Sometimes working with certain clients is a pleasure, and really makes our job as printers much easier. Working with Raymond and the guys at Raveready are those clients: even though their jobs are technically difficult and sometimes take a LOT of work and man hours, the fact that they are cool people and create a stress-free working relationship really dictates the ease of the job.Most recently, we worked with their brand Hardcore Till I Die, and were printing a bunch of flags for some of their rave shows that were in town. These flags were 100% polyester, which is still possible to silk screen onto, but was a very large format oversized print. Our set up is slightly different than printing on anything else, but we have the system down to pump them out and make them look great.The flags were flown around the entire festival and looked amazing!!
One of the best parts of our job at Print Renegades is the ability we have to work with a vast mix of different projects and people. Most other print shops (in our eyes) basically do the same types of things everyday. Because we are always so open to taking on new and interesting projects, this gives us the ability to venture down a new and exciting road weekly (and what makes our print shop so unique).Last week we had a chance to work with our old Belgian beer making friends, Ommegang. (we have printed for them before actually). They had a rush project that they needed help with, and we were able to assist them in making their dreams become a reality. They were doing a festival in Santa Monica and needed some umbrellas printing with their fancy logo on all 4 panels of each umbrella. This we had never done before,
Freshwata are tastemakers. Aside from their design and branding side of their business, they also focus on building and developing style for exhibits and social events. Freshwata were doing an event in San Diego and hit us up to help them with a very large and time consuming project: All Over Printing. This style of printing is usually done as a Dye Sublimiation process, but given that Freshwata wanted to have a few hundred of these done, it was cheaper and better for us to run these as standard discharge screen printing.The shirts were standard Anvil 980 Fashion Fit tees. We then used a super large 160 mesh screen (roughly 58"x54" outside dimension) with Pro Discharge White discharge ink (mixed with the poly activator). This produced a bright white print while keeping the hand and feel of the ink very soft on the shirt AND making the print over the seams look much
We recently printed for a really dope Los Angeles brand called Plain White Steez. Most of these prints are printed with soft waterbased ink, which make the prints vibrant yet feel like its still part of the garment. One of them was printed digitally with our Brother GT-361 digital garment printer. With digital printing, we can print up to 256 Million Billion Zillion colors. Pretty unlimited. All tees are printed on American Apparel goods, Made in LA!
The fashion industry is always a full season ahead of the rest of the world. This is shown through the biggest fashion trade show in the world, Magic/Pool/Project trade shows in Las Vegas, they happen twice a year (Feb and Aug) and each trade show is for the season that they are currently in but ONE YEAR ahead (Feb is the fall show, Aug is the spring show). This system requires independent brands to keep up with this by coming out very early with their lines to impress buyers.As screen printers, because of this, we are usually printing tank tops in the dead winter, and long sleeved hoodies in the heat of summer. Some people who see this wonder "Who could possibly be ordering something so late", but this is due to the trends that are in place.We recently printed some tank tops for a really rad Canadian brand, RBLTG, out of Regina
Sometimes even the most simple things take a lot of time and effort to perfect. Our friend, Shaina Mote, Women's fashion designer, extraordinaire, needed to re-up on her stockpile of printed custom tags for her new lines that she is sampling right now, and we were her go-to to get those done.These tags were just strips of fabric, almost like edging or trim, but natural canvas style edging. She cuts it into strips and we print her custom tags right over top of them, then she is able to cut them and sew them directly into the garments when she produces her new lines. Its a really cheap and professional way for Shaina to get really nice custom tags made, and the way that we have developed printing them, its easy for us to churn out lots of these tags with minimal effort.There are SO many ways to develop cheap and easy workarounds