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DIY Screen Printing Supplies

Screen Printing Product Development

Small OPO
Tampa, FL
Fashion & Apparel
Accepting International Investment
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From our CEO:

"Our Merchmakr products are designed to work like magic. Customers just know that if they use Merchmakr, they'll have winning projects. Our secret sauce is our product development and curation methods."


We created our flagship product, the Merchmakr All-in-One Screen Printing Press, in response to over two years of interviews with our customers for our Hack the Yudu Screen Kits. With more than 4,000 kits sold, we were able to determine why they bought their previous screen printing kit, what they hoped it could do, what features were most important to them, and where it failed. Equipped with that information, we developed our prototype into a machine that our customers say they find beautiful and functional in exactly the way they desire.


DIY Screen Printing Supplies offers detailed technical support informed by more than 30 years in the screen printing industry. Our product's efficacy, space requirements, and ease of use guide our offerings. Our goal is to make screen printing more accessible to the beginning craftsman.


We advertise on Google Shopping, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. We also have a newsletter, customer loyalty program, and do live events such as Maker Faire. We are working on distribution in art stores as well.


Investment
Type of Security: Revenue Sharing Notes

Minimum Investment: $100

Maximum Payout: 140% of investment

Investment Multiple: 1.4X (Each investor will receive 1.4x their original Investment on a proportionate ratio of the issuer's gross revenue.)

Share of Revenue: 8% of issuer's quarterly gross revenue.

Minimum Funding goal: $10,000

Maximum Funding Goal: $100,000


140% ROI example:

$100 — If you invest $100, you will receive $140.


Perks*

$200 — If you invest $200, you will receive a Merchmakr T-shirt.

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000, you will receive a Merchmakr T-shirt and coffee mug.

$5,000 — If you invest $5,000, you will receive a Merchmakr Screen Printing Kit plus all previous perks.

$10,000 — If you invest $10,000, you will receive all previous perks plus 8 hours of personal screen printing instruction by Gary Jurman.

$100,000 — If you invest $100,000, you will receive all previous perks plus we will hold a screen printing event for you --details to be negotiated.


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

Screen printing products for artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and industry folks.

Screen Printing Takes Too Much Space

Today’s screen print artists operate out of tiny spaces. While some create merchandise in booths the size of a six foot table, others work from a kitchen or a bathroom. With so little room to their art space, they need portable screen printing solutions that are easily stowed.


Our Merchmakr Screen Printing System has a tiny foot print and is highly portable. It can easily travel on the road with you and be setup on little more than a bar stool. It's great for trade shows, gigs, classrooms, and tiny production spaces.

Merchmakr events gather crowds at Maker Faires and often spill participant lines out the door and down the hall.

Our first Maker Faire event was so successful, that the event directors decided to buy our Merchmakr Screen Printing kits for other events and venues. They use them to replicate the excitement that Merchmakr generates and also to promote their own events at other venues.


Soon after our first Maker Faire event, directors in other parts of the country began buying our screen printing kits so that they too could do live screen printing displays. Some of those events took place at Maker Spaces where the idea and our brand has spread even further. More and more maker spaces have made Merchmakr Screen Printing kits available for members to use. Members and guests learn about screen printing on our kits which prominently display our brand name, providing advertising and goodwill toward our products.

Our Products

Hack the Yudu Screen Kit

If you've had it with the high cost of Yudu consumables, this kit is for you. It is exactly what you need to stop wasting your money on the Yudu emulsion sheets and start coating your screens with liquid emulsion. It's easier to get right, takes less time, and costs 1/10th of the price.

Includes

  • 1 pint of Emulsion
  • Diazo Sensitizer
  • 1 pint of Emulsion Remover
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Video Tutorials
  • Scoop Coater (Emulsion Applicator)

Merchmakr Exposure Unit

The 20"x24" table top exposure/burning unit is built of steel. Affordability is important in a start up screen shop, but don't let the price of this unit fool you. With this unit you are able to burn crisp images and bring a professional look to your screen printing shop. The built in automatic timer helps prevent over exposing and gives you the ability to multi-task with an automatic shut off.

FEATURES:

  • Steel pressure plate with foam backing included
  • High output T5 lights exposes dual cure emulsion in under 4 minutes
  • Optically clear tempered glass
  • Built-in digital timer
  • 20" x 24" exposing area 
  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • 3-year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Exposes all types of photo emulsion
  • All electrical components are UL listed
  • 110 volt (standard household current)

Merchmakr Screen Printing Kit

Merchmakr is a super compact screen printing system that includes everything you need to get started making your own T-shirts—except the shirts themselves. Unlike regular screen printing kits, it has an exposure unit for making your own screen stencils, and it does multicolor designs due to our patented HotSwap registration system.

Includes

  • Merchmakr Screen Printing Machine
  • Merchmakr Exposure Unit with safe light
  • 1 HotSwap capable 155 mesh aluminum screen
  • 1 12" 70 durometer squeegee
  • 1 aluminum scoop coater
  • 10 sheets of 8.5" x 11" waterproof transparency films
  • 1 8oz container of Matsui water-based white ink
  • 1 8oz container of Matsui water-based black ink
  • 1 pt of Merchmakr Dual Cure Emulsion
  • 1 pt of Merchmakr Emulsion Remover

Merchmakr Plastisol Ink Starter KIt Deluxe

Get started with plastisol ink! Plastisol screen printing ink for apparel is brighter and more opaque than water-based inks. It won't dry in your screen or eat your emulsion.

Includes

  • 4oz Cherry Bomb Scarlet Red
  • 4oz The Lemon Ink Yellow
  • 4oz Blue Monday Royal Blue
  • 4oz Purple Rain
  • 4oz Orange Crush
  • 4oz Green Day
  • 4oz Yoshimi Pink
  • 4oz None More Black
  • 4oz White Rabbit
  • 1 Pint Merchmakr Wipe Out! Press Wash
  • 4 oz Ghost-B-Gone! Degreaser/Dehazer

Merchmakr Screen Printing Inks

Available in 28 vibrant colors, Merchmakr screen printing inks come in water-based and plastisol versions.


Merchmakr Water-Based ink offers artists a richer palette with better coverage, a softer hand, and easier cleanup than competing brands.

It doesn’t dry as quickly in the screen, improving the screen printing experience over water-based inks from other manufacturers.


Prints well on many fabrics, paper, cardboard or wood.


Merchmakr Plastisol Ink is a specially formulated low bleed, non-phthalate plastisol screen printing ink. Its creamy texture makes it easier to print using either automatic or manual screen printing presses.


It can be used on 100% cotton and 50/50 poly/cotton blends.

It flashes very fast and cures with excellent wash-fastness.

We Help Get Projects Done

From the crafty mom making tote bags for her Etsy store, to the startup entrepreneur with a bleeding edge T-shirt website, we like to help. We love hearing how our products are serving our customers and are happy to offer how-to advice informed by more than thirty years in the industry.


When it's time for us to come up with new products, we reflect on the problems our customers shared with us, and use that to make our products better. We believe the service given and the knowledge gained through our tech support is a winning combination to bring the best screen printing products to the prosumer screen printing world.


Our Products and Services


  • Merchmakr Brand Equipment: 
    Equipment we manufacture in house such as Merchmakr Screen Printing System or our Merchmakr Burn Unit.
  • Merchmakr Brand Inks:

    This is our branded inks of plastisol and water-based inks.

  • Craft Products:

    Products we have designed specifically for the crafters.

  • Done for You Services:

    Services such as color mixing, screen burning, art preparation, and Film Output.

  • Standard Screen Printing Industry Supplies:

    Me too products servings the screen printing industry such as leading brand inks and emulsion and screens.

  • Substrates:

    Blank goods such as T-shirts, Pelons

  • Screen Printing Industry Equipment:

    Like Merchmakr brand equipment, but produced by outside companies.

Markets and Industries

DIY Screen Printing Supplies focuses on several main groups of customers: Start-up Entrepreneurs, Educators, Artists, Crafters, and Industry professionals. Each of these types are in different and/or overlapping markets. Start-up Entrepreneurs: People wanting to create a micro business, or those who already own one, account for about 80% of the sales of screen printing kits, according to our research. While many of them want to become custom screen printers, there are also ones who want to sell T-shirts on the internet; ones who have a captive audience for their garments such as bands, clubs and church groups; and still others who have businesses having nothing to do with screen printing, but want to make their own uniforms, promotional items, custom packaging, and branded products. This group, in particular, is hungry for a prosumer grade screen printing kit, such as our proprietary Merchmakr Screen Printing System. We project sales of over $300,000 of our Merchmakr Screen Printing Systems and accessories to this group next year.

Educators

In the US, artists spend over $5 billion a year on their Fine Arts education*. Supporting those artists is a network of thousands of art supply stores from Mom and Pop retailers to larger retail chains. Our goal for Merchmakr branded products with respect to artists is to bring our inks and kits to those art supply stores via partnerships. We have also generated some interest with a national distribution house and plan to reach out to others. While we do not currently have contracts with any national distributors, we are working toward that goal.


*ibisworld.com "Fine Arts Schools in the US: Market Research Report 2017"

Crafters

We launched our company through analyzing a starter screen printing kit offered by a $220 million dollar craft supply manufacturer, Provocraft. They came out with a $300 system called Yudu. We extended their product by offering accessories making them easier to use. We developed a screen coating kit that solved a simple problem with their system for $69 and we have sold more than a quarter million dollars of them since. Our research shows that the creative industry has a lot of room for our screen printing products. Apart from selling direct, there are over 20,000* fabric craft and sewing supplies stores in the US who could potentially carry our products.


*ibisworld.com "Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores in the US: Market Research Report 2017"

Screen Printing Industry

We cater to both national and local screen printers. According to our research, the supplies and equipment side of the $8 billion screen printing industry* is approximately $1 billion in the US. With the development of our patented screen printing systems and accessories, we believe we can capture a part of that market. We also offer private label inks and chemicals, and top brand inks and emulsions at competitive prices. Screen printers around the country buy from us through our web site and shopping portals such as Amazon and Ebay. Our goal is to expand to additional shopping portals such as Walmart, Newegg, and Jet. Local screen printers generally visit us at our brick-and-mortar store to pick up their supplies same day. There are about 100 local screen printers within a 20 mile radius of our store, and about half of them are within ten miles. We believe a push into this very accessible local market could generate an additional $360 thousand dollars a year in revenue.


*ibisworld.com "Custom Screen Printing: Market Research Report 2016”

Market Insight: According to the Association For Creative Industries, the Size of the U.S. Creative Products Opportunity Is $43.9 Billion

“As a trusted partner of AFCI, we were happy to tap our deep bench of expertise in the research and craft and hobby industry to conduct a survey of more than 6,000 U.S. consumers to help determine the overall size and behavior of the market,” said Mary Barnidge, Client Success Director for MaritzCX. “We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the market size exceeded our expectations.”*


*sited from a Jan. 2017 press release jointly by AFCI and MaritzCX http://www.prweb.com

*Jan. 2017 press release jointly by AFCI and MaritzCX

http://www.prweb.com

Our Team

DIY Screen Printing Supplies, unlike many of our competitors is more of a product developer than just a supply house. We have one non-provisional patent, and other patents pending on Merchmakr, screen printing system. We also have more unique products on the drawing board.


Offering Summary

Investment Opporutnity

Revenue Sharing Promissory Note

Revenue Sharing: 8% of quarterly gross revenue (excluding any revenue attributable to rebates or refunds) 

Return Multiple: 1.4x

Maximum raise ($107,000)

Minimum  raise ($10,000)

Company
DIY Tee Shirts Screen Printing Supply, INC
 

Corporate Address
5942 Benjamin Rd Tampa, FL 33634
 

Description of Business
B2C and B2B Screen Printing Supplies and Product Development
 

Type of Security Offered
Revenue Sharing Promissory Notes
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$100.00









What does this mean?

Investors will each receive, in the aggregate, 1.4x their original investments, as a result of being paid their proportionate shares of the Issuer’s gross revenue on quarterly basis.

Perks:

$200 — If you invest $200, you will receive a Merchmakr T-shirt.

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000, you will receive a Merchmakr T-shirt and coffee mug.

$5,000 — If you invest $5,000, you will receive a Merchmakr Screen Printing Kit plus all previous perks.

$10,000 — If you invest $10,000, you will receive all previous perks plus 8 hours of personal screen printing instruction by Gary Jurman.

$100,000 — If you invest $100,000, you will receive all previous perks plus we will hold a screen printing event for you --details to be negotiated.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$74,913.00 USD
$30,190.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$5,360.00 USD
$3,340.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$115,108.00 USD
$79,300.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$299,223.00 USD
$189,580.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$229,217.00 USD
$184,617.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$7,915.00 USD
-$29,154.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Merchmakr Plastisol Ink Color Mixing video (Product Support)

24 days ago

We've got the second video of the series ready for the Plastisol Starter Kit Deluxe. We get a lot of questions from newbies about how to mix ink colors, so this kind of video is likely to be popular content  for both instructional purposes and also website SEO.


Press Related to Merchmakr Products

about 1 month ago

We did an Artist Spotlight of one of our Merchmakr Screen Printing System customers earlier this year. His name is BoogeyWolf, and he uses Merchmakr because it is so compact and portable. Boogeywolf drives between venues, screen printing horror-themed T-shirts and selling them. His story just got picked up by ScreenWeb magazine. Check it out!


Recent article:

http://screenweb.com/content/print-shop-profile-here-comes-boogeywolf#.WjvVaLQ-fJM


Our Artist Spotlight:

https://merchmakr.com/blogs/blog/artist-spotlight-boogeywolf


Gary Jurman
DIY Screen Printing Supplies

Instagram Style Product Support Videos

about 1 month ago

This first set of videos we are working on for product support are geared toward our Plastisol Starter Kit. In the future we plan to upgrade these by doing them in a studio.


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