Grandline Graphics - The Origin

A letter from the owner,

Hey! I hope you’re having a great day. I just wanted to share a little bit about what I’m doing in our community, the local Portland metro area but before that, a little backstory and daily inspiration for you: ever since I was young, I had this crazy desire to be successful. Usually that means financial success - but what I’ve been realizing lately is that the journey to financial freedom is actually a lot more rewarding than the final result because then it’s time to die. Sometimes it really isn’t about the end goal. Now I’m still young, only 24 and definitely will admit that I really don’t know it all - But I’m eager to learn and I know I have a lot more to achieve. Side note: Reason I’m telling you all this is because I want to be someone that you remember and maybe then, I’ll earn your long term business. So as cheesy as it sounds, enjoy every single second, minute and day of your life, because all of our days are counted. What’s interesting is that we’re all given the same amount of time but for some reason others achieve more and strive for better. Are you one of those people? Let’s be successful together. I’ll explain what I do in the next paragraph, maybe we can connect and you can show me how I can help you too.

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My name is Ruben (I am on the left). I have an automatic screen printing and sign business. We print custom t-shirts, hoodies, and to be frank: apparel. We also specialize in custom signage, everything from simple banners, corrugated signs to illuminated acrylic and channel letters to make your logo shine! Referrals literally make my business and you can help the community by supporting local businesses like mine! I’ve been in business as a screen printer since 2010, I started as a sophomore in high school and recently expanded to become an automatic printer which led me to lease a warehouse building. I can now do up to 1,000 pieces per day (depending on the design), offer very fast turn arounds and great quality. I’d love the opportunity to earn your business or if you don’t need anything - maybe you can refer someone you know! Our business runs off referrals.

Let me tell you more about the company I have founded and why I have created it – It all started when I was in my sophomore year of high school, back in 2010. A few friends and I decided to start a clothing line, so I took the first step and registered the original business name (LFS Company) in Washington State. My first goal was to actually be able to make t-shirts, but I did not know how. This is when I went with my mom to the grocery store that I stumbled upon t-shirt transfer paper - a perfect way for me to start! I tried to make a few t-shirts with the transfer paper and my mom's clothing iron and it was a disaster... The design had already started peeling, it wasn't very clear and you could even see where I cut out the design with my scissors. I was determined to find a better way to make my products, where my customers would actually love to wear my shirts.

To submit an order or receive a quote, please visit our website and head over to the contact page. Please note that our minimum order for screen printing is 24 pieces and for embroidery 12 pieces.

We’re located in Contractors Village in the second row, suite number 211. Our address is 5305 NE 121st Ave. Unit 211, Vancouver WA 98682.

You can contact the office at (360) 524-4360, feel free to call or text!

Thank you so much for reading.

Regards,
Ruben Ryapolov
Grandline Graphics, Inc.
GrandlineGraphics.com

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.

 

How I came to Screen Printing and Perfected my Technique

As I started doing more research, I got into the art of screen printing; a complicated but amazing process. I then began to plan out and design my first press. It lasted a while but since it was homemade, I had more issues than initial success. With the little finances I had, I invested into some entry-level beginner screen printing equipment. This is where I got into custom printing for schools, churches, groups, and businesses.

As time progressed, I began to create a customer base and loyalty. I would get return customers every year, loving their finished product! With this, I began to invest more time and thought into the business - how can I make it better? What else can I do? I then purchased a sticker machine, learned website design and coding, a hat press and after that, the business was on full blast!

I transitioned from part time to full time as I graduated college with an associates degree in business. I was very excited and ready to conquer the world. We now print on a completely automatic screen printing machine that can print up to 1,000 shirts per hour!

 

My Philosophy

To this day, my main goal is to be able to produce a superior product that customers love. I am determined to keep growing, building and making customers happy.

Thank you for reading my story - I would love to hear yours! Contact me to chat, grab a coffee or even get a few custom t-shirts, hats, or stickers for your company or organization! Contact me and let me know what you're looking for.

Side Note: Our logo was inspired by this bible verse below! What do you think? It is: 1 Corinthians 9:25.

"Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away."

 

 
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Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away.

1 Corinthians 9:25