Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of a custom jacket for the band Clutch. Titled Hess454, this Dickies Eisenhower Jacket features the artwork of Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess. This was a fun project because we were able to combine screen both screen printing and embroidery; and we’re especially proud of our embroidery department for their amazing attention to detail and care in creating the custom ‘patch’ of the Clutch logo on the jacket fronts.
Check out the Hess454 jacket and more Clutch merch at http://www.indiemerchstore.com/clutch
Those that know Jakprints, have heard about our love of skateboarding, but we’re here to say we have more to offer to the wide world of sports. So this year, we decided to hone our skills and expand our athletic diversity by joining the Cleveland Corporate Challenge. We figure, no matter how we play it’s good to get out, get some exercise, meet some new people (and it’s a good excuse to make some cool team jerseys to show off our dye sublimation capabilities, heheh.)
We’re also happy to announce that we are the Cleveland Corporate Challenge Team of the Week. I could bend the truth and say it’s because of our beast-like athleticism, but we were nominated due to our efforts in working with local and global organizations such as the Earth Day Coalition, Forest Stewardship Council, and the Rainforest Alliance to encourage sustainability and promote green practices, which is a home-run in our book.
We were happy to have the great people of Dim And Den Sum stop by to order stickers and flyers, but we would by lying if we didn’t admit we were even more happy about them staying in our parking lot for the afternoon! Dim and Den Sum is a gourmet, locally sourced food truck that roams the streets of Cleveland serving comfort food with an Asian twist. Hungry Jakprinters and Clevelanders flocked to the DADS Truck to partake in their amazing food: Pork sandwiches, tacos, tots, burgers and more… it was a good afternoon. Follow Dim And Den Sum on twitter to see where they will be each day.
IndieMerch and Dan Mumford are teaming up to create Mumford Clothing, and they came to Jakprints to produce t-shirts and posters. This video shows a little behind the scenes action of the process behind this new clothing line, which includes a look at t-shirt screen-printing, embroidery and full color printing.
Hailing from central London, artist Dan Mumford has created some of the most viscerally stunning imagery from his work space in Studio 100, a collective group of artists, illustrators, and graphic designers. Armed with a client list that includes musical standouts The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me The Horizon, and Gallows, Mumford has also tackled major companies such as Nike and Adidas. He is best known for his cover art for “Homesick,” the largely successful album from A Day To Remember, and his extensive t-shirt work for The Black Dahlia Murder.
Mumford Clothing is a collaboration between Dan Mumford and IndieMerch, the first Series, ‘The Heretic’, a tale of the occult told through the medium of tee’s, will release on the 15th of May 2010. (available at indiemerchstore)
The Conversation Prism, developed by Brian Solis and Jess3, is a visual mapping of the shifting landscape of social networks and micro communities. It’s a living, breathing representation of social media, a great tool for marketing, finance, human resources and more.
We had the honor of printing the poster version of the Prism. The 22″x28″ poster is printed in full-color on 100# uncoated text (which contains 30% recycled content). Here’s a quick look at Dave Reigelman of the Jakprints’ Finishing Department, as he wraps up the job by rolling and tubing the posters. (Soundtrack courtesy of Dave’s band PKS)
We’re running our free metallic gold special through December 2009. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick tutorial on setting up a spot color in Adobe Illustrator. For those of you that are new to setting up files with a spot color (or for anyone that might want a refresher) this is a high quality upload so you can see all the details in full screen.
Do you know the best way to set up a digital file for die-cutting? It’s a question we often answer for designers and customers alike. It isn’t as complicated as you think, and a lot of it has to do with a tidy and organized file. Our Prepress Manager, Tim Shoda demystifies digital die lines with a quick video tutorial. (It’s high quality so you can see all the details in full screen.)
We just printed another amazing and colorful t-shirt for metalcore sensation The Black Dahlia Murder. The design is based off the cover of their latest release “Deflorate”. We produced two versions: a 10 color simulation on white Alstyle #1901 shirts, and that same 10 color simulation using a white base on black shirts. We put together a quick video to give you a behind the scenes look at the making of it. The shirt and their new album “Deflorate” are available online at indiemerchstore.com.