Lakeside Clothing Co is a company we print custom tees for! They are in Scheels, Herbergers and Yonkers. They have grown from a small startup to a premium brand that is sold nation wide. We met up with the owner, Kyle Antilla, to ask him a few questions about printing and what it means to there business. "Our printer is our partner", Antilla noted during our conversation. He constantly reiterated the fact that without a solid printer on board, making custom tees in a saturated market would be difficult. We focused on quality ink, quality fabric and a quality cut. These main features make the custom apparel we print for Lakeside a next generation brand. Overall, we love knocking out custom apparel and custom tees for Lakeside!
Building a custom t-shirt in Duluth requires space. Therefore, the next chapter for Duluth Screen Printing has begun. We have found our new facility just 5 blocks away from our current shop. It is 7,000 square feet of pure custom t-shirt printing power! Our new location will help us create higher quality tees, quicker. Mostly, it will help us become a paramount tee provider in Minnesota. Custom tees are more than just printwear. They are a symbol of art, hard work and craftsmanship. Cheers to the future and let chapter ii be a wild ride!
Duluth Screen Printing Co was founded in Duluth and has been thriving here since the beginning. Ian Scherber chose the city of Duluth to build his company in because he wanted to enrich and strengthen the community he was raised in. Duluth is the foundation for manufacturing in Minnesota and has a strong heritage of hard work and craftsmanship, making it the perfect place to call home. The area also has a rich history in manual labor and therefore Ian knew he could find a great workforce here. We choose to work with other local businesses so we can build strong and meaningful relationships with those we will be around for many years. A few of those companies that we have been working with recently and frequently are Heck of the North Productions, Bella Flora, Pizza Luce, Bend Tec, and all the local high schools. Every dollar spent at a locally owned and operated business returns into our economy three times more than a dollar spent at a big chain business. Building a business that can create a positive impact on the community is not easy, but Duluth Screen Printing Co has had some great companies to look up to. Patagonia, Loll Designs, Simms, and Virgin Group are all larger businesses that have influenced our small business decisions.
Our pride extends from the rich history of Duluth. Working class citizens strive, daily, toward their dreams and goals by continually working hard. We've crafted up a custom tee that embodies that rich soul of all Duluthians. Custom tee shirts are what we do and what we do well. We love knocking out custom tees for Duluthians.
This year for small businesses Saturday we headed over to our friends at Evolve Yoga in Duluth. We handed out just over 400 free t-shirts and chatted with some incredible folks. We explained our custom tee shirt printing process and how it all works. It was incredible to show everyone exactly what an custom screen printed tee was all about!
No matter the side you reside upon, we stand united under one flag. We love printing custom tee shirts for all shapes and sizes of this country. God bless the USA.
This week we took on a new employee by the name of John Wetzel. Johnny "Dirty Paws" Wetzel is our new core member and ship utilitarian. He helps us kick out custom tee shirts all day.
This month we honor the lives that have vanished into Lake Superior. Our boxes are printed with the silhouette of the mighty Edmund Fitzgerald. We will also be offering a custom tee with the logo to each customer that places an order on November 10th.
Match made in heaven? We loved knocking out these subtle custom tees for Superior Angling Co! Check out their work and follow them as they progress their tv series. Also, head over to their website to pick up a tee or two. #DuluthScreenPrinting
We've acquired a new toy in the shop. Our new 2016 Workhorse Freedom Express has helped increase quality and productivity around the shop. It takes our standard custom tees to the new level! #DuluthScreenPrinting
Today we worked with our good friends over at Northern Toboggan. We crafted up some custom tee shirts for their new product line. Our two brands collided to screen print some everlasting goods. Working with customers like this is the exact reason we began printing custom tees. #DuluthScreenPrinting
Ian Scherber founder and CEO of Duluth screen printing Co., along with our operations manager Mary Rumpca have both made connections as recent college grads at The college of Saint Benedict Saint Johns University. Establishing a relationship with a well-known University is a great way to grow the business. We had the opportunity of making a simple two color screen printed t-shirt which highlights their well known University logo. Taking on big projects like this is a challenge , but it's a rewarding task when looking forward to the final product.
We had the opportunity to work with Deneen Pottery out of St. Paul, MN for their upcoming event. Their goal as a company has remained un-changed: create functional, beautiful, hand-thrown stoneware for their clients. With their goal in mind we aimed towards our goal which is creating custom screen printed t-shirts with high quality standards. Working with another business is always a fun project. Getting the opportunity to connect with new clients is something we look forward to. While working with Deneen Pottery we were also fortunate to get our hands on some of their handmade mugs!
Recently, we worked with Save the Boundary Waters organization. The project was simple, raise awareness about the sulfuric mines that are proposed on the border of the B.W.C.A. This threat is endangering one of the last pristine watersheds in the world. We crafted up some custom t-shirts and helped them raise awareness and funds by hosting an online storefront. The custom apparel that we created used 100% organically grown cotton and water-based inks. It was an incredibly project.
Experience the best that Duluth Screen Printing has to offer by throwing together your favorite design on our favorite tee. It's as simple as 24 custom t-shirts for $7 each. We take pride in printing and we want to share that with you!
As human beings, we often make decisions we feel have a sense of purpose. You can usually assume that most if not all decisions, to some degree, whether we realize it or not, contain everything from a dash of to large amount of purpose. The decision to start Duluth Screen Printing Co. proves no exception in this sense. When making the decision to found the company, we didn’t so much ask the question of “Why?” but rather the question of “What?”—What is our purpose? Well, we found it.
We believe businesses owe responsibility to more than just their stockholders. For this reason, we commit our business to protecting the health of communities and their ecosystems by urging our customers to utilize organic cotton in their orders while doing business with us.
When you hear "custom t-shirt" what comes to mind? Perhaps custom apparel for your high school, college, charity event or community 5k? Or is it something else? Like the thought of creating your own brand and sharing your designs with the world?
When we set out on this journey to make custom t-shirts and apparel, we made sure that working with brands would be our specialty. The folks at Neverest Outfitters came to us with the thought of producing a garment made in the U.S.A. from organic cotton. Through the strengths of our supply chain we found 100% organically grown T-shirts, made entirely in the U.S. of A. This custom design (Shown Above) was developed on the thought of a strong Minnesota heritage. We used water-based inks to ensure this product was clean and sound with the environment but also extremely comfortable.
For us, building relationships with the community and aspirating artists is what DSPCO is all about. If you are brand, artist or just someone on the pursuit of their dreams, feel free to contact us about our custom t-shirts. We would love nothing more than to supply you with sustainability and superior quality.