Our Story

We've been in business for nearly 40 years! We've grown a lot since our humble beginnings, but our vision has never changed. We are happy to fill the need for quality, custom apparel in our community.

Hilton Screeners - First T-shirt Ever
HOW IT ALL STARTED

In 1982, four friends were looking to have 12 T-shirts made for an event they were participating in - the "No Pig To Big, International Mud Wrestling Championships"

Unable to locate any "screen printer" at all, it was decided that they would make the shirts themselves.

 

How hard could it be?

Well... After some research at the local library, a homemade press, some "screens", ink, and 12 hours later; the four friends had their 12 T-shirts.

The day of the event came, the friends wore their shirts, and to their surprise, people wanted to buy the T-shirts right off their backs!

An idea was hatched...

We would become that Local Screen Printer our community needed. The 1983 "No Pig Too Big" competition was fast approaching... The four friends took $200 in beer can returnables and bought some ink and T-shirts on credit. They made 100 T-shirts, and on the big day, sold them all for $10 each in about 30 minutes. They thought they were rich!

And so it began... Hilton Screeners was born!

Now, almost 40 years later...

We handle the custom printing and branding needs of those in all 50 U.S. states and 7 countries! We do everything from custom t-shirts for family gatherings and koozies for weddings to Merchandise for local artists and musicians, and large-scale events such as "Back to the Bricks" and the "Michigan Renaissance Festival"

 

All with the same enthusiasm we had when we made our first T-shirt!

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