22 successful founders and marketers give their best offline marketing tips for small businesses

By | April 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What's better than door to door sales? Nearly anything   I asked 22 successful founders, marketers, and creators that I know one simple question: What are your best offline marketing tips for small businesses? Here's what they said: 1. Matt Ackerson, Founder of Autogrow.co "Attend local networking events, get to know the organizers and [...]

5 old school and 5 online marketing ideas to help your local business thrive

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Having your own business isn’t easy. And neither is marketing. Balancing time spent marketing your business and actually running it is no walk in the park either. It’s crucial to find marketing ideas and inspiration that you can implement for your business and help it not only survive, but thrive.   In this article, I’ll [...]

Screen Printing Ordering Checklist

By | November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Vacord Screen Printing – ordering checklist Want to order screen printing but you’re not sure what you need to do? Follow this handy checklist and you’ll be good to go! Artwork – If you need help creating or cleaning up your artwork, we can help. For vector formats, Illustrator and PDF files work great. Please [...]

Clothing line failure: 15 reasons why you’re screwed.

By | November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Clothing Line Failure I started Vacord Screen Printing 10 years ago, and since then we’ve printed for a ton of clothing lines, brands and labels. The vast majority of them are dead. The majority of them died quickly. Some had serious financial backing, some had huge social media followings, some had great designs, some had [...]

Need custom band shirts? Seven ways to get more for your money with screen printing.

By | May 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Like getting the most bang for your buck? Of course you do, it’s totally natural. I’m the same way. I started screen printing 9 years ago, and it was because I was cheap. I started a noise band with a friend of mine, and being in a band finally, I wanted shirts. So I asked [...]

See who won the first Vacord band contest!

By | April 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Drunk in a Dumpster, playing live in some dingy venue, just like punk was meant to be I privately emailed the winners of the contest shortly after it ended, because I was thrilled that it was finally over. I got messages from people who entered, so very curious to know who won. So [...]

Web design versus screen printing design

By | October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

So you’ve been doing web design for years and years and you’ve got a solid grasp on that. You think about a new color for your bathroom walls in hex code. You wish you could text-transform: lowercase; your partner when he or she yells at you. You like your favorite framework more than you like [...]

Eight tips for ordering cheap band shirts

By | October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Got a band? Need some shirts to sell for merch? Are you on a budget? Of course you’re on a budget, you’re in a band. I started Vacord Screen Printing in 2006 because I had a band. It was a noise band in Philly called MOTHER. A two person band, me and one of my [...]

Could Mechanical Turk be the best content marketing research tool possible?

By | October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

What if I told you that for eleven measly dollars you could find out what your target audience wants to read and where they look for articles about that topic? Before I sat down to write this blog post, I spent that much on a club sandwich. And where is that sandwich now? It’s gone, [...]