Smile your on camera

The next step for Artifakts Apparel is going to be photography by Dori Hackleman of Vera Imago Photography. To me, shirts look better on a real person rather than floating in space. Its represents the fit of the shirt, and really shows a more accurate color of material and print. If you haven't seen Dori's work I suggest you go give it a look. Outstanding to say the least. It is also very important to us that the models we use actually ride. Did I mention Dori rides too? It's kind of a no-brainer if you think about it. We are exited to get this done and up on the site. Keep your eyes open for it.

Bring on the late nights and coffee.

We intend to do what it takes this week to get done what needs done. If that means all-nighters than so be it. We've got Crawlers waiting on shirts as well as other folks that pre-ordered. We haven't forgotten about all of you. We are just trying to make sure everything gets done the right way, and that no details get side stepped while rushing."If you don't have the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?". Thats what my grandpa always said anyways. That and "Never pick a fight with a dude wearing wrestling shoes at a bar" or "Don't drink beer out of a clear bottle". Those all make perfect sense especially the first one. We are going to be screen printing over the next two weeks and getting this thing on a roll. We want to make sure that when you get your Artifakts t-shirt that it is something you are happy with from the packaging to the product. To all of you that have been supporting us through the startup process, we appreciate it more than you know. Thank you so much.


Won't be long now.

Everything is starting to come together. Ink and supplies have arrived and the last of the pieces are starting to fall in place. We believe that in order to make a great T-shirt, we had no choice but to go with water based ink. This method of screen printing takes a few extra steps to get that incredibly soft hand feel and durability. A forced air gas conveyor dryer(the size of a small truck) was just one of those steps. We just want to make sure that you guys get a shirt that you truly want to wear. Not only because it has a great design but also above par wear ability.

Make sure you keep checking back with Artifakts as we will be plugging along to get things live and ready to go full speed ahead. Until then, log some miles and think how sweet you are going to look in one of our T's.