The Print Lounge Inc.

Contestant Details

Custom Apparel & Branded Swag

About the print lounge

Imanuel Basley

Year Participated

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The Print Lounge Inc. has been providing the Chicagoland area with quality custom apparel and promotional products since 2003.  It all started as many great things do, in a college studio apartment at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With the University of Alabama also in the same town, we got our start creating customized wooden paddles and plaques for the large collegiate fraternity and sorority population.

We’ve come a long way since then, and now provide graphic design, marketing services, in-house screen-printing and embroidery, as well as custom imprinted swag for the some of the largest companies, brands, NFP's, schools, and teams in the country. However, we stay grounded by  keeping our connection with the people by maintaining a retail presence in the communities of Chicago. 

Our origins are in Hyde Park but store is now located in the vibrant and cultural Pilsen community. It brings us joy to serve our local and global neighbors, providing an outlet to express thoughts, ideas and creativity on quality apparel products.  

Our slogan is “DO IT YOUR WAY and GET IT WHEN YOU NEED IT”. 

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1st Place (2021)

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