Updated May 14 2021

Hello YEG Small Business Community Members!

How are you? We hope this message finds you well and in good health!

As we all work to navigate the uncertainty and strain of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many Small Business owners have had to look for new and unique ways to generate revenue.

If you find yourself on this webpage, you may be looking for inspiration for how to do just that – well, you’re in the right place! Print Machine’s Here For Good tee shirt campaign offers a creative and positive solution for helping Small Businesses in Edmonton stay #HereForGood!

How did Here For Good come about?

The Here For Good tee shirt campaign launched on March 31, 2020, with the goal to offer support and assistance to locally-owned businesses in and around our city. This plan was developed as many members of our community wrestled with the anxiety of shutting their doors due to the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here at Print Machine, since we were still able to stay operational behind closed doors, we wanted to come up with some way to help!

Fast forward to one year later, and the Here For Good campaign is still helping local businesses earn revenue as they continue to navigate fluctuating capacity limits, shop closures, and changes in their marketplace. None of us imagined we would still be dealing with COVID-19 at this time in 2021, but we are… and as we know, many YEG Small Businesses still need our patronage, community love, and support to help them stay #HereForGood! 

Here for Good Press:

Global News article
CTV News article/video
CBC Edmonton AM interview
Explore Edmonton ‘Entrepreneurs Making A Difference’ feature

How does it work?

When you sign up, we will combine our decorated apparel know-how with your company’s unique marketability, offering a tee shirt featuring your logo that we hope your loyal customers, followers, and family members will be eager to purchase!

Shirts are currently available for purchase online only (check them out here!). Shirts are not kept in stock but are produced as ordered (print-on-demand). Tees are always ready for pick up and/or shipping within approximately 10 to 15 business days from when an order is placed online. There is no minimum order requirement and no up-front investment needed – we collect the orders online and only print what is required to fill the orders we receive.

Net proceeds from the sale of any Explore Edmonton or standard “Here For Good” campaign tees are pooled and split amongst all the businesses that have signed up, while any tee shirts purchased with your company logo earn your Small Business $10.00 per shirt sold!

Here at Print Machine, we’ll take care of everything from order collection, to production and delivery. All you’ll need to do after signing up is share your tee shirt page and encourage your followers, family members, and customers to make a purchase if they are able. Essentially, we’ll make the shirts and deliver them… we just need you to sell them! 

It’s really a win-win-win scenario! Create a branded tee shirt, give your customers the chance to support multiple local Small Businesses with one purchase, and we can do it all while staying safe and practicing social distancing! 

HereForGood online store preview:

At this time, we are only offering unisex t-shirts in adult and youth sizes in the Here For Good campaign. Each one of the tee shirts available on our campaign store follow a specific template utilizing a tone-on-tone design and Direct to Garment print (find out more about this print method here).

It’s easy to get started, just fill out and submit the form below (don’t forget to include your logo!) and we will work as quickly as we can to get your Small Business’s tee shirt added to our online store collection! When we receive your inquiry, we then prepare a mock-up of your tee shirt and email it to you for review and approval prior to uploading it to the store. Once you’ve approved the design and it has gone live, we’ll let you know the next steps and share some tips on how to start promoting your tee shirt, too!

Check out the current Here For Good webpage at http://hereforgood.printmachine.ca

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out and consider joining our campaign! By working together on projects like these, we know that we all have a better chance of keeping our #YEGSmallBusinesses #HereForGood!

Sincerely,

The Print Machine Team

Sign your business up here:

  • Name of the person we'll be contacting
  • This is the name of the business that funds will be paid out too (either by cheque or etransfer).
  • Let us know a little about yourself/your business, and how you heard about Print Machine's #HereForGood Campaign
  • A vector file in pdf format will yield the best results. If you only have your logo in raster format (eg *.jpg, *.png etc), feel free to upload that, too.
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 100 MB.
    • To keep things most cost-effective we are sticking to single-colour, tone-on-tone prints for the shirts. Do you have any preferences for shirt colour? (We can also simply make a suggestion if you like!)