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What is Real Thread?

Real Thread is a custom apparel printing company located in sunny (read: hot 😅) Orlando, Florida. We're known for our super soft custom t-shirts—printed using eco-friendly, water based inks that soak right into the fabric and never crack or peel! We also bring designs to life via other customization methods—like embroidery—so there's really no limit to the cool stuff we can create. Maybe we've watched too many episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" but we like to answer most questions with a "Yes, and..." rather than limiting ourselves to any one thing.

That being said, we like to consider ourselves experts at what we do—and our customer reviews can attest to that.

A man folds shirts that have just been printed, checking to make sure they are up to standards
A group of Real Thread employees goofing off and having fun together at various events

What makes Real Thread different? 

We’re a tight-knit group of people who live and work by a set of Core Values that guide us, motivate us, and hold us accountable.

We believe that shirts matter because the people who wear them matter. We're committed to excellence—with no detail being too minor for our attention and care. Intentionally is threaded (hehe) into everything we do—from the garments we print on, to the inks that we use, to the ways that we interact with our customers. We want the Real Thread experience to be a positive one for every single person who engages with us.

We are small, but mighty—and when you become a part of our team, you're so much more than a number. Your voice is heard and valued, and we offer many opportunities for personal and professional development. Once a month we all come together for a lunch in which we celebrate wins, talk through challenges, and eat tacos/pizza/wings together. It's kind of the best.

Oh, also: unlike many large-scale print shops, we print with eco-friendly water based inks—which are safer to handle, better for the planet, and result in a softer, longer-lasting print. Because we believe that looking your best today doesn't have to come at the cost of the planet's best tomorrow 😇

What exactly is screen printing? 

We like to think of it as the perfect meeting place of art and science. There are a lot of steps (and a lot of team members!) that go into screen printing, but the gist of it is: using some really cool equipment, we take the customer's dream design and print it onto the garment of their choice, usually in fairly high quantities. Mockup artists, ink mixers, press operators, quality control specialists, and more are all involved in the process of bringing the design to life.

A man loads shirts onto a printing press.
More of a visual person? We feel that. Check out this rad video one of our partners made!

Behind the scenes

Get a glimpse of how it’s made

Sound like we could be a match made in heaven?

If this is a 90s romcom and you're the Meg Ryan to our Tom Hanks, we want to hear from you! 

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