About Trail Ridge Printing

 

Our story

We love a good adventure. Thatโ€™s why in September 2017 we took a leap and became the proud owners of Trail Ridge Printing.

Since relocating to Colorado in 2013, we often found ourselves talking about how we wished we had more opportunities to be involved with the place where we live โ€” to be better neighbors and to teach our kids what it means to be contributing members of a community. We were also anxious for an opportunity to bring our combined experience in fundraising, marketing, retail and design into a business where we could help people to write a better story for their own businesses and families. As it turns out, a screen printed t-shirt is a great vehicle for accomplishing all of those goals. So when given with the chance to chart a new course for Trail Ridge Printing, we recognized right away that it was the right next step for our family. 

Because we were already part-owners in a clothing boutique in our home town of Estes Park, we had a firsthand understanding of the realities facing many of our neighbors in local small business, and we saw Trail Ridge Printing as a vehicle to help meet some of those needs. We feel incredibly fortunate for the mentorship of former owners Tim Buck and Ron Shumate, who brought over 50 years of combined experience to the business before forming their own partnership in 2012. We worked closely with Tim and Ron on a private line of shirts for The Grey House, and their influence has been a tremendous resource as we have taken on full ownership of Trail Ridge Printing, including all production and design services.

We run our two-person operation with a commitment to high-quality environmentally-friendly production practices wherever possible. This means offering water-based options in addition to traditional plastisol inks,  using โ€œgreenโ€ cleaning chemicals, and printing by hand to reduce our carbon footprint, giving each garment the attention to detail that can only come as a result of manual screen printing.

We are excited to carry on the legacy of Trail Ridge Printing, working closely with our clients to tell a better story, creating or developing any print job from concept to finished product.

 
 

Our values

PUT FAMILY FIRST. We got involved with Trail Ridge Printing in order to prioritize our family, providing stability that only comes as the result of spending time together working and playing hard.

TELL A BETTER STORY. One of the most rewarding parts of our work is putting something in the hands of our clients that give them a sense of pride in telling the story of their family, brand, or team.

EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. Hitting a deadline on a budget is just the beginning of what makes a project successful. From high-quality products to stellar customer service, our standard of success is to exceed our clients' expectations every time.