Get the hell out of the office! You do the same thing everyday press pause then repeat. Break out of the rut and bring your team to Hey! Monkey for a a few hours of creative escape. We can print shirts, posters, signs, calendars, coasters, tortillas (What?! Yes.), and other weird stuff! Bring in some food, some beer & wine and you will never go to a boring-ass restaurant or bowling alley (ok, I love bowling too) for your team lovefest again.Book A Team Build Event!
Get the hell out of the office! You do the same thing everyday press pause then repeat. Break out of the rut and bring your team to Hey! Monkey for a a few hours of creative escape. We can print shirts, posters, signs, calendars, coasters, tortillas (What?! Yes.), and other weird stuff! Bring in some food, some beer & wine and you will never go to a boring-ass restaurant or bowling alley (ok, I love bowling too) for your team lovefest again.
It's fun as hell.
It's expanding your horizons and bringing something new to the table. It shows your team that you care about their experience inworking with you by providing a time to be together, outside of work and pushing them into new places instead of sitting around a restaurant table and inevitably talking about work.
I try to make pricing easy. It is $40 per person with a $150 studio fee. So 10 people would add up to $550. Now this cost can go up based on the number of designs you may want to print, if we are purchasing shirts or other items for you to print on and/or doing any custom design work for you. There will be no surprises though and all fees will be worked out up front before you book your session
Team Build Events usually last around 3-4 hours depending on the number of people and number of designs we are printing during the event. I have done events in as little as 90 minutes for smaller teams.
I have done as few as 4 and as many as 50.
Yes and Yes! You may bring in your own food and alcohol or order catering from one of the many local Durham restaurants nearby.
Once we talk out all the details and settle on a cost, date, and timeframe I will send over an invoice that can be paid online or you can cut a check. Once the payment is received the date is locked in. Once a date is locked in and paid for we cannot do refunds as we have possibly turned down other events and blocked out studio time. If you need to move the date just let me know. We can be flexible.
Ideally two weeks is sufficient notice but I have booked events within days. Just get in touch with me and we can talk the details out to see what can be done and when.
If you have a design team (or designer) you are welcome and encouraged to supply your own artwork. If you do not or just want something a little different than your norm I am happy to quote out a design fee for the event. Art specifications are a few questions down and will also be included in a PDF resource guide that you will receive once your session is booked.
Well, it can be both. Usually it plays out one of two ways. We order a few items (a few shirts and maybe some tote bags) for each person and add that cost into the session. I hae several distributors that are vastly cheaper than Amazon and local hobby shops. Or you can have each person bring in items to print so they can pick sizes and fits that work best fr them. You can also do a mix of both. Order a shirt or two per person and have them bring a few items as well.
Bring in around 3-5 fabric based items per person. Smaller teams may bring more and we can discuss upfront. Lighter colors will work best. T-shirts, tote bags, pillowcases, tea towels, pullover hoodies, etc. No items such as thick towels, heavily textured materials or items with pockets and zippers, please. You can purchase blank T's from Michaels and AC Moore or bring items from home. You can also set up an account with online retailers like shirtspace.com. Don't be afraid to bring old shirts and items with printing on them as well. The results could be really cool!
Unless it is specifically stated we will be limiting things to a one-color print. You will need to pick the same ink color for all the items you bring. Bring all white or light colored fabrics for the best results and ink color selection. Though sometimes you get those unexpected pops of "wow!" when you try darker T's. If you decide you want to print more than one color there may be a higher per person cost or studio fee to cover the additional production time.
For Screen Print Starter you will be using studio art. For all other classes you can supply your own designs. We need hi-res artwork for you to get the best results. Adobe Illustrator is best. Vector artwork will scale as needed and create the sharpest film for your print. Once you have completed your artwork you need to color the entire artwork black with each of the 4 CMYK sliders pushed to 100%. Send the .Ai or .EPS file along. We are on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop files need to be hi-res and 300dpi.
Email your file one week ahead of your workshop. For vector artwork, send us a .ai or .eps file, and if bitmap a jpeg or pdf -300dpi and sized to how large you think you want it to print, no larger than 12"x14" (10" across is a good size) Please also bring it with you on a USB drive as a backup. Remember to outline any fonts and expand any strokes in Illustrator.
For those that do not send in art, we have some ready-to-go designs and all sorts of films that you can collage into your own unique piece. Please DO NOT take images free from the internet to bring in and print. Purchase any stock art and know that while you can print it you most likely cannot sell it so know that any art you may buy would best be used for your own use/gifting to others.
Screen printing can be a bit messy and we have aprons for you to wear, so dress comfortably and in some older clothes that you are willing to get inky.