Best Custom Printing for Schools, Teams and Clubs: Custom Ink Bethesda Row

Getting custom printed items for our kids’ activities, sports and schools does not have to be hard. But it feels that way sometimes.

Thankfully, we now have a local solution that makes designing and obtaining made-to-order items easy and enjoyable: Custom Ink Bethesda Row!

Custom Ink is the online leader in high quality, custom apparel, and now they have a Bethesda Row storefront location. This is Custom Ink’s first showroom in Maryland. I recently tried out the service to order tees for my daughter Alice’s Brownie Troop, and I was so impressed by the ease of the process and amazingly helpful customer service.

You can bring your own logo or artwork in to Custom Ink, or you can work with a professional designer to create a unique and cool design. All you have to do is book an appointment online or call (they can often fit you in same-day) to work with a design specialist. Although some print shops charge for graphic design and one-on-one meetings, at Custom Ink all customization appointments are totally complimentary.

I really needed Custom Ink’s design and product expertise. All I had in mind was making an awesome Girl Scout-themed tee for this group of third graders. The practical mom in me wanted the tee to be of good quality so it would hold up to their play and lots of washes.  I knew the girls would want the tee to be something they looked forward to wearing on school days and for Brownie events, and feel current for the 2019-2020 school year. Beyond that, I had no concrete design in mind.

The Custom Ink Bethesda Row tore manager/graphic designer immediately pulled up lots of  themed designs, and he said that Custom Ink has the same wide offerings for all sports, interests, activities and businesses. We went back and forth on different colors, fonts and elements of the design. I loved having the expert design guidance. In the past when I have tried to design a tee or printed item online, I was never sure of the placement of the logo or professionalism of the look. Working with a Custom Ink designer provided expertise and an immediate proofing process. No more waiting a few days for a proof to review!

He also helped me with the tee product choice and color. When I mentioned that my girls and their friends were wearing their tees oversized, and preferring a unisex style and ’90’s-vibe retro colors, he knew exactly the style of tee and colors to recommend. We went with the Comfort Colors Youth 100% Cotton Tee in Lagoon Blue, although Crunchberry was a close secon. Working with a designer also helped me stay within my budget. There are so many choices available that I completely appreciated the expertise and guidance.

Custom Ink Bethesda Row also offers same-day printing in-store on select designs and products. While I was in Bethesda, several customers were there creating items that they would be picking up later that day. How convenient when you have a last-minute need for a special event!

The tee designs and style I selected for our Brownies used custom colors, fonts and a product choice not available same-day, so my tees arrived at my home, with free shipping, two weeks later. For custom orders like mine, Custom Ink offeres three shipping options. Two week standard delivery is always free, one week rush delivery only adds an additional 10 percent to the cost of your order, and three day super rush gets your shirts to your door in three business days for an extra 25 percent.

I had our tees in time for the first meeting of the school year, and look how happy they made the Brownies and Troop Leaders!

Their faces express perfectly how I feel about my Custom Ink Betheda Row experience. You’ve got to check it out for yourself.

Custom Ink Bethesda Row 

7029 Arlington Road

Bethesda, MD 20814


Open 10am-8pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday

Book Your Free Design Appointment 


Thank you Custom Ink Bethesda Row for the t-shirts for our Brownie Troop and for sponsoring this post. 


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