PROPONENT INK LLC
Location: 4141 South 500 West Shop 6 | Murray, UT 84123 | Owner: Rudy F. Chacon
Award winning Proponent Ink of Murray, UT (Salt Lake City area) is ASPA Institute's first certified screen printing training shop where students can learn "hands-on" screen printing by experienced printers in a professional screen printing shop. Operated by Rudy Chacon, his company began as a small, home-operated business. By providing superior customer service and quality work, he made the transition from a garage to a fully operational shop. Today, he operates a 1200 sq. ft. facility and his company is the only union textile printing shop in the state of Utah. They do all of their screen printing prep and print work in-house (i.e. color separations, film production, screen coating/burning etc.). Rudy is fluent in CorelDraw and efficient in Adobe PhotoShop and often vectorizes logos and designs brought in by customers and print raster images to make beautiful simulated process prints on both light and dark garments.
In the early stages, he researched and developed low cost ways to complete the tasks necessary to do the prep work and print work for screen printing. Rudy has shared his knowledge with numerous other start-ups and has made strong friendships. "I believe there is enough business in our industry that sharing my lessons with others will not hurt our business but make us a "go-to" company in the industry. Through love of the industry, I have taken the time to educate myself on color separating, design layout, halftone printing and multi-decoration techniques." To Proponent Ink, screen printing isn't just a source of income. It is a passion. This is reflected in their service mark, "To Them It's a Print, To Us It's a Passion."
AWARDS: Proponent Ink receives 2013 Best of Salt Lake City Award. October 21, 2013 -- Proponent Ink has been selected for the 2013 Best of Salt Lake City Award in the Screen Printing Services category by the Salt Lake City Award Program.