With a collective 50 years of experience in branded merchandise, our team has worked on hundreds exceptional projects, all of which begin with client collaboration and creative problem-solving. Social Imprints works with our clients to create the perfect products to reach our customer’s particular needs. Our 10,000 sq. ft. San Francisco facility outputs screen printing, heat transfer, foil printing, custom packaging, split shipping, kitting, and apparel finishing. We have also cultivated partnerships with some of the industry’s most creative product manufactures, and through our worldwide supply chain, we are able to provide customers with the most innovative product solutions.
Our One Stop Shop Philosophy.
Save Time & Money
Purchasing your favorite items from multiple printing companies can be a hassle, especially when it comes to shipping those items to your customers when they arrive.
Enter the Social Imprints One Stop Shop Philosophy.
We’re an organization that not only talks the talk but walks the walk, in order to provide our customers with the very best purchasing experience possible. We do it all - so you don’t have to.
At Social Imprints our clients are assigned to teams that manage short and long-term project goals, to properly address our client’s exceptions and unique requests.
- Sales manager (assigned to oversee and ensure customer success)
- Creative director (oversees all product development and presentations),
- Lead account manager (handles all large and complicated day-to- day orders)
- Junior account manager (handled straight-forward day- to-day orders)
- Lead graphic artist (creates customer brand aligned creative collateral)
- Webstore Manager (if applicable)
We also leverage our extensive relationships with over 45 of the top suppliers and manufacturers in the promotional products industry to handle unique requests.
Welcome to 10,000 Square Feet Of Environmentally Friendly Screen Printing Bliss!
We take a unique approach to our work, founded on the highest standards of quality and conservation. Our state of the art warehouse is home to our on-house printing and fulfillment facility, located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA District. There you will find the Challenger III, our 14-station automatic screen printing press, capable of printing 500-600 t-shirts per hour as well as our highly advanced fulfillment center, which offers world-class e-commerce, pick- and-pack, and inventory control services, but that’s just the beginning…
In 2016, our co-founder, Kevin McCracken, was selected to represent a new generation of apparel makers committed to the important issues of our time, at the Levi Strauss & Co. Collaboratory. The LS&Co. Collaboratory presented a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs in the fashion and apparel industry to come together to collaborate on social and environmental solutions for their organizations.
This year’s focus was on water— an area that is of critical importance to the apparel industry. Participants were invited to San Francisco for a workshop at the Levi’s Eureka Innovation Lab, where they had access to experts, and the knowledge of Levi’s most-trusted partners and feedback from LS&Co. mentors.
The goal was to empower the next generation of industry leaders to reduce their own water footprint in order to build sustainable future.
- Sustainability Sound
- No Thermal Films Allowed
- Social Accountability
- Made Responsibly & Professionally
- We’d love to meet you.
We’re among the Nation’s Most Eco-Conscience Printers - Our Inks are 100% Phalate-free and like any good natured person, we recycle.
Thermal films are expensive, non recyclable, harmful to the environment, and absolutely not permitted in our facility. Instead, we use a direct-to-screen imaging system. Burning your art directly to a re-usable screen, allows us to bypass the need for thermal films and greatly reduces waste.!
We save excess ink to be repurposed for future jobs.
Our social mission is inspired by the needs and concerns of our community. It is reflected in our workforce strategy of providing at risk adults with careers in management, sales, marketing, and customer service, within our highly supportive work environment.
Good business thrives on good ethics. We believe that what’s “good for the Earth” is good for business, and that products should be safe to use as intended.
Kids shouldn’t work in sweatshops. That’s why we run a sustainable production operation, where we employ adults in need of a second chance. Our positions pay living wages, often times 15% above the market rate.
Want to experience our slice of screen printing bliss? Go ahead and schedule a team-building print party or tour of our facility, today.
Let's face it, things happen, you’ll have questions, and even the most seasoned can use a little guidance and inspiration, when it comes to new merchandise trends. That’s why it's always nice to have someone helping you through your branding journey from initial design and product selection, up until those much-anticipated orders hit your doorstep. It’s pretty easy to see how having a printer that provides you with a dedicated account manager is a huge plus.
You Dream It, We Help You Make It.
We have the experience and the tools to help you design, dye, and construct custom blanks, or source standard blanks from our network of manufacturers. Our strategic international vendor alliances give us and you - the customer - control over quality, as well as adhere to highly efficient production timelines.
“As a mission-focused organization, it's important to us to work with businesses that also have a social mission. Social Imprints brings energy and capacity to our mission. They've helped us meet big, global goals, on time and on budget.”
- Jay Walsh, Head of Communications - Wikimedia Foundation
Our expertise includes:
- Spot Color
- Full Color Process
- Discharge Foil
- High Density
- Water Base Oversize Soft Hand
- High-density Panel Printing
- All-over printing Applique
- 3D Puffy Embroidery
Logo, Branding and Design
Need a logo or want to redesign the overall "look" of your business? Our experienced designers and illustrators will help you choose new artwork, or assist in the revision your existing design. Our goal is to create a design that you will absolutely love.
A style guide is a brand blueprint for logo and graphic design placement for marketing documents, Web pages, stationery, etc.
Style Guide Specifications Include:
- Standardized Logo Type
- Logo Usage and Placement
- Logo Sizes
- Brand Colors
- Brand Typeface
- Image and Message Standard Copy
“We have worked with the team at Social Imprints for a little over a year now and they have delivered top-quality service from day one. Nathan has been an absolute pleasure to work with every step of the way; always quick to follow up on an email or phone call and working with us to source quality items, hammer down pricing, and making sure everything is delivered on time. Lyft is experiencing rapid growth and it’s comforting to know we have a partner we can rely on to help us grow our brand.”
- Alex Aguilera. Supply Manager, Lyft
Once your products are created - then what? With our in-house fulfillment services, it’s a quick process to get merchandise to your customers, quickly, once they have placed their order. In addition, finishing services like packing and shipping are covered by us, the merchandising company, which means you can sleep worry free while your business operates efficiently.
Additionally, Social Imprints has built, manages, and maintains 40+ internal and external online stores as well as purchasing portals, for many of the nation’s top brands including Pinterest, Dropbox and AirBnB.
Our E-commerce Benefits
- Monthly, quarterly, and yearly merchandising spend reports by department and office location.
- Real-time reports denoting complete order details and current itemized product inventory.
- Limited access to specific products or collections to assigned to particular employees, offices, or departments.
We offer international shipping.
Presentation Makes Perfect
Here at Social Imprints, we understand that sometimes it’s not what’s in the package -but the package itself that can make all the difference. That’s why we’re committed to providing consistent packaging services with impeccable quality and personalization - all in one place, at our one stop shop.
- Folding & Polybagging
- Custom-Printed Hang Tags
- Size SKU Stickers
- Split Shipments
- Case Packs
Binding & Full Color Print Finishing:
- Saddle Stitching
- Spiral Binding
- Velo Binding
- Tape Binding
- Wire-O Binding
- Foam Core Mounting
- Custom Tags
- Special Effects Printing
- Custom Boxes
- Custom Ribbons
- Custom Gift Bags
- Printed Cards
- Custom Tissue Paper
Let’s Take This Show On The Road.
Take your branding experience to the next level with on-site printing. So back in 2015 Social Imprints won the Fast Company & Mercedes Benz "Drive Your Business Forward" Contest, in which Fast Company bestowed upon us, keys to the ‘Benz. Yup. More specifically, we were presented with a fully loaded Mercedes Metris, complete with mobile printing press. Now we have a “Printmobile" that can go on location to print graphics onto merchandise of your choosing.
Design Like Whoa!
We print high quality one color to full color prints from our eco-friendly inks. We can print detailed multiple graphics and multiple colors on super soft fabrics as well as durable utility materials. There are no limits!
Incorporate Onsite Printing To Your Next
- Corporate team building
- New Product Launch
- Special events
- Festivals (Pride, Sunday Streets)
- Company Anniversary Parties
- Holiday Parties