Shop Feature: Meltdown Creative Works
Here at Franmar, our customers and the work they do are very important to us. As a special thank you to our valued clients, we wanted to take the time to see the fantastic projects that Franmar is helping them create. We are starting with Meltdown Creative Works, located in Bloomington Illinois. Visiting their shop gave us the opportunity to see the printers in action and learn more about their shop, products, and artist. Here is what they had to say about themselves and Franmar products.
Tell us a little bit about your business
Meltdown Creative Works offers the best in screen printing, graphic design, signs, and promotional products. We pride ourselves on our custom artwork/graphic design expertise, and level of customer service that has gotten lost in our industry these days.
What is the best thing about running your own business?
The flexibility to do what you love, and still live your life/spend time with family.
What inspires you?
The young artists and screen printers who are opening up shops all over the world not just to make money but to keep the art of screen printing and simply making goods by hand alive.
What do you buy from Franmar, and why?
We buy all of our screen washout supplies from Franmar. We have been doing this a long time and have yet to find a better product or pricing. Not to mention the fact that their products are made from soy which is huge when thinking about the environmental impact of chemicals made other places, and also good for our local farmers who grow soy. We also like the fact that they are a local family owned company.
What has been your favorite order?
I can't say that we have one favorite order that sticks out. I will say that when a customer gets their order and we have exceeded their expectations it gives a great feeling of accomplishment and excitement to take on the next challenge!
What do you think sets your business apart from other print shops?
As I said before our level of commitment to the artistic and custom design side of the business is where we really try to stand out. We are constantly evolving our design styles to stay fresh and not fall into a hole of one way to do things. We also go above and beyond when it comes to customer service, sometimes even if we have to lose money to keep a good customer, we make sure they are happy in the end!
What is something cool about your business that not a lot of people know about?
Not only are we a fully functioning screen printing and sign shop, but we also host regional and national touring bands nights and weekends as a DIY music venue. We support the local music scene as much as we can and it will always be a major part of what Meltdown Creative Works is all about.