Long Island Printing Company, East End Screen Printing, Celebrates 100th Birthday of the T-Shirt

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Following an article published in the New Zealand Herald, which discusses the celebration of the t-shirt’s 100th birthday, Bruce Graham, owner of a Long Island printing company, East End Screen Printing, comments on the event.

On June 7, Bruce Graham, the owner of Long Island printing company, East End Screen Printing, celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the t-shirt and the role they play in modern society.

According to an article published in The New Zealand Herald, this year marks the 100th anniversary since the invention of the t-shirt. The t-shirt had humble beginnings as the undershirt. In 1913, the United States Navy began issuing t-shirts to be worn under the uniform. However, the article says that in 1920, t-shirts were finally designed as normal garments and people could wear them as a fashion statement.

Decades later, people began to print patterns and slogans on t-shirts in addition to classic designs. As New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey’s began his campaign for president in the 1940s, he designed t-shirts with the slogan “Dew it with Dewey.” With such iconic designs like I (Heart) NY and Vote for Pedro, the t-shirt has become a staple in American culture.

“The t-shirt is one of the largest parts of our business,” says Bruce Graham, owner of Long Island printing company, East End Screen Printing. “We’re proud to celebrate the 100th birthday of the t-shirt! They have become more than just a piece of clothing. T-shirts, in the modern era, represent a culture.”

In recent years, custom t-shirts are becoming more popular than ever. People are ordering custom designs for everything from sports teams to family reunions. “Custom t-shirts are a way for people to express themselves,” Graham says. “They provide an opportunity for someone to stand out from the crowd and gain a sense of individuality—simply be themselves. It’s important to recognize the impact the t-shirt has had on American society. It’s grown from a simple garment into a part of our culture.”

Owned and operated for over 10 years, East End Screen Printing is your number one choice for custom printed and embroidered apparel. We work with sports teams, schools, and small business, but we are also prepared to accommodate larger orders. We offer the most cutting edge artwork from our own in house art department to the latest in print technology and decorating. Whether its one or 10,000 shirts, we've got all your Long Island screen printing needs covered.


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