In October 1963, The Doctor, (in his original incarnation), visited Magpie Electricals and attempted to buy components to repair his damaged TARDIS (Hunters of Earth).
Many years later, in his tenth incarnation, and 10 years earlier in 1953, (this time travel business can get very tricky), The Doctor faced the Wire who was forcing Mr Magpie to sell TV sets cheaply so that she could "take people's essences" and get a physical body (The Idiot's Lantern). Although Magpie himself was killed by the Wire, Magpie Electricals survived the loss of its proprietor and continued to prosper.
In 2007 the Magpie Electricals website briefly appeared on a mobile phone being flicked through by The Doctor (The Runaway Bride).
In the following year Martha Jones' Magpie brand television was booby trapped by The Master (The Sound of Drums), while in the Christmas of that year Wilfred Mott was watching a portable Magpie branded television set as he sold newspapers on the streets of London on Christmas Eve (Voyage of the Damned).
River Song's scanner was manufactured by Magpie Electricals (Day of the Moon) and, in the reconstructed TARDIS Console Room (The Eleventh Hour) the monitor, typewriter, keyboard and a miscellaneous control by the mustard dispenser all had Magpie Electricals brands on them, as did a power control device labelled Type V 310-A (Vincent and the Doctor).
In 1138 the Twelfth Doctor, while standing on a tank in a medieval castle (The Magician's Apprentice) and later while on the TARDIS (Before the Flood) played his electric guitar through a Magpie Electronics amplifier.
A Magpie Electricals shop window featured TV sets carrying The Doctors broadcast for The Monks (The Lie of The Land) in 2017
Sarah Jane Smith had a Magpie Electricals branded computer (The Mark of the Berserker), Torchwood owned an old Magpie television (The Undertaker's Gift) and Magpie Electricals was still a household name in the 33rd Century where it's continued presence was still to be seen in evidence aboard the Starship UK (The Beast Below).
(1) Where are all the pencils? (2) Whose turn is it to make the tea? (3) Is anybody going to Ikea because we really need some more pencils? (4) Do you print on Black? and (5) Can people please stop stirring their tea with the pencils?
None of which we felt were particularly helpful, (apart from the one about printing on Black), so instead we decided to make a list of useful Answers so that people wouldn't need to ask Questions quite so frequently and they would be able to find out if we printed on Black.
The absolute best way to measure your shirt is to dig out your favourite most comfortable T-Shirt ever, lay it flat on a table, and measure armpit to armpit. That way you get the most comfortable fit for you.
The base colour of the shirt affects the appearance of the printed image: White gives a Crisp, Bright image, Ash a Cool, Muted image, and Natural a Warm, Vintage image.
You will notice that none of the shirt colours mentioned above is Black. We don't print onto Black.
Even if you come back and ask us again 6 months later, we still don't print onto Black.
There are technical reasons, and seriously we could write paragraphs about it and bore the pants off you but the bottom line is: we print on White, Ash Grey and Natural and we don't print onto Black...
Not even a little bit.
Whenever possible, to help maximize the life of the printed image, Hand Washing in Warm Water is recommended.
Ideally this should be done by the light of a full moon with dew gathered by virgin pixies - but this is optional.
When a slightly more vigorous wash is required....
Turn the Garment Inside Out and wash at 40 degrees.
Hand Iron, setting at 'cotton'.
BUT BEWARE THE FIVE EVIL PRINT GOBLINS
DRY CLEAN, BOIL WASH, TUMBLE DRY,
STEAM PRESS, USE BLEACH
All these can have DISASTEROUS results on the image!
(and yes, I am shouting... I'm really, really shouting!)
After washing, the colours may appear to fade
PANIC YE NOT!
Ironing directly over the Image (setting 'cotton')
will help revitalise the colours.
Ironing Directly (ie with the Iron in Direct Contact
with the Print) will not damage the Image.
Honest... No matter what your Mom tells you.
I've done it loads of times and it's almost completely bloke proof. Just don't leave the Iron on the shirt while you're off chasing the dog because it's nicked your socks...
otherwise no sweat.
And finally - Wear With Humility
Remember, not everyone has such good taste as you!
Printing: is done by Thermal Press.
The print does not have a raised plasticky texture, the inks are embedded into the fabric of the T-Shirt.
Shirt prints measure upto 27cmx19cm (approx), depending on the design proportions and the garments printable area.
We do not stock pre-printed shirts. All of our shirts are Printed To Order.
We can remove, tweak or replace text, add personalisation, change the size and position of images... print one of your own designs, or help design t-shirts for an event... Stag/Hen Nights, Fun Runs etc.
To ask about customising your shirt just email us at email@example.com
Made To Order: We want you to be really chuffed with your purchase. To avoid disappointment always check your measurements against our size chart (armpit to armpit) to ensure a comfortable fit.
But Hey - mistakes happen, and if, in spite of all precautions, you do make an incorrect sizing choice,
just return your shirt to us within 14 days of receipt, unworn and with tags attached, for a full refund of the purchase price or a replacement shirt. No quibbles!
(* does not apply to personalised printed shirts)
Heaven forbid but if we make a right pigs ear of your order please get in touch with us straight away, and we’ll arrange a refund or replacement along with a grovelling apology.
Afterwards the drone responsible for the error will have their diodes removed and their conducters short-circuited (again!).
You don’t mess with the Carrot.
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