One recent DTG success story comes from Montana. Lone Mountain Printing [ Facebook page , Website] is supplying the Gallatin Valley with specialty printing using the most state of the art methods.
Lone Mountain Printing is a screen printing business whose doors opened in 2011 in Bozman, MT, a city with a population of 8,000 and surrounded by the Gallatin Valley, which has about 91,000 citizens.
Proprietor Colin Shane started out working for a small screen printing business in Montana two years ago. Unfortunately, just four weeks after Colin began, his new job, the owner decided to close his doors. Colin took this opportunity to immediately start up his own screen printing business to fill the void.
After starting up in 2011, Colin was looking for ways to expand his business and product lines. In April 2013 he purchased an mPower mP5i, and business has taken off.
Colin’s decision started with surfing around the internet and stumbling upon AnaJet’s facebook page. After reading about the exciting possibility of Direct to Garment Printers, he quickly decided that this was exactly what he needed to fill orders that screen printers traditionally had to turn away. He did some research, then contacted Shawn Stender, Regional Manager at AnaJet, and spoke at length about DTG and the mPower’s capabilities. Soon after he made the plunge and purchased his first DTG printer: an mPower mP5.
According to Colin, with his screen printing background and past hands-on experience with inkjet printers, running the mPower was a breeze. After simply reading the user manual, he printed 150 t-shirts on the first day! (We typically recommend all customers visit AnaJet Headquarters for free AnaJet University training.) Colin’s impression of his mPower was, “Amazing…Mind-blowing!”
Rigging their own Mobile Shirt Factory
Always on the lookout for ways to improve and expand his business, Colin recently outfitted a custom trailer with a heat press and a custom rolling cart built with big tires and a special leveling mechanism for his mPower. This “Mobile Shirt Factory” will be found at concerts, Beer Festivals, and other events, printing t-shirts on demand.
Congratulations to Colin; we hope to get frequent updates. With Colin’s keen sense of business and ability to keep abreast with the latest in garment decoration technology, Lone Mountain Printing and Mobile Shirt Factory are on track for success.