The inspiration for starting A.B.Tees was an experience at the Jersey shore. The sun was shining that day in Belmar and several stores along the beach had screen printed t-shirts hanging outdoors. The colors on some of the shirts were vibrant and had an impact on me visually. Several days later, I went to Pearl Paint on Canal Street and purchased a screen print kit that included some black ink, a screen and one squeegee. While still living at home, my parent's garage was transformed into a one man printing shop.
I spent the next few months learning the screen print process and damaged my share of t-shirts during this trial phase. Somehow New York University found out about me and gave me a substantial order for their upcoming freshman orientation; that's when things got serious. I decided to spend what little money I had then and with the help of Anthony Sr., I bought my first automatic press.
Much has changed since then but I am still providing high quality screen printed apparel to the promotion, garment manufacturing and music industries as well as local schools, teams, designers and corporate accounts. Business gets better each year and this one looks like it will be the best yet.
Thanks to those of you who have sent your business my way over the years and feel free to contact me if you are new to the screen printed apparel trade. I am here to make your vision a reality.
- Anthony Blunda/President