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Welcome to Work & Play!

At Work & Play Custom Apparel, we believe that each person is unique and deserves to wear clothing that reflects their individual style. Our owner, Mi Ran, is passionate about creating fun and engaging designs, with quality materials that are ever evolving and 100% genuine.

Located in Surprise, Arizona, we invite you to come to our store and explore our unique and

varied selection of custom apparel. Whether you’re looking for something modern and stylish

or warm and cozy, we have something that will be perfect for you.

Visit us today and let us help you find the perfect look.

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WHAT WE DO

Do you have an idea for a t-shirt, hat, hoodie or promotional items for work or play?

We can help navigate your project.

W&P can help you: 

  • Design/Re-create artwork

  • Print for your next event

  • Make merchandise for your small business

  • Re-brand

  • Convert files

PRINT METHODS USED

At Work & Play Custom Apparel, we believe in the power of clothing to make a statement. Whether you’re looking for a unique way to show off your style, or create something custom for your company, we’re here to help. Our team of experienced professionals can print any design onto apparel using a variety of methods, including Screen Printing, Embroidery, Vinyl Heat Transfer, DTF Transfer (direct to film), DTG Transfer (direct to garment) and Artwork/Design. Get in touch today and let us help you create something truly special.

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Why Work & Play Custom Apparel?

Why would you choose to use my services vs any other printer within your five mile radius? What’s so different? What’s special? Does Work & Play have magic ink? Are the designs so fantastic they should be framed and hung as artwork instead of worn on your back?

What is so exceptional that you would choose to use this custom decorating company

over the next one on Google? 

What makes anyone choose one thing over another? 

The answer is no, there’s no magic ink and you wouldn’t be able to tell that I printed a shirt

over any other company unless my logo is on it somewhere. A printer is behind the scenes.

Making things that matter to the end-user.


I don’t know about your whys but for me, I’m driven by emotions and relationships.

I choose one place over another because of the service I received.

Because the food is consistent. Because when something is out of the ordinary,

the changes are communicated to me.


You may not intend to have a relationship with your printer, after all it’s just a transactional

thing... but in my world, I have a relationship with most connections in my life in some way

or another; be it in my networking group for business, Bible study ladies on Wednesday nights,

or even the cashier at the grocery. It’s my choice where I go, how often, and whether I want

to invest any of my time, money and myself into any of these relationships.


What the difference for Work & Play Custom Apparel is not necessarily the Custom

Apparel portion. That may seem strange for a business in the industry of custom

embellishment to claim. The important factor for this particular Printer and Decorator

is the PEOPLE who Work and the PEOPLE who Play.


Who works and who plays?

Life is a perpetual cycle and intermingling of work and play and there is usually a blurred

line of when one ends and the other one begins. Going from your corporate job to

your son’s soccer practice might seem like an end to one portion of your Work day

where you’re stepping into your parenting shoes, but is it?

Aren’t you always a parent? Aren’t you always you?


Your corporate job may have you wear a company logo and branding apparel like a

polo shirt or t-shirt so customers know you are an employee. When you go to soccer

practice, the team is wearing recognizable uniforms or practice shirts that define

to which team they each belong.


Who is printing what you’re wearing?


What’s important is that the printer shows up when and how they promise they will.

Most things have deadlines or some sort of due date. That date matters to you.

It should matter to your printer.


Family reunion.
Bachelorette party.
Graduation.
Volunteers at church.


Clothes in our closet don’t only come from what we are told to wear for Work. We choose

on our Play time to wear what we want. It can be our statement piece. It can be to honor someone. It can be nostalgic of days gone by with memories attached to that article

of clothing that’s more than just a shirt.


Why Work & Play Custom Apparel?


Why? Because you will see the difference of partnership in Work & Play Custom Apparel beyond Custom Apparel needs. You know your time and hard-earned money matters.

So does Work & Play. From design to production for your Work & Play, we are

here to build that relationship with you!

MEET MI RAN

Work & Play was established in 2021 with the goal of producing quality products and personal customer service. This means communicating with you and applying the golden rule in every circumstance.

I was born in South Korea and immigrated to the US at the age of 9. Hustling from childhood, I worked to earn my own income knowing it was up to me to create the future I envisioned. With many businesses and careers behind me, I use traits learned from my past to incorporate into Work & Play's core beliefs to serve others well. While it won't always be perfect, we can strive to do and BE better, in the most loving, understanding way in work and in life.

As a small local business that represents the American Dream, Work & Play thanks you for the opportunity to serve you here in this beautiful desert we call home. We look forward to growing with you. God bless!

With Gratitude and Love,

Mi Ran

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