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63% of Screen Printers Offer Print-to-Ship Services

Do You or Don’t You: Others find being a one-stop-shop is a “pain in the rear end” and not profitable enough.





Do you provide a design to print to ship/one-stop-shop experience?

Yes: 63%

  • We are primarily a local print shop, but we do ship out online retail orders daily. We market ourselves as an Artisan Screen Printer and do all our art in-house, which distinguishes us locally from the clip art screen printers and Cricut moms. — Charlie Vetters, Organic Robot Designs, Greenfield, Indiana
  • Our mission is to make ordering decorated apparel as easy as possible while remaining personal. — Scott Garnett, King Screen, Roanoke, Virginia

No: 37%

  • It sounds good, but it’s a pain in the rear end to try to cater to every custom garment decoration needs of a customer. Managing just one part of the whole solution is challenge already. — Gavin StGeorges, Proud T-shirts, Miami, Florida
  • We stopped designing for others. We saw we were losing our passion by dealing with customers who were “designers” (so why come to us then?), but we do offer shipping. — Joel Alvarez, Silk Dreams, Miami, Florida

  • We used to and we discovered that some items, such as paper printing, were a lost cause and just ate up time because they weren’t profitable projects for us. Narrowing our focus to just apparel helped a lot. — Joe Ortinau, Ortinau Art, Pemberville, Ohio

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Let’s Talk About It

Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Screen Printing Industry

LET’S TALK About It: Part 3 discusses how four screen printers have employed people with disabilities, why you should consider doing the same, the resources that are available, and more. Watch the live webinar, held August 16, moderated by Adrienne Palmer, editor-in-chief, Screen Printing magazine, with panelists Ali Banholzer, Amber Massey, Ryan Moor, and Jed Seifert. The multi-part series is hosted exclusively by ROQ.US and U.N.I.T.E Together. Let’s Talk About It: Part 1 focused on Black, female screen printers and can be watched here; Part 2 focused on the LGBTQ+ community and can be watched here.

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