Enemy Ink began July 2001, with a single station screen printing press purchased on Ebay with the goal to provide band merchandise for ‘Spitvalves’, an Orlando Ska-Punk band fronted and managed by Enemy owners Charlie Bender and Brad Palkevich. Soon the word got out and Enemy found itself printing kick ass merchandise for local and national underground artists.
Rapidly Enemy grew in size and scope, from a small shop with a single manual press to a successful DIY ethos driven print shop running multiple automatic presses capable of producing thousands of printed pieces per hour.
Enemy continues to be artist driven. Palkevich and Bender now perform in Orlando punk band The Attack. As part of the arts community Enemy provides all kinds of superior printed products at amazing prices. Enemy also sponsors and participates in many arts driven events such as battle of the bands events, art shows, tattoo conventions, and lecture series.
With such heavy roots in the arts communities Enemy’s customers have always driven the business to try new print techniques and products. As a result Enemy now offers one of the largest garment print areas around in order to keep up with today’s trend of all over style printing. Enemy has also embraced leading edge inks such as water based and discharge products offering customers the softest lightest prints possible as well as neat and clean true over the zip printing.
Over the years Enemy has enjoyed growing up with many of our customers. Bands, bars, tattoo shops, retail locations, original lines, restaurants and independently minded friends have realized growth and success and Enemy has been psyched to be on board providing awesome merchandise and promo products all along.