Starting my own custom screen printing business

May 28, 2014

There are many directions to go when considering starting your own business. If you are anything like me, I never wanted to work for someone else. I have plenty of drive, ambition, and passion, but that does not always pay the bills. Not everyone has an entrepreneurial spirit, but I do. I have owned a number of different types of businesses, including painting and asphalt. Right before I started my custom screen printing company, I was in the asphalt business. It was lucrative; however, the work would disappear in the cold, winter months in St. Louis, MO when asphalt work could not be done. I needed to find work that wasn’t seasonal. One day while just people watching in a local shopping mall, I saw something that never really caught my attention. The majority of people, young and old, that I saw walking by were wearing some type of custom screen printed t-shirt or an embroidered cap. I said to myself, “I can sell those.” I went out shortly later and sold my first screen printing job. Of course, I didn’t know the first thing about this business and had never printed custom tee shirts before in my life. Somehow I managed to fulfill this order with a lot of trial and error. I don’t recommend that you necessarily do what I did. However, it did work for me. A lot has transpired since that first order almost 20 years ago. Today I have a lucrative custom screen printing and custom embroidery company. I have sold and printed thousands of garments (t shirts, sweat shirts, and many other types of garments) and custom embroidered caps and shirts. When you are in the market in St. Louis, MO for these, why don’t you give us a call? We personally answer our phones and will be glad to give you a quote. Hope to hear from you soon.