Hey, Everything Summer Camp Fans!
Here at Everything Summer Camp, we offer a great deal of customizable products. We call them graphics. From our Name Labels to Call Me Cards, Nameplates and LidSkinz, we offer so many personalized products that we have a shop, separate from our main building, entirely dedicated to our graphic production.
Welcome to the print shop.
It’s an impressive place with a carousel for screen printing along with an industrial dryer, two embroidery machines, a Direct to Garment (DTG) printer, two heat presses, three wide-format printers and a whole lot more.
The summer graphics crew begins with design work on the computer to create your personalized order. Working with programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, products like Nameplates, Stick-On Labels, and Duffel Bag Patches, each order is specifically designed and printed out on sublimation paper.
Sublimation paper is special paper that is used for the process of sublimation. What is sublimation? It’s the transference of ink from one medium to another (like a piece of paper to a nameplate), by means of heating the materials so much and so fast that the ink skips a liquid phase and turns straight to a gas. This causes the print to dye onto the initially blank nameplate so that it now bears YOUR design!
This time of year, we dedicate one of our three wide-format printers entirely to Clothing Name Labels. We get hundreds of these orders every week! It’s so many that it basically becomes one person’s job throughout the camp season!
We also create our own Clothing Stamps by means of light exposure to gel packs. We cover the gel pack with a negative that has everyone’s name printed on it. The exposure unit hardens the gel where the names designate, leaving the rest of the gel unexposed and unhardened. We simply clean off the excess gel and cut out our rubbery stamp names from the gel sheet we made.
Don’t forget about Lid Skinz! These awesome full color vinyl decals are designed completely by YOU and then printed from one of our other wide-format printers. We then send the prints through our laminating machine to apply a protective laminate that provides protection more durable than paint! The Lid Skinz are then applied to the tops of our trunks beneath the hardware. They look really cool!
As if that’s not enough, we also personalize Laundry Bags at the shop with one of our two embroidery machines. All of our camp clothes are printed here as well by means of sublimation, embroidery, or screen-printing. Needless to say, it’s always a hoppin’ place in the summertime! Give us an order of your own to personalize and, as always, thanks for reading.