Maple Syrup T-Shirt Giveaway 1 is sponsored by our friends at Crooked Brook.
The prize is a white, Gildan, G200 6.1 oz. Ultra Cotton® T-Shirt made in 100% preshrunk cotton, taped shoulder-to-shoulder with a seamless collar and double-needle stitching throughout and the image of our maple syrup label and URL printed on the back.
Although the most popular method of printing t-shirts is screen printing, Crooked Brook t-shirts are printed using Direct to Garment Printing (digital garment printing or DTG) which is the process of using inkjet printers to print an image directly onto t-shirts without the use of screens like with silk screening or screen printing. In addition, DTG printing uses eco-friendly, water soluble ink, unlike some screen printing methods that layer Plastisol (a suspension of PVC particles in a plasticizer) on top of the t-shirt. DTG allows photographic quality printing with no setup fee or minimums for custom t-shirts.
The winner will be chosen randomly, from those who post a comment with an answer to this question;
How do you like to use maple syrup?
Terms & Conditions:
You must be 18 years or older to win.
Contest ends midnight (Eastern Standard Time) 05/31/12.
Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email.
Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
Crooked Brook will ship the prize to the winner within 30 days of contest end.
Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes, US recipients only residing in one of the 48 contiguous states.
About our Maple Syrup
Mohawk Valley Trading Company maple syrup is used and endorsed by one of the world’s most recognized chefs, Bobby Flay;
“I have admitted that brunch may just be my favorite meal of the week. As a lover of maple syrup I wanted to introduce you to a new favorite of mine: Mohawk Valley Trading Company's Pure Maple Syrup from Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks.
It's rich, dark sweetness goes perfectly with pancakes and waffles of course but would be a great added into oatmeal too. I use maple syrup in my cooking all the time—I add it to a pan sauce for meat and poultry, add balance to a soup or stew as well as vegetables and vinaigrettes. I love when I come across a great quality, local product that I can share with you. And this one is just delicious.”
Our maple syrup is made primarily from sugar maple sap. Sugar maple sap is preferred for maple syrup production because it has an average sugar content of two percent. Sap from other maple species is usually lower in sugar content, and about twice as much is needed to produce the same amount of finished syrup.
The t-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece "union suit" underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. By the Great Depression, the t-shirt was often the default garment to be worn when doing farm or ranch chores, as well as other times when modesty called for a torso covering but conditions called for lightweight fabrics.
T-shirts, with and without buttons, were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.
T-shirts, as a slip-on garment without buttons, originally became popular in the United States when they were issued by the U.S. Navy during or following the Spanish American War. These were a crew-necked, short-sleeved, white cotton undershirt to be worn under a uniform. It became common for sailors and Marines in work parties, the early submarines, and tropical climates to remove their uniform "jacket", wearing (and soiling) only the undershirt.
Named the t-shirt due to the shape of the garment's outline, it soon became popular as a bottom layer of clothing for workers in various industries, including agriculture. The t-shirt was easily fitted, easily cleaned, were made in various colors and patterns and inexpensive, and for this reason it became the shirt of choice for young boys.
In comparison to screen printed garments, DTG printed garments can be just as durable and more eco-friendly. Screen printing also requires a lot of setup ie. creating screens for each color. The only thing Direct to Garment Printing (DTG) printing requires is for the image to be high resolution.