Sausage Dog Promo Co.
Hey! I’m Jake and I run Sausage Dog Promo Co. as a one-man operation out of my basement in Harrow, Ontario – Just outside of Windsor, which is just across the Canada/USA border from Detroit. Here’s a bit about me and this company!
I started screen printing when I was in college studying graphic design, I can’t remember the exact year but I’d guess 2013-2014. I started a little screen printing company with a friend that we kept up on a very part time basis throughout college mainly printing shirts for local bands. After I graduated, real life came around, I got a job as a graphic designer and left screen printing in the dust.
Back in summer of 2019 I had a few small opportunities to do some promotional products for some local companies so I started Sausage Dog Promo Co. I started out just doing promotional product distribution but then I found a pretty sweet used screen printing set up for sale and jumped back on the screen printing train.
Since then I’ve shifted my primary focus from promotional products to screen printing and have printed lots of cool shirts for lots of cool people!
I’ve got a 6 colour press but try to focus most of my efforts on small-mid sized runs with 1-2 colours, this allows me to provide faster turnaround times than other shops that are focused on huge runs of multi-colour designs. That’s not to say I won’t do the larger and more complex jobs but as a graphic designer I have always been one for stripping back and designing things to be as simple as they can be, I carry that ideology over to screen printing and simply prefer the more stripped back, low colour designs – I think they’re way cooler than printing some crazy 9 colour photo-realistic design.
Hopefully over the next few years I can grow Sausage Dog Promo Co. to the point where I can provide other people with jobs, and maybe even move into a larger space! Until then you can find me in my basement, printing cool stuff for you.