Screen printing is a craft that blends creativity, precision, and a dash of unpredictability. Few understand this as well as Barrel Maker Printing, a shop that has not only embraced the challenges but thrived on them. We caught up with their team to delve into their journey, ink choices, and commitment to both manual and automatic presses.
Go back to your childhood for a moment. What did you dream of doing with your life? Did you want to become an astronaut, or maybe a dinosaur trainer? Well, for Bhavik Dhanak, that dream was to own a clothing brand. He wanted to print his own designs, and started to learn screen printing through YouTube.
When he entered high school, he started getting more serious. Aesthetic Imprints, based in Frederick, Maryland, was born in early 2017, during Bhavik’s senior year of high school. Yeah, you read that right. Bhavik is now a 22-year-old print hustler who’s been screen printing since he was 16 years old. Starting a business as a teenager isn’t easy, but Bhavik didn’t let that stop him from day one.
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Ryonet has always done our best to educate first, sell second, which is why we introduced our Screen Print Experience classes, both for printers who are just starting out and those who just want to learn more. Screen Print Experience, however, wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of our class partners, shops […]
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