Finally! A long overdue facelift for Kentucky Ink. With the new website, I thought I would take some time to reintroduce Kentucky Ink. Kentucky Ink is the custom screen printing sister company of Lexington, Kentucky based apparel brand Shop Local Kentucky. My wife Joni and I founded Shop Local Kentucky out of our garage in Georgetown, Kentucky in 2013 as a way to raise funds for charity and create vintage inspired apparel. What started as a side hustle become the full time hustle in early 2014 when we moved into a small warehouse in Lexington and began screen printing and finishing all of our garments on a small 4 head manual press.
Fast forward 6 years and a few million prints later. We are now located in a multi faceted office and production warehouse in downtown Lexington off West High Street. We have taken the last 3 years to completely renovate our 75 year old former horse feed factory into one of central Kentucky’s highest quality screen print shops. Our warehouse now houses 3 automatic presses and a manual press that is capable of turning out 10,000 shirts per day. We have a full time dedicated creative and customer service department that can make any project come to life. We’ve also become quite quick at what we do. Most orders are produced and shipped within 3 business days of art approval! It’s not our first rodeo. We have been in the printing business for most of our lives. I began as an apprentice in my family screen printing business at just 12 years old, so ink is sorta in our blood!
We are excited to see what the next 7 years bring for Shop Local Kentucky and Kentucky Ink.