I'M A RETAILER AND WOULD LIKE TO CARRY YOUR LINE:
I'd love to work with your shop! Feel free to drop me a line about what you're interested in and I can gladly provide more information. I currently work with Etsy wholesale and am developing an independent line sheet.
HOW ARE YOUR PRODUCTS PRINTED?
All of my onesies, totes, and booze bags are screen-printed by hand in my basement studio- the majority of my art prints and greeting cards are as well! The process of screen-printing allows for flat, bold swatches of color to be applied to paper and fabric. It also allows for slight variations, making every item unique and individual. For items that have a "painted" look- those items are digitally printed because screen printing doesn't work achieve that look. However, they are digitally printed from original watercolor illustrations :) All screenprinted items are printed using non-toxic, waterbased inks that are made in America.
WHERE ARE YOUR SUPPLIES AND SOFT-GOODS SOURCED FROM?
My stationery and art prints are printed exclusively on papers from the French Paper Company. The French Paper Company is an independent mill based in Michigan that runs on hydropower and is highly regarded in the paper industry.
Many of the soft-goods that I use are not made in the USA. That said, I do what I can to find suppliers that are socially responsible. I'm currently sourcing blank goods from the following brands- you can click through to read about their individual corporate responsibility commitments: LAT Apparel, Bella + Canvas, and other Alphabroder brands.
Screen-printing is a high quality boutique-style printing method. Ink is applied with a squeegee to the surface of the paper through a screen where a "stencil" of the art has been created. Screenprints have a texture that you can see and feel and the inks never peel or fade. The colors that screenprinting inks yield is more vibrant and saturated than most digital printing methods. How does it work? Find out more right here!
CAN I CHANGE THE COLORS OR WORDING?
All paper goods are hand-pulled in batches using custom hand-mixed inks, so I cannot change colors for single items. However, custom colors may be available for larger orders- it depends on the product. Feel free to inquire- hey, it never hurts to ask!
DO YOU ACCEPT CUSTOM REQUESTS?
Yes, I do! If I have the time* and resources, I'd love to work with you on your custom project. In the past, I have designed and/or printed invitations for a variety of events, save-the-dates for weddings, band posters, album artwork, and more. At this time, I do not accept t-shirt printing requests, but will gladly help to create a design for you.
*when inquiring, be sure to mention what type of deadline or timeline your project requires- thanks so much in advance!
WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR GOODS IN PERSON?
I am lucky enough to work with some incredible brick-and-mortars across the US! Please check out the stockists page to find a shop in your area. I also manage a small retail space that is regularly stocked with my printed wares, as well as items from fellow maker friends. Info about my storefront at The Serendipity Shops in Chestnut Hill is also on the stockists page.
WHERE DOES THE NAME 'EXIT343DESIGN' COME FROM?
The name is a hybrid shout out to the two states I've lived in thus far. When I was an undergrad college student in New Jersey (sup Rowan Profs!), my resident classmates always referred to their hometowns by exit number on the NJ Turnpike or Parkway. I grew up in Pennsylvania and my hometown just so happens to have its own exit number on the PA Turnpike. I'll give you one guess what that number is . . .