custom screen printing

4 Reasons Why You May Need Custom Screen Printing

A Versatile Option

There are many reasons for custom screen printing. Screen printing is versatile because it is appropriate for a variety of personal, organizational, and business needs.

There are a variety of choices when applying graphics and branding to your apparel.

Options include:

  • Screen printing
  • Embroidery
  • Sublimation and heat press
  • Digital full-color imprints

Before choosing screen printing, consider the process that would best serve your concept. The design team at T.R. McTaggart can help you with that.

Why Screen Printing?

Screen printing is the most popular method of garment decoration. It’s also very affordable and is a highly economical and efficient method for printing in bulk.

Color and Design

When choosing the color of your shirt, think about it in relation to the colors of your design that will be printed on it. This will affect how stiff the print is, as well as the price.

It’s cheaper to print on light fabrics, such as white or heather grey, because the ink is more visible. If you select a dark fabric, you have to print a white under base so the colors in your design can be seen despite the dark background. This additional layer increases both the price and thickness of the print.

Each color adds to the cost because a new screen is made for each color. So, think about how many colors you actually need. Is there a way to get the same message across (and still make it look cool) with minimal colors? Could you strategically use the fabric’s color as part of the artwork? You want to consider cost versus effect gained.

On the other hand, maybe you have a design that demands a lot of layers to meet your vision. Sometimes this is the case. Just make sure you’ve weighed the alternatives first before you come to that conclusion.

No worries, though, because the design and sales team at T.R. McTaggart are here to assist you every step of the way. We can make your ideas come to life, and at an affordable price!

So what are the four main reasons why you may need screen printing services from T.R. McTaggart?

1. Outfit Your Sports Team

Custom screen printing is a great option for outfitting your sports team. At T.R. McTaggart, we offer screen printing on garments for nearly any sports teams, including:

  • Baseball / Softball teams
  • College intramural
  • Church leagues
  • Youth soccer
  • And more!

2. Boost School Spirit

Screen printing is great for apparel worn at school events and can boost school spirit through pride in school colors and showing off a beloved mascot. Whether you’re outfitting the math club or robotics team or want to give the glee club or the band a unified put-together look, screen printing is a fun way to accomplish that goal.

Order shirts with your school’s logo or mascot and students will be proud to wear it – and maybe even hang onto it as memorabilia. Custom screen printing is a great way to build and preserve memories.

3. Outfit Your Organization or Business

Whether you are a nonprofit or fortune-500 company, screen printing is a great option.

Maybe you want to show pride as a member of the PTA or show unity at a fundraiser. Perhaps you want to add to the festivity of your company’s or organization’s picnic. Or, maybe you have a trade show coming up and want shirts for employees to wear and for promo items to give away.

There aren’t many instances when screen printing wouldn’t be a good option.

4. Merchandise for resort and gift shops

We also screen print on merchandise designed for resort and gift shops. We create custom designs or print your designs.

Apparel and other items available with print include:

  • Flags
  • Umbrellas
  • Tote bags
  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Youth garments
  • Large and tall garments
  • And more!

Why trust your custom screen printing to T.R. McTaggart?

T.R. McTaggart is an industry leader in custom screen printing design. We have the knowledgeable and experienced team to get it done right, in a timely manner, and at a reasonable price.

From design to fabric, we use one color to eight colors and four-color processes. No project is too big or too small for our screen printers. We are equipped with manual and automatic presses, a large selection of ink colors, and Douthitt advanced computer-to-screen imaging technology.

At T.R. McTaggart, our dedicated team prides itself on making fashionable apparel and promotional items. We service clients nationwide, including resort retailers, souvenir shops, and a variety of gift markets.

We’ve provided quality screen printing for almost four decades and have completed over 66,000 projects and served more than 5,000 satisfied clients. We guarantee satisfaction with every order.

There is no job too big or too small and we give all jobs equal attention.

We also provide a free online store service that allows employees or teammates to buy your company’s branded apparel 24/7.

Bring in your design or have our designers work with you to make something great!

Our screen printing designs are featured at:

  • Athletic departments
  • Family gatherings
  • Fundraising events
  • Holiday parties
  • Promotional campaigns
  • Resorts and gift shops
  • Special events
  • Team building functions
  • And more!

Reasons to choose T.R. McTaggart:

  • Dependable
  • Durable
  • Economical
  • Experienced
  • Knowledgeable
  • Professional expertise in screen printing
  • High impact
  • One of the largest selections of apparel
  • Versatile
  • Gets it done on time

Contact us today to discuss your needs in greater detail or to request a quote. We welcome clients from all industries!




Resort and Gift Shop

3 Must-Haves for Your Resort and Gift Shop

The Season is for Traveling!

That time of the year is upon us, everyone! The time when the sun is shining and people are active and ready to explore new travel destinations. Resort and gift shops benefit tremendously during the spring and summer traveling season because the products they offer allow vacationers to take a little piece of their travels home with them. To have a successful tourist season, resort and gift shops must capitalize on visitors’ tendency to indulge more during their stay, in the hope of making their experience magical and unforgettable. There are 3 must-haves for your resort and gift shop that are sure to promote such indulgence.

  • Personalized Items
  • Apparel
  • Candles

Help Them Make Memories!

Everyone has friends or relatives who never fail to remind them to bring back souvenirs from their vacation travels.  These souvenirs act as a sentimental offering that shows friends and loved ones they were thought of. Souvenirs are precious items that help people preserve memories of their stay or travels that mean the most to them, so that they may in-turn share those memories with others. Your resort and gift shop should always have something special in-store that represents your establishment’s brand, the region, the city or town, or a particular local landmark of interest. These items help visitors identify with their stay and make lasting memories. The takeaway for you is that these items help to promote your brand!

Think of your resort or gift shop as a treasure chest!  Tourists come to your locale during the travel season in search of a getaway; they also often search for special items that help them tell the story of where they’ve been. National and international tourists alike love finding symbols of their enjoyable experiences that they can share with others, and these items can encourage those who they share their story with to come and visit as well. However, finding the right gift items to have in-stock can be difficult with a variety of so many different items to choose from.

T.R. McTaggart has the industry knowledge and experience to supply your resort and gift shop with exactly what it needs to appeal to customers looking for unique personalized gifts to share with their families and loved ones. Allow us to help you build a reputation for your business and inspire customers to return again and again by stocking the 3 must-haves for your resort and gift shop.

Personalized Items

When choosing a souvenir for ourselves or for others, personality and individuality are two factors we take into consideration. Typically, travelers from all across the globe come to resort and gift shops in search of special keepsakes that scream “This is so me!” Some people may react to items that specifically feature theirs or a loved ones’ name, while others may react to branding that reflects their personality or passion, such as sail boat for a nautical enthusiast. Understanding who your core customers are and what their passions may be is paramount to stocking personalized items that will inspire visitors to purchase. When it comes to buying souvenirs, people tend to seek out personalized items because of how they connect a person to a place. This is why personalized items are a must-have for your resort and gift shop.

T.R. McTaggart can help you identify your core customer and what products they are apt to quickly grab off of your racks and shelves. We offer a wide variety of personalized items for your resort and gift shop that prove to be top sellers season after season, including:

  • T-shirts
  • Hats
  • Mugs
  • Shot glasses
  • Key chains
  • Totes
  • Towels
  • And More!

We help you find the perfect gifts to satisfy a variety of different tastes and styles for your visitors.


Apparel items are easily the best selling items for resort and gift shops. Who doesn’t like a t-shirt or hat that can be worn as a reminder of a fabulous vacation? Apparel items also serve as great souvenirs and gifts to present to friends and loved ones, commemorating their travels. Rather than being reminded of their vacation from a trinket on their mantel, people love to sport custom designed apparel that reminds them of how much they enjoyed their stay no matter where they are. The key benefit to your resort and gift shop is the exposure given to your brand by the wearer.

T.R. McTaggart provides a variety of custom apparel items to keep your resort and gift shop stocked and ready for pique vacation season – never miss an opportunity for a sale during this vital time. We also feature an in-house graphic design department that allows us to apply your designs or our custom design creations to all of the apparel we supply. Apparel items are THE must-have for any resort and gift shop because of their appeal to shoppers of all demographics, and their ability to promote your brand and bring attention (and potential customers) to your business.

  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Hoodies
  • Hats
  • Jackets
  • Scarves


Candles are a very popular souvenir or gift choice – and for a good reason. What better way for visitors to bring home a piece of their vacation than with a unique fragrance that reminds them of their stay? Candles are symbols of relaxation and serenity, and they make great gifts for anyone on a vacationer’s gift list. Candles allow people to just close their eyes, inhale, and enjoy the lingering scent of their vacation long after it’s over.

Tourists love them, and T.R. McTaggart, through our partnership with Kristin & Company, has a wide variety of candle styles and scents to choose from. We work closely with resort and gift shops across the nation to provide styles and scents that are sure to appeal to your customers. We can help you make your customers’ vacation an experience they’re sure to remember. With such versatility in terms of gift and novelty appeal, a healthy stock of candles is a must-have for resort and gift shops no matter the season.

Give Your Visitors What They Want!

T.R. McTaggart has been a trusted and reputable resort and gift shop supplier for nearly four decades. Our exclusivity, expertise, and extensive industry knowledge gives us a distinct advantage over our competitors. Our team of design specialists takes pride in helping you transform your resort and gift shop into the perfect tourist attractions that not only sells quality products, but plays a vital role in providing memories that last a lifetime.

For more information regarding our exclusive products and services for your resort and gift shop needs, contact us at (800) 433-0983 to speak to a customer service specialist about how T.R. McTaggart can provide solutions to help you give your visitors what they want!