Spot98 website sells all types of
and fashion forward
and over 10,000
Iron-on Heat Transfers.
With a Custom Printing Shop offering project focus options to reproduce the client's Designs as Custom Iron-on Transfers or ready to wear Custom T-Shirts or other Blank Clothing Items.
Do It Yourself (DIY) Artistic Clients create your own stuff, yours alone. With Custom T-Shirt Outlet Stores, a Production Facility and Licensed Distributors worldwide, the Spot98 team is all about making your project a success. Specializing in Do It Yourself Iron-On's, Custom Made " One of a Kind " items, like personalized T-Shirts for your kids birthday party, or for corporate & branded markets when the need exists for fashion forward materials, superb workmanship and on time delivery.
There is always a story behind every custom shirt, the spot98-net shirt story goes like this;
On Yonge street near Dundas by the Piccadilly Tube where local bands played, there was a guy who became obsessed with making custom t-shirts, so he opened a store and everyone came to print their favorite band decals, names and slogans with iron on letters on shirts. They all walk out of the store with a big smile showing off their feelings front and center on the shirt.
He was pushed to expand the business by Rudy Gunther, the inventor of the trucker wallet, yes the world famous wallet that attaches to your pants with a chain, that was the beginning of a Multi-Store retail chain and Factory, known as Royal Leather.
His retailing mentors Sam and Sid Sniderman, aka " Sam The Record Man ", who exposed him to the retail trade and the showbiz industry. Sam, who gave him a job in the early days and continues to be a long life friend and Sid who taught him the humble factor in great success.
In 90's, he received a nomination from the Bank Of Montreal for New Business Entrepreneur of the Year, he contributed to Eastman Kodak Imaging division in the development of Digital Laser Photo Iron on transfers that have bloomed into a new industry of their own.
Look, I was aware of the fact,
that I would never become a millionaire selling t-shirts
so, I play improv with Tees, and do it because I like it. Thats all.
To give you an idea of what this guy is all about, before he started manufacturing his own iron on transfer designs,
he contacted all the major manufacturers of iron-on's at the time and asked them if he could have all the defective
transfers they made that would end up in the garbage (free of charge).
Not all agreed but some did, they shipped him these " garbage bound iron on's " and he recycled them by creating
Collage Design Shirts along with cut up's from other garments.
All though he chooses to live an OFF spotlight life, this Guy has made 100's of shirts for celebrities, shirts have been featured in News/Magazines and TV shows. 30 years later, he is still obsessed with iron on's, enjoys his job and continues to make people happy with a team of co-workers that love this custom t-shirts thingee too.
Spot98 also offers a free service network for artists/designers to expose their work, promotes kids and teens involved with artistic school projects, contributes to the Parkdale Film and Gallery Community. The Queen Retail Store is like a magnet for freestyle do it yourself creative outlet for all (open to the public 2-5 pm).
This is the story behind a Spot98 T-Shirt. End of story !
This guy, my Dad, T. Mays ( Spot98 Founder Passed away on January 16th. 2009 )