Founder Named Entrepreneur of the Week

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John Anton, owner and founder of custom printed t-shirt e-commerce Web site,, projects $6 million in revenues for 2007.

It simply validated what our customers already know. That DesignAShirt is the premier 'design online' company for custom t-shirts

John Anton was that guy everybody knew in college as the t-shirt peddler. After college and a brief stint in the corporate world, he went back to t-shirts in 2003 with the development of his e-commerce site Now he sees $6 million in yearly revenues and was recognized recently as's Entrepreneur of the Week.

"Wearing a shirt and tie and selling chemicals for a Fortune 500 was not for me so I bought some equipment with my credit cards and created Anton Sports in my garage," said Anton, referring to his already-successful screen-printing and embroidery business.

"My big break came when the Phoenix Open contracted us to embroider all the Phoenix Open golf shirts", said John.

After that things began to take off.

"That event has now been renamed the FBR Open and every year we provide them with thousands of embroidered high end apparel such as Tehama, Cutter & Buck, Nike Golf, and Fidra," said Anton.

Anton went nationwide with his business and launched DesignAShirt in 2002 as an e-commerce site. The plan was to give customers anywhere in the nation or anywhere in the world the ability to customize their orders online all by themselves.

"When we went live in 2003 the orders for custom printed t-shirts started pouring in," said Anton. started with about 30 to 40 orders every day. Now they sell over $12,000 worth of custom designed apparel every day. is an online apparel company that allows anyone to create custom printed t-shirts on the Web. These printed T-Shirt designs are available on several shirt styles including T-shirts, sweatshirts and more. takes the typically frustrating process of creating custom t-shirts and makes it easy and fun. They use the best quality garments when printing the custom designs and the state-of-the-art technique produces vibrant colors and the softest imprint that will last for years to come.

Now, with over 20 years experience in the custom t-shirt industry, offers anyone wanting custom-design apparel the best products, art, designs, fonts, and the usage rights to certain trademarked logos and designs. provides the easiest way to design your own T-shirts and other customized clothing for corporations, events, family reunions, and all amateur athletic teams. offers a one-stop shop for custom uniforms, artistic consultation, recommendations, enhancements and quality products not only for custom printed t-shirts but sweatshirts, hats, bags and more.

Thousands of new customers have contacted DesignAShirt as a result of recognizing John Anton as Entrepreneur of the Week.

"It simply validated what our customers already know. That DesignAShirt is the premier 'design online' company for custom t-shirts," added Anton.

For more information about customized t-shirts call 800-594-1206 or visit

With over 20 years of experience in the apparel industry is an online custom t shirt design company that allows customers to easily create personalized t-shirts through a unique, technologically advanced online design platform that contains a wide variety of art, colors and fonts, plus an option to upload personal artwork. offers not only t-shirt designs but an assortment of sweatshirts, tank tops, sweatpants, hats, bags and more. has usage rights to certain trademarked logos and designs and serves all ranges of clients from large corporations to individual families.


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