Meet Landmarx Screen Printed & Embroidered Product
With the ability to produce 1,000 custom-printed t-shirts an hour, RUSH orders at Landmarx Screen Printed & Embroidered Product are no problem, according to Owner Ed Moore, whose staff was printing 4th of July Celebration t-shirts for an area community on July 3.
“Often, people who are coordinating big events don’t have attendance numbers until the very end. We can accommodate that,” he says, noting that Landmarx was one of several companies contracted to print 40,000 t-shirts in less than 32 hours when the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League Championship in 2006. “It’s not same-day service, but it’s close, if the customer needs it.”
Moore started the operation in his garage in 1997 and quickly moved into the QBTC (Quincy Business and Technology Center) at 301 Oak, consuming approximately 2,000 square feet of operating space. The business was located inside QBTC for nearly three years before expanding again at 824 Hampshire.
“That incubator program played a large part in our success,” says Moore, who now serves on the Center’s Board of Directors. “The size was a perfect fit, they had the electrical requirements we needed and a dock for us. The low overhead allowed our little company to grow our client base and stabilize our finances before we had to invest in a large building.”
In 2003, Landmarx expanded again and moved into its current 10,000-square-foot facility at 3902 Payson Road. Recently, Moore purchased additional automated screen printing equipment to double production capacity in anticipation of the opening of additional retail locations in Columbia, MO and Springfield, IL.
“When you wear a polo shirt with your company logo or a t-shirt with a graphic for a special event, you become a walking billboard,” he says. “Shirts are a great way to get the most bang for your advertising buck. People wear those shirts all over town…for years.”
In addition, corporate clothing also helps companies control their “Dress-Down Friday” image.
“The big shift in style over the years has been in fabric. Instead of cotton, many customers are selecting dry-fit polyester. There is a coating on the inside that disperses moisture so it’s cooler, lasts longer and is virtually wrinkle resistant, even in jackets,” Moore says. “It looks very neat and professional, which is perfect for the casual work environment on Fridays or any other day of the week.”
Landmarx customers can select from 400,000 products. In addition to polo and button-up dress shirts and t-shirts, headwear, jackets, aprons and any other item made out of cotton or polyester, customers can order pens, cups, calculators, and countless other items. For larger companies with multiple locations across the country or the world, Moore can establish an e-store, where employees and customers can order products online.
“Custom-printed items can improve traffic at trade shows, be used to motive staff or thank customers, and even improve safety awareness. And, they are cost-effective. No wonder the items are so popular,” says Moore.
To browse through the thousands of products available at Landmarx Screen Printed and Embroidered Product, visit www.landmarxinc.com or call 217-223-4601.