular budget t-shirt, made by Port and Company, the PC54

It’s not the softest shirt, but it definitely won’t break the bank. And it works well on men, women, youth, and long sleeve. If you’re interested in other budget options, feel free to reach out and get a free quote on all the brands we offer.

2. If you want a soft shirt, but are still budget conscious:

Next Level CVC6210 Soft, loose and a nice blend that feels great against your skin.

Bella + Canvas – 3001 Lots of unique color options, feels soft and works well on men and women. This shirt is not too expensive, and it is one your staff won’t mind wearing multiple days a week.

3. If you’re focused on sustainability and money is no obstacle:

Recover – RS100/RS200
Made from 100% recycled materials and containing at least 6 water bottles in every shirt, this is one of the favorites here at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing. Not only is it great for the environment, but this shirt feels so good you’ll want to wear it every day.

Onno – A t-shirt made out of hemp or bamboo, does it get better than that? Both of these options are unisex, so they fit well on everyone and have unique, natural color options. The bamboo may be the softest shirt you’ll ever own.

The hemp blocks UV rays, wicks moisture and is antimicrobial. This guy likes this shirt. You’ll like this shirt.

4. Other Premium Options

Next Level Triblend – NL6730 One of the softest shirts we offer, you can wear this every day and and you’ll never get tired of it. You can live in this shirt. Contact us to hear about a men’s option as well!

Royal Apparel – RA17051T This shirt is made right here in the good ol’ USA. The heathered fabric has a vintage soft hand, and you won’t mind wearing it over and over again. Also has an easy tear-away label and works well for men and women.

Of course, you can always check out the Apparel section on our site to view more options, and always feel free to contact us for a free quote. We offer everything you can possibly dream of in the print world, not just t-shirts! Click “Get Started” on the homepage today to outfit your brand with everything you need. We’re here to help! 🙂

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Ahhh, the season of colorful leaves, cooler temps, and pumpkin spice everything. It’s our favorite season! But before you can take down your cobwebs and put up your witches’ hat, the holidays will be gearing up. December is the busiest month for us, and we want to make sure that you have everything you need for a successful winter stock. So don’t wait! Call, email, or stop on by to place your holiday orders today!



Not only is The Haunted Farm the scariest halloween attraction in WNC, we made their merch this year! T-shirts, hand-screened posters, hats, stickers, and this clown that really gets into his work 😱😱😱



Interested in starting a t-shirt business of your own? Are you an artist looking to monetize your designs? Don’t miss our upcoming workshop on starting your own T-Shirt Biz! Details to come soon, but mention that you heard about our workshop here, and you’ll receive a special bonus!

Summer T-Shirt Sale

Summer T-Shirt Printing Sale at Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing

We hope that your summer is off to a terrific start and is set to be full of vacations, family reunions, kickball leagues, anniversary parties, and fun in the sun! We know that we’re looking forward to all the fun and shenanigans! We’re also looking forward to helping all you lucky few that get to organize these group activities.

To help, we are offering special pricing on the following shirt orders through August 2016! One-color designs and one placement shirts are starting at $5.50 apiece for:

  • Family Reunion Shirts
  • Sports League and Team Shirts
  • Company Shirts
  • Birthday Party Shirts
  • Fundraiser Shirts
  • Kickstarter Campaign Shirts
  • And Many More!


Shirt on screenprinting press

  • 32 shirt minimum. Mix and match sizes and colors to fit your needs.
  • Includes a one-color print with either front or back placement.
  • $5.50 each shirt. NC sales tax not included. Oversized shirts (2XL, 3XL, etc) cost a little more, but we pass our wholesale savings onto you!
  • Printed on our most popular 100% cotton or blended heather shirts. Want something different or special? You can always upgrade to premium apparel! We have some of the best pricing in town!


Graphic Designer At Work

Do you need a creative boost? Our team of designers are on it! We’re offering free design work (up to two hours) on orders of 100 shirts or more! Our designers can update or create a design that will make your one-color printed shirts Stand Out! Check out our portfolio to spark your own creative ideas!

Shoot us an email, give us a call, or come by the shop in West Asheville! We look forward to helping you make this the Best Summer Ever!

$5.50 Special Offer

Special: 100 shirts, 1 color print, $5.50 each!

Need some custom t-shirts for your club, team, group, or business? Let us hook you up with a great deal.

The Details

  • 100 shirt minimum. You can mix and match sizes and colors.
  • One color print. Front or back placement – your choice!
  • $5.50 each shirt. NC sales tax not included. Oversized shirts (2XL, 3XL, etc) cost a little more, but we pass our wholesale savings onto you.
  • On some of our most popular 100% cotton or blended heather t-shirts. Have a special shirt in mind? We can always upgrade you to premium apparel for some of the best prices in town.

One color is all you need!

With a little ingenuity, your one color print can have a BIG impact. Need a creative boost? Our team of designers will come to the rescue. Visit our portfolio to see even more design ideas.

One color screenprinted shirts

Get Started Today!

Remember, made-for-you screen printed t-shirts are great way to advertise your company, event, or cause. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your order squared away!

Contact us and mention this offer. We will get your team geared up in no time.


Business Spotlight – Threshold Provisions

Threshold Provisions was founded in 2012 by Diane Hutt & myself, Josh Mitchell. We had grown tired of the options that were available on the market for tasty & delicious energy bars, so we started making our own years ago. We knew we had something special and worthwhile of sharing with our community. The flavor profile grew into four different options and we added wild Alaskan salmon jerky to the growing line of provisions

What should people know about Threshold Provisions?
People should know that in our minds, this is way beyond just nuts, fruit, & seeds. This is about creating real food that is a source of balanced nutrition without any bullsh*t or fillers. We love that people from all walks in life feel the heart and soul we’ve put into creating something special.

Tell us a little about yourself and why you started TP?
Diane & I spend more time than what is healthy for small business owners, in remote areas of the world. Alaska & Antarctica are the primary arenas that we travel to on a semi annual basis. We work as commercial salmon fisher(wo)men as well as for the US Antarctic Program supporting NSF funded scientific research. Being away from home with limited provisions is what created the need for our own source of healthy nutrition on the go.

Whats your background?
My background is in historic home renovations and commercial fishing in Alaska. Diane’s background in biology, fine arts, AK fishing, & Antarctic science support.

How did you end up in Asheville?
Diane was born and raised here. I moved here a decade ago because I’m in love with WNC. I grew up in NC and would come to these mountains as a kid with my family. It’s always been a special place in which my fondness has only grown the more I’ve been away.

You seem to work a lot in the active/outdoor community tell us how you landed there.
Working outdoors has always been the natural path for me to take in life. Extreme environments are a source of inspiration and a space in which we find gratitude for the small things we take for granted in our home life. As mountain athletes, our connection to the outdoor community has come as a result of our enjoyment of play, friends, & nature.

Why should people know about Threshold Provisions?
What we offer to our community, our friends, & family is genuine. Where we lack as entrepreneurs, we excel as caring, quality people that strive to do what’s right for ourselves and those around us. The food system is broken in our nation which is a direct result of why America is so unhealthy. We want to be part of the mindset that is gaining momentum, in which people are consciously choosing high quality and integrity of the food that they consume.

What is your most popular product?
Our most popular product is definitely our threshold bars. We sell many more of them than our salmon jerky because of the price point. That being said, we still move a respectable amount of salmon jerky because it’s a touch of the magic that only Alaska can provide.

Whats next? Where is Threshold going?
There in lies the million dollar question. We are sorting through different avenues of growth. With the desire to create jobs in our area versus farming work out, we are envisioning the sustainable direction to take the business to the next level. What that looks like is being determined over the next few months.

Where can people learn more?
If you’ve read all of this and still want to know more, then by all means, please check out our website at

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Follow Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing on Instagram

Did you know you can now follow Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing on instagram? We plan to keep everyone updated with news, updates, specials and more. At Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing, we thrive on designing, printing and delivering the highest quality print you can find. We print all sorts of items such as t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, jackets, shorts, pants, hats, beanies and more merchandise. We can even print Jerseys, names, numbers for team sports like Soccer, football, baseball, t-ball.


In addition to merchandise, we also print business cards, flyers, brochures, banners, stickers, pens, koozies, coffee mugs. I mean you name it, we can basically print it. Have a question, shoot us an email and hit the contact page above. We would love to help answer any questions you may have.


Wrap up – So on instagram you can find us @Asheville_Screen_Printing and on Facebook you can find us @avlprinting or


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So what is Screen Printing?

Well, we are glad you asked. We love screen printing so much, that we decided to write a post for you to explain more.

At Asheville Print Shop & Screen Printing, we have fun around here, but our prints are serious business. Each piece is crafted with care so that every design looks its absolute best. Your words and images will pop off the shelf and take to the streets as your loyal customers proudly display your brand on their fronts and backs.Squad 1

Who doesn’t LOVE a good t-shirt? A fashion statement and brand workhorse that never goes out of style, our t-shirts come in an array of comfortable, versatile fabrics. We’ll work closely with your team to make sure you get the cut, color, and sizes that most closely mirror the aesthetic of your business or event.

We believe that solid communication ensures you’re getting the exact design you envision-our team will carefully consider font, placement, image size and more so your dream t-shirt becomes a wearable and sellable reality.

No matter how simple or complex the design you have in mind, from one-off event t-shirts to the staple statement t-shirt that your business will be selling for years to come, ASP can help you take your design off the paper and onto the cloth.


asheville screen printersWhat type of items can you screen print? Great question. We can screen print shirts, hats, posters, banners, hoodies, tank tops, mens clothing, womens clothing. Essentially all types of products and merchandise.

Have a question? We would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us here or give us a call.





Stay tuned for more awesome content. We have some exciting stuff coming just for you : )


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5 Ways to Use Promotional Products with a Sexy Print!

Promotional products can take you to the next level. Whether you’re promoting your new business, showing appreciation to your staff, or treating your long­term customers to a give­away, there’s a lot of items to choose from. If you’re used to idea of t­shirts or stickers, here’s a few more off the beaten path:

1. Tote Bags-

Always handy to have on your way to the grocery store or library, why not put your company tote to better use by incorporating your logo or custom screen print? You can go high or low­end on tote bags, from a stylish font to a simple logo on white canvas. Tote bags are a repeat­/re-use item, meaning your message gets out and stays out. Inexpensive, awesome gifts? We’ll totes design one for you!

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2. Pens

Affordable, versatile and easy to drop off just about anywhere, branded pens are one of the best products to use when trying to increase exposure throughout the local community. Pens provide a useful way to spread your name, business address and a high­ quality image wherever your daily business, or that of your customers, takes you.

3. Tumblers

Take your logo or print on the go! Branded tumblers, water bottle, thermoses or travel cups make a great promotional product. Another repeat and re0­use and repeat and ­view option, tumblers provide a unique way to advertise a colorful, interesting design.

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