Origins - A Journey in Water-Based Screen Printing
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Origins - A Journey in Water-Based Screen Printing

It’s no surprise that our schedule is influenced greatly by that of an academic calendar due to the amount of universities we work with nationwide! We use our summer season to strengthen all facets of who we are. From team culture to production systems, we take a lot of deep breaths preparing for undoubtedly our busiest time of the year, fall! With that in mind, we are over the moon about all that’s going on at B-Unlimited this summer! (Don’t worry. We plan to keep you in the loop - always.) July 10th – 12th we will be hosting a conference, Origins - A Journey in Water-Based Screen Printing, alongside some of the best partners in the screen printing market. At first glance water-base screen printing sounds new and revolutionary, but in reality it’s where screen printing all started. Along the way new methods emerged, but only leading to harmful effects and diminishing quality. We arrived at the name Origins for our conference to dive in and get back to where screen printing all started, water-base screen printing. This will hopefully be the first of many events like this for us! We believe every person has a responsibility to uphold as we occupy this planet and consume it’s resources. With the apparel industry being one of the largest contributors to our Earth’s pollution issue, we feel that a step in the respectable direction is to print with water-based ink to reduce the use of harsh chemicals and the need for more petroleum-based products. This responsibility lead us to investigate the world of water-based printing.  So, back to Origins! That’s the academy we’re hosting this summer… just in case you’ve forgotten. Alongside our sponsors: MagnaColours, Graphic Solutions, Kiwo Coatings, M&R Print Company, and Newman Roller Frames we will be educating companies from all over about a future printing with water-based inks. When it comes to screen printing, there are two major options: water-based and plastisol (PVC). Plastisol screen printing is a type of screen printing in which a layer of ink is printed on top of a garment. This method lacks breathability and will eventually lead to cracking and peeling. Unfortunately, we all have that one shirt that we love that we can no longer wear because the design has begun to peel off.  Alongside these effects, plastisol screen printing has an unfortunate effect on the environment and the user. The clean-up process of plastisol ink releases fumes that have a negative impact on the environment and production employees. On the back end, the disposal of excess ink and waste of all petroleum-based products can cause harm to the environment. Good news - there’s another option, and that’s why we are hosting Origins! It has taken us many years of investment, but we are proud to say that we are close to 100% transitioned to water-based screen printing. We have to admit, it has not been an easy journey. For this reason, we want to bring other companies alongside us so that we can pass along all that we’ve learned about water-based screen printing. Investing in the future of our environment and the success of other screen printing operations is important to us. By lifting others through education, we believe that Origins Academy will be a great success.Registration and purchase of tickets can be found at b-unlimited.com/origins. Early registration pricing ends on June 1st. If you have any questions about us, or our journey drop us a line at hello@b-unlimited.com.
The Round Up on Row at The University of Arkansas
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The Round Up on Row at The University of Arkansas

For those who don’t attend the University of Arkansas or aren’t familiar, Row is a spring event that takes place each year on campus! Every fraternity participates by having a date night, function night, and everyone’s favorite part is Saturday, which includes a large concert series - music festival style.Maybe reading is your thing! Maybe it’s not?If you’re just here for photos, CLICK HERE! THE FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW! (IF YOU ONLY READ ONE, SKIP TO NUMBER 3) 1. We’ll get this one out of the way - it was cold, like really cold. Was it fun anyway? No doubt, but let’s aim for a warm sunny day next year!2. Every year B-Unlimited partners with fraternities across campus to make sure merch is taken care of. From custom, hand-drawn t-shirts to wrist bands and all things in between we make sure everything is looking top notch. 3. This year every fraternity in the IFC came together and used this event to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas! A group of guys coming together this year doing an event they do year after year, BUT THIS TIME RAISING OVER $4,000! Let’s give that a solid round of applause!4. We had a few people from our team on location at the fair grounds where Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon did their concert.  If you were there, or maybe if you weren’t, look for your friends! Our photos are HERE!5. Is your organization looking for a company like ours to make sure your event has the best shirts, banners, hats, etc? Seriously, drop us a line - we’d love to chat! (hello@b-unlimited.com) Feel free to download and use the photos! Please tag @bunlimitedfayetteville on Instagram!All photos are property of B-Unlimited and Kaytie Menz Photography
Our Top 5 Rules This Spring
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Our Top 5 Rules This Spring

Saying YES to Color: On the radar this Spring! All the bright colors - we're talking bold pops of yellow, red, blue. This year we've seen a HUGE request for custom simple PR tees! On both super soft tees and your classic Comfort Colors. (Inspo below) Our FIVE rules to live by this Spring: Say yes to bold colors - you won't regret it.  Embrace athleisure.... it's not going anywhere!  White Comfort Colors tees are our latest obsession. Throwback designs are in AND will carry you through to the fall semester. (TBH a perfect gift to pass down to your little) Lastly - take time for yourself! We seriously live and die by the rule 'Work Hark, Play Hard' - we think you should too. It'll make you appreciate both your productive time, and your #selfcare time too! Our two favorite times of the year are for sure the Spring and the Fall! So many fun events: Mom's Day, Spring Break, Formals, Recruitment, Rush, Football Season, and Christmas... just to name a few. Basically, all great reasons to order custom sorority and fraternity t-shirts for your chapter! Our Inspo this Spring: Be sure to always check out our rotating greek collection online at 76Collection - it's all the goods and designs we love based on what's popular and in season.   Have any ideas you're itching for us to blog about? Seriously - shoot us an email and we'd love to tackle it! -The B Team
University of Arkansas AXO Print Party
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University of Arkansas AXO Print Party

It starts with Pizza... Some of our favorite evenings each semester are spent hosting sororities from the University of Arkansas in the space we call home! This particular print party was a sisterhood event to kick off the semester! After renovating and moving into our building only one year ago we've found so much joy in hosting, and getting to know the community around us.  Last night was all about dance parties, s'mores, a pop-up shop of our latest releases, and of course - a time to print your own t-shirt with 100 of your closest friends! Photos from last night below - feel free to post, just tag @bunlimited!  
Come On In!

Come On In!

We live and die by three rules: Be Unique                                                Be Yourself Be Unlimited I know I know, it’s a bit cheesy, but truth be told it tells you a lot about who we are! Our company culture is one that you might see in a movie - you could find us riding around the office on razor scooters or dreaming big at our conference table with “Be You” painted on the wall.   Simply put, we’re a graphic design and screen printing company that specializes in custom design and print. We work with sororities, fraternities, corporations, schools, and church camps - just to name a few! We pride ourselves on our in-house art team who can basically draw or design anything our customers can dream up, it’s honestly pretty amazing! (Sometimes I’ll just walk over and peek over their shoulder at one of their projects) Additionally, over the past several years our production team has invested their time daily trying to achieve an operation that prints with 100% water-based inks. It sort of sounds like some mumbo jumbo details that aren’t interesting, but it’s seriously some cool stuff. To start, it allows you to have a higher quality product – the print will never crack or peel like your traditional screen-printed apparel. It creates a healthier working environment for the people who print your shirts every day – this method used less chemicals and doesn’t produce the harmful fumes that traditional plastisol printing produces. Finally, something that benefits everyone!   In working to only use water-based inks in the long run it allows us to operate in a way that serves our environment better making it a green option for something we do every day! At the helm, our CEO, Ben Clark has the biggest heart here. He appreciates the people who work here, and lets them know. He’s built a culture for everyone to come in each day, and simply be who they are. Truth be told, he’s the biggest kid in the office, but let’s just keep that between you and me... 🙊 We’ve called Fayetteville, AR home since 1994! Really the past 9 years have shaped our business greatly and we’ve been lucky enough to serve so many people across the nation providing exceptional artwork and meticulous screen printing. I say the past 9 years because that’s when our specialty found us - working with Greek life! It’s with great joy we get to work with college students across the nation serving their chapters, by providing apparel they are excited to wear and represent their organizations.