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Welcome to Behind the Ink!

Hey all!! It's Becky, with Midwest Ink Co. I know some of you have been here for a while, the locals already know me, but I just wanted to introduce myself to those who don't. Our page and customers have grown greatly this past year!!

I have had this blog in place for a while now, but never had the time, or took the time, to actually post. With the new year coming, new changes are also in the works, and I thought now would be a good time to start creating posts here as well.

I created "Behind the Ink" as a way to not only let you get to know me better through my home life, but to take you behind the scenes of my finished products and how they are created.

I grew up in the small town of Centralia, where I later returned in my adult years. I am married and the mom of 2, with 2 fur babies as well.

I have always been creative and had various outlets for putting it to good use, before finding my niche in 2004, becoming the owner and operator of Custom Graphics, which was located in Sabetha, KS and through life changes moved to Centralia; several years ago, rebranded as Midwest Ink Co.

I started with a 24" vinyl cutter and no clue how to run it. Briefly I owned a DTG printer, but due to inconsistent prints and constant clogged lines, I traded it in for a screen-printing press. In 2006, I added a 15 needle single head embroidery machine, a few years later upgraded to a 54" full color printer and cutter for printing banners and making contour cut decals and signage. This past summer I completed my collection of equipment with a CO2 laser. I am sure equipment means less to most of you than it does me, but we are now a full-service custom apparel, promotional goods, and personalized gift shop.

We are introducing a t-shirt subscription club in 2022 called Tee-Therapy, I am planning to blog monthly, weekly live videos, more products and product options, new hours, and maybe a few other big changes as well.

You can currently find us online, multiple social media platforms, and on the main level at Topeka Vendors Market. We also do occasional vendor events throughout the year, as time allows.

If you have any questions, behind the scenes you would love to see, or product ideas, feel free to reach out to me at midwestinkco@gmail.com.

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