In 2018 we decided to move out of Hamilton where are store has been located for five years and we began investigating moving to an area that wouldn’t affect my health, would offer my business the opportunity to continue growing. In December of 2018 we decided to move our business to St Thomas area, and start a new venture and a new store with our new name.
This is where T-shirt Junction came to be , when moving from Hamilton to St. Thomas we found the name of Steel Town Graphics didn’t fit, so we started looking for a new name. Our business will be geared for small to medium sized business, and to individuals looking for custom products. We will be offering ; Direct to Garment(DTG), Embroidery, Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), Screen Printing and Sublimation,
We choose the name of Tshirt Junction as St. Thomas was a crucial location and at its peak was a major hub for a multitude of prominent railways and served as the primary stop on the Canadian short cut between Detroit and Buffalo. By 1914 a total of seven different railways brought in more than 100 trains per day.
We choose the name of Tshirt Junction as we are offering custom t-shirts and that this being proudly recognized of being a hub for trains we wanted to capture that and we choose the word junction and added that to what we offer and came up with Tshirt Junction We secured the name and we our operating under this name.
We also have continued to upgrade our technologies to go green including we will have a new green filtering system design with 5 stages of filtering the water prior to the water being sent to the waste line. It includes a 110 Mech filter, 160 Mesh Filter, a sediment tank with a charcoal filter, and a 40-micron filter for purifying the water. Our DTG machine is also green as it produces very little waste and is OEKO-TEK 7522GR certified,
In early 2020 we upgraded our website and ordering system to an new online ordering system. You can now design, order and track progress of your orders in your web browser and email account. We now require full contact details, artwork approvals, and payment priot to the orders being approved for processing. Our new ordering system allows us to organize our orders with suppliers, see the progress of each step and helps us keep ontop of orders. Less mistakes, less paper work. All the materials from mockup, approvals and suppliers orders all get tied to your account. On email done through your account remains on file for future orders and reordering is easier.
In January we also did some renovating of the store to make the show room a bit bigger, and organize our equipment. We also purchased a new machine that now allows us to sublimate mugs, polyester products like socks, gatores and more in house. We home you will come back and visit us once again.
In early March due to the Goverment shut down we closed our showroom and most order were shelved until we can open the door again. Online orders will be process and orders for front line workers will still be processed. We offer at the curb pickup on prepaid orders and you can place orders online.
All orders processed in our shop currently are printed with us wearing gloves, face mask and the garments are pressed with our heat press at 320 degrees Fahrenheit and or are steamed with our professional clothing steamer prior to be packaged for shipping or pickup.