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Monday, August 30, 2010


Screen printing or Embroidery?

It can be hard to choose between having your apparel screen printed or embroidered. Both styles are excellent attention getters and can serve as great advertisement for your organization or company. To decide if you would like your apparel screen printed or embroidered - consider your ultimate goal and audience.

If you have a large logo, lots of colors, or possibly a list of names you want to include - screen printing is a better option for you. This might include family reunions where you list the family names or a sporting event where you list all of the participants. Screen printing is a bit more casual but does provide for large, eye-catching designs. Opt for screen printing on one of our brightly colored men's or women's tee shirts to advertise your company. Screen printed tees are a great way to advertise - the more you buy, the cheaper they are. Pass out tees as door prizes and give-a-ways...the more you pass out, the larger your marketing reach!

If you are looking for a more professional look, embroidery is probably a better choice. Embroider is a bit more "dressed up" and is excellent for businesses and companies looking for a classy edge. Embroidery works well when creating dressed up uniform shirts for staff members or students. Adding embroidery to a ladies' or men's tailored shirt gives your company an edge over the competition.

No matter what your goal - Bender Shirts can provide the custom apparel you need. Call us today if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Can I Mix and Match?

Bender Shirts can accommodate your order now matter how complicated you think it may be! Do you want to create shirts for your school...some yellow and some white to accommodate the school's colors? That's fine! We'll custom design a logo that complements both colors and mix and match your order. Maybe you want to do all the same color, but you want some ladies tees and some men's tees? Again...we can help! At Bender Shirts - satisfaction is our number one goal.

Mixing and matching youth tees in your order can also be done. If you are printing adult large shirts and want to throw in a few youth large tees, we can do that using the adult size logo. If you want youth size shirts that are a bit smaller (youth x-small, small, or medium) we'll need to custom design your logo to fit that size.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the product you want. Call us today if you have any questions about mix and matching your order!

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Monday, August 23, 2010


Follow Us...

Follow Bender Shirts on Twitter. Check out our tweets by going to We'll keep you posted on all that is happening in the store from new screen printed and embroidered apparel to the latest fall outerwear!

If you have any questions, you can always check out our website at

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Saturday, August 21, 2010


How Can We Help With Arts and Crafts...

Preschool and Kindergarten classes are starting back soon and teachers must be prepared for arts and crafts, glue, play-doh, and paint. Provide custom embroidered and custom screen printed aprons for every teacher and teacher assistant in your school. We can work with you to create a "kid friendly" design or something that represents your school mascot and colors. We offer full length aprons with 2 pockets and an adjustable neck strap. These come in a variety of colors from red to coffee bean brown. If teachers need a smaller cover up, we also carry medium length aprons with 3 pouch pockets and an adjustable strap. Again colors range from maroon to navy to hunter green. Finally, if your teachers just need a simple apron to house their teaching tools (scissors, pens, erasers, and a small stash of band aids) consider purchasing waist aprons for around the classroom. These waist aprons have 3 pouch pockets and a long tie to fit all sizes. Each style of apron can be custom designed for you.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Back to School

Help send your little student off in style with a book bag from Bender Shirts. We carry backpacks for school that feature large compartments and places for snacks and water bottles. Kids can choose from black, red, or royal blue. We also have rolling backpacks for a more ergonomic look and feel. These rolling bags come in grey/black, pink/grey, navy/grey, or red/grey. We also carry messenger bags if your student is looking for an over-the-shoulder look. The best part is that all of these bags can be custom embroidered for you! Consider purchasing bags for your students with the school logo or mascot emblazoned on the side.

Whatever your needs, Bender Shirts has the bag to help you to gear back up for school!

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Monday, August 16, 2010


We Can Ship To You!

Bender Shirts started as a small business in Eastern North Carolina. However, in the past years, Bender Shirts has grown and is able to reach out to businesses and organizations all around the country. The best part about Bender Shirts is that we have the professionalism of a large corporation with the personality of a small town business. Check out some of the states served.

We have done screen printing for business in New York, New York, Texas and Illinois. We have created custom embroidered apparel for places such as Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio. You can check our "States Served" page to find out the shipping regulations for your hometown. From Alabama to Wyoming, we have you covered when it comes to custom apparel!

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Friday, August 13, 2010


Back To School

As the first day of school looms closer, many sports teams are already gearing up for practice. Coaches and administrators may want to consider purchasing matching team apparel for their cheerleaders, football players, cross-country runners, or soccer players. Bender Shirts offers several products that can be screen printed to give your team a more unified look during warm ups.

Choose from custom sweatpants that can be screen printed with your school's mascot or logo. Find Champion sweatpants in a variety of colors or choose a pair with pockets. To take it a step further, consider purchasing matching hoodies to create a complete warm up outfit. Bender Shirts has a variety of colors and is sure to meet your school's needs. Your purchase will surely help motivate your team, making them feel like professionals in their training uniform!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Screenprinting vs. Embroidery

Bender Shirts offers custom screen printing and embroidery on a variety of items. We can screen print and embroider bags, hats, tees, and jackets. When trying to decide if you should have your apparel screen printed or embroidered - consider your objective, your company, and your product.

Some products, such as our Fleece Zip Vest are not suitable for screen printing. This type of material will look much more professional with an embroidered design - possibly your company's logo or mascot. Our entire line of fleece products are available for embroidery. So, if you are searching to customize outerwear with a professional design, consider purchasing embroidered fleece.

Our tailored shirts are also available for embroidery. If your company is looking to purchase uniform style shirts with a classy edge, opt for an embroidered design on a tailored shirt. These orders can be mixed and matched to include tailored looks for men and women. Again, this type of tailored look with an embroidered design offers a professional, clean look for employees.

Are you looking to purchase shirts for a family reunion, sports team, church event, or school function? Screen printed apparel may serve you best when purchasing for these types of events. Choose a bright colored tee and let Bender Shirts help you customize a front and back design. Screen printed tees offer lots of room for pictures, logos, mascots, names, and artwork. Again, these tees can be mixed and matched to offer sizes for men, women, and children. If you want a more professional look on the t-shirt, we can help you custom design embroidery.

No matter what the occasion or objective, Bender Shirts can serve you with the perfect look. Feel free to our browse our website to find examples of both screen printed and embroidered apparel.

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Monday, August 9, 2010


Meet the Staff

One of the best things about Bender Shirts is the company's ability to run a "large town corporation" with a "small town feel." When you call Bender Shirts, you can speak with the owner, Berry Bender, personally. He will assist you with any questions, needs, or concerns. His prompt service and friendly personality make it easy to feel well taken care of.

After graduating with a business degree from East Carolina University, Berry returned to New Bern to work at Bender Shirts. For over ten years, Berry has worked to serve his customers and provide them with the best product possible. Whether he is selling custom t-shirts, hats, or tailored apparel, Berry knows his products and is able to find the best fit for each order. His personal approach helps each customer choose the best artwork, shirt style, and color for their needs.

Call Bender Shirts today to find out how they can serve you. You won't be treated like a "number" there - you'll be treated as a friend. By putting your needs first, Berry will certainly help you find exactly what you need.

Friday, August 6, 2010


How Long Will It Take?

Placing an order from Bender Shirts is easy and shouldn't take much time at all. You can check out our website to start the process! Pick the type of shirt, bag, or hat you would like to use. Using the online instant quote system, you can select your merchandise, add it to the shopping cart, customize it with your own screen printing or embroidery options, then fill in your contact information. You will get an instant quote on your order and one of our sales representatives will contact you for further assistance. Utilizing the online quoting system will not obligate you to buy, but will give you an idea of how much your order will cost. Once the order is complete and you approve your artwork, production time takes as little as one to two weeks.

We look forward to working with you and helping you design the perfect advertisement for your business or organization!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Check Us Out On Facebook

You can find Bender Apparel and Signs on Facebook. Check out our page to see our latest custom apparel. You can see some of new embroidery on tailored shirts, our screenprinting on tees, or some of the other products Bender Shirts has to offer. Log onto Facebook to see more.

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Monday, August 2, 2010


Planning a Reunion?

Custom embroidered and screen printed apparel is not just for businesses and schools. Bender Shirts can help you design apparel for your family reunion as well. Many families have large reunions in the late summer and early fall and we are here to help you celebrate. We can help you list all of the family names on the shirt, create a graphic family tree, or simply design a dated memento. Choose from a variety of colors and styles and we'll help your family create a keepsake that lasts. Don't forget we also have youth sizes available for the children in your family and we can print on onesies for the smallest family members. Consider creating this unique souvenir for your family today!

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New Bern, NC 28562
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