#ShopsThatROQ: Feels So Good

#ShopsThatROQ: Feels So Good

 

We’re excited to kickoff our blog segment #ShopsThatROQ by highlighting one of our amazing Texas-based partner businesses, Feels So Good! Find out why Feels So Good makes us feel so good!

We love everything about Feels So Good (or FSG, for short). From their creative in-house prints, their vintage clothing selection, their involvement in their local community and music scene, their record offerings, their record label, their fabulous style… the list goes on and on. And we simply can’t wait for you to fall in love with them too, so we chatted with FSG Operations Manager Ian Graham to share an inside scoop of Feels So Good with you.
Note: Formerly known as “Fine Southern Gentleman,” Feels So Good recently changed their name to better represent their employees and 100+ artists and vendors that contribute to their store. Another reason to love FSG even more! Read more about the name change at the link at the bottom of this blog.
Q: Can you give us a brief history of you and your experience printing?
A: FSG started by just selling our own branded tees back in 2007 in Nacogdoches, TX. Eventually, our co-founder Anthony Sanchez started working at the print shop that was printing our tees and learned the whole process. He would go in after hours and knock out all of our tees which gave us a little cash to keep this business growing. From there, Justin and Anthony moved to Austin together and pieced together some equipment to start printing out of their garage. We remained a manual shop for way longer than we should have but also got experience with building custom mobile presses for live events which really helped us grow and get our name out there. The switch to automatic was a huge relief!
Q: And a brief history of your shop and what it looks like/how it operates today?

A: A little over a year and a half ago, we moved into a new space that's three times larger than our previous space. This has allowed us to expand our fulfillment department, buy our first embroidery machine, and have more room to work and grow in general.
Q: What ROQ equipment do you have and why do you like it/how it has helped your business develop? 
A: We have two ROQ YOU presses and one FIT press. The more narrow pallet arms on the FIT have allowed us to print sleeves more easily. Automation in general has played a huge role in our development. Automatic presses have worked hand in hand with automated processes in our invoice and internal communication platforms. We strive to work smarter, not harder! 
Just for fun Q’s!
Q: What music/artist has been playing around your shop a lot recently?
A: We have a record label that's part of our endeavor to support local artists, and we enjoy listening to the musicians on the label. Bands like JD Clark, Aaron McDonnell, Rattlesnake Milk, Loteria, Motel Ball Band, John Wesley Coleman, The Bad Lovers are in heavy rotation.
Q: What Pantone color has been a shop favorite recently? 
A: Fluorescent colors are a pain in the shoulder to mix, but people love them. Pantone 802 & 807 have been in a ton of recent designs.
 
Q: What has been your favorite print job?
A: We are lucky enough to get to work with a group of local businesses and artists. We've been able to help grow their business while they grow ours. It's hard to pick one and we're grateful for them all!
Q: Anything else fun or interesting you would like to add?
A: Huge shout out to everyone that we work with at ROQ, including Jennifer, Buck, Mike, Micah and Cory. They've made transitioning to auto presses over the last few years easy and have always been available to help when we have questions. 
To find out more about FSG checkout their website and give them a follow on their socials at the links below!
Learn more about Feels So Good’s name change: https://fsgprints.com/pages/we-are-now-feels-so-good
Thank you for ROQing with us and allowing us the privilege to be #YourPartnerInPrint, Feels So Good. Thank you for making us feel so good too – Ya’ll ROQ!