Making Custom T-shirts Easy

For Gabriel Lipetz, owner of Aloha T Shirt Factory, the T-shirt is a canvas for a masterpiece to unfold. In a similar way to Revel Shore’s Houston screen printing, he wanted to share his art with the world. Lipetz embarked on his business venture eight years ago when he took the opportunity to stir up his creative and independent spirit.

Aloha T Shirt Factory now offers full-service T-shirt screen printing at its office at 819 Moowaa St., Suite 103, in the KalihiKapalama area.

“If you think about it, almost everyone owns and wears T-shirts. We cater to anyone who wants to make a custom T-shirt order,” says Lipetz, who is a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, and moved to Hawaii 11 years ago. “We can print T-shirts on affordable promotional blanks all the way to high-quality fashion designs. We also print on tote bags, trucker hats, mousepads and more.”

Aloha T Shirt Factory also specializes in bulk orders for retail shops, uniforms, corporate promotions and other commercial or private entities with a minimum order of one dozen shirts.

“We currently have four people on staff, and we really make the process of T-shirt printing as simple as possible,” Lipetz adds. “We will help you with the design or help you make it from scratch, as well as order and pick up the shirts for you and print on them. Of course, we make sure all of this is completed in a timely manner.”

Prior to starting his business, Lipetz came to the Islands with one goal: to surf. After spending a summer on the North Shore, he knew he also needed to cater to his city roots and made the move to town, where he pursued his education at Kapiolani Community College. Three semesters later, his business started to grow, so he followed the entrepreneurial path and never turned back.

“I get a tremendous reward when a customer is happy and returns. To me, building a long-term relationship with our customers is our biggest reward of all.

“We are very flexible and understanding of our customers’ expectations,” he explains. “Customer service and product quality are both very important ingredients of our business success. When customers come in, they are usually very demanding. Most of the time we are able to meet their unique needs and wants, but if we can’t, we will let them know and point them in the right direction. We never make promises that we can’t keep, and this is one of our core values.”

Looking to the future, Lipetz has great hope. He rolls with the punches and always is looking to partner with new clientele.

“If there’s a need to expand, we will. All we can do now is provide the best service that we can on a daily basis,” he says. “Your imagination is our destination!”

For more information, call 372-1774 or visit