The London Marathon Charity T-Shirts

Last weekend we watched over 40,000 people from all over the world run the London Marathon. A lot of people run it in the name of their chosen charity and Tom is no exception. Tom was running in the memory of his Uncle Dean, who sadly lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. The London Marathon is quite often a family affair with lots of people either running together or travelling down to support their loved ones. In Tom’s case, he had his own little army of family and supporters, all of which wore their t-shirts with pride, while watching him smash the course.

As well as the many charity running vests we make every year, we also  print many names on running vests for participants as well as t-shirts for those going down to cheer them on. Tom’s army can be seen below all in t-shirts supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK, all in memory of Dean. Thank you to his mum Gillian for the fantastic photos.

If you are looking for charity running vests, or t-shirts to show your support to those running, please get in touch either by emailing or by giving us a call on 02476 694466

New Embroidery Machines

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We have just invested in a brand new 8 head Tajima machine from AJSEmbroidery. It’s replaced a 6 head Brother machine, meaning we can embroidery more garments at the same time allowing us to tackle larger jobs, but small enough for us to run small jobs.

The spacing on the machine allow us to easily embroider larger items such as jackets, bags and blankets.

We’re loving our new machine and it won’t be long before we invest in more so improve our efficiency. The picture shows the machine in action, embroidering work shirts with the company logo.

Contact us now for embroidery of any kind. Our new machine is ready to go! Call 024 7669 4466 or email

You can also find us on Facebook, just send us a quick message!

Acorn Printing – Hoodie Embroidery specialists

£10k to #BillyWhizz

Acorn donation to #BillyWhizz

Delighted to say that thanks to so many motorsport fans, Acorn Printing & have donated £10,000 to the @BillyMonger #BillyWhizz appeal.

These donations were in exchange for stickers and t-shirts that we gave away in support of Billy Monger, after his horrific accident at Donnington Park. A few days after the accident I was talking to Paul O’Neill and we both admitted that it had affected us more than pretty much any accident we had ever witnessed. With Paul’s help I set a webshop on to give away stickers and t-shirts in exchange for donations, so we could add to the donations on the justgving page set up by Billy’s team JHR Developments.

I never in a million years thought we would hit £10,000 in donations. I have wanted to collate everything and make the donation for the last two months, but people from all over the world kept sending requests in for t-shirts and stickers and the figure kept creeping up. Even now we are getting donations for t-shirts and stickers, so expect small top up donations from us, as time goes on.

I’m super proud of how my team helped to raise this money. With the amount of donations, it certainly wasn’t an easy task to keep on top of it all and to look after our clients at the same time.

Duncan Horlor

MD Acorn Printing Service Ltd.

Keep On (Guide) Running

Keeping Visually Impaired and Blind Runners in the Sport

Acorn is working with to provide a range of t-shirts, vests and hoodies for visually impaired, blind and guide runners (and their supporters). provides information and resources for the visually impaired and blind running community and facilities to connect them with guides. online shop at T Shirt UK

Acorn has developed a standalone shop for on its T ShirtUK portal.  That makes it easy for runners and guides to place orders and helps keeps costs down all round.

The runners’ tops come in a choice of Hi Vis colours; Electric Green, Electric Orange and Electric Yellow, to make sure runners and their guides are very noticeable.

Vests and t-shirts are made from neoteric textured fabric which offers inherent wicking properties to draw moisture away from the skin and keep runners more comfortable.

Acorn now provides bespoke online stores for a wide range of organisations. It’s a perfect way to meet the needs of sports teams, societies, charities and other organisations who want to offer personalised garments branded with their logos and messaging.

Take a look at T Shirt UK today or visit the Acorn Printing website to see our fabulous range of ready to personalise apparel today.  If you need any help call us today on freephone 0800 0190 552 or email


Acorn Printing – AWD Cool Vest has 19 colour choices



Follow us for retweets, mentions and favourites

TwitterAcorn has actually been on Twitter for quite some time.  Just recently though we have started to really get into it.

So now we would like to invite you to follow us @acornprinting and we will do our best to share your best content with our network.

We are particularly active during #covhour (Thursdays 8pm) when businesses from across Coventry and Warwickshire get together.

It’s a great opportunity to chat to existing clients (Hi @Berkswell_CC) as well as discuss opportunities with new customers and partners.


Acorn Printing –  Check out our NEW sweatpants range.





We can print on your balls

Yes. Acorn can add logos and slogans to your tennis balls.

What else were you thinking?

As the weather improves (maybe) and the evenings grow longer then our sporting attention turns to tennis doesn’t it.

You may be looking at a forlorn collection of scuffed and damaged tennis balls from last season thinking “It’s about time we spruced up our image”.

That’s where Acorn comes in because we can print on tennis balls for you – and lots of other types of balls too.

tennis-ball-printingAcorn has helped groups such as the University of Warwick Tennis Club when it wanted to apply for the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) Club of the Year award.  We found a way of hooking up our specialised printers to add the appropriate designs onto a standard ball.

So next time it crosses your mind to get a message across in an unusual or eye-catching way, why not talk to us.  We can print on parts that other printers cannot reach.

For advice and expertise contact us today by calling freephone 0800 0190552 or email


Acorn Printing – Huge range of sports and team wear in stock and ready to personalise

Acorn has a brand new E-Type

An MHM E Type 10 colour automatic screen printer that is.

Acorn Printing is based not far from Coventry’s “Meriden Mile”.  In day’s gone by E-Type Jaguars from the Browns Lane factory were unofficially road tested there.

It’s rather pleasing to us that our latest investment in advanced printing equipment also bears the designation E-Type.  Just like the famous car it is beautifully designed (for a printer), well engineered and very fast.

The 10 colour, 12 station automatic screen printer supersedes our old 6 colour machine and means that we can massively increase the throughput of garment printing in our print room.  In fact the MHM has a potential 1400 piece per hour capacity.mhm e-type screen printer for fast personalised garment printing

How does that help you?

Apart from its capacity the E-Type is also easier to set-up.  That means we can be very flexible in meeting your custom printing needs and we can turnaround even the largest orders very quickly.

The equipment is now fully installed and we are putting it through its paces.  Would we swap it for one of the lightweight E-Type Jaguar’s that have just rolled off a special production line in Coventry?  Maybe not, but that won’t happen until we get a lottery win.

In the meantime we’ll be testing the 0 – 60 time on the shop floor. 0 – 60 t-shirts or hoodies!

Visit our new website for loads of garment choices today.  If you need any help simply call freephone 0800 0190 552 or email today.


Acorn Printing – From lounge wear to workwear and everything in-between. Personalised now.



Christmas Closing Times

A Silent Night or Two

The printers and the embroidery machines do fall silent even at Acorn Printing at this time of year.  Although one reason is that we will be preparing to install a rather nifty new machine.

More news next year.

Can we take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Acorn Printing – 3 layer softshell jacket from 2786 in stock


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Our brand new website

New Look. New Products. New Styles.

New Acorn Printing websiteAcorn Printing is delighted to be showing off its brand new website.

It’s taken a lot of effort from all of our team over quite a long period of time but we hope you think it’s worth it.

The aim has been to improve your experience in finding, selecting and ordering the right products for your needs.

There are now more products than ever, from even more suppliers.  So you have the best possible choice of t-shirts, hoodies, polo shirts and much, much more.

The search filters on the left hand side of the site are designed to help you see, at a glance, all of the different options for your chosen product.  That means you can see what colours, styles, sizes and  brands are available straight away.

Finally the quote process has been enhanced with an easy to use form that will make it easier for you to define exactly what you want.  Less time for you and faster response from us.

One thing hasn’t changed, though. Acorn are still leaders in high quality printing and embroidery to personalise your garments!

Check out the site today.  If you need any help then call us freephone 0800 0190 552 or email for a free quote today.


Acorn Printing – Skinny Fit sports gear and fashion wear. Now in stock


One Million Prints

Yes we really are as busy as we say we are!

Acorn achieves one million screen printsAs you can see in the photo (right) we hit the milestone of 1 MILLION PRINTS with one of our trusty automatic screen printing machines.

It’s doesn’t seem that long along that we were installing it and only last week we were looking at upgrading it to a model that can print more colours.

We have a range of rather advanced printing and embroidery machines, which means that we can cope with everything from a single T-shirt print to runs of thousands of garments with eleborate combinations of stitch and print.

Check out our testimonials page to see some of the very well known clients who have had nice things to say about us.

For help, assistance and advice call our hotline freephone 0800 0190 552 or email for a free quote today.


Acorn Printing – Check out our “American Apparel” collection.



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