TheBlackArtsStudio

BLK.RTS. Brand Screen Printed Apparel, Art, & Etc.

Syracuse, New York · 24 Sales

TheBlackArtsStudio

BLK.RTS. Brand Screen Printed Apparel, Art, & Etc.

Syracuse, New York 24 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Big shop update in progress! I've been working on a bunch of new products over the past year, and I'm finally ready to unleash them on you all. I'll be listing a bunch of new items over the next week. Apparel, throw pillows, artwork....check back over the next week! And follow me on Instagram and Facebook for process shots and updates! @theblackartsstudio

My name is Aaron Jenkins. I draw, design, and screen print. The Black Arts Studio is my printing and design shop, and home to BLK.RTS. Brand apparel and other goods. All my art prints are screen printed on homemade equipment with my own two hands. My apparel is not printed on homemade equipment, but is still printed with my own two hands. My designs are generally a combination of photographic collage and pen and ink drawing that usually gets tweaked and composed on the computer before being screen printed. I print with waterbased inks on recycled paper, and with waterbased and phthalate free plastisol inks on fabric.

Check my profile and shop policies for detailed shipping info, etc.

Thanks for looking around!

Announcement

Big shop update in progress! I've been working on a bunch of new products over the past year, and I'm finally ready to unleash them on you all. I'll be listing a bunch of new items over the next week. Apparel, throw pillows, artwork....check back over the next week! And follow me on Instagram and Facebook for process shots and updates! @theblackartsstudio

My name is Aaron Jenkins. I draw, design, and screen print. The Black Arts Studio is my printing and design shop, and home to BLK.RTS. Brand apparel and other goods. All my art prints are screen printed on homemade equipment with my own two hands. My apparel is not printed on homemade equipment, but is still printed with my own two hands. My designs are generally a combination of photographic collage and pen and ink drawing that usually gets tweaked and composed on the computer before being screen printed. I print with waterbased inks on recycled paper, and with waterbased and phthalate free plastisol inks on fabric.

Check my profile and shop policies for detailed shipping info, etc.

Thanks for looking around!

theblackartsstudio

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Reviews

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Colleen DZ

Colleen DZ on Dec 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! Quality shirts, great designs + a super friendly seller. Happy to purchase again from Blk.Rts. Thanks Aaron!

Aaron Fried

Aaron Fried on Nov 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Met Aaron at a local event. His work is impeccable and unique. I didn't buy the day of the local event but I had to go back and get this print because I couldn't get it out of my head. Great stuff! Thanks!

Anonymous on Feb 19, 2013

5 out of 5 stars
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About

The Black Arts Studio is me. Aaron Jenkins.

I taught myself how to screen print nearly twelve years ago by reading anything I could get my hands on about the process and lots of trial and error. My initial drive to learn to screen print was to make t-shirts for my band to sell on tour. That went well, and I printed a lot of shirts. I eventually landed a few temporary jobs at large print shops when my band was home from tour and I learned a lot more. At some point I stumbled upon the idea of printing gigposters and art prints on paper and my focus shifted from t-shirts to paper. I love printing on paper. I love drawing with pen and ink. I love composing and coloring those drawings on the computer and then watching them come to life layer by layer through the mesh of a screen on my printing table. I love the smell of ink.

Why the name, The Black Arts Studio? Well, when I was learning to screen print it had an almost magical quality to it. I often found myself thinking "how the heck do they do that?" It seemed like some kind of sorcery. And that word, sorcery, has followed me around through many conversations with people about screen printing. It seems like a lot of people are mystified by the process. The name also has a historical root in printmaking. Print making has been called the black art since Gutenburg invented the first moveable-type printing press. Some say it is because the typesetters hands and arms would be stained black from the ink and metal, some say it is because people of that time thought the ability to reproduce a bible so quickly had to be the work of the devil. And others say the term just comes from the fact that printers throughout history tended to be superstitious types who blamed errors on shop demons (hence the naming of printing shop apprentices as "printers devils"). So I chose to name my shop The Black Arts Studio for a number of reasons. The black ink that I always end up with stuck under my fingernails, the historical reference to printmaking history, and the many times I have heard the word sorcery used to describe screen printing.....and also......it just sounds cool!

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    Owner, Printer, Illustrator

    Screen printer and beard-farmer extraordinaire.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2013
Thank you for checking out my shop and taking the time to read over my policies! Let me know if you have any questions at all! Full Discloser: The Black Arts Studio was previously selling on Etsy under the name AJNKNSPRNTS.

GENERAL INFO on SCREEN PRINTS:
One of the inherent qualities of hand pulled screen prints is that there may be minor variations from print to print. This is part of the charm of the process. Each print is unique in its own way. That being said, I am pretty picky when if comes to the quality of the prints in an edition. If a print doesn't make the grade it gets put in a test print pile to be used for scrap on another print run. There will be minor variations and imperfections from print to print in an edition, but rest assured, nothing nasty will make it in.

Another thing to keep in mind, the majority of my prints are small limited runs of 25-75. The print numbers in the photographs may not match the number of the print for sale (I don't have time to keep re-photographing prints). The print you get will be the lowest number still available in the edition. If you want to know exactly which number is next up just send me a message and I'll let you know. Also, if you want a particular number just message me your request and I'll let you know if it is available.

Thanks!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment is to be made immediately at the time of purchase. If need be please contact me to make other arrangements ahead of time and we'll see what we can work out.

If after 3 days payment is not received and no communication is received regarding your order and/or payment, I will cancel the sale to recoup my fees. Thanks for your understanding and prompt payments!
Shipping
- PACKAGING: Most of my prints ship rolled in kraft paper inside heavy duty shipping tubes. Some smaller items ship in stay flat mailers. Apparel ships in poly mailer bags. All orders ship with delivery confirmation included for domestic US orders.

- SHIPPING ADDRESSES: Please DOUBLE CHECK your listed mailing address. If your address in your Etsy OR your PayPal profile is incorrect, please let me know ASAP and I will make sure that your order is shipped to your best & most recent address. If your PayPal and Etsy address do not match, I will ship your purchases to your Etsy address. So make sure your shipping info is up to date!

INFO FOR DOMESTIC / US CUSTOMERS:

- I ship via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation unless otherwise requested at time of purchase. If you would like another shipping method you will be responsible for any additional shipping charges.

- I will send you an email with the Delivery Confirmation number when I've shipped your order. I generally package orders on Friday morning and ship on either Friday or Saturday. Delivery Confirmation is included for all US orders.

INFO FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:

- I gladly ship anywhere in the world!

- International orders are shipped via First Class International (USPS) which at this time, offers no tracking. I cannot be held responsible for pacakges that are lost once they leave the US. Please allow a decent amount of time for your package to arrive. It can sometimes take a while for packages to get through customs and into your hands.

- Please note: International customers are responsible for any and/or all Customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries, should they be assessed. Most country's Customs agencies open and/or assess fees to a random selection of packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and I am not responsible for those charges. For any additional information please refer to your local customs agency.
Refunds and Exchanges
1) Returns and/or exchanges are available for damaged goods only.

-If your print arrives and the tube looks damaged DO NOT OPEN IT. Just write REFUSED : RETURN TO SENDER on the tube and drop it back in the mail. Then send me an e-mail to let me know it's on its way back. I'll assess the damage and send you a replacement.

- Returns will not be accepted due to customs taxes, fees or duties.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a quantity of more than one of any of the items in my shop, please just let me know and I can create a custom listing for you.