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Help Start Screen Printing Business

$515 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 45 months
I have been a graphic artist, muralist and screen printer for 20 years now. I have raised my 5 children with these skills and have watched my oldest daughter go off to college and my next oldest daughter start a family. Now its just me (single) raising my 3 sons, age 17, 16 and 10. 




In April of this year (2014) I lost my job. I have been steadily employed for the past 20 years! This unemployment is new to me!

In that time I have gone from being a graphic artist in a small screen printing shop to owning my own screen printing and graphics business (1996 to 2002), have painted several large scale murals in public, commisioned many artworks like portraits or paintings in oil, started up two community art centers for adults with develpmental disabilities (which are both now thriving independent businesses running on their own) as well as a non-profit community arts organization called citizensCREATE! which sets up interactive public art projects at festivals and community events in the Bluegrass area of Kentucky. I was Manager of Special Programs for one business (2003 to 2005) until I was picked up by another business as Director of Expressive Programs (2005 to 2009) which I left to become Creative Director where I was last employed (2009-2014).

I have been making decent money for the past 15 years and am now suddenly without income! I finally live in a wonderful place with all of the space that my children and I need, but it will be impossible to keep if I don't sieze an opportunity.

I have an existing client list from the screen printing business I had years ago and they are all very interested in me starting up again!!! I have several businesses in the Lexington, KY area that are more than willing to use my services as soon as I get started!

So it is that I have the opportunity to buy some used equipment, rent a small space and immediately start taking orders from an aready established customer base!!! I also print my own art on t-shirts and other materials and I sell them at festivals and craft fairs around the state.

For $10,000.00 I can purchase a 6-color press, a t-shirt conveyor dryer, washout booth, pressure washer, darkroom/exposure unit set up, 2 computers, a laser printer (to print the positives needed for exposure onto screens) and a dye sublimation printer and heat press. Plus I can purchase any supplies needed such as inks, solvents, sublimatable goods, T-Shirts, etc. 

With the other $5,000.00 I will have a decent buffer to pay bills while I build a profit margin from the business.

I know every aspect of the entire screen printing business, so I won't need to hire any printers or artists. My sons will be working in the shop as well. They are very excited to start working and learning more about the trade!

Please help me make this dream a reality and provide something for my sons to learn and grow from and support themselves with for years to come.

All donors will receive a free gift with my art dye-sublimated onto it. You will be able to choose from a list of things what type of product you would like. Check reward levels below for other gifts!

Thank you.
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I am raising money to start a screen printing business! Just $5.00 will help me do it! Retweet please!
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Help me start this screen printing business. You will always receive lifetime benefits for helping!

This is one of the startup kits I am considering for purchase:

This Package Includes
Riley Hopkins Win 6 color 4 station printing press
RyoCure 8 foot, 6500 watt conveyor dryer
16" x 16" Black Body infrared flash dryer
25" x 36" aluminum exposure unit (no lid)
KB-32 Washout booth
Epson 1430 BlackMAX™ and Separation Studio
Complete product and chemical kit
This one of the startups I can purchase
Video showing how this equipment is used
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Here is an example of the kind of Screen Printing package I will be purchasing with the contributions made to this campaign. I am an excellent screen printer and have been in this business for 20 years. It is ABOUT TIME I do this on my own. Please share this campaign with people you know and please contribute at least $5 if you can. Thanks everyone.

http://www.atlasscreensupply.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1258&gclid=CNnZ_ZC96MACFUs1aQodBgIACQ&zenid=d35be18de6e8621dc2f52ce0eb09c6ef
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Another wonderful contribution of $25.00 today! Thank you Alex Cremeans! Brings our total up to $515!! I will be at an art festival this weekend, so we will see what happens during the time I am gone! I will be gone until Sunday, so if you surprise me with more contributions you will be forever blessed and live a long and prosperous life! Thank you for Sharing!
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$515 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 45 months
Created August 25, 2014
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AC
$25
alexander cremeans
45 months ago

heres the 25 dollars i promised would of been more but i overdrew last month

$50
Anonymous
45 months ago
DB
$40
David Back
45 months ago

To Steve! Good Luck Man

JZ
$50
Jessica Zaker
45 months ago

Excited for your business to get its feet off the ground! I know this isn't much, but glad I can contribute!

IB
$25
Isaac Benson
45 months ago

Stephen I cannot contribute much but I hope this helps. I appreciate you so very much and am sending you positive energy towards your new endeavour. Namaste.

KG
$25
Kimberly Grefberg
45 months ago

Wish I could do more right now, but I will keep coming back to check on your progress and hopefully add more to it! Sending all the abundance energy I can in your direction, cuz!

$50
Anonymous
45 months ago
PC
$200
Pierre Coolen
45 months ago

OK, this is the second attempt at entering this donation. Looks like the first attempt didn't go through... Pierre

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