by sarabeth mcelhaney | photo by Michael Bielecki

We live in a world of promotion, where every corner turned reveals a new advertisement on items like business signs, product placement in television, magazines and t-shirts. Every business, school, organization and band fuels on marketing their “brand.” Local screen printing/silk screening business, Viva Merch, builds their services on helping their clients gain exposure. Director of Operations, Nick Martin, tells us just how easy it is to expand advertising in a less conventional way.

Please elaborate on your background experience.
I spent 10 years touring and traveling the world in various musical groups, being dependent on merchandise sales to make a living. My experience extends out to our customers on many different levels so they can fully take advantage of promoting their business, school, brand or band effectively.

What types of merchandise does Viva Merch produce?
Right now, we are able to produce your vision and designs onto any apparel substrate – whether it be t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, sweatpants, polo shirts, V-necks, baseball tees, athletic wear and almost any other piece of apparel you can think of. We can also produce posters, stickers, business cards and banners.Nick Line

Can Viva Merch help with creating artwork for an order?
Viva Merch has an incredible in-house design team that can turn your creative vision into a reality. Whether it be a logo for your business, or a cool design for your school function, our design team can make it happen for you.

What is your target market?
Our target market is anyone looking to push their business, school functions, or band to the next level.

How long does it usually take to receive orders?
Our standard turnaround time is 5-10 business days. But, if you are looking for something even sooner than that, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your orders’ urgency. And you don’t have to worry about shipping costs, we’re in the area!

What local schools/businesses/organizations/bands has Viva Merch worked with?
Viva Merch has had the privilege of working with local schools such as Monterey Ridge Elementary School and Westview High School – working with their fundraiser events and sports teams. We are also doing work for Windsor Rehabilitation Center and their charitable events. We’ve printed for local bands and national touring acts like Little Hurricane and Conditions. We are even printing for bands in Australia and Canada. We must be doing something right over here!