Flying Pigs Screen Printing is the family brain child formed by Luke, Cheryl, and Doug Ryerkerk in 2009. Luke was in college playing music and continually finding himself ordering custom shirts and merchandise for his music projects. While he was paying a premium for printing, the products received seemed to always fall short of the expected value the high priced garments had tied to them. At the same time parents Doug and Cheryl were looking for a way to give back to the community and have some fun at the same time. After some trips back to Knoxville from Memphis, much research, and some very long phone calls Flying Pigs Screen Printing was born with the goal of giving people the premium printed product they wanted without the excessive premium price. The name Flying Pigs Screen Printing came from Doug’s love for collecting anything that consisted of swine with wings. Just like the name implements, the slogan “You Dream It, We Print It!” represents the Pigs’ promise to always give the customer what they desire and that nothing is impossible when pigs fly!
Screen printing is the most popular of our printing services. We achieve this style of printing by taking your artwork and separating it into the colors needed to make up the print. We then make screens for each of these colors allowing the ink to be placed only in certain areas of the design.
The vinyl we use is applied by cutting out the design and then applying the design to the garment by putting pressure plus heat to the garment and vinyl. Once pressed our vinyl is on for good.
Direct to Garment (DTG) is a newer technology to the garment decorating industry. Where screen printing is great for larger piece orders with limited colors per design, DTG is great for as low as a single shirt wanted with UNLIMITED COLORS!