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Ellen’s Silkscreening is a medium sized apparel printing and embroidery company based in South Pasadena, California. We regularly handle printed and embroidered orders of between 24 and 5,000 units in-house on a 7-10 working day turnaround. Our knowledgeable sales team also sources out printed promotional product orders to a large network of vendors on a daily basis.
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We're right around the corner

Have you been to Ellen’s wonderfully convenient location?

Please consider stopping by and talking to us about your next project.

Our lovely showroom is just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles in South Pasadena at 1500 Mission Street. It’s full of samples of work completed for many of the best-known cultural institutions in Southern California. If you visit us you will find that Ellen’s is a place where customers are greeted with warmth and attentiveness and leave with confidence that their orders are in good hands and will be completed on schedule. Our creative and collaborative staff will guide you through all the options that will make your final product its absolute best. We excel at apparel printing, embroidery and promotional products in order quantities of 24 to 5,000 units printed with a turnaround of 7-10 days from proof approval.Customer Service Makes It Easy

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The Loters are in the House!

Loter Inc. Gears up for Comic-Con with Ellens Silkscreening

 

Every year we are very fortunate and honored to print apparel for the amazing John and Shelley Loter ahead of their visit to Comic-Con San Diego. Each shirt features a different member of their quirky cartoon family, from zombies and devils to superhero cats and space exploring gorillas. Above you can see us printing the yellow layer of their banana rocket design.

In this shot Shelley Loter press checks Loter Inc.’s Good Girl Bad Girl character; we want to make sure she’s pleased with the print before moving into production.

We finesse the color of their Sumocat character for a t-shirt imprint, making sure every color is an exact match to John and Shelley’s vision.

Once the colors are matched, the printing of Sumocat can begin!

Watch as we print Banana Rocket, Sumocat, and Zombie Cat for Loter Inc.

Check out more of the amazing work by Loter Inc. on their website! You can also visit them in person at Comic-Con San Diego July 19-23 at booth #3913.

How We Print in Full Color!

The process of printing in full color on t-shirts at Ellen’s!

 

At Ellen’s we offer beautiful, full color image prints on 100% cotton apparel thanks to the amazing skills of our graphic artist Manny Meza (pictured above hard at work) and our Separation Studio software and ink set.

Manny imports full color images from our customers into the Separation Studio software. The software is designed to separate the image into several different colors that we can print with our manual and automatic presses. Manny then adjusts each layer to make sure that as a whole, they make a print as true to the source image as possible.

Manny and the software also take into account the blending of colors that occurs when printing ‘wet on wet’, or layering wet ink with no curing step in between layers. This process has the added benefit of laying down a very light ink deposit on the shirt being printed. As you can see below, the results are quite beautiful!

 

Please note that because of the significant prep work needed, a minimum of 72 shirts is required for full color imprint orders.

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Join us at the Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk

Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk Pop Up Gallery at Ellen’s Silkscreening

from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1506 Mission Street, South Pasadena

We will be featuring the photography of our own operations manager Howard Norris.

In addition we will have readings and storytelling from two critically acclaimed authors Rick Leddy and Leslie Bilderback from 6 – 7pm.

For more information about the event visit

Eclectic Rocks

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New Jersey Stone Sculptor Rocks Out with Ellens

 

 

Dan Saland of New Jersey, a licensed psychologist by profession, specializes in working with adolescents and families. As an existential-humanistic therapist, he finds parallels between psychology and sculpting stone. Handling a medium that is millions of years old, Dan’s approach is one of patience and humility. Similar to the human psyche, sculpting is a relational process of formation, development and becoming.

Dan also finds carving stone quite cathartic as the sculptural challenge leads to deep self-reflection and change. Not using any power tools and sticking with hammers, chisels and other hand tools, Dan appreciates the natural process that connects him to such an immense history of craftsmanship. He especially enjoys sharing his art and talking about the multiphasic practice as well as teaching.

Please visit www.dansaland.com to see his full collection.
 
Give Ellen’s a call today to find out about our multitude of fantastic wearables. 626-441-4415

The Last Bookstore


 

Visiting a Los Angeles Icon

Our sales rep Jan Pacursa is proud to share the results of his partnership with one of his clients, The Last Bookstore. Housed in an abandoned bank, It is one of the largest independent bookstores in the world.

Situated in the heart of the Historic Core neighborhood, the store is an institution of downtown Los Angeles. The Last Bookstore buys, sells, and trades books, graphic novels, and vinyl records; it hosts several public events each week, from book signings to open mike nights.

Ellen’s Silkscreening has been outfitting The Last Bookstore’s staff and filling its apparel shop with shirts and bags since 2014.

Senator Anthony Portantino's Team

We are Proud to Work with Senator Anthony Portantino’s Team

We worked with Senator Portantino and his staff to provide great apparel for Team Portantino, such as jackets, polo shirts and dress shirts.

They wear the apparel in the office and out in the field.

Senator Anthony Portantino is a well-respected community leader in the San Gabriel Valley.

Give us a call today 626-441-4415 to find out about our multitude of fantastic wearables.

Environmental Activist Berta Caceres

Remembering Environmental Activist Berta Caceres

We recently had the opportunity to print these beautiful bandannas and shirts celebrating the life and work of the incredibly brave Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader Berta Caceres; the one year anniversary of her assassination was March 2nd.

The bandannas and shirts were commissioned by documentary film maker Sam Vinal.

A link to a short film Sam made about the ongoing political struggles in Honduras is below:

Berta Cáceres’ daughter, Bertita, talks about The Berta Cáceres Bill and repression in Honduras.

AbilityFirst

Join AbilityFirst on April 2nd at Universal Studios Backlot

This is our awesome customer Adam from AbilityFirst sporting his gorgeous t-shirts that we printed for AbilityFirst’s 2017 Stroll & Roll that supports kids & adults with disabilities.

Join AbilityFirst on April 2nd and stroll, roll, walk or run through the Universal Studios Backlot. Enjoy visits by the Despicable Me Minions and other characters, meet the LA Laker Girls, Jaclyn Smith of Charlie’s Angels fame, Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and Miss America Lee Meriwether (Catwoman!), and enjoy our expo with food trucks, carnival games, massages, and other great vendors. For more about the event visit STROLL & ROLL

AbilityFirst’s mission is to provide programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential throughout their lives. The agency is distinguished by: high-quality evidence-based services, exceptional leadership and management, longstanding experience and community roots, a comprehensive agency-wide strategic and financial planning process, and outcomes-based program evaluation with concrete measurable results. Our strategic plan concentrates resources in direct service programs, with major goals to: expand and strengthen our core programs; continue to diversify the agency’s revenue base; mitigate financial barriers to participation; and exemplify a culture of achievement. The results-driven management and programs at AbilityFirst are changing the lives of more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities every year.

A St. Patrick’s Day Greeting

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long.
-Irish Proverb

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ellen
and the staff at Ellen’s Silkscreening!

We are Proud to Serve Skid Row Running Club

We are so proud to be the printers of shirts for THE SKID ROW RUNNING CLUB!

Skid Row Running Club was founded by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell to provide a running program for the Skid Row Community of Los Angeles and to involve the larger community in supporting its participants in overcoming alcohol and drug abuse and achieving positive life goals.

Watch this Inspiring Video

Ellens Silkscreening is always ready to serve our community with experienced and personalized service.

Give us a call today 626-441-4415 for not only shirts, but other exciting promotional items as well!

Looted

“Looted”, An Amazing Story

Ellens printed this beautiful image on shirts for our customers David Crocker and Craig Gilmore.

The shirts are to commemorate the return of a painting they owned, by 17th century Dutch master Melchior Geldorp, to the National Museum, Warsaw.

They are sending them to Poland as a symbol of the pride they take in this restitution and in remembrance of the terrible acts committed during WWII.

Below is a link to the full story, published in the Los Angeles Times last December.

Read the LA Times Story

Click here for Video of Ellens Silkscreening Making the Shirts

Happy 2017

Happy New Year!

All of us at Ellens Silkscreening wish you Health, Happiness, and Prosperity.

We appreciate your support and business and will continue to provide you with outstanding products and extraordinary service.

We are on our way to the industry shows in January to spot the latest branding products for your company and your projects.