by Sarge Strike | Aug 29, 2017 | Custom Shirt Designs, Vision Strike Wear
Getting A Great Custom Military Shirt is a great question of your command or association for example just assigned you the task.
Before you get down to the brass tacks when it comes to getting a great custom military shirt design you have to think about it beyond the normal wanting it “fast and wanting it cheap” mentality. It’s the wrong approach when it comes getting quality.
You can have great quality but it comes with a price. The question is why. Simply put a custom shirt requires a custom design and that means someone has to think it up and draw it. Not easy for most people or everyone would be doing it and there are far less affordable and qualified illustrators out in the world that know both how to design, understand how to create original concepts and finally do it in a way that makes the end result truly fantastic. If you want great, well it is possible and for less than you might imagine if done it’s correctly.
So what does it cost?
Before we get into that let’s see what you think is affordable. Let’s take the average military shirt. Most on-line military shirt companies are going to try and sell a basic subdued shirt with few colors and a sleeve print on average for around 19.00 to 23.00. Anyone selling a military shirt on-line for more than this needs to have their head examined. Anything over 20 bucks is ridiculous.
So in the world of costs what does 19.00 buy you?
1. A really decent hamburger, fries a shake and a drink at a better than average restaurant. Not talking a drive through extravaganza.
2. 3.5 cups of coffee with a minimum of three shots per. Maybe 4 if you are dating the barista.
3. Almost a decent car cleaning if you don’t get the lifetime wax and polish treatment. You got a chance to keep it under 19.00 if you miss this wonderful option.
4. Maybe a ride share to work. Maybe and only if there is no tip involved.
5. 4 packs of really good water bottles
6. An overpriced military shirt if the graphics are 1 and two color, the cotton is so thin you can see through it and it’s a “Brand”. Not very exciting.
7. Or you can get involved in a fully custom designed shirt with top-notch military art, professionally printed, on a great shirt. It does happen and it can happen.
So how do we get started? If you have gotten this far then it means you are interested and want a killer designs. We want to help you to achieve this.
Quick Step Guide to Great Custom Military Shirts
1. The best place to start is to have an idea of what you want on the front and back of the shirt, if sleeve printing is involved, if the design will be a black and white or full color and the style of the art. Do you want the art to be comic oriented, serious, maybe something in the middle? Do you know what the text will be on the front and back of the shirt? Is there a motto or slogan that you would like to see. What are the elements you envision? The way to look at this is if you could make a list for example of the top 5-10 things that are most important inn a design what would they be?
2. Quantity. How many items do you want? Quantity plays a major role in how much your shirts and items cost. If you don’t know but think you know offer a range. I would like pricing for 25-100 items. Are there discounts, bulk pricing options and can I get a better price if I order more items? The answer is typically yes.
3. Shirt or apparel color? Important but not crucial. If you know please provide but keep mind most printers understand these things can change. Can I mix and match colors? Absolutely. You want Navy Blue but also a Type 3 Chestnut brown, athletic heather or pink? No problem.
4. What about hoodies, long sleeve, tank tops? Yes. Adding more to your quantities includes these types of items. The price of a hoodie is more than a shirt but overall it helps bring the overall cost down because they can all get printed at the same time.
5. Cotton or dry fit shirts? You bet.
6. Where in the world are these shipping to? APO FPO? No problem. On base or off base housing. No problem. If it can get there with USPS, DHL, FEDEX, or UPS we can get them to you. Having an address helps us know the best and most affordable way to get your items shipped to you.
Let’s Get Started by clicking here at Custom Military Shirts.
Don;t have a cool military shirt idea to get started with?
That is never a problem and a whole lot of custom US Military shirts started out as a napkin sketch or even worse but developed into so amazing concepts with the US Military and Vision-Strike-Wear.Com work together.
Marine Corps Forging Elite Fitness for the Crossfit generation of US Marines designed by VSW!
When the United States warship USS Mesa Verde LPD-19 and its FCPOA called VSW for a shirt they got it! Alligators and Bulldogs the perfect combination of US Navy Sailors and US Marines!
US navy Cruise Shirts. Absolutely. When VFA-211 Rough Riders asked for a shirt for their role in Operation Inherent Resolve and the CVW-1 Tarbox they got it. Colorful. Detailed and all US Navy!
Naval Beach Unit 7
I want to start with a brief synopsis of who we are. Naval Beach Unit 7 (NBU7) is the first of its kind, by merging Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCAC’s), Landing Craft Utility (LCU), and Beach Party Team (BPT) into one command, and our base is located in Sasebo, Japan Typically they are separated into 3 separate commands in the states. Our job is to assist the amphibious Navy by transporting Marine equipment and personnel all throughout the Asian Pacific (7th Fleet). The LCAC’s are hovercrafts that are extremely fast but limited by how much we can carry.
The LCU’s are slow but can carry 3 times what an LCAC can carry. BPT work on the beach and assists in guiding the LCAC’s and LCU’s into the desired beach. We all do different jobs but without us the Amphibious Navy would not be able to complete their missions. This is the information we at Vision-Strike-Wear.Com receive at the onset of a design. This is why we love to work with the US Navy!
by Sarge Strike | Aug 22, 2017 | Vision Strike Wear
NAVOCEANASWCEN Naval Oceanography Antisubmarine Warfare Center Yokosuka Shirt Created
Custom United States Navy shirts are more than just flashy images. They have purpose and a mission and carry a message in the United states Navy! Sinking enemy submarines lies at the heart of this command and its strategic importance. Naval Surface War Fighting!
WHO IS NAVOCEANASWCEN?
Command Mission. The mission of the Naval Oceanography AntiSubmarine Warfare Center Yokosuka, Japan (NAVOCEANASWCEN YOKOSUKA JA, further abbreviated NOAC Yokosuka) is to provide asymmetric warfighting advantage for Antisubmarine (ASW) forces in 7th/5th Fleets through application of oceanographic sciences; and accurate and timely weather forecasts, warnings and recommendations for Commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) ashore forces to facilitate asset protection responsibilities and risk management. (Source – http://www.usno.navy.mil)
HOW DO YOU KILL A SUBMARINE!
Mk. 54 lightweight torpedo
The U.S. and allied navies have one of the best light torpedoes in the world in the Mk. 54. It has a 96-pound warhead guided by a torpedo that can ignore enemy countermeasures and home in on an enemy sub at 40 knots. It can be launched from ships, helicopters, and planes and reaches deep enough to kill all known subs.
The Littoral Combat Ship
The LCS ASW mission is to conduct ASW operations in support of a carrier strike group (CSG), amphibious readiness group (ARG), LCS surface action group (SAG) or independently. he Littoral Combat Ship is a fast, agile and networked surface combatant optimized for operating in the littorals. The primary missions for the LCS include countering diesel submarine threats, littoral mine threats and surface threats, such as small surface craft attacks, to assure maritime access for joint forces. The underlying strength of the LCS lies in its innovative design approach, applying modularity for operational flexibility. In executing each mission, LCS employs a modular Mine Countermeasures (MCM) MP, Surface Warfare (SUW) MP or Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) MP. (Source – http://www.navy.mil)
Arleigh Burke Destroyers
What could be easily said as the workhorse and the backbone of the United States Navy surface fleet. The Tin Can Sailors have been dropping depth charges since WW2 and fire the Mk. 54 anti-submarine torpedoes.
When NAVOCEANASWCEN contacted Vision-Strike-Wear.Com they requested a strong American, Japanese custom US Navy design featuring the Torii Gate, Mt Fuji, a Trident skewering an enemy submarine piercing its hull, and their command motto “Maintaining Freedom Of The Seas” which is an important message as world powers work hard to develop their submarine technologies and the US navy effort so keep ahead of that curve.
*artwork is the copyrighted design of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com. Permission to use this design or derivative requires the written permission of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com
by Sarge Strike | May 28, 2017 | Custom Shirt Designs
Custom FCPOA Shirts Come Alive At Vision-Strike-Wear.Com. For over 9 years the United States Navy has collaborated with the military artists of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com because of their desire to have the finest in custom designs for their First Class Petty Officers Association. Custom FCPOA Designed by Vision-Strike-Wear.Com are among the finest in the industry because of the color, detail and originality of the designs that are crafted for the FCPOA’s.
The United States Navy Sailors at the rank of First Class Petty Officers (E-5) often participate in these associations where they work together as a team to learn, advance and share information so they can prepare for the rank of US Navy Chief. While in these associations the leadership will frequently design shirts for dues paying members of the FCPOAs and that is here they contact Vision-Strike-wear.Com to have it designed. Below are examples of the military designs created by VSW and can provide ideas of the work they can create for them.
Pentagon Area FCPOA Shirt
by Sarge Strike | May 15, 2017 | Vision Strike Wear
FCPOA Shirts Set New Standards When It Comes To Military Art you better believe it and when it comes to First Class Petty Officers they know great designs when they see them. For over 8 years the military art and design team of vision-strike-Wear.Com has been one of the leaders when it comes to design for the First Class Petty Officers Associations of the United States Navy.
The President, Vice-President, Treasurer responsible for their associations have the responsibilities for leading these informative and leadership oriented groups of US Navy Sailors. Here ideas, questions and most importantly answers comes from the collaboration of years and success as these experienced E- ‘s prepare for advancement into US Navy Chief Petty Officers.
FCPOA Shirts. Absolutely. Every small to very large FCPOA has shirts for their dues paying members and for many years the FCPOA shirts for the US Navy came from Vision-strike-wear.Com. Some of the FCPOA shirts created over the last few years are displayed below.
USS Ramage DDG-61 FCPOA Shirt
The extremely popular Jolly Roger FCPOA shirt design
First Classes Petty Officers are proud of their Crows and they should be. Some have earned the wearing of gold chevrons, others red but overall these accomplished leaders know a good shirt design when they see one like the Crow and chevrons FCPOA shirt seen below.
by Sarge Strike | Dec 31, 2014 | Vision Strike Wear
It has been a pleasure to custom design for the the United States Navy and over the course of 2014 we have been honored to have worked with a variety of CPOA’s, FCPOA’s, SCPOAs, SCAs and USN Commands all over the world, warships of the line, Naval Air Stations, VBSS Teams, SEAL teams, Navy Seabees from Gulfport, MS and around the world, deployment designs for US Navy personnel serving in remote destinations from Souda Bay to Andros Island, Bahamas.
This year has been filled with with colorful and detailed designs and motivational pride building custom US Navy designs which Vision-Strike-Wear.Com has been excited to participate with these incredible units on. Nothing is more fun than participating in the creating of custom shirt development for our men and women in uniform. The following designs were created for the United States Navy and its associations and commands.
VP-40 Squid Shirt
Tin Can Sailor Popeye Shirts
VP-40 Ordnance Shirts for the US Navy
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN-71 AIMD Shirts
USS Halsey Heavy Damage Shirt
US Navy CPO 365 Shirts
NSTCP det GUAM CHIEFS Shirts
NAVY USS WINSTONS CHURCHILL Eng Dept Shirts
NAVY AUTEC Bahamas Mars Invades custom US Navy shirt
NAVY AUTEC Bahamas Airdale Submarines custom US Navy shirt
NAVY FCPOA USS LEYTE GULF custom United States Navy shirt
NAVY FCPOA USS Halsey DDG-97
NAVY SCPOA USS Peleliu
NAVY USS Lewis and Clark SSBN-644 custom design
Coastal Riverine CPO 365 Custom Navy design
NAVY AO VFA-213 Black Lions custom Navy shirt design
United States Navy JB San Antonio US Navy shirt design for Christmas fundraising.
The United States Navy custom shirt design for Andros Island, Bahamas. Received a call from the unit less than 24 hours later that they completely sold out of their first custom US Navy shirt order and needed to place a brand new order. 24 hours old and sold out!
The USS Leyte Gulf, CG Quid and First Class Petty Officer Association design created for the crew on this amazing warship.
We Rise Above the Rest To Keep The Fleet At Its Best! A US Navy Custom Military Shirt design.
USS Halsey Heavy Damage custom Arleigh Burke design for the Tin Can Sailors aboard this amazing US warship!
FACSFAC Custom US Navy shirt design for their FCPOA!
CPO 365 Norfolk, Virginia ushers in the brand new Navy Chief Selectees with this custom US Navy shirt design.
NAS Corpus Christi and the First Class Petty Officer Association requested this custom Navy design from Vision-Strike-Wear.Com.
The FCPOA USN Custom design for the crew aboard the USS Princeton.
Popeye Tin Can Sailor All Men AAre Created Equal Then A Few Become Destroyer Sailors custom design for the Tin Can sailor Association. Part of a collection of custom Tin Can Sailor designs that has spanned over 4 years of US Navy shirt creativity that has fostered one of the strongest and msot successful relationships between the Tin Can Sailor Association and Vision-Strike-Wear.Com. Each year VSW Donates a design to this wonderful organization in support of their fundraising efforts which has cultivated into thousands of sales over these many years.
This Popeye shirt design is licensed and approved by King Features, the license and trademark holder of the Popeye brand with whom Vision-Strike-Wear.Com proudly has the license for. It is a pleaure to work with King Features bringing new Popeye designs to the forefront.
Not every design VSW creates becomes a custom US Navy shirt. Sometimes they become pins like the one displayed above created for the Tiger Cruise for the sailors, family and frinds of the USS Bataan during their Tiger Cruise.
The Airwolves of HSM-40 received this custom United States Navy shirt design for their FCPOA!
The Seabees of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit Two Zero Two and their FCPOA received this custom US Navy shirt.
Navy Munitions Command Detachment Bahrain! The Logisitics Specialists, Gunner’s Mates and Yeoman of the US Navy participated in this custom USN shirt design for their unit.
Logistics Task Force or referred to as LTF-5 was a custom Navy design requested by the this amazing group stationed in Qatar.
A sketch created for the 1st Classes of the United States Navy Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. The begnning stage of great custom art starts with a great sketch. Color and additional details are added later.
US Navy veterans often contact Vision-Strike-Wear.Com requesting a patch be created or design for their motorcycle club jackets. The design above for the USS Lewis & Clark is an example of oneof these custom US Navy designs.
A custom USN design for the Second Class Petty Officers of the USS Peleliu.
When the shirts arrived aboard the USS Peleliu we were excited to reveiving the following comment:
We got the shirts! They look amazing! Thank you so much again for all of your hard work! 🙂
NAVY Coastal Riverine Group TWO-2 design created for their CPO 365 program ushering in a new generation of US Navy Chiefs.
A custom US Navy design created for the Aviation Ordnancemen of VFA-213 The Black Lions. IYAOYAS!
The US Navy Chiefs and US Marine Corps collaborated on this design for NAVY Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training!
Designed for the Chief’s Mess abaord the only US Navy ship named and honored after the US Navy Chief Petty Officer, The USS Chief!
NAVY VFA-106 Det Key West custom Navy shirt
USS Cole DDG-67 FCPOA Shirts
NSA Souda Bay Greece FCPOA Shirts
FCPOA NAS Corpus Christi FCPOA Custom US Navy Shirts
USS Oscar Martin FCPOA Shirts
USS Princeton CG-59 Shirts
VFA-211 FCPOA custom US Navy shirts.
US Navy Logistics Task Force Bagram Sand Sailors deployment shirts
USS Wayne E Meyer Logistics Specialist Shirt
Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit Two Zero Two Shirts
VAW-121 Bluetails FCPOA Shirts
US Naval Computer and Telecom Station Far East FCPOA
Navy Chief Petty Officer Tested Tried Trued Shirt
Navy Munitions Command Detachment Bahrain Shirt
CVWP FCPOA Shirt
USS Chief MCM-14 Minesweeper Chiefs Mess Shirt
USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS Sonar Tech Shirts
NOSC West Palm Beach Florida US Navy FCPOA Shirt
NCHB-14 Fuels Logistics Task Force 5 Deployment Shirt
US Navy FCPOA Autec Andros Island Bahamas Shirt
NAVY FCPOM Naval Station San Diego Shirts
US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba Shirt
SCPOA USS Bunker Hill CG-52 Shirts
Davey Jones USS Makin Island LHD-8 Shirt
New Orleans Chief Initiation NALO Shirt
USS Washington SSN-787 Wardroom Shirts
NMCB-11 Funeral Detail Seabees Shirt
Gunpowder Pete 2nd Amendment Shirt
Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command Shirt
US Navy Chief CPO 365 NAS Pensacola Shirt
USS Pinckney DDG-91 FCPOA Shirt
RTC Great Lakes US Navy Shirt
NAS Whidbey Island FCPOA Shirt
NRD San Diego Globe Shirt
US Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia Shirt
COMLCSRON One FCPOA Shirt
Surface Warfare Officer’s School Command Hawaii Shirt
USS Fort McHenry LSD-43 FCPOA Shirt
USS Virginia SSN-774 Submarine Shirt
VFA-31 Tomcatters Shirt
H-60 Navy Instructor Design
JIOC Hawaii FCPOA Shirts
USS Makin Island 1st Class Shirts
USS Helena SSN-725 Submarine Shirt
US Navy Logistics Task Force Bagram Sand Sailors Shirt
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