Posts Tagged ‘the studio’

Christmas Cards

December 2, 2010

Well, we’ve finally printed this year’s Christmas Cards, available to order HERE. Four cards for £5, one of each design in a mix of two colourways, with envelopes too. We’ll start posting them out from Monday 6th December via first class post.

Thank you to our awesome designers, Lee, Darren, Thomas and Mister Millerchip!

Totes totes totes

November 26, 2010

So a while ago we launch THIS OFFER on organic tote bags, which is still totally available by the way. Here’s a few of the people who took us up on it, and some who didn’t but we’ve printed for recently!

Russell and the Wolf Choir


Scary Go Round Shop




(wordpress won’t let us link websites at the moment so we’ll update as soon as possible!)

Christmas Cards by GET A GRIP and friends

November 22, 2010

This year we have asked four of our favourite illustrators and friends of GET A GRIP to come up with a Christmas Card design each.

You can pre-order the cards here for £5, and will receive 4 A6 cards, (one of each design) hand screenprinted by ourselves. Printed on 100% recycled paper stock using waterbased inks. They will come with 4 upcycled envelopes by d!rektrecycling made from maps. The price also includes UK postage. Alternatively, you can wait until they are printed, and buy them directly from the studio/around The Custard Factory in a few weeks time (provided they haven’t already sold out).

Our amazingly talented designers are:
Darren John
Mister Millerchip
Lee Nutland
Thomas Lacey

There will only be a limited number of cards printed, and will be available and posted out as soon as they are printed in the first week of December (if not sooner). Please note they will vary slightly from the digital mock-ups pictured.


Supersonic 2010

October 25, 2010

Wow, what a weekend! Supersonic Festival 2010 brought to us by the lovely people at Capsule was a real winner. We had a lot of fun printing the merch for them and running a table at their awesome market place. Here’s a few of our photos from printing and the weekend. Thanks to everyone who brought stuff, took our details or told us how much they loved what we were doing! Favourite highlights include being sat next to Bunny’s Wonderleague stall and drooling over her 90’s trading cards, Birmingham’s own Stinky Wizzleteat and Heath and Efficiency playing amongst many other brilliant bands and acts, and also Purity Brewing Company for their lovely, lovely ale.

it’s showtime!

September 1, 2010

Woah, when did it get to September already? In nineteen days we are putting on our second show, this time with our friends Above Them are stopping by Scruffy Murphys with The Magnificent on their UK tour, with support from Birmingham’s own the Killerest Expression and The Fall, The Rise.


Above Them at K-Fest 2010 courtesy of Ian Chaddock’s bloody brilliant blog Strike A Chord

Screen Printing Workshop with Birmingham Zine Festival

August 19, 2010

As part of Birmingham Zine Festival, we are offering you the chance to come behind the scenes of GET A GRIP to print your own T-shirt at our workshop.

Over two hours you will print your own multi-coloured print using original images by the festival’s posterboy James Nash on our six colour carousel. After which, will end up with a totally unique T-shirt by choosing the placement and positioning of each separate image as you print to build up a design.

The workshop will be £20 per person and includes an organic 100% cotton EarthPositive T-shirt to print on with non-toxic waterbased inks.

The workshop will be held in our studio at The Custard Factory at 6.30pm Saturday 11th September, with an extra workshop on Friday 10th September subject to demand.

It’s open to all abilities- you don’t need to have printed before, and there will be an introduction into the screen printing process at the start.

To sign up please email you name and required T-shirt size (from ladies small to mens 2XL) to Payment for the workshop will need to be upfront due to the limited spaces available.

Hope to see you soon!

Kay & Sam

How to…

August 11, 2010

The How To Project is the brain child of Mike Arnold who asked us to print the first items he has to sell on his website. Filled with links to inspirational websites and people, and even a nice blog post about us, it’s definitely a website to add to your favourites…

The DIY Times issue 1

July 6, 2010

So we’ve been working on starting this little zine with our friends at No Guts No Glory for a while now, and last night I stayed late in the studio to print the covers, then went home for a bit of folding and stapling action. They are finally all ready to sell, and you can buy them directly from us here, and also keep up to date with our little blog here.

the GET A GRIP bike team

June 30, 2010

So now I’m living in Birmingham, neither I or Sam use any kind of public or private transport to get too and from the studio, or anywhere else within the City really, just bikes and on foot. After it poured it down with rain yesterday morning we toyed with the idea of getting some softshell jackets (an attempt to get me more into cycling I think) and this morning they arrived! The 2nd and 3rd ones in this cactus green colour the supplier had sold all year apparently. As they are technically ‘uniform’ for the business we’re planning on printing them up as a bit of advertisement, but can’t decide how over the top to go (I think the more the merrier!) Ideas include printing the website down one of the sleeves, the logo on the breast, and a huge back print. Let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas of what to put where, that would be great. I’d also like to point out that GET A GRIP are happy to endorse any cycling jackets you may own too!


June 28, 2010

Today we have printed our first oversized print on some T-shirts for Bogus Clothing. The set-up charges are more than our standard ones, but if you want a print to fill the T-shirt, this is how you do it. At the moment we can only offer single colour prints done this way, but if there is enough interest we’ll look into investing in some better sized screens (note the one used today is bigger than necessary) and offer prints with a few more colours.