Situated in Camarillo, Calif., Inkwerks Screen Printing and Design is a full-service screen printer, embroiderer, and design shop. Founder Jason LaBlue began his foray into screen printing in 2008 by printing designs for local businesses. Since then, the company has grown into a bustling shop that serves both the local community and a handful of out-of-state contract clients.
LaBlue explains how he started out in a vastly different trade than the apparel decoration industry. Before screen printing T-shirts, he worked on a wildland fire crew in the Sierra Nevada mountains. During that time, LaBlue began building a collection of custom shirts. Local screen printers would print a T-shirt to mark each major fire the crew fought, and LaBlue would pick one up at each fire he and his crewmates battled.