Get To Know TBSP.LA

At TBSP, we’re about more than shirts. We’re about you and everything you love. The passion you share with your group, club, or team; the excitement you have for your event or cause; and the drive that makes your business stand out from the rest. We believe that custom t-shirts do more than just make you look good – they help you feel good and inspire you to do good as well. We’re passionate about custom gear, but what we love even more is helping you bring what you love to life. So let’s create something together.

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  • Discover The TBSP Difference
  • Read Our Story
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The TBSP.LA Difference

Your order is one of a kind, and we want to make it shine as bright as your big idea. That’s why we work so well together. TBSP.LA is the only place you’ll find the design resources you need with real people excited to back you up every step of the way.

The Design Lab – No Lab Coat Required

Bringing your idea to life is fun and easy with our exclusive Design Lab. Not an artist? Not a problem. The Design Lab gives you free access to our huge library of fonts and over 50,000 pieces of art. We have everything we need to help you make a one-of-a-kind design.

Start creating from scratch, or upload your own artwork, photo, or logo to begin your design. Need a little advice or a second pair of eyes? Our Custom Creations team is on hand and excited to share their skills. Just give us a call or shoot us an email – we love creating with you.

We Make You Look Great!

Ready for your group to stand out in style? An entire team of expert artists is ready to make that happen every time you order with TBSP.LA.

Our team reviews every order and every design for sizing, contrast, and layering issues, and if your uploaded design doesn’t look exactly the way you want, we can enhance and recreate it to ensure perfect printing. For extra complicated designs we can even send you a sample upon request. We will do whatever it takes to make sure the design in the box matches the design in your head (or better).

Real People, Real Service

At TBSP.LA, we love people. That’s why we have an entire team of people who love talking to you about t-shirts. After all, there’s no better way to review your order, adjust your design, address every detail and make sure you and your group will look great. We know our products inside and out and can answer any question or concern you might have. Our service reps are here 7 days a week. Seriously, try us. 1-323-433-0033.

Rather chat or email? That works too! No matter how you reach us, we’re always excited to talk about your order!

Quality In Every Stitch

Quality ideas deserve quality products. That’s why our full selection of custom apparel is designed to be worn and shown off over and over again.

When it comes to t-shirts, we’ve got your back… and front. Short sleeves, long sleeves, red sleeves, blue sleeves, hoodies, jerseys, tank tops, and jackets – with sizes ranging from infant to 6XL. We also have a huge selection of custom products like koozies, pens, sunglasses and more. No matter how you share your design, our quality products make every idea timeless.

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Guaranteed to be Great

When it comes to custom products, details are key. We guarantee high-quality products and designs that match the ideas in your head, delivered when you need them. If your delivery doesn’t match the design you made, or arrives later than promised, just return it within 15 days for a full refund.

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Free Shipping, On-Time Delivery

We’re as excited as you are to get your amazing order into your hands. That’s why we offer free standard ground shipping within the continental U.S. and Canada that guarantees arrival to your door in 2 weeks or less.

In a rush? Ordering last minute? No problem – we’ve got more options for you. Rush Delivery is guaranteed in 1 week and Super Rush will get your order to your door in 3 days.

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Our Story: A Company with Heart

The TBSP.LA story began in 2000 when three brothers got the bug to start a business in Los Angeles, CA.

Meanwhile, Ethan was tinkering with the earliest iteration of the tbsp.la website, which would let people upload graphics onto t-shirts and buy them as special keepsakes.

Ethan contacted to his brothers and computer whiz, Ali Kalantarli. Ethan spent long hours on his green couch (a hand-me-down from his big brother) talking to Zack on the phone and planning the business, and figuring out ways to make designing and buying custom t-shirts fun, easy, and reliable. In March 2001, TBSP.LA was officially launched with a small team of “Inkers” running the show – all from different backgrounds – but with big hearts.

Core Values

In 2003, Ethan held a company-wide meeting to officially introduce our core values of The Golden Rule, Ownership, and Innovation. Formally stating these values has caused us to think actively about them on a daily basis, and to act in accordance with them. We even hold an annual “Inkademy Awards” ceremony to honor the individuals whose actions best demonstrate each core value. Our commitment to these values is genuine – it’s not just jargon or words, but a way of doing business that defines our company.

Growth Spurts

We could tell business was expanding by the way we kept outgrowing our office space year after year. As it turns out, others noticed as well: In November 2005, Inc. Magazine released its annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, and we debuted at No. 55.

Today, the TBSP.LA team has evolved into a committed, effective organization and grown more than 100-fold. Our product catalog has grown, too. Not only do we offer hundreds of t-shirt styles and colors, but customers can now get customized towels, hats, bumper stickers, holiday ornaments, drinkware, promotional products, and more.

And we’re continually expanding our services in response to customer requests. We offer different printing methods and embroidery options based on our customers’ design and ordering needs. We also provide free expert art assistance, assisted design templates, and a thorough proofing process to ensure that each custom design – whether printed on one t-shirt or thousands – turns out perfectly!

What sets us apart? It’s our commitment to helping our customers express what brings them together. We’re not about just ordering custom products, we truly believe custom apparel can ignite a sense of belonging and connection.

Our Community of Brands

We believe in the power and importance of community. That’s what we have always been about – even before we knew it – and it’s why our brands offer innovative ways to help activate and strengthen communities.

TBSP.LA enables people to design and order custom t-shirts and gear for their clubs, companies, charities, family reunions, and more. Through the TBSP.LA Fundraising tool, people can sell custom t-shirts to help individuals and organizations raise money and awareness.

Represent is a social merchandising and marketing platform that helps influencers like actors, athletes, musicians and thought leaders create and sell limited-run t-shirts and merchandise to their fans and followers.

Passion for Printing

Our two biggest passions are the art of printing and how it brings your ideas to life. We’ve been perfecting our printing techniques for almost 20 years and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. That’s why we use multiple printing technologies and choose the best one for your unique project to make sure your order comes out perfect.

Screen Printing – The Gold Standard

For every design our printers create a stencil (a.k.a. a “screen”) and use it to apply thick layers of ink to the printing surface. Each color is applied using a separate stencil, layered on one at a time, until they all come together to create the final look of your design. Because this method is done by hand, our printers can even print on uneven surfaces like koozies, water bottles, and mugs.Over 90% of the shirts we print at TBSP.LA use the classic, screen printing method, so you know we’ve got the process down to a science.

Screen printing requires a little extra preparation time and materials, and therefore has some minimum order quantities, but it’s by far the best option for bright vibrant designs, dark shirts, and specialty items.

Digital Printing – Display Your Details

Digital printing requires no physical setup, and therefore doesn’t require minimum quantities on orders. Simply look for the “no-minimum” callout on our website for products that have been thoroughly tested and approved for digital printing. We’ll never print a product if we know it won’t turn out perfectly, so when you choose digital printing, you know you’re getting the best results down to the very last detail.Details can make the difference in a great design. For products with a high level of detail, including photos, there’s no better way to go than digital printing. This method takes your image straight from the computer and prints it directly on your clothing.

Embroidery – Stitch it Up

Looking for a handmade look and feel? No problem. Our embroidery service will sew your design directly into your garment using multicolored thread for a classic homespun style. Minimum order quantity does apply for embroidery, but at only 6 items for polos and 12 for hats you can get your group or business looking professional in no time.

We’re With You

We believe in the power of custom t-shirts and how they help you express a shared passion. That’s why we make creating custom apparel for your group easy and fun using cool tools, inspiration, and support every step of the way.

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Company Info

TBSP.LA is more that just a t-shirt company. We’re a team of creative individuals who empower you to create the perfect custom apparel for your group through our innovative and easy-to-use website. With innovative tools like our Design Lab and a team of artists dedicated to helping you create the perfect designs for your custom order, we have everything you need to take your shared passion to the next level. From printed t-shirts to embroidered caps, a single shirt to quantities in the thousands, students to small businesses, family reunions, and beyond… we’re here to help bring you together in style.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles CA, we’re a fast growing, forward-thinking company – focused on helping people bring their ideas to life. Now with two retail stores in addition to our ever evolving website, we’re always looking for the next opportunity to help you create something amazing. Our customers, vendors, and co-workers are all an important part of the Custom Ink story and we strive to treat each of them with respect and celebration.

We don’t like to brag, but we’re pretty proud of the awards our customers and co-workers have helped us obtain over the years. We’ve been named to Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” list of America’s fastest-growing private companies and have also been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by Washingtonian Magazine. Custom Ink ranked #4 in the United States in the 8th Annual Great Place to Work™ Rankings: 2011 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur Magazine!

Contact Info

Service & Sales

If you need assistance using CustomInk.com, or if you need to communicate with TBSP.LA, telephone a Service/Sales Representative at 1-323-433-0033, e-mail service at tbsp dot la.


Please mail all payments to:
2500 S Main St,
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Attn: Accounts Receivable
Please fax all purchase orders to 323-433-0033.


TBSP.LA is always on the lookout for first rate vendors to help “wow” our customers. To inquire about working with TBSP.LA as a screen printer, embroiderer or a supplier of some other kind, please contact:
Tom M.


TBSP.LA is located in Downtown Los Angeles. For driving directions please use the link listed below.
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2500 S Main St
Los Angeles CA, 90007