Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Steve Lafler Holiday 2013 T-Shirt Catalog

I've put together a bunch of great designs with a new T-Shirt shop at Redbubble at this link.

Here's a couple samples:

This is Frankentiger, with the monster playing Jerry Garcia's custom Doug Irwin guitar

This design is inspired by Oaxacan Street Food.

Steve Lafler

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Performance T-Shirt from Gildan

I really like the longsleeve perfomance T-Shirt #42400 from Gildan. These moisture wicking garments are great for running and sports.

We print on the performance fabric through a fine mesh, adding a catalyst to the ink to properly adhere it to the specialty fabric. It comes in a range of colors including the insanely bright "safety green".
We can print one color on these from 9.95 on orders of 24 pieces or more. The unit price goes down as the quantity goes up. We can print up to six colors, drop me an email or call for more info.

Steve Lafler
Manx Media
Email me for a quote

Here are the specs on this item:

  • 4.5 oz., 100% polyester jersey knit performance t-shirt.
  • AquaFX® moisture wicking and Freshcare® anti-microbial properties.
  • Heat transfer label.
  • Rib knit ¾" collar.
  • Hemmed sleeve cuffs.
  • Double-needle stitched sleeve and bottom hems. 
  • Wednesday, October 09, 2013

    Hanes Zipper Hoodie on Sale

    Manx Media is offering special pricing on Hanes Comfortblend Hooded Sweat shirt through Oct 12.

    Here's the specs on this item:
  • 7.8 oz. ComfortBlend® EcoSmart® 50/50 Full-Zip Hood
  • 50% cotton, 50% polyester
  • Made with up to 5% polyester from recycled plastic
  • PrintProXP® patented low-pill, high-stitch density fabric
  • Ribbed cuffs and waistband
  • Extra-large pouch pockets and dyed-to-match drawcord
  • Light Steel is 75% cotton, 25% polyester
  • Double-needle coverseamed neck and armholes

  • Order 24 - 59 pieces with a one color print for $19.50 per printed garment.
    Order 60 pieces and up with a one color print at $18.95 per printed garment.
    One time set up fee for film/screen is $40.00.

    Price good on sizes S - XL. XXL, XXXL add $7.00 per shirt.

    Print front or back -- we can only print on either side of the chest on the front; we can't print over the zipper.

    Give me a call or email me and I'll get you set up.
    Steve Lafler
    Manx Media

    Shipping UPS extra. FOB Portland Oregon.

    Friday, October 04, 2013

    Manx Media Wants to Print Your T-Shirts

    Who Are We?

    We are custom screen printers, offering high quality printing on T-Shirts and Sportswear at the wholesale level. Manx Media is Steve Lafler and David Perkin. I'm Steve. I handle the order processing, invoicing, sales, graphics, marketing and general office/business tasks. David runs the press, burns screens, handles shipping and maintains the production facilities. We've been working together as custom screen printers in Portland, Oregon since 2005, but both of us have been in the business since the 80s.

    David is located over in the St. John's nieghborhood, Portland where he maintains the shop.  I work remotely from Oaxaca, Mexico where I've been since 2007.

    What Have We Done?

    David and I have printed T-Shirts and Sportwear for dozens of clients. Currently we do tourist T-Shirts for the San Francisco market, and summer camp T-Shirts for a company that has three camp sites in the Bay Area, California. We also do shirts for comic book stores and cartoonists.

    Here are some of the clients we've worked with:

    Cartoonists: Lloyd Dangle, J.R. Williams, Mary Fleener, R.L. Crabb, Renee French and Keith Knight.


    Sparkplug Comic Books, Top Shelf Comics, Margaret Cho, Liam Sullivan, The Residents, Anticon, Doseone, and Peaches.

    Business, Schools and Organizations

    Ruth Asawa School, Sony Music Distribution, Apple Computer,  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Transports, UC Berkeley Rugby, Comic Relief, Acme Bread, the Oakland Zoo.
    My Latest T-Shirt Design

    What Can We do for You?

    We can print your T-Shirts and Sportswear. Our focus is on top quality and service. We want to deliver the best possible printed shirts to you that exactly fulfill your needs. We put the goods you need in your hands, when you need them.For example, when Margaret Cho (a comedian) was on tour, she wanted 2 - 400 T-Shirts to magically appear at each venue the day of her show. We made that happen.

    We'll match you up with the style and color of shirt that fits the bill. There is a dizzying array of T-Shirts and Sportswear to choose from. Before we print the job, we'll show you a proof to be sure you are satisfied with the quality of the work.

    We can print up to 500 one color T-Shirts per day, 250 mulit-color shirts (2 - 4 color) or 150 full color shirts (5 - 6 color.) 
    The Dancin' Cat Design

    How Do We do it?

    We are expert garment printers. We print on a Workhorse 6-color manual press. We can print up to six colors in perfect registration. We offer a complete in-house art service at realistic rates.

    Ask For an Estimate on Your Custom Screen Printing Job

    Call me at 503-213-3671 or send me an email to request a quote.

    Steve Lafler
    Manx Media

    Tuesday, October 01, 2013

    Bella: The Best Women's T Styles

    Bella continues to give American Apparel a run for it's money with beautifully styled women's T's and Sportswear. Today I'm posting about the Bella Baby Rib Scoopneck T (#b1003). It's a basic women's T that flatters the figure and features a stylish scoop neckline. It comes in offbeat colors like moss, plum, chocolate and currant along with standards such as navy, baby blue, black, red and white.
    The baby rib fabric takes a print like a dream. Manx Media can set you up with a custom order of the Bella #B1003 scoop neck T with a one color print for under $7.00 per shirt on orders of 50 pieces or more. Of course we can do multi-color printing, for a bit more. There is a one time/first time fee of 40.00 to set up a film and screen for your custom screen printing job. Shipping via UPS is extra. Bella comes in a wide range of great women's styles, such as spagetti strap tank tops. Call or drop me an email to discuss your imprinted sportswear needs. Steve Lafler Manx Media 503-213-3671 Email me

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Gildan Longsleeve Cotton T - Special of the week

    Manx Media is offering special pricing this week on the Gildan 5400, a great medium weight cotton longsleeve T. It comes in 14 colors.
    Drop me an email if you'd like price infor for printing your design on this item. I'll make you an offer you can't refuse!
    Manx Media Custom Screen Printing

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Hanes Hoodies on Sale until Friday

    Manx Media is offering special pricing on wholesale custom printing of Hanes Comfortblend Hooded Sweatshirt until Friday Sept. 21st. Order at least 24 pieces with a one color print for the special price of 13.95. Get 100 pieces and we'll bust that price down to 13.75 per unit. Price good on sizes S - XL. XXL, XXXL available at $19.00 each. No need to order in dozens, mix colors and sizes if you like.

    Here are the specs on this Hoodie:
     7.8 oz., 50% cotton/50% polyester fleece pullover hooded sweatshirt.
    •Made with up to 5% recycled polyester from plastic bottles.
    •Patented low pill, high-stitch density PrintPro® XP fabric.
    •Tag-free neck label.
    •Two-ply hood with matching drawstring and metal grommets.
    •Coverseam stitched armholes and waistband. 
     Comes in a bunch of colors!

    There is also a film/screen fee of 40.00. Shipping extra.

    Terms: 50% down, 50% COD

    Steve Lafler
    Manx Media
    Email me

    Tuesday, February 05, 2013

    Your Portland Oregon T-Shirt Printers

    Manx Media is a Custom T-Shirt company with production in Portland, Oregon. Essentially it's a two man operation. David Perkin operates the press, burns screens and maintains the shop in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland, while I handle sales, business, art and graphics from my laptop in Oaxaca, Mexico.

    We have been printing shirt jobs together in Portland since 2005, but both of us have been in the business for a long time. I set up my first T-Shirt shop in Eugene in 1981, before running a shop for many years in Oakland, CA. David, a Portland native, has worked in several shops over the years, including my shop in Oakland..

    We came together in the wholesale custom screen printing business with a commitment to quality and service. We print with a Workhorse six color, six station manual press, with spot curing capability allowing us to produce multicolor prints on dark shirts. We are T-Shirt geeks, willing to go the extra mile to get it just right.

    Current clients include Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland, Haight Ashbury T-Shirts in San Francisco, and Sarah's Science in Castro Valley California. In the past we have printed for dozens of mom and pop operations, as well as entertainers like comedian Margaret Cho and cult band The Residents.

    Manx Media also works with some great ink slingers in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Mats Stromberg and Mike Perkin (David's brother) handling overflow production.

    Manx would like to be your custom T-Shirt printer. We're ready to set you up with exactly what you need, and guarantee the highest quality work. Show us your graphic and tell us what type of shirt you'd like to print on, and we'll come up with a price for your T-Shirt project.

    Thanks for considering Manx!

    Steve Lafler
    Call for a quote 503-213-3671 or email Steve

    Manx Media Custom Screen Printing

    Friday, February 01, 2013

    Bella Women's T Shirts: The Antidote to American Apparel

    Manx Media Custom Screen Printing offers the full line of Bella women's style T-shirts. These great looking T's come in a wide range of flattering styles and take a print beautifully.
    We recommend Bella as an alternative to American Apparel. Both companies make an outstanding women's T, but American Apparel uses questionable imagery in it's marketing, utilizing erotic images of young women.
    Call Steve Lafler at 503-213-3671 for a quote or zip an email.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Hoodies are Here

    Manx Media Custom Screen Printing offers great values on imprinted hooded sweat shirts. Pictured here are top brands Gildan and Jerzees in both youth and adult styles. Call or email Steve Lafler at 503-213-3671 for a quote on printing your hooded sweatshirt order. View our complete catalog with dozens of shirt styles at this link.