Welcome to my story. My name is Diane Ingalls and I am the founder / owner of Custom Screen Printing.
Back in the ’80’s while still in high school, I had a wonderful graphics teacher. He recognized my interest, ambition and talents in learning about graphic art. He encouraged me to learn and let my creativity flow.
Inspired by these classes, I left high school and began my career in the garment printing industry for local printers. Later, I switched gears and was an industrial printer for 17 yrs for a Testing Equipment manufacturer I printed information on aluminum or painted metal and safety labels on poly-carbonate material.
Even though I was very comfortable working there. I always knew I wanted something different- something that could allow me to transform an idea into something wearable.
I figured with the millennium approaching, what better time to pursue my dream and start a business of my of own.
So with a small amount of savings, I purchased a 4 color manual press and small dryer to cure the ink. I never imagined it could be so rewarding and so much fun. There is much satisfaction felt starting with an idea and then transforming it into something physical- something wearable.
I started out in 2000, printing mostly tshirts on the manual press. I added an 8 color automatic press and larger dryer in 2008. This allowed me to print large orders in a fraction of the time. In 2017, after printing for 17 yrs, I took a short break. In 2018, I purchased a 4 color manual and small dryer to once again live my dream. I am more focused on You The Customer.
In addition to screen printing and embroidery, I also offer heat press vinyl for shorter runs or names and numbers. As well as vinyl lettering for car decals, window signage, wall graphics and much more. Vinyl can be applied to a variety of items from decorating a wall, glassware or mirrors to business information or safety information on machinery.
With over 35 years of experience, I am able to design, print and bring your ideas to life.
Let’s print something !!