Basically Balsam was established April 29, 2009. It is the dream come true for Steven and Caroline Rediske of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. After years of having a successful home based business (Sew Creative USA)- they were able to purchase the original bank building in town and turn it into a shopping attraction.
This new shop is an extension of Sew Creative USA and has a heat press and a Direct-to-Garment (DTG) machine.
Direct-to-Garment printing is a great new means for printing a business logo, a photo, a graphic image or a line of copy on t-shirts and sweatshirts for business or personal applications.
Our machine, the Mimaki 604D is considered one of the best in the industry. It is ideal for light and white colored shirts , the print will never crack or peal, and although it will fade a little bit over time, it does so gently and organically, with the natural aging of the shirt.
Another feature just to this machine is the ability to take color out of a garment..this discharge process gives the washed out look which is such a trend now in clothing.
DTG is ideal for small businesses or organizations, ones with a few employees and a desire to build morale or promote their products and services. Contractors (plumbers, electricians, landscapers), professionals (medical and health care practices, law firms and others), sports teams, church or charity groups and retailers can make the most of our services.
So can individuals who want wonderful novelty t-shirts and sweatshirts for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, or any occasion. DTG can turn a custom designed tee-shirt into a moving billboard or a memory that lasts forever.
For smaller productions runs, DTG offers tremendous advantages over silk screen printing. That is because silk screening involves long set-up times and complicated art preparation. Also, with silk screening you cannot reproduce a photograph on a garment. It is different from silk screening because it brings a world of ease, efficiency and affordability to those who want to print limited quantities of custom t-shirt designs.
There’s no minimum order. You can print 100 novelty tee-shirts, or 10, or even just one! You can put graphics anywhere on the t-shirts 14 x 16 area.