Today will be the last post in my January series highlighting new businesses started in 2020. If you haven’t already, read my rave review of the new website sunsetsbooksandwine.com or read about the benefits of microgreens from La Salle Family Farm. This final new business of 2020 is called Blue Squid Design and they are setting the new standard for graphic design and custom vinyl decals.
Created by two friends in Montana, Blue Squid Design has quickly become popular locally and the referrals have been flooding in. I asked them how they got the idea for Blue Squid Design and they said, “We have a shared passion for all things design, with several years of combined experience, and over the past many months we resorted to ordering printed apparel items for projects from out of the area due to lack of availability in the Flathead Valley.” They saw this as a great opportunity and Blue Squid Design now offers, not only vinyl heat press for apparel, decals and banners, but also business branding, product packaging and other design services.
For custom apparel, I had only heard of screen printing and the girls at Blue Squid Design told me how vinyl heat press is a better choice for quality, vibrant designs. “Heat press allows for a grand variety of colors, sheen, and detail without the need for screening prep. Options include minimal set-up, drastically reducing production costs.’
I just love their designs! Custom hoodies are a big hit as well as the new Polar Camel tumblers/water bottles with personalized decals. Blue Squid Design can accommodate a single item to many items although they specialize in providing ten or more top quality branded products at wholesale prices with a quick turnaround.
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If you’ve been thinking about selling some branded merch, now is the time! Blue Squid Design will make your designs pop! New orders can expect a “Buy 10, Receive the 11th at no cost” voucher which can be applied to a subsequent reorder.
Blue Squid Design launched September 2020 and business is growing so quickly, they have already had to expand their work space! They have learned a lot of secrets and resources, they said, to provide top-notch products and take a lot of pride in their work. Their greatest joy comes from working with clients and seeing their unique branding as a bold, visual shout out to the community. Blue Squid Design aspires to be the Flathead Valley’s one-stop print shop from full service business branding including business cards, and logos, to cost effective banners for all signage needs, as well as vinyl decals, stickers, and vinyl heat press for apparel. You can browse their website here at bluesquiddesign.com and be sure to follow them on Instagram where they showcase their beautiful designs.