Field Trip to Printed Threads and The General Store

We recently took a field trip to Fort Worth, home of Printed Threads and The General Store.  Joined by my good buddy Paul Riva, Owner/Founder of Apparel Graphics in Oakdale, CA, we barely made our 5am flight out of SMF and in just a few hours we were picked up at Dallas Love Field by Brett and Ryan of Printed Threads…

A custom screen-printed Print Threads sign in the showroom

Obligatory showroom samples

Customer service staff at work

A few designs well worthy of attention

 

Brett, AKA: El Capitan, is happy to show us around

We soon find that Printed Threads is not just another screen shop.

To the screen dept…

Showing off the DTG

Seth Brewton manages the screen dept

Lotus-Holland state-of-the-art automated screen reclamation

I am inspire by the use of the dishwashing rack a the squeegee cleaning station. Smart.

The well-maintained ink dept

A state-of-the-art ink mixer

Chief of Operations, Ryan Graves, shows off one of four S-Roq presses

A well organized shop to be sure

Press operators tend to be clock-watchers. Why not give them a beautiful driftwood clock to stare at?

And who says press operators don’t deserve an office?

Business cards are printed in-house at Printed Threads

We marveled at this antique cutter…

But Paul made us all a bit nervous

B-to-C fulfillment

El Cap is ready to retire to his quarters

Masterful branding, I’m always amazed at how well the Printed Threads brand is marketed

 

 

To the General Store…

 

The General store is a retail skate shop spawned by Printed Threads

We couldn’t have enjoyed our visit more.  Texan Hospitality and talking shop with friends.  Thanks to all at Printed Threads for making it a great visit!

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