ABOUT US Bruce, Mark and John Wilhelmsen have owned and operated Distinct Impression, Inc. for over 30 years. Bruce runs the shop, directing our 5 employees, making the screens, mixing the inks, setting up and operating our two 10 color automatic screen print presses. Mark is our artist extraordinaire. Working with your art or providing custom artwork, Mark knows what is needed to produce a great looking print. John shuffles paperwork and pays the bills. It is his job to express your needs to Mark, Bruce and the printers. We specialize in printing multi-color designs on t-shirts. Another specialty is printing products for the medical and aerospace industries in our two clean print rooms. Thank you for visiting with us, please click on our videos and photos for a closer look at our screen-printing facility. CUSTOM PRINTED T-SHIRTS We offer custom screen-printing for your event, business or social group, at a wholesale rate. We care for your entire project; we purchase the blank shirts, create the art, produce the film, make the screens, mix the ink and print the shirts. All work is done in-house. We have a vast network of distributors to purchase your blank shirts. Our number one distributor is located in Phoenix and offers us free freight, a savings that we pass on to you. Our catalog button is linked to their complete catalog. We use other distributors to increase your selection of garments and brands. From them we are able to offer an expanded selection of youth and ladies styles, dyed and treated garments, styles cut for the young and fit, organic cotton garments and t-shirts made from recycled cotton and plastic bottles. PRICING T-shirt and printing costs are determined by the: 1. The weight, style and brand of the garment. 2. The color of the garment. There are three price categories. Neutrals are white and natural. These two colors are the least expensive. Heather includes ash, light steel and sports gray. These colors cost more than white and less than colors. All other color shirts are the most expensive. 3. The quantity of garments needed. We have several quantity price breaks; 48, 96, 144, 300, 600, 1200, 1800 and 2400+. 4. The location(s) of the print. To print on one side of the shirt is less expensive than printing on both sides of the shirt. Sleeve prints, pocket prints and special print placements add cost. 5. The number of ink colors used. Each ink color requires a film positive, a screen and set-up. The more ink colors used, the higher the cost. 6. If artwork is needed we charge $25.00 per hour. If you need simple art or type we normally do not charge for the first 15 minutes. 7. We are located outside of the city limits. Sales tax is charged at 7.1%. We do not publish our price list as each job has different requirements. We are happy to give you a price quote for a specific request. Click on our “Get a Quote” button. The more information that you give us the more accurate the price quote will be. GALLERY Our artist, Mark, created some of this artwork; our clients sent others. Knowing our print requirements, Mark performs the necessary under color removal and makes adjustments for dot gain on all of the artwork we receive. We are proud to show off our art and plan to add new art every month. You can click on most of the photos to see an enlargement showing the fine detail that we can print. Most of the photos in this section we taken by Adam Fleishman from Cometmoth.com. 6 of 6 CORN SNAKE This is the shirt that attracts the most attention from visitors to our shop. The bright colors just jump off the shirt. Printed with six ink colors, using 230 mesh and three flash units, the violet prints first and acts as the under base. 29 of 70 GREY WOLF We first printed this eight color design on natural color tote bags. The customer asked us to put the same design on black shirts. We changed a few colors and it became our first attempt with using plastisol discharge base. The discharge base created a softer hand to the ink that we would have received if we had printed a white plastisol under base. 31 of 70 WRINKLENECK XIX This is an annual fund raising event shirt that we have printed for the past 21 years. Mark goes over design ideas with the client and creates artwork with elements of happenings at previous events. This long sleeve shirt was printed using six ink colors on the left chest, six ink colors on the back, two ink colors on the right sleeve and two ink colors on the left sleeve. These shirts are collector’s items and extra shirts from previous years are auctioned off at the event dinner. 33 of 70 MAGGIE MAYE’S TUCSON TATTOO This artwork was sent to us as a one color AI file. Mark turned it into a two color; we printed black halftone ink using 355 mesh and black ink on a 230 mesh. This allowed us to print the fuller gray scale that the customer wanted. 44 of 70 BIG LEAGUE DREAMS Designed by Mark this award shirt is given to the players on each League Champion teams. Printed in six ink colors on the left chest and full back. 46 of 70 BEACH BRUJOS To celebrate an annual weekend bash; our customer gives Mark an idea of what she wants and Mark turns it into fun art. This white Henley shirt was printed as a three color left chest and four color process full back, using 305, mesh. 48 of 70 OPERATION TAILGATE This simple shirt looks so good we had to show it off. The white and athletic gold inks jumps off of the navy shirt. This customer supplied the art and t-shirts. 49 of 70 JAVALINA This art was printed using five ink colors. It has great feel and it is a good seller. We used 230, 270, 305 and 355 mesh and printed on charcoal t-shirts. 51 of 70 BLACK BEAR We printed this shirt using eight ink colors on both youth and adult t-shirts. We have printed the same art on forest green t-shirts as well as tote bags. This design sells very well; it has some amazing detail. 53 of 70 WA:K POW WOW Our customer came in with an unfinished pen and ink drawing. Mark built the art and added the colors. We printed using eight ink colors on the front and two ink colors on the full back on four different color shirts. This shirt looks good! 54 of 70 KOMODO This six color print uses a purple under base. Our customer supplied the art and t-shirts; we used 230 mesh on all of the colors. This is a very striking shirt. 55 of 70 GRIZZLY BEAR We first printed this six color design on 10,000 natural tote bags. The customer asked if we could print it on dark t-shirts. Mark changed the art and a few ink colors and we printed on organic cotton chocolate brown shirts. 57 of 70 BISON We printed with seven ink colors on white, yellow and chocolate organic cotton t-shirts. Adjustments to the art and ink colors were mage by Mark to enable us to print on light and dark shirts. This design is name dropped and sold at several locations. 59 0f 70 TUMACACORI MISSION Printed with eight ink colors on cobblestone t-shirts and khaki sweatshirts, the white mission really stand out. 60 of 70 GATHERING OF NATIONS Our customer supplied the art and t-shirts for this job. We printed a few thousand on heather gray and black short sleeve shirts and on purple long sleeve shirts. Mark made the necessary adjustments to allow us to print this design on the various shirt colors. Printed eight ink colors on the front and one ink color on the back this shirt is very colorful and full of detail. 63 of 70 DESERT LIZARD We had our doubts about this eight color design as the black printed before the white under base. Using 280 and 305 mesh this art printed great! 64 of 70 BE LOVE We worked closely with this new customer as they were introducing a line of t-shirts to complement their existing line of note cards. To keep costs down, Mark needed to remove ink colors and use the shirt color in the image. These cat lovers were very pleased with the results. 66 of 70 GOBLIN VALLEY This customer supplied artwork has a lot of ink coverage and detail. Printed with eight ink colors on organic cotton tote bags. 68 of 70 AFRICAN TORTOISE This is an awesome print. The way that the artist layered the ink deposits on top of one another you can feel the ridges on the tortoise shell. Printed using customer supplied art and t-shirts. 70 of 70 PALLID BAT Our first print for a new contract print customer we were blown away by the method the artist used. The art was hand stippled on mylar film. Each color had it’s own film. Printed with six ink colors, using 305 mesh, this shirt has incredible feel and detail.