A note from the owner:

     For those of you that don’t know me personally, my name is Jonathan. I started screen printing t-shirts around 2014 while I was attending Niles North Township High School in Skokie Illinois. My first dozen or so clients were sports teams and clubs in that high school, but as word spread and I began printing for other businesses in my town I decided to build a website and incorporate the company. I named that company Skokie Printing Inc.

     Over the past six years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a myriad schools, small businesses and nonprofits in Skokie and the surrounding suburbs. I’m now joined by several family members in this venture, as well as partnered with multiple specialty print shops across Chicagoland. Our offerings have expanded as well to include large scale/bulk printing, tagging and finishing services, and in-house embroidery.

So what is Merch Bear?

     While I love the name “Skokie Printing”, it’s beginning to feel a little limiting as we approach 1000+ orders shipped out of state and now work with countless clients outside of our suburb. We’re still 100% family owned and locally based in Skokie, but changing our name to “Merch Bear” felt like the right thing to do as we move forward and try to grow.

     If you’re a returning customer, don’t fear the name change. While our offerings have expanded, our core business has stayed the same. As always, I work hard to keep costs down and price-match with both online and local competitors. If you phone us, I’m still the one answering every call, and working tirelessly to make sure every tee leaving my shop is one I’d be proud to wear myself.

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