Have you thought about printing your own t shirts, posters or canvas tote bags, but the idea of using some random company on the internet puts your stomach in knots?
Well, think locally. In all major cities, and many small towns, there are local screen printing companies that will make your dreams come true.
Besides putting your designs on products, some screen printing shops offer more. Check out Rise Above, in Oakland CA or Replica Chicago, in Chicago IL. They offer the regular printing services, as well as a gallery space open to local artists.
Or for the truly adventurous of us out there, looking to really get your hands dirty, check out a do-it-yourself place. Both The Grease Diner in Oakland, and the Polluted Eyeball in New York City are one stop shops. They offer rent-by-the-hour options, that make you the artist and manufacturer.
So stop dreaming of your work on a product and make it happen.