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INSIDE THE CUSTOM PRINT FACTORY
- Jul 12, 2017 -

The plain white canvas of a canvas shoe has a long history of inspiring artistic talents.  Whether it’s coloured markers, glitter or buttons, the brand’s wearers have found no shortage of ways to customize their sneakers over the decades.

In 1970, our factory decided to take things one step further. Importing a modified printer from Los Angeles,Today customers can submit their unique designs to be printed on a pair of Converse Hi-Tops, Low-Tops or Vans Slip-Ons.

Of course, other print mediums don’t have to worry about things like eyelets and shoelaces, so creating a design to be worn on feet can get tricky.  Fortunately, we has on-site graphic designers available to help customers create on-of-a-kind, eye-catching arrangements.

How does printing process work? The printer transfers colours directly to the garment. Ink is cooked into the fabric at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring the design won’t crack or fade. As an added bonus prints are water resistant, which is practically a necessity for west coast weather.  The process happens incredibly fast – with an entire pair of shoes printed from heel to toe in less than an hour. (That’s including the prep time!)  While customers can get their kicks customized in just about any shade (have you seen the new spring colours?) plain white tends to work the best.

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