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Advance Designs began back in the mid 70's when founder & President Gary Lenz started selling jeans. Over time we moved to Main Street as our business kept growing Gary realized that t-shirts go along with jeans; so why not start printing custom t-shirts for people. From there it kept growing and we out grew the building and gladly moved our company to 2685 Kerper Blvd., where Gary actually lived. He moved his house, built the current location and thus Advance Designs Inc. was truly founded. As the business grew, we added a lighter printing company called Ad-Lite. Which is still going strong today, lighters are being shipped all over the country. We have an automatic press which is used for printing as many as 12 light orders at a time. Then we started taking on several national accounts with our chief among them, Miller Brewing Company. As time went on, we added Advance Trophy, as the demand for plaques and trophies came to be greater and greater. Eventually, the trophy division was sold off because we need more room to focus on the embroidery division. Today, Advance Designs Inc. is a team managed company with over 30 years of experience, specializing in custom screen printing, embroidery and promotional products. We continually strive to upgrade our operations with the latest technologies, so that we are capable of handling any order from 1 to 1 million pieces. We have automatic presses, manual presses, 33 embroidery heads and heat presses for the smaller, quicker orders and a cutting machine made for cutting material for unique applique` or tackle twill orders. We also have color copiers for transfer orders or custom order forms. Our friendly sales team (most whom have been with the company since the beginning) can assist you with all of the information you need on products, printing, ideas and pricing to meet your needs and budget. We have a truly dedicated work force, which is willing to do whatever it takes to make your personalized finished product. Our philosophy is: if you wouldn't wear it, then don't send it! Since 1978, we have dedicated ourselves to provide the highest quality of embroidery and screen printing products in the industry and as we move into the future we will continue to dedicate ourselves to achieving the look or idea that you are looking for. If you have an idea we will do everything we can to help this idea be fulfilled.