How Many Screenprinting Companies Are Gone Now?

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Postby mondonut76 on Wed May 09, 2018 2:45 pm

With the rise of the screen printing industry, thank you Mondo, we've seen a lot upstarts come into the picture over the years but as with all industries, not everyone makes it. Odd City Entertainment wasn't meant to last, though you can still find their old inventory on ebay. Dark Hall Mansion has scaled way, way back. Have they closed up shop? DaVinci's Dreams seems to have been a short lived venture, but there is still a facebook page for a Big Trouble In Little China commission. Maybe they aren't dead? Who else came and went?
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Postby jkw3000 on Wed May 09, 2018 3:01 pm

For a moment I thought you meant actual screenprinting companies, which seem to be doing more than fine. But looks like you mean "galleries."
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Postby Codeblue on Wed May 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Small businesses are hard to keep going. Who knew?
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Postby earlgreytoast on Wed May 09, 2018 6:04 pm

And DHM really started putting out vastly more giclees than screeners, apparently because they weren’t paying the screeners.
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Postby bulkhead72 on Wed May 09, 2018 6:21 pm

DaVinci’s Dreams was doomed from the start. That name is just...
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Postby ygolohcysp on Wed May 09, 2018 6:26 pm

earlgreytoast wrote:And DHM really started putting out vastly more giclees than screeners, apparently because they weren’t paying the screeners.



Its unfortunate, they had some good licenses and artists involved.
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Postby mondonut76 on Wed May 09, 2018 8:04 pm

Sorry, galleries. I never think of these places as such because, well I never go to them. In my mind they're just online businesses. You figure with as much Mondo as I have in my house I'd have actually stepped foot in the place or visited a booth. Maybe one day. Hey Mondo, visit the Ohio Valley! There's more to the world than San Diego and Texas! 8 P

The small business thing, yeah, it's brutal out there. I have no clue what licencing fees must run but I suppose it's the first hurdle, then artists, then the waiting, then the printing, then getting people to buy it when the market is flooded with stuff every week. Pray to a deity that your print doesn't suck. It seems like commission groups have kind of killed off the need for so many pop culture print providers. Why wait for a gallery to get around to your favorite film when you can just do it yourself?

Then there are places like Hero Complex Gallery which seem to survive on volume. Also, they seem to shrug off the 'officially licenced' thing. They have dozens of prints for films with all the actors which is pretty rare. Are they just saying 'f that jazz' and making things regardless?

And DHM, I saw what happened to their Willy Wonka release. I think that may have been the nail in the coffin for them.
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Postby dweebofthedead on Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 am

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Postby rubberneck on Thu May 10, 2018 10:44 am

Where was it announced DHM are closing up?

TommyGood have been quiet a long time now.

http://www.tommygood.com/about/
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Postby DoubleDown on Thu May 10, 2018 10:57 am

rubberneck wrote:Where was it announced DHM are closing up?

It wasn’t... they can’t afford to pay someone to post about it.
I guess god only blesses you when you pay your bills.
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Postby cactusphunk on Thu May 10, 2018 1:52 pm

rubberneck wrote:Where was it announced DHM are closing up?

TommyGood have been quiet a long time now.

http://www.tommygood.com/about/



They actually had some good stuff back in the day. Loved their easy rider print, as well as taxi driver
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Postby mondonut76 on Thu May 10, 2018 3:15 pm

It seems like a lot of these places don't really announce things. They just quietly shut down. I have no idea if Dark Hall is really gone. Their site is still up and you can apparently still buy their older inventory, but they haven't had many major releases recently and their Willy Wonka print seemed like it had some issues.
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Postby bubbie on Thu May 10, 2018 3:17 pm

They should definitely print more peanuts prints and I am sure things will pick up.
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Postby Codeblue on Thu May 10, 2018 3:31 pm

I'm gonna miss trolling DHM just a bit.
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