For our premiere episode of #ROQShopTalk, ROQ.US President & General Manager Ross Hunter, Creative Producer Merrill Capps, and Sales Consultant Thomas Shaw are joined by Justin Lawrence of Oklahoma Shirt Company, Ryan Moor of Ryonet, and Brett Bowden of Printed Threads to discuss the Lotus Holland Evo Compact Screen Reclaiming System among other screen printing topics.
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Justin Lawrence is the proud owner and operator of Oklahoma Shirt Company. With his team of 40 rowdy Oklahomans and whole stable of Workhorse Automatic Presses, they tackle their multi-state Shirt of the Month products, always busy custom shop, and thriving retail line. As industry leaders, Justin and Oklahoma Shirt Company are always looking to partner with up and coming shops, industry giants, and thought leaders in the screen printing world.
Brett Bowden established Printed Threads in 2010 after being reacquainted with his love of screen printing. Having sold his first printing company in 2004, he spent many years traveling the country playing music. Upon graduating college with a Bachelors degree in music in 2009, it was evident that choosing a different career path would be necessary. So the old skill of screen printing came in pretty handy. Since Printed Threads started in 2010, it has grown from his families garage to a 4 automatic operation in Fort Worth, TX. In 2015 Inc. Magazine featured the company at #826 on their "5000 Fastest Growing Companies" list. In addition to running Printed Threads, you can find Brett teaching classes for Ryonet and sharing his knowledge with The Ink Kitchen. Brett also serves as a director on the Board of Directors for SGIA. When not screen printing, he prefers to be sailing or traveling with his wife and 4 kids.
“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.” -- a Steve Jobs quote taken from the Whole Earth Catalog and lived by Ryan Moor (@ryanmoor) over his 16 year career in this industry. It began by #PoweringThePrint and helping over 150,000 screen printers start and grow through Ryonet® and has since expanded to ignite movements and communities with passion and purpose through ROQ and Allmade®. In March when COVID-19 hit, Ryan began immediately to pivot his business making masks instead of t-shirts, and medical equipment instead of screen printing presses. To help motivate and inspire the garment industry, he started a vlog called the Viral Entrepreneur to document the journey as we #PressOnward together.
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