By Morgan Bryce/Assistant Communications Director
JT Screen Printing & More, located at 16541 U.S. Highway 280 Suite D in the Buckeye Acres Shopping Center, is the City of Smiths Station’s July 2020 Business of the Month.
The family-owned business was opened last April, but the father-son operators Tommy Rumph and Justin Riley have a combined 50-plus years of experience in the screen-printing industry based in the Auburn-Opelika area.
“When deciding to open, the thought was of bringing something that Smiths Station and surrounding area didn’t have,” Riley said.
Riley’s younger brother Scott works part-time at JT’s while his fiancé Sydney handles bookkeeping duties for the business.
Despite the relative newness of his family’s business, Riley said they have developed a consistent wholesale income and have cultivated meaningful relationships with area companies and organizations to handle their screen-printing needs. They are also capable of printing for smaller clients or for special events or functions.
Riley said JT’s competitive pricing and quality product helps separate the business from their competition.
“Instead of using an automatic method like heat transfer, we use a hand-stenciling technique. After that has been applied, they are run through a machine that dries that oil-based ink at 307 degrees (Fahrenheit),” Riley said. “It’s a better quality and the print or design lasts longer.”
In front of JT’s is a small retail section showcasing samples of their work.
Hours of operation for the business are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, call 334-214-4577, follow their Facebook page “JT Screenprinting & More,” send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jtscreenprintingandmore.com.