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You have spent all this time (and money) to make sure your message is clear and relevant only to drag it down by sending it off to some online print service and getting back subpar quality printing and garments. Elevate your brand with hand-crafted, hand-pulled 100% waterbased ink screen printing.

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When starting with a solid brand foundation, making sure the quality is top notch across all mediums is of paramount importance. You have spent all this time (and money) to make sure your message is clear and relevant only to drag it down by sending it off to some online print service and getting back subpar quality printing and garments. Elevate your brand with hand-crafted, hand-pulled 100% waterbased ink screen printing.

shirts so damn soft

It's Like Wearing a Hug!

I use all water-based inks and soy and citrus-based cleaners throughout my process. This gives fabrics that nice soft-hand or vintage feel that is so timeless. So do I do “green” screenprinting? No. No matter what these are still chemicals and compounds but they are much safer all around. No screenprinting is truly green. But this is gets us closer to keeping our home a bit cleaner. Not to mention much cooler looking and softer feeling prints! Pair that with top quality garments from brands like Bella+Canvas, Next Level, American Apparel and you will never wear a softer short from the fabric to the print that was hand-pulled on the garment.

so, am I commercial screen printer?

Yes and no. I have the capabilities to be a low-run, high-quality commercial printer but i really try to focus on brand support with my printing.  By all means get in touch with me and let's talk. If i am not the right fit, i know people who will be!

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Dollar Bills, Y'all!

I do not have pricing tables on my site. I quote each job custom based on all the variables for that particular job and prices can fluctuate as we look at different shirt brands, number of colors, number of locations, print process needed, and quantity. Get ahold of me and let's talk the details that pertain to your job and see what we can do to zero in on the best price possible while making the quality across the board the most important factor.

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THINGS TO KNOW

I just want a few prints. can you do that?

I have a 24 print minimum for a single color, one-location print. The amount of setup and production work that goes into getting a job on press really makes single prints and small runs not cost-effective.

what brands of shirts and colors do you stock?

Well, I do not stock any. I custom order every garment to best match the artwork going on it. I have access to almost any brand you can think of. Bella+Canvas, Next Level, American Apparel, Anvil and many others.

I Just want the cheapest shirt possible.

Of course, we all want to get what we need at the best possible price. And many large scale printers are setup for that. I am not. I want everything that leaves my shop to be the best it can be. So I steer as clear as possible from cheap, heavy, scratchy garments.

I hear it is harder to achieve brighter, more vibrant prints on darker garments with water-based ink? Why?

Plastisol ink sits on top of the shirt. It is literally plastic. So you get that heavy patch feeling on the shirt. Yuck. Waterbased ink sits down into the shirt fibers. They soak in. That is what gives you the desirable soft-hand feel of a waterbased print. So to get bright colors on darker shirts you either have to add a white underbase which introduces another color into your print or use a process called discharge printing. Discharge printing dye the shirt color away and replaces it with the color of your choice but can be limited by garment type and color. So be ready to have some flexibility when looking at getting bright colors on darker shirts.

Hand-pulled? What does that mean? why does it matter?

Every print, every step of the way is done by hand. No machines.  Prepping and coating screens. Lining up films to make sure things are locked in place. Choosing a garment so soft it is like wearing a hug. The perfect color mix. Then, the fun part. Each color in your print is pulled across  your garment, by hand.

When you order a shirt. Let’s say 100 shirts at 3 colors. That means each color is pulled one or two times to get the ink to lay down just right. That is hundreds of passes by a human hand to recreate your artwork. Cool.

What should I expect from a hand-pulled print?

I strive to make every print as perfect as I can. But sometimes the sheer fact that it is a human process from beginning to end lends that imperfect magic to the prints. Sometimes those happy accidents occur that take a print to a place we didn’t think of.

water based ink is better

soft hand feel
safer for the planet!
doesn't
plastic patch
draped across your chest
all sweaty and nasty feeling