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Sparky Firepants is an artisan, family-owned screen printing business run by D.J. and Jenni Billings.
D.J.: Years ago, I wanted to start selling my illustrations on t-shirts. I went to one of those print-on-demand sites –
Jenni: And the shirts were terrible.
D.J.: Not pretty at all. The print quality was bad and they started peeling and fading after just a few washes. All that for a $25 tee, plus shipping and taxes. Gross.
Jenni: We learned a lot from that!
D.J.: Big time. I decided to teach myself how to screen print t-shirts on my own. I started with a goofy little hobby kit and the results were 100% better just from that kit. We moved to L.A. and bought our first professional 4-color press. Now we have a new 6-color press, a few smaller ones and a giant vat full of knowledge about ink, heat, and apparel.
Jenni: We know more about cotton than normal people should, really.
Everything we print for you is done on a manual press, by hand. We handle every shirt personally, no robots or machines allowed. Our inks are non-phthalate, PVC-free, and vegan (100% cruelty-free). If that’s your thing, we got you covered.
See some of our clients!
Some things are super important to us
Yes, we are vegan! We also work hard to protect and preserve our land and water. As part of the LGBTQ+ community, we fight for the rights of all human beings, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, or gender identity. A portion of our profits goes to organizations and businesses that support those values.
We’re a veteran-owned business. We offer a 10% discount to members of the U.S. military. That includes all veterans and active duty.