Custom Ink

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Online Custom Apparel and Accessories, eCommerce

Charlottesville, VA; Reno, NV; Dallas, Texas

Screen Printing, Digital Printing, Embroidery

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Custom Inkis an American-based online retail company that makes customapparelsuch as T-shirts and sweatshirts. Customers can upload their own art, or use the sites design tools to create a design and order the customized product. Custom Ink is headquartered inFairfax, Virginiawith additional offices inRenoDallas, andCharlottesville.

Custom Ink was launched in 1999 by former college classmates, Marc Katz, Dave Christensen, and Mike Driscoll.[2]

Custom Ink sells custom apparel for groups and occasions.[3]The website allows people to design and order customappareland accessories.[3]Customers can choose from a variety of design ideas, clipart, fonts and colors, or upload their own images to be printed on items including apparel, bags, drink ware and office supplies. Custom Ink reviews each design and emails the customer a picture proof of how the design will print, and offersscreen printingdigital printing, andembroideryservices.

In 2015, the Washington Post listed the best 150 workplaces in the D.C. area, and Custom Ink ranked 38 in the Top Midsize Workplaces category.[4]In 2015, Fortune named CustomInk 29 in the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.[5]In 2017, they ranked 7 on large companies.[6]

In 2014, Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work ranked Custom Ink 1 on their list of the 20 best retailers to work for.[7]

Inc Magazine placed Custom Ink in their list of 5005000 fastest growing companies in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Prior to that, Custom Ink ranked in the Inc. 500 list in 2005 and 2006.[8]

In November 2013 Custom Ink received $40 million from Revolution Growth, the investment fund run by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis.[9]The investment reportedly helped promote the growth of two new projects – Booster and Pear.[10]

On February 4, 2016, Custom Ink announced the acquisition of a Los Angeles company mthat helps celebrities sell limited-run T-shirts and merchandise to fans and followers.[11][12][13]

As of 2017, the company has two retail locations, one in Fairfax VA, and one in Richmond, VA.[14]

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Lawler, Ryan.CustomInk Nabs $40 Million In Funding From Revolution Growth, Adds Ted Leonsis To Its BoardTechCrunch

Lawler, Ryan.CustomInk Nabs $40 Million In Funding From Revolution Growth, Adds Ted Leonsis To Its Board.

Washington-area T-shirt seller goes Hollywood. Washington Post

CustomInk buys L.A.-based T-shirt firm with large roster of celebrity investors, customers. Washington Business Journal

CustomInk Acquires Represent, A Custom Merchandise Marketplace for Influencers. TechCrunch

Custom shirtmaker inks lease for first brick-and-mortar. Richmond Times

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