So we're about halfway through and February is already trending to be our busiest month... EVER! Just as we were starting to get comfortable... BAM! Orders start coming in waves. It's cool though, we're ready. We're making adjustments wherever necessary to make sure we keep cranking out your jobs on time and keeping quality high. We're always happy to see you guys coming back to the shop and getting to know you on a first name basis. That's why we continue to keep an open door policy and we make sure to respond to your inquiries as quickly as possible. So as we wrap up this month, we hope to see you at the shop! Lots more stuff in the works as we grow. Stay tuned to see what we're up to!
Hey guys! Your friendly neighborhood Renegades here, and can you believe that it's already well into February? WTF right? A lot of things happened this last month and downtown LA has been buzzin with activity. Lot's of people expressing themselves with printed materials (if you catch our drift). We're always happy to lend a hand to those who feel the need to wear their opinion on their shirt. We have a feeling we'll be printing more stuff like this in the coming months. Stay tuned. We also had a chance to get to ISS last month and check all the latest and greatest in garment decoration as well as taking in some seminars and classes to bone up on our skills. It was cool to see screen printers and other garment decorators from all over the country there in different capacities as well as some familiar faces. It was a very wet weekend
Printing sometimes can be really fun! We were hit up by a few friends to print their shirts for The Price Is Right. (everyone has to go at least once, right??). And, of course who else did they call than Print Renegades! (although our main focus is more about helping artists, start ups, restaurants, non profits and clothing brands, sometimes its fun to do something silly and fun).The print was actually pretty complicated, a 4 color screen print WITH Foil (and only 10 pieces). Normally our minimum order of 10 pieces is for 1 or 2 color designs, but we made an exception from 25 pcs (3-4 color prints) to 10 pieces for these kids.Printing with foil inside of a design, where not everything is getting foiled, is difficult because the ink around the part not being foiled has to be a different type of ink than the ink that is being foiled.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. is a metal distributor in Los Angeles. The company started in the late 1930's in the postwar metal industry boom. It was listed in Fortune's List of "Most Admired Companies". Print Renegades was thrilled to work with a Los Angeles icon. The job: To screen print on patio umbrellas! This wasn't just a T-shirt one could thread and easily work on, this took time and thought. We had to be precise, working with that large of fabric. It took multiple people to make sure each umbrella was flawless. After the umbrella was printed, we had to fit it into our dryer. Making sure the fabric didn't scorch and the ink dried thoroughly. It was an exhausting job however, it's projects like these that make us love our jobs. We are always ecstatic to have new and interesting projects, where we can showcase our knowledge of the trade.
Stamina is a nutrition store based out of Los Angeles, helping people reach their fitness goals. They focus on top quality supplements free from growth hormones, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Nothing but clean energy to fuel your body! Stamina came in with a wonderful idea to screen print their supplement bags. The Print Renegades team was ready to take on this project. A two color print would normally be simple, however, printing on Mylar bags requires an intense and extremely intricate ink that bonds with the foil outside of the bag. (we tested 4 different types of enamel inks before taking on this job to make sure that we were using the correct ink that would never fade, wash off, scratch off or wear down over time). The other element here was the size of the text on the back of the bag: given that the text was extremely detailed, we had
Westwood Music is the local music store of the West LA area that has all of the small town local guitar shop feel with none of the corporate guitar shop feel. It might be a time warp back to the 1990s when you walk in, but there is no question that you get addressed by a REAL guitar player who knows about every single guitar hanging in that shop and loves what they do and isnt only there to sell sell sell. WW Music needed some new signs for their store, so they called us to help them with out with getting better signage for their windows. We suggested printing on coroplast signs, since this corrugated plastic material is inexpensive, is durable and lasts thru years of sunlight (which is what their signs will be through sitting in a window for ages). We decided on 4 different signs, each with a different saying