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Personalization through Monograms

21st January 2009

Personalization through Monograms

 We talk a lot about personalization on this blog.  Covering this topic makes sense for us since we sell items that can help you make your customer’s garments unique and special.  One way to make garments personal and unique is to add a monogram to them.  Monograms are fairly easy and quick to sew and can add a special touch to a garment without adding a lot of time or effort to your stitch out.

Historically monograms were the province of rulers or the upper class of society.  They were often used to mark clothing so the laundress would know to whom the washed garments should be returned.  Rulers used monograms to mark documents and monograms were often stamped in wax and used to seal important papers.  In the Middle Ages artists often used monograms to sign their work.  The monogram has long been a symbol of identity and privilege.

Today a monogram can appear on almost anything.  From shirt cuffs to jackets, blankets to towels and almost anything else you can think of, embroidering monograms can lucrative for any embroidery business.   As customization becomes more and more the norm, consumers want the ability to mark a piece of clothing or an accessory as uniquely theirs.  Monograms are a fairly inexpensive way to meet that need.

If you’re new to embroidering monograms, or want a refresher course on the basic rules of monogramming, here are some sites that can help.

Rules of Monogramming

Monogram Guidelines

Monogram Placement Rules (PDF)

Monogram Chick

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17th July 2008

Ntrans: Transfer Profit to your Pocket

Screen printed t-shirts and other garments have been popular for a long time. When I was young I used to love the transfers that you could iron on t-shirts. I had one such t-shirt with an iron on transfer that said “Supergirl”. I wore that t-shirt until it was in tatters. Judging by the many different examples of screen printed garments I see on the street each day, many other people love their screen printed apparel as well.

If you own a screen print shop, the love of screen printed garments is good news for you. If, however, your specialty is embroidery, you may be missing out on a potential profit center that could help boost your business. As we all know, diversity is one of the keys to business success. If you can offer your customers both quality embroidered garments and quality screen printed garments you may be that much more likely to make the sale.

If you are searching for a way to add the ability to screen print to your arsenal of sales tools, EnMart has the answer. We call it Ntrans, and it is a unique screen print transfer sold exclusively by EnMart and created by our parent company Ensign Emblem. Ntrans transfers off a depth and clarity of color that other screen print transfers cannot match. Our transfers are also easy to apply. Best of all, Ntrans can be used anywhere that embroidery can be used. EnMart can create Ntrans transfers in a variety of sizes, and there are no limitations in the number of colors a design may have.

All you need to add Ntrans screen print transfers to your product offerings is the transfers, which we sell, and a heat press. EnMart also sells Geo. Knight heat presses, so you can completely equip your shop for selling screen printed garments without leaving our site.

For more information on Geo. Knight heat presses or Ntrans transfers, please contact our Customer Service Representatives. They will be happy to assist you.

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30th November 2007

Ntrans: Unique Screenprint Transfers

Everyone who sells things wants to offer products that other companies cannot offer.   For most companies, unless they invent the product or service that they offer, selling something unique is a pretty tall order.  At EnMart, we pride ourselves on offering products that few other companies offer.  One of those products is Iris Thread.  Another is our Ntrans Screenprint transfers

The process that creates an Ntrans transfer was developed by and is proprietary to our parent company, Ensign Emblem.  Employees with years of screenprinting expertise experimented with a variety of methods and inks until they hit upon the combination that allowed the creation of the NTrans process.  These transfers are created with a specific mixture of inks, which are mixed according to our own unique method.   The result is the creation of screenprint transfers that have a depth of color other transfers just can’t match.

Ntrans can be used anywhere that you would normally screenprint a design.   If you can direct embroider, place an emblem or screenprint a certain location on a garment, Ntrans would work in that location as well.  Ntrans designs can also be created in any number of colors.   The designs can be as elaborate or as simple as you need them to be.  Ntrans transfers can also be created in a wide range of sizes.   You can learn more about size and color specifications here.

Applying an Ntrans transfers is surprisingly easy.  All you need is the transfer, the garment and a heat press.   We offer complete instructions for applying Ntrans Transfers on our web site.   We also sell heat presses, should you need one.  Unfortunately, EnMart does not yet sell garments, so you’ll have to get those from somewhere else.

If you are looking for an easy way to add screenprinted garments to your product offerings,  EnMart has the solution.  Our Ntrans transfers offer a quick and easy way to screenprint garments, and save you the trouble of buying ink and screens and learning to create the screenprinted designs yourself. 

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