We joke that we can print on anything. Sometimes we get put to the test. The printing aspect of this job was pretty conventional, but what made it unusual was the custom rig we had to build to accommodate the thickness of the cooler. Our regular “off contact” adjustments weren’t cutting it! Typically a cooler like this is something you would order direct from the manufacturer if you wanted it customized, but our friends at Full Sail Brewing had a tight deadline. We like a challenge. And because it didn’t really happen if you don’t document it, we took some pictures and put together a short video.
Our squeegees are hard working, and they love screen printing, but every now and then they need a break. Here’s a photo album from one squeegee’s recent vacation: Spring Break in Florida!
Deity Components: BMX frames and components since 2004. They used to be local, and when they moved to Idaho in 2009 they tried some locals printers but came back to OSI because our service couldn’t be beat.
Squeegee spent day two of his vacation at Universal Studios. He was super excited about Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, but found Jurassic Park to be a little more than he bargained for.
One of our squeegees from the manual press department went on vacation and sends his regards from Florida. Even a squeegee needs the occasional break from screen printing.
Screen Printing a Beth Logan Illustration
We’ve been running this “Smile at the Rain” design for nearly 16 years. There are as many Beth Logan prints out there in the Pacific Northwest as there are raindrops. Watch all 9 colors come together in this video. Smile at the rain? We’re laughing at it today because it’s sunny! — in Portland.
Beth Logan Illustrator: artstuffltd.com
Our sewing and embroidery department sometimes feels like they get the short end of the stick promo wise, so here’s some love for the bobbin heads. This is a recent job we did for Monster Products, makers of Monster Cables. These were custom-sewn jackets using Pendleton Wool, with White Leather sleeves, and they came out looking great.
Here’s an alternate view.
Check out: Monster Products
Some t-shirts have more to their production life than just screen printing. A stand-out hang tag can help you add value to your brand. Check out these maple veneers cut and etched on our in-house laser. The company we made them for is called Maple XO, a Portland based outfit that makes jewelry, accessories and the occasional lamp or bicycle fender out of recycled skateboards.
We’ve been screen printing for Portland Megaband for over 10 years now. The Portland Megaband is open to all ages and experience levels, and they mix it up with their shirts as well. This 10 color screen print went on 8 different colored shirts.