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Each year, Impressions Magazine hosts the industry's most prestigious decorated apparel competition.  Entries from around the globe come in and are scrutinized by the most critical judges with decades of printing and embroidery experience.  The Crackerjack Shack has won 2 third place awards in this competition, but in late 2019, we finally WON IT ALL!  We took first place in the coveted "Manual Textile Screen Printing" category.  Not only were we up against companies from the local area, but we were up against companies from the Midwest, from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, Croatia, India, Brazil, and other countries throughout the world.  This is truly a global competition...and your hometown printer, right here in Republic, Missouri, took first place!

We're so proud of our team!  Every day, they set the bar high and meet quality standards that far exceed their competitors...and now we have the hardware to prove it!  Great job, team!

2020's competition was cancelled due to Covid, but we're already gearing up for our 2021 contest entries!  Let's bring home another first so we'll have a matching set - how 'bout it?

WINNER! The Crackerjack Shack Takes Second In International Screen Printing Competition

We are proud to announce that Impressions Magazine, an industry publication and an authority on decorated apparel, has revealed its 2018 winners for its annual "Impressions Awards."The Crackerjack Shack, LLC (located in Republic, Missouri) has been awarded Second Place in the True Process Color Screen Printing Division for a design called "Clove Hitch" produced for [...]

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An Update on The Sheer Awesomeness of The Crackerjack Shack

Some really cool stuff has been happening at The Crackerjack Shack in recent weeks. For instance...Featured in SBJ Business SpotlightIf you have read the Springfield Business Journal recently, you might have noticed a nicely penned article by Eric Olson, in the Business Spotlight entitled “Sew Local”, featuring Sandy and the story behind The Crackerjack Shack.Sandy, and [...]

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The Anatomy of A Tee – Let’s Talk 50/50 Blends

Another popular choice among customers when choosing shirts for screen printing at The Crackerjack Shack are the 50/50 cotton/polyester tees.What are the Benefits of “Blended” Shirts?Remember, how the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup came about?“Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate!”“Well, YOU got chocolate in my peanut butter.”Thus, was born a great combination. It’s the same with the 50/50 polyester [...]

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Get into the winning spirit with Crackerjack Shack’s Spirit Store!

It ‘tis the season for baseball, softball, soccer and other outdoor sports.That means it’s time to purchase team uniforms, jerseys, caps and fan wear. Coaches… you know the drill.First you need to distribute flyers to let all the parents know who to contact to buy their uniforms. You round up their orders, create a process to organize and help [...]

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New Hours At The Shack!

Rise and shine, everybody! The Springfield Crackerjack Shack will be kicking off its day a little earlier now! Starting Tuesday, September 8th, after we all make it back from our long Labor Day weekend, the Crackerjack Shack will be open from 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. This is a little shift from our old hours [...]

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The Shack Says Good-Bye to Ash Grove

Wow!  8 years.  It's hard to believe The Crackerjack Shack has been operating out of Ash Grove, Missouri, for over 8 years now!  What started as a cottage business in the spare bedroom of our basement back in 2007, has turned into one of the most successful decorated apparel businesses in southwest Missouri.  Since the beginning, we have [...]

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Happy National Hammock Day!

Good morning, Crackerjack fans! Is the hot, Springfield summer starting to get to you? Do you wish you had a reason to get away for just a little bit, and relax away all your cares and worries? Well then you are in luck, because today is National Hammock Day! This unofficial holiday is celebrated every July 22nd, and honors [...]

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Family reunion fun with the Shack!

Hey there, Crackerjack fans, it's Chase again!Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for me there has always been one event I could look forward to the summer bringing about. Family reunions! There are a lot of great places in Springfield and the surrounding areas to hold a family reunion, and I wanted [...]

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New face at the Shack | Meet Chase!

Howdy everybody!I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself, as y'all might be hearing from me quite a bit moving forward. My name is Chase Thompson, and I am super excited to announce that I have joined the awesome Crackerjack Shack family as the Director of Business Development out here at our Springfield store!The team seems to have [...]

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