Carl Hand, Josh Hart and Jimmy Hawke are three friends that took their humor and interest in "funny" T-shirts to the next level when they decided to open a business together.
The friends opened Digatees LLC, located at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport.
"We have all known each other for 30 years. For years, we have always talked about funny T-shirts - what would be funny on a bumper sticker and things like that. So we developed a national e-commerce website, selling funny tee shirts and we also have the local business," Hand said.
The trio sells funny T-shirts on-line and custom made shirts locally, according to Hand.
In fact, any fabric made of cotton or a polyester cotton blend may be printed on.
The printing business is unique to the area, according to Hand.
The Pajama Factory
1307 Park Ave.,
"We are pretty sure it is the only one in the area that is able to print unlimited colors on dark surfaces with a special printing technique that is exclusive to manufacturers," Hand said.
The printing business has the advantage over silk screeners.
"Silk screeners don't become economical until their screening costs are paid for a 100 shirts down the road," Hand said.
Silk screeners can only do one color at a time and their set up fees are $20 to $40 per color, according to Hart.
With Digatees, customers may choose unlimited colors with no additional set-up fees, according to Hart and Hand.
The garments produced are high quality. Fabrics are pretreated so that the design is not on top of the garment, it is bonded into it, according to Hart.
Individuals interested in the funny tees may log onto the website at www.digateeshirts.com. The local shop may be contacted at 601-4802 for the custom made merchandise.