I'm a retailer and I'd like to place a wholesale order. How do I do this?
We'd love to work with your shop! Please visit our wholesale page where you will find our wholesale request form along with a list of our current retailers. A catalog and line sheet will be provided upon approval.
Where can I find your shipping rates?Our shipping rates are based on your order total and destination. Your total with shipping will be updated after you enter your info upon checkout. We've also listed out all of our rates here.
I'd like to request your Graphic Design servcies. How do I do this?
Please visit Shannon's new portfolio site, ShannonKennedyDesigns.com
How did you get started screenprinting?
Shannon- I got started screenprinting in college while pursuing my degree in Graphic Design. I fell in love with the process and felt it was a great companion to design. After many years working in front of the computer I was yearning to work with my hands again so I brushed up on my skills, set up a press, and the rest is history!
Shannon- Screenprinting, aka silkscreening and serigraphy, is a fine art that has existed for hundreds of years. In essence a screen is burned to provide a "stencil" of the design then ink is pulled through with a squeegee to the paper or fabric beneath it. As a designer, I relish the fact that I can produce printed goods that become unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Sure machine printing would be faster and so much easier, but a screenprinted card or print that has been hand-pulled with a texture that you can see and feel just has that je ne sais quoi! Additionally, screenprinting inks on paper never fade or peel and the screenprinted designs on our garments get softer and more worn in with each wash.
Explain this "distress" texture you use in your designs.
Shannon- I love vintage design and classic styling so I like to incorporate textures within my art to give it that worn-in and weathered feel. Many of my designs feature a distress texture and while it may look like pieces of the design are missing, believe me that this is intentional. Also keep in mind that since screenprinted products are done by hand the texture, registration, and colors may vary from piece to piece.
Can I request custom colors and/or change fonts/words?
*UPDATE- we've just added Digital Prints to the shop so there will be more to come on those in the way of color customization!* We would love to be able to accomodate your request, but as mentioned above screenprinting is a very labor intensive process and it is not as simple as a click of a mouse to produce a customized screenprinted product. In most cases, a screen would have to be setup and then we would mix custom inks to pull you a "one-off" which is essentially a 1/1 (one of one) edition and very limited. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please do contact us to arrange a custom quote! Note that there are fees involved to cover materials and labor. Changing fonts/words or adding names/phrases would be handled the same way but would require booking our services for setting up the design prior to preparing it for the screens.
Can I read some reviews of your products?
Quality and customer service are important to us! See what people who have ordered from us have to say about our goods.
Are you a "green" company?
We certainly strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We see this through by obtaining our paper and envelopes for our screenprinted products from US-based and family owned French Paper Company, which uses clean, renewable hydroelectric generators to churn their mills. All of our screenprints and cards utilize their Recycled and Speckletone papers and our digital prints use FSC certified papers. We use 100% organic cotton baby and kids garments made right here in the USA, and we purchase locally made organic cotton, when available, to make our pillows. All of our screenprinting inks are waterbased and non-toxic and we use earth-friendly clean up materials.
Are you hiring?
Right now we are a small two-person company, but we have set our sights on being able to move our studio to a space where we can spread out and hopefully have room for a few helpers! I will post any job openings on our blog so keep checking back or better yet, sign up for our newsletter.