July 19, 2022Comments are off for this post.

bombilla’s Print Vendor Guide

Print Vendors List

Possible Questions for Your Print Vendor

For print services:

  • Can you provide a quote estimate for my project?
  • What are your artwork requirements for my project?
    Possible requirements you might inquire about:
    • Dimensions?
    • File type?
    • Resolution?
    • Do you have a template we should work off of for bleeds, crops, trim, and safe areas?
  • What paper stock would you recommend for my project?
  • What is the expected turnaround time for this quote?
  • Do you deliver? If so, how is this cost calculated?
  • Do you have any additional costs we should be aware of?
  • Can you provide a hardcopy proof (sample print) of my project prior to printing? Is that an additional charge?
  • Are you a union shop? And/or can you tell us more about your labor practices?
  • Do you have any recommendations for more environmentally friendly materials to use for my project?

For screen printing on apparel:

  • Can you provide quote estimates for the following services?
    • # of units: ___
      (broken down by size if you know)
    • # of print colors: ___
      (broken down by side of garment being printed on)
    • Type and color of apparel: ___
      (ask for recommendations if you don’t have a wholesale brand selected or need help matching colors)
  • What garment options would you recommend for [garment type]s that meet these requirements: _____?
    Possible requirements you might inquire about:
    • Comfortable
    • CPSIA safety compliant
    • WRAP certified
    • Made in USA
    • Eco-friendly
      (You’ll want to define what parameters you look for in terms of sustainability practices.)
  • Are you a union shop? And/or can you tell us more about your labor practices?
  • What kind of printing services do you offer for apparel?
  • Do you have a setup fee or any additional costs we should be aware of?
  • What are your print requirements and print-area dimensions?
  • What is the expected turnaround time for this quote?
  • Do you deliver? If so, how is this cost calculated?
  • Do you use phthalate-free inks?

Check out the full bombilla Printer Guide here!

June 10, 2022Comments are off for this post.

Shift from Pain-Profiting to Power-Sharing

In this talk from June 2021 for Possibility Project, Ivellisse Morales, Founder & CEO at bombilla, joins Tania Anaissie, Founder and CEO at Beytna Design, to discuss our collective responsibility as creators to pass the mic and co-create the stories we are telling in ways that are equitable, authentic, and not replicating harm.

In the sector, we use stories and images to capture the interest (and care) of community members and potential donors.

  • How often are those stories and images used in extractive ways, that reproduce the dynamics of giver/receiver, service provider/recipient?
  • How do the stories we tell and the images we choose, replicate harm and perpetuate false narratives?
  • Who is collecting, shaping, and telling stories, and for whose benefit?
  • How can story be rooted in powerful and authentic co-creation, and be shaped by the voices and leadership of those at the center of the work?

We are thrilled to highlight the perspectives of:

Ivellisse Morales, Founder & CEO of bombilla

Tania Anaissie, Founder and CEO at Beytna Design

We are a proudly AfroBoricua-led small business, shining bright from sunny Oakland, CA. We are based in xučyun (Huchiun), on unceded territory of the Lisjan Ohlone people. 

We are a proudly AfroBoricua-led small business, shining bright from sunny Oakland, CA. We are based in xučyun (Huchiun), on unceded territory of the Lisjan Ohlone people. 

We are a proudly AfroBoricua-led small business, shining bright from sunny Oakland, CA. We are based in xučyun (Huchiun), on unceded territory of the Lisjan Ohlone people.

We are a proudly AfroBoricua-led small business, shining bright from sunny Oakland, CA. We are based in xučyun (Huchiun), on unceded territory of the Lisjan Ohlone people. 

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