Family Owned And Operated since 2002


Howard Custom Transfers is a family owned and operated company. Partners Jeff Howard and Jim Boynton combine for over 75 years of experience in the custom heat transfer industry.

The Beginning

Jeff and Jim started Howard Custom Transfers (formerly Howard Sportswear Graphics Express) in May 2002 with the goal of providing the custom heat transfer industry with something they felt it was lacking: high-quality products combined with exceptional customer service.

The company started with a small group of close friends and family - operating out of Jeff’s one car garage in Elgin, Illinois. In the beginning, there were many late nights. Screens were reclaimed at the local car wash and Jeff and Jim would hand deliver heat transfers to local customers.

Jeff’s sons Quintin and Marcus took an early interest in the company. Along with a small group of long-time friends, business took off. With a clear vision, Howard Custom Transfers experienced tremendous growth.

Company Growth

Howard Custom Transfers now operates out of a 25,000 square foot facility and has built a team of over 65 full-time, dedicated employees. Success hasn’t come without an immense amount of hard work and some challenging times. However, the goal has remained the same since day one: quality products, superior service, and fast delivery.


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