The Start of My Custom Screen Printing Business

May 28, 2014

Wow, how time flies! In the blink of an eye, it is 18 years later. 18 years ago I started my own custom screen printing business. I did not know anything about the business, but what I did have was drive, ambition, and passion. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I have had a number of businesses before I started my present business. Back when I started the company, I was married with a daughter. I needed to find a career that wasn’t seasonal. Before the screen printing and embroidery business, I had an asphalt company. I worked extremely hard for seven or eight months and then, business would come to an abrupt end with the hard winters in St. Louis. How did I think of starting the custom screen printing t-shirt business? One day I was people-watching at one of the local St. Louis, MO shopping malls. I often study people’s behavior by doing this. I was there because it was the off season for the asphalt business. Suddenly, my eye caught something that it never did before…the vast majority of people that I observed were wearing some type of custom screen printed garment or embroidered baseball cap. I thought to myself, “I can do this. I can make these shirts and caps.” There started my quest. I bought a cheap, broken down press and put it in my garage. I didn’t have the faintest idea what it took to produce a quality product, but I was committed to giving it my best effort. I knew that I could sell the tee shirts; I just needed to figure out the production of the t-shirts. Many shirts were ruined in the process, but I did not let that stop me. Along the way, with the help of some experienced screen printers, I learned and today I have a thriving custom screen printing and embroidery business. If you are in the market for quality custom screen printed t shirts and embroidered polos or caps, please give us a call. Good luck in your ventures!