Studio One was begun by the creative minds of brothers Forrest and Geoffrey Mullikin. After starting their private label clothing company in 2003, they noticed an inconsistency in the screen printing arena. As they iterated different styles, textiles, and inks with various printing studios, they were consistently blown away by missed deadlines, lackluster print quality, poor customer service, or hidden fees — after the order was placed and approved. Determined to deliver high-quality products to their customers and to prove that screen printing could be produced in a quick and consistent fashion, following the specific guidelines of individual customer requirements, the Mullikins created their own shop — Studio One Screen Printing & Embroidery. Born out of our steadfast commitment to quality screen printing and dedicated to the best possible overall look at the most up-front and affordable prices, Studio One has continuously impressed customers with a positive screen printing experience from design to delivery since 2003.
The idea took shape in a rented, shared studio space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The team would lug equipment on the subway to Pratt Art Institute, where they would burn screens for initial testing on their own designs. After 24 months of dedicated experience, research, and development, Studio One bought a press of its own, which would be operated out of a garage in Leesburg, VA.