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Kevin Ketchum expands internet business, opens shop in downtown Carrollton
By Carol McIntire
Kevin Ketchum is putting a new twist on the traditional t-shirt shack.
The Mechanicstown native opened E-Z Graphics and Print at 86 W. Main St. Carrollton, about three months ago and is applying graphics to just about anything a customer wants.
“I’ve been interested in graphics and designs for a long time. I started playing around on the computer and laying out designs. That led to putting designs on t-shirts and then an online store.
“The business grew, and I decided to expand and open a store, so here I am,” he said pointing to a rack full of shirts and a shelf with personalized holiday items.
“I use vinyl designs that are heat pressed onto shirts,” he explained. They are more durable. I can customize designs or customers can select one off a rack in the store.”
He recently designed shirts for local veterans organizations that included shirts and hats.
“I used a design with all four branches of the military incorporated into it, which was a big hit with the group.”
He expanded the shop to include shirts for holidays, special occasions and traditional designs as well as custom work and company gifts. His list of offerings includes personalized cups and mugs that appear as if the logo or wording is embedded in the material, perfect for employee gifts.
“It’s sublimation ink,” Ketchum explained, pulling one of the mugs from the shelf. It provides high heat transfer to the item and produces vivid colors. They are microwave and dishwasher safe.”
He is accepting orders for holiday gifts for company employees, which can include company logos and custom designs, on shirts, hoodies, cups, mugs, etc.
He even designed glow in the dark masks for Halloween.
For Ketchum, there’s no job too small or too large and he likes to work with customers to create the perfect gift.
“I’ve made coasters, mouse pads, can koozies, plates and even terrible towels with school logos,” he said. “If a customer has an idea, just stop in and we’ll work together to make the design.”
The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To reach Ketchum, call 330-831-1129.
Customers can also shop online at www.ezeegraphics.com.
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