Jakprints Salutes Veterans!

Veteran’s Day is this month, and it got us thinking about all the amazing people here at Jakprints. We’d like to spotlight some of our incredible employees who have served in the armed forces, and take the opportunity to say thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do!

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Shea Kvintus (Coast Guard) and Dave Ritchey (Navy)

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Mike Hutchinson (Army)

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Kevin Johnson (Army), Erik VanSwearington (Marines), Eian Malone (Air Force)

To all veterans everywhere: we thank you for your service!

Volunteering at the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Jakprints-Employees-Walk-To-End-Alzheimers-9.19.14On September 21, some of our employees from Jakprints and IndieMerchandising volunteered at the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

The event, which took place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, drew more than 4,000 people and raised upwards of $290,000 for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. Our very own Kit, Kate, Aruhn and Wanida were on hand to pass out water and granola bars to those participating. Congratulations to the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Association, the volunteers and participants who made the event a success!

 

CLEavage Rocks! Customer Spotlight: Lost Hero Clothing

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Jakprints-Product-Of-The-Day-Apparel-V-Neck-441382-CleavageWe’ve got mad CLE pride! The Indians had an amazing season (Thank you Tribe!) and the Browns…are actually winning. With everyone bringing their “A” game, we thought we’d take a minute to give a shout out to a Jakprints customer with a brand new Women’s T-Shirt design that we’re giving an A+!

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Event Wrap-up:Cleveland Tattoo Expo 2013

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It’s that time again, when the counterculture of the self-embellished converge on Midtown for the 2nd annual Cleveland Tattoo Expo.  The three day event took place from July 12-14th and showcased amazing artists from local shops as well as renowned masters from parlors across the country.

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Ja’Ovvoni Garrison R.T.A (Renegade Transit Authority)

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Last week, I hung out in the Skate Kitchen with Ja’Ovvoni Garrison and chatted about his new Cleveland skateboard and clothing brand, R.T.A.

Growing up in East Cleveland, there weren’t any skaters in Ja’Ovvoni’s neighborhood. Most of the kids played basketball or video games. Eleven years ago, he received a demo copy of a Tony Hawk video game from his local Pizza Hut. After playing the game, he decided to give skateboarding a try and quickly fell in love with the sport.  He spent most of  his time skating solo around his neighborhood until hearing about the downtown skatepark  left behind by the Gravity Games organizers in 2003.
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Bunbury Fest Comes Out Swinging

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For a first time music festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Bunbury Music Festival was a huge success. This three day fest boasted headliners Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie. Other bands on the bill included Minus the Bear, RJD2, Neon Trees, Ohio grown indie-rock legends Guided by Voices, Cleveland favorites Humble Home, and many more.

Jakprints is happy to call Bunbury Fest a client and excited that we handled most of the printing for this burgeoning event. We printed all of their collateral including, posters, VIP laminates, T-shirts and more.  Take a look at these great pieces we printed and then watch some video from the fest. Bunbury Music Festival was this past weekend from July 13-15. We’re you there? Will you be attending any other music festivals this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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Video Release – Derek Hess : Black Line White Lie

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After more than 20 years, Derek Hess’ unmistakable style has garnered collectors from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to the renowned Louvre in Paris.

And, he’s as well known for his genre-defining illustrations in the music scene as for his politically-charged, fine-art works. Strhess Clothing, Hess’ apparel line, has been consistently fashion forward with its use of lush illustrations and creative print locations long before either was standard.

Working with Derek for over 6 years has kept us on our toes and fostered the creation of new products. When he came to us with his long overdue book, Black Line White Lie, we were stoked and ready to dive in.

Hess decided on a combination of three different book bindings and we thought that this would be a great opportunity to show a behind-the-scenes look at the artist, the process and the final product.

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