Dale Szakats, Owner
Donna Szakats, Owner

In 1984, Dale and Donna Szakats opened Initial Impact and began operating as a wholesale contract embroidery company servicing mostly large department stores, mail-order catalogs, and uniform shops with custom embroidery and monogramming.

In 1987, Initial Impact moved to the beautiful seaside town of Spring Lake, NJ.  Our location is a showroom for corporate apparel as well as a retail store that is stocked with great personalized gifts for all occasions.  We offer in-house embroidery as well as screen-printing, digital printing and imprinted promotional products.

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Do you take outside merchandise?

Yes, we're happy to embroider your garments. Please give us a call to discuss your items.

Items we don't embroider:

  • Handkerchiefs
  • Christening gowns
  • Fur coat linings
  • Bedsheets
  • Shower curtains
  • Bath mats
  • Suitcases
  • Leather goods
  • Dress shirt cuffs

Can I return something after it's monogrammed?

No, unfortunately we can not accept returns after the item is personalized.

What is your average production time?

  • Screenprinting: 14 working days after proof approval
  • Embroidery: 7-14 working days
    • everything is custom and based on stitch count and degree of difficulty, production time may vary
    • rush service available for an additional charge
  • Promotional products: 14 working days

Can I call in an order and can you ship it for me?

Absolutely - we can ship anywhere in the lower 48.

Can you repair, pull-out, or embroider over a monogram already on apparel I bring in?

Unfortunately it is difficult to remove a monogram; however, if you remove the monogram, we will try our best to embroider over that area.

What are your minimum order amounts?

None for screen-printing and embroidery – we are happy to help you. Quantity varies for type of promotional product.