Epic Attire offers custom apparel in Evart

EVART — Being able to customize a piece of clothing can create the perfect gift item or the ability to tweak a garment to show off one's own personal style. Epic Attire strives to do both in the easiest way and shortest amount of time possible.

The business, located at 901 N. Main St. in Evart, is an offset of a number of printing businesses, owned by Eric and Shannon Schmidt, but it's the responsibility of their daughter and son-in-law, Alec and Taylor McKay.

"He will take it over completely eventually, but we're helping Alec facilitate it and get it going," Shannon said.

Using an ink jet printer, any image can be uploaded to the device and transferred onto cotton clothing in minutes. Images can be drawn free-hand or taken from a computer, and Epic Attire has a selection of apparel to choose from, including shirts and pants. They also have used the printer to print designs on glass and wood. After printing, the item is heat pressed to seal the design and make it last.

The idea for the business came from popular demand, according to Eric.

"Everybody asked us if we could do it," he said. "And a lot of the local shirt places don't do small orders; they stick with more of the bulk orders. So we wanted a service for people who wanted one or two shirts. In the print business, people wait until last minute. In most cases, we can print it right away and have them done in 10 minutes."

Epic Attire can print small or large orders, which can accommodate both individuals and groups.

"We have the capability to print two or 2,500," Shannon added. "We can do any and all. It's a great customized Christmas present. No order is too small."

McKay said he enjoys the reactions from people when they see the finished product, especially when they see the sharp picture and vivid colors.

"Each project is exciting because people can make their own design. Then once you show it to them, they get blown away sometimes"

Epic Attire is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, find the business on Facebook.