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New Shop

If you follow us on social medias you know that we have announced that we are are moving, We are staying in Lowell, and will be easily accessible on Stedman Street.  We are super excited to get our current setup, settled in and even more excited to have the space to fit our new automatic SROQ Press. Fun and exciting times at Noreast, Stay tuned!

Check out the photo gallery below for building out progress

Updated, we have everything moved in and settled, anxiously awaiting of our S roque Automatic Press. Exciting times over here at Noreast Custom Apparel. Stay tuned for some photos of the install and some fun jobs we have coming up.

Now Hiring - Graphic Designer / Production artist

Graphic Designer / Production artist.

Overview:

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Noreast Custom Apparel is a growing small business that provides screen printing, embroidery and design services. Our work environment is a balance of fun and business. We embrace challenges and take a great amount of pride in producing prints that exceed customer expectations. Our goal is to make sure every shirt leaves a lasting impression.

We are currently looking to add a graphic designer / production artist to our team. You will be expected to communicate with customers and the front office to efficiently process artwork approvals and layouts. Daily tasks include communicating with customers to gathering artwork details, managing files associated with production and workflow, and of course designing. We are looking for a motivated, experienced artist with a sharp eye for detail. An understanding of the artwork process in reference to screen printing, ability to give and take direction and a fun positive attitude are all a must have. 

Experience:

  • 3-5 Years Experience
  • A thorough knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with the screen printing industry
  • Comfortable with osx and apple computers

 

Think you're a great fit for our team? Follow the link below for our online application!

 

Graphic Designer / Production Artist Online Application

 

Now hiring - Lead Screen Printer

Lead Screen Printer.

Overview:

Noreast Custom Apparel is a growing small business that provides screen printing, embroidery and design services. Our work environment is a balance of fun and business. We embrace challenges, and take a great amount of pride in producing prints that exceed customers expectations. Our goal is to make sure every shirt leaves a lasting impression.

We are currently looking to add a lead screen printer to our team. You will be expected to communicate with the front office to efficiently process work orders. Daily tasks include registering screens, managing employees associated with production, mixing inks, and of course printing. We are looking for a motivated, experienced printer with a sharp eye for detail. An understanding of the artwork process, ability to give and take direction and a fun positive attitude are all a must have. 

Think you're a good fit? Follow the link below for our online application!

LEAD SCREEN PRINTER ONLINE APPLICATION

 

Mark's Buddies

One of the most rewarding jobs of the year is a project we work on for our Aunt, Uncle and their Son Mark. 

Each year they participate in Best Buddies Challenge in Hyannis Port. As part of the event the Mark's Buddies team run a few Fundraising events. Their large annual Fundraiser will be hosted at the Boston Tavern. An additional, Kentucky Derby party, will be held at the Lookout Lounge in Medford.

Please consider donating to either of the two fundraising pages.

Mark's Buddies - Team Page

Mark's Buddies - The Quigleys

Or contact us, dave@noreastapparel.com if you wish to purchase one of the Fantastic T Shirts we printed. Shirts are available in two different Styles, Gildan Performance Blend, or the super Comfy Hanes Beefy-T Long Sleeve.


Parallax Studio - Outermost Radio

We started off this year working with our Friends at Parallax Productions to help them produce retail apparel for their premiere of their fourth feature length Documentary film, Outermost Radio

Outermost Radio takes a look behind the scenes at WOMR, a non-profit community radio station, located on the 'Outermostregion' of Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Film dives into the unique community that supports and operates the community radio station. Over the course of four years, The Parallax crew, under the direction of Alan Chebot documented the personal lives of the individuals and their commitment to keeping their freedom of expression alive through their community radio station. 

Check out the trailer and some shots of the gear we produced for them, Stay tuned to their facebook page for news in regards to upcoming showings as they make their way through the film festival circuit.

Swing by and check out the Outermost online store and grab some of your own gear and support this awesome community.


Check us out In ASI

Exciting stuff over here, and surprise it has to do with Crossfit. ASI recently ran another article featuring yours truly and Crossfit Lowell. Check out a little clip below. And make sure to stop by and give the main article a read, Great stuff!

"Dave Quigley was looking for a new gym. Gina Tacconi-Moore was looking for a decorator to handle the branded apparel needs of her Massachusetts business, CrossFit Lowell. So, when Tacconi-Moore walked into Noreast Custom Apparel a few years ago, it was something like serendipity. Not only did Quigley find the perfect place to work out, but he’s been able to leverage that initial meeting into a lucrative niche business. “CrossFit gym owners are fun people to work with,” Quigley says. “It’s been an easy relationship to build upon.”

For the uninitiated, CrossFit is a trendy fitness regimen that focuses on intense daily training and measurable results. Owners refer to their facilities as “boxes,” rather than gyms. The brand has attracted a fiercely devoted following, and even inspired an international competition. The CrossFit Games, created in 2007 and sponsored by Reebok, has top CrossFit athletes perform a series of mystery challenges to measure their physical fitness. For many, CrossFit is more sport than gym. “Many folks take a lot of pride in being a CrossFitter,” says Emily Yates, owner of CrossFit Connex in Madison, WI. Branded apparel is a way to show off that pride, she adds: “Your box is your team, and wearing your team colors is part of being on that team.”.........

Continue reading over at ASI Centrail

Tshirts Times Reboot.

Just in time for the 'Big Game' Tshirts Times is back up and running!

Check out the Latest addition Of the Deflate this. Print.

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As well as a reboot of the The Yo Soy Fiesta Shirts.

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Orders before Tuesday will Ship Priority in time for the Big Game.


Aaron Draplin Logo Design

Full disclosure, we have no affiliation to Aaron Draplin or Lynda.com although they are both awesome, and incredible resources and you should check them out.

Re-Sharing this here, I was recently was introduced to Aaron and DDC, was super inspired by this video, and his work flow, and the passion this dude brings.

Nice to take a sneak peak into someone else workflow and to see that we share some similar habbits. If you are a graphic designer, watch this, if you are interested in how logos are made watch this. Big fan, enjoy.

Crossfit Reach Fall Fest Recap.

Post holiday craze is over I wanted to take a second to revisit the Crossfit Reach Fall Fest event.

As we mentioned in the earlier post we had the pleasure of working with Rob Blanchard of Crossfit Reach for his first annual Fall Fest Competition. We Also had the pleasure of competing in the event as a team. 

RX Photography

Noreast Custom Apparel was well represented, both myself and Mao competed on a team alongside fellow CFL'ers Annie, Steve, Seth and Corey. We were all pretty nervous heading into this as it was the first team competition. Thanks to the fantastic coaching at Crossfit Lowell we were able to show up and really hold our own against some pretty awesome athletes.

This was the first competitive event I have done since high school, Having been a three sport athlete, football, wrestling, and baseball, competing was part of every day. As an adult, in my late 20's it was considerably different, the nerves and stress were real.

Crossfit Lowell Athletes

Fortunately all of those negative feelings disappeared Sunday morning showing up not only as a team of two, but having the support of the other Crossfit Lowell teams was extremely gratifying. Being the best dressed team certainly benefited as well. After a clean ladder and 2 pretty brutal workouts, myself and Mao were able to secure a spot in top 4 which gave us the opportunity to compete in a fourth and final WOD. We ended up placing 4th overall, just outside of a podium, leaving us plenty of room for improving. I can honestly say this was one of the better experiences I have had in my adult life, it felt great to be competing again, especially along side Mao. 

The Crew At Crossfit Reach did a tremendous job running this event, the facility, timing, and workouts were all great, The atmosphere was great, really looking forward to both working and participating in their events going forward.

Crossfit Reach Crew

Check out some of the additional photos taken by the very talented Brandon Mui of Rx Photography (these photos are sick!). Also a special thanks to The folks at Via Prive for getting us some of the New Knox Shirts, Looking good certainly is a part of performing well.

If you haven't given Crossfit a shot you probably should, Check out the Living Social Deal Crossfit Lowell Has going on.

 

Crossfit Reach Fall Fest. Almighty Cosmo Night & Boston Beard Bureau.

Be Almighty.

Seems like as the holidays start to approach these weeks start to fly by, Recapping exciting week, is coming to an end.

We started of the week Cranking out this sharp 2 Color Discharge print for the guys over at Be Almighty. Next level Was the popular shirt brand of the week, this job was printed on  Next level 100% Premium crew. The fit and Feel of these are awesome, Super pumped on how bright the colors came out. 

Boston Beard Bureau

We Printed some Huge Beared Owl Prints for the Guys over at Boston Beard Bureau. They are bringing these down for down to the Beard and Mustache Championship of the Universe in Atlantic City.

Crossfit Reach Fall Fest

And Finally Today we dropped off the shirts For Crossfit Reach's Fall Fest competition happening this Sunday. We had Fun printing a super soft discharge print on another batch of the Next Level 50/50 premium CVC Crew.

This job was fun not only because the artwork was rad, and the shirts were awesome to work with, but also because Mao and myself will be participating in this weekends event. It will be our first team competition and we are super excited.

It's been great to not only participate in crossfit as an athlete, It's been equally as enjoyable as a business owner working with the different Box owners, and Brands in the Area. This community truly is awesome, and Robby at Crossfit Reach is a perfect example of that.  Check out the Sneak peek of the fall fest shirts, as well as the shirts we printed up for the summer classic. Make sure to check out the event Sunday, Sunday! SUNDAY! (read that in the monster truck voice) 

Throw Back To the Summer Classic

Amateur Hoodies.

Another awesome project from our friends at Amateur Coopertive. We had the chance to flex some printing muscles with these 3D High density prints on some super comfy independent Sweatshirts.

Not only are these awesome sweatshirts, but it is also to help support fellow Mountain Biker Lindsey Runkel on her journey to recovering. Lindsey suffered a spinal injury in October while riding her mountain bike, in an effort to help raise money for her rehab and recovery Amateur will donating all proceeds to Lindsey and her Family. The mountain bike community is incredible, for information on how you can help please visit her Gofundme page. And contact Amateur Directly to purchase a hoody.

 



Friday Screen printing and Embroidery Gallery.

Check out a collection of screen printed and embroidered items we have worked on the last month that haven't made it on the blog yet. 


Cafe UTEC Grand Opening!

After over a year of construction, and many more of planning Cafe UTEC is celebrating it's Grand opening Today!

Cafe UTEC

 

If you have not had a chance to check out the new and improved UTEC Green Building I highly recommend you head over and see the amazing work the UTEC staff and the young people they work with have done. 

And of course while you're there make sure to check out the great looking new gear in person.

 

We are Hiring! Graphic Designer needed.

Interested in screen printing T-shirts and how to make awesome artwork come to life?  Do you have some Graphic Design muscle that are in need of the right arena to flex? We have just the spot for you, position is part time and ideal for college students looking to squeeze some work in and get some experience or freelancers looking for a steady/flexible gig. 

If you are interested Check out the job description below, if your qualified shoot us an email! 

Noreast Custom Apparel Graphic Designer

Overview

In house part time entry level Graphic Designer for a Screen printing and Embroidery shop. Looking for someone with the ability to quickly and effectively produce company logos, artwork and layouts to be printed on an assortment of wearable promotional items. Additional tasks will include maintaining and updating several blogs and websites daily, and assisting with the day to day printing and order processing when necessary

Requirements

  • A thorough knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • know how to update twitter/facebook and are comfortable updating a wordpress blog.

  • Must Have the ability to Get “it” done.

  • A complete Portfolio.

  • Attention to detail and a passion for quality.

  • Interest in the industry, Good attitude and willingness to learn and work.

If you feel you are qualified for this position, email jobs@noreastapparel.com. Please include your Resume, Portfolio and put your favorite artist or designers name as the subject line of your email.

 

Angkor Dance Troupe Bike-a-thon Shirt Giveaway

Following tradition we will be of joining of friends at Angkor Dance Troupe in support of their annual Greater Lowell Community Foundation River Ride.  Taking Place this Saturday September 27th.

 Please donate to help me ride 15 miles and together with Team Angkor raise $5000!  All proceeds will help ensure that Cambodian Arts live on for generations to come! http://tinyurl.com/TeamAngkor

As a token of our appreciation any Donation over $20.00 we will give you one of our a new shop shirts. Make sure To send an email to us at sales@noreastapparel.com with your size and name. Checkout a sneak peak of the new shirts and possible color combos. Let us know what colors you like best!

Go here to donate to either Mao or Dave!

Custom Shirts Lowell

Harvest Fest.

Mill City Grows, one of our favorite non profits, will be wrapping up the season this weekend. Check out the post below, for Details on this years Harvest Festival.

Mill City Grows' 3rd Annual Harvest Festival is THIS Saturday from 1pm-5pm. Join us for a FREE fun-filled day of local food, games, activities, music, community and much much more!  This FREE event will be held at the Rotary Park & Community Garden10 Chase St, Lowell. Attendees should park at Rogers School (43 Highland St) and walk or take the shuttle.

We’ll be pressing fresh apple cider, tasting the flavors of the season, and celebrating with lots of music, games, family friendly activities, AND a great raffle! Come check out local vendors, local foods Farmers’ Market, and welcome the Fall Season — ADMISSION IS FREE!

Check out lots of event details on our Facebook Page and website


Inbound 2014.

Our Friends at Hubspot Got in touch with us to produce shirts for the team working this years INBOUND Conference. The star studded event features guest speakers including Guy Kawasaki, Malcom Gladwell and a keynote presentation from the one and only Martha Stewart.

INBOUND 2014 has a variety of different events, speakers, and small group sessions that will cover the broad spectrum of inbound marketing with a special focus on creating education, helpful content and finding your audience. The week long event also will include performances from OK Go and Janelle Monoae

INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. This September, we will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. In 2013, we had 5,500 attendees from 35 countries, and we're excited to be bigger than ever this year.

Check out a couple quick shots of the shirts below! Also check out #inbound214 on your social media streams for updates coverage and fun happenings.



Crossfit Lowell.

Feels like we have had a new job for a different Crossfit gym on press every week since the spring. All  thanks to an incredible head coach, head blonde and owner of Crossfit LowellGina Tacconi-Moore. Gina has graciously introduced us to some of her incredible colleagues and also has programmed some tremendous workouts resulting in me being in the best shape of my life (we will come back to this later for some additional praise and an obligatory Crossfit sales pitch).  

The Crossfit community has been a great market to work with It's a real treat to work with other business owners that are super passionate about what they do. We take a lot of pride in creating shirts that are not going to end up in the bottom of your closet or in the rag pile after it is worn once. We love embracing different challenges and printing with the different inks and printing techniques that you normally only see in a retail environment.  

The box owners we have worked with all share an appreciation for quality items and the all have a keen eye detail. Gina goes above the normal standard and does a great job of making sure we exceed expectations. With that said take a look at the latest run of summer gear we printed up for Crossfit Lowell. We had a couple ideas she gave us and we were able to run with it and practice some different art techniques to get a classic vintage style. All artwork was created in house, I'm am beyond pleased with the final products, check em out.

CFL Snake Oil.

CFL Barbell Club.

 

CFL Barbell Club Tanks

 

You've made it this far so I am assuming your interested in the sales pitch, Crossfit Lowell is celebrating a successful two years they are looking to grow the tremendous community of hardworking not so professional athletes.

The incredible Crossfit Lowell staff is a wealth of knowledge, with certifications in ART, function first corrective exercise, and Kicking Ass. For those of you tired of the normal gym routine or who are not yet invested in a healthy gym routine at all I encourage you to come take advantage of the Eventbrite special they are running. I guarantee it will be the best thing you have done for yourself, it certainly was for me.

Come celebrate Crossfit Lowell's 2 Year Anniversary, make sure to check out their awesome gear, and pick up their 1 month intro Special!


Red White and Blue.

Here are a couple of fun jobs we fired out just in time for the fourth of July.

First up is some tank we did for High Tide Apparel run by a local artist and graphic designer, We have a handful of fun summer time prints for them on the way make sure to stay tuned.

Next up is an order for J. Petros Contracting. We let our designer take their old designer and give it a modern more graphical touch. Really pleased with how the updated logo and final print came out.

Finally We had the Pleasure of printing shirts for State Representative Candidate Rady Mom. Keep an eye out for these shirts as Rady canvasses the local communities.

We will be closed on July 4th, in acknowledgment of independence day, Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

A Few of Our Favorite Things.

These are a few of our favorite things, Crossfit and Tshirts, Although we had nothing to do with the garments being created in the video, It's cool to check out the behind the scenes action of a big time shop pumping out some awesome work.

Check out the NBA Championship Shirt at the 43 second mark, Our in house designer was contracted to do Freelance work for both the NBA and NHL Championship shirts this year. Pretty cool to see those in production.