Today we’d like to introduce you to Tim Styles.
Native was born in Tim’s garage in 2014, screen printing t-shirts as an after work side hustle. That same year Harrison Lemire came to work with Tim at the print shop where he had been at for five years. For the next five years, we worked together screen printing posters and other paper goods for clients around the world. After COVID hit and closed down our employer’s shop for a few months, we knew we needed to do something to stay in the industry we love and continue to provide quality prints for our clients. In November of 2020, we bought the screen print department and equipment from our former boss and went out on our own to pursue Native as our full-time jobs.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s been a fun mixture of both. Going from a team of 12+ to just two of us has been real learning curve. With COVID, a lot of our normal, incoming work is on hold, as concerts and events are still few and far between, so we’ve had to really find a new niche and create more opportunities for print for ourselves and our clients. But overcoming the struggles is so rewarding and a great reminder that we’re moving forward.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We specialize in flatstock screen printing, like posters and other art-related prints. We’ve become ink and paper experts over the years which help us help our clients make the best choices for their project… We deliver quality-driven work always. We are printer-owned and operated, which means direct communication with the person printing your stuff, fast turnaround without sacrificing quality, and a shop that will treat your vision as our own. And we’re all about having fun! We are most proud of relationships and trust we’ve built amongst our clients and thankful for their support in our new adventure.
Any big plans?
Our goal is to grow our shop over the next year and really hone in on what this new normal looks like and how we can service artists in it. We hope to get into live printing events, open art nights in our shop, and seminars about printing and design for print. Our major goal is to be in a position to hire another team member and move our shop out of the industrial district and closer to the art scene in Orlando.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.nativescreenprint.com
- Instagram: @native_screenprintco
All shot in house by Tim Styles and Harrison Lemire