Kong is in our new studio space at 6100 Airport Blvd, Suite B, right across the street from Austin Community College Highland and directly behind Local Furniture Outlet.
The entrance to our shop is accessible via Denson Drive, with plenty of parking right behind Local Furniture Outlet. (The metrorail tracks prohibit entrance from Airport).
The new studio will is 8200+ square feet of screenprinting goodness and will allow us to bring a new level of service to your projects.
Our phone number will stay the same – 512-851-7024 and you can always contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you into our new studio. Below is a link to Google Maps to help you find us.
November 15 & 16 and November 22 & 23
11am – 6pm
4704 East Cesar Chavez at the Artpost
November is here, fall temperatures have finally fallen into place and we all know what that means…It’s time for the East Austin Studio Tour. Kong is excited to be a part of it again this year and will have lots for our visitors to see and do!
Come out to the Artpost, the premier stop on the tour with over 35 artists, designers, creatives and craftsmen! KONG will open our studio to the public, showcase our creative designs and demonstrate the screenprinting process. We’ll have a lot of exciting things to you to see and do. Make your own t-shirt, enjoy some of Austin’s nationally recognized food truck vittles, enjoy a craft beer, and take in the all of the art.
We were pretty excited to collaborate with The Grassy Knoll on new shirts promoting the release of their upcoming record Electric Verdeland Vol. 1. Check out this cool video documenting the printing of their shirts. You can dance to it, if you like.
The Friskies awards celebrate the only thing that makes the internet worth it – videos of cats! Kong was excited to print awards shirts for the 2nd year in a row for this beloved event.
If you like high-quality American made leather work, Noah Marion Quality Goods has likely been on your radar for the last couple of years. Noah’s masterful leather goods have made quite an impression on locals here in Austin, and have been recognized nationally for excellence, style and simple elegance.
It’s been a pleasure to watch our friend’s business grow and prosper over the last couple of years. Now, NMQG is entering a new phase! He is opening a brand new production and retail location at 2053 S. Lamar Blvd.
Kong is very excited to help launch NMQG’s new retail location by sponsoring their grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 6-10pm. There will be food and drink, coffee and libations and (of course) custom screenprinted t-shirts you can pick up at the event! Please come out, support local business and Congratulate Noah on all his hard work and dedication!
Saturday, Aug 23. 6-10pm
Many contemporary logos have complex gradients and color overlays in them, which create a bit of a challenge to reproduce on a t-shirt or poster. Screen printing is a stenciling process, that pushes ink through a piece of polyester onto the substrate below. In order to print multicolor graphics, a separate screen must be prepared for each color printed, as only one color of ink can go through the stencil at a time.
In order to create the illusion of gradients, we use a process called halftoning. Halftones allow gradients and tonal changes to be printed as a series of dots, which give the illusion of color change. These shirts for Kung Fu Rice Noodle are a great example of this process at work. A white underlay of ink was printed on a black shirt, and yellow halftone and a red halftone screens were printed on top to create the gradient look of yellow/orange/red.
Kong owners Bruce Braden and Ryan Burkhart were recently selected as one of 12 CEO’s to Trust in 2014 by the Austin Phoenix. We are honored to be included in this series that focuses on CEO’s who practice humility and work hard to move beyond mistakes. Other interviews include: Brian Sharples of HomeAway; Bridget Dunlap of Dunlap ATX, Chris Taylor of Square Root; Jennifer Sinski and Miles Dahmann of RSVPster; Joe Lozano of Third Coast Coffee; Kendall Harter of Blue Matrix Labs; Lou Earle of Austin Fit Magazine; and Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport of Birds Barbershop.
Thank you, Austin Phoenix for including us. Check out the article here.
Kong is excited to be working with Hey Cupcake! on all of their uniforms and merchandise. Go Local!