BLAZERS INK SHIRTS

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - T-shirts, hoodies, blankets and more.

Blazers merchandise, all designed by rip city fans, for rip city fan

Andre Miller, owner of Blazer Gang fan club, is behind the concept.

Portland Ink brought it to life.

"We can print up to 64 inches wide, like a mile long if we wanted to,” Robert Daddario owner of Portland Ink said.

Until recently, the print screen shop only sold goods online, but Daddario, said it's expanding, to meet increased demand for blazers gear.

But for the purists, manual printing is an option.

That's when a professional screen printer takes a design, and creates a screen out of it, using a photochemical process.

“This uses infrared series of LEDs,” Professional Screen Printer Christian Hofer-Capocy said.

From there the screen is hosed down.

"You can see the image starting to appear here,” Hofer-Capocy said.

Once the screens are made, their designs are ready to be hand printed, but unlike automatic printing each layer of ink has to be individually added.

So why go through the trouble?

"The nerd in me really loves it,” Hofer-Capocu exclaimed.

Once its dried, the product goes into a folding machine that would make even Marie Kondo jealous.

The final product, no doubt, sparking joy for Trail Blazer fans.

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