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We here at Midwest Graphics and Awards, Inc. love nothing more than helping you pull off the perfect event. Just take a look below at what we can do for you.

Student Groups

Does your student group need to get shirts made for an upcoming event? Midwest Graphics and Awards is your one stop shop for shirts and other apparel.

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Bachelor/Bachelor Parties

There is nothing that we love more than helping celebrate marriage! If you want to outfit your squad for the last night out before nuptials, Midwest Graphics and Awards is here to help.

Here’s a look at some of your happy customers!

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Family Gatherings

Need shirts for your next family gathering or family reunion? Lets Midwest Graphics and Awards know and we’ll make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

Here’s some more looks at our happy customers!

 

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Whatever your next event is, let Midwest Graphics and Awards help make it great! Give us a call at (734) 424-3700 or fill out our contact request form and we’ll get right back to you.

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Midwest Graphics and Awards is proud to announce our debut at the Dexter Daze Art Festival. This annual festival held in Monument Park on August 12th and 13th from 10 AM to 8 PM. 

While we’ve been located in Dexter since 2014, this will be our first Dexter Daze. Our booth will be an opportunity for the community to come and meet the staff, learn about our products and services. 

Here’s how to find our booth:

Booth Location

We’ll be right near the intersection of Main Street and Baker Road right by the entrance of “Social Tent”, better known as the beer tent. 

Our booth will feature items for sale, samples of our work, and live printing! Stop by our booth to print your own t-shirt with art created by our own Annie Fink. 

Annie has worked for MGA for the past two summers while attending grad school at Eastern Michigan for Visual Arts Education. She was given a mission to create some unique art that represents the Dexter community and we think she has done a wonderful job doing so. We’re not going to spoil the surprise, so you’ll just have to stop in to see it. 

We will have a selection of pre-printed garments for sale or you can choose your own and have it printed. If you’re feeling adventurous, we’ll even let you throw on an apron and do it yourself!  

If you are a business owner or decision maker in another organization stop by our booth and fill out an interest form and receive a free travel coffee mug. We’d like to learn more about your business and give you the opportunity to learn more about ours. 

We’ll also have free balloons for the kids!

Service Note:

On Friday the 12th, the Midwest Graphics and Awards shop will close early, at 3:00 PM. There will be no production taking place that day. If you have an order in house that you are coming to pick up, please arrive before 3:00 PM or make arrangements with us to come pick up your order from our booth. We will be open our normal business hours again the following Monday. 

 

Midwest Graphics and Awards would like to introduce to you Sip & Screen[print!].

 

Please join us for an upcoming Sip & Screen[print!] event, held at the MGA shop where we will teach techniques for printing apparel (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) and/or flatstock (cards, posters, etc). Bring your friends and your favorite beverages for a wonderful evening of fun and learning. We are excited to bring it to the Ann Arbor/Dexter area and hope you will check it out!

Here are some action shots from our first class that was held right before Valentine’s Day. We had a wonderful group of ladies who had a fun, productive and creative evening with Head Screen Printer Salvator Escalante, Director of Apparel Cressey Kovolesky, and Studio Manager Abbie Buhr leading them through the process. You don’t see Abbie in the photo’s because she’s the one behind the camera.


 

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The class watching Sal demo how to prepare the screen for burning
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Sal helping a student to pull a squeegee over a screen
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Class patrons having a great time making Valentine’s Day cards under Cressey’s tutelage


 

You’ll be able to take home the shirt you print yourself (or cards), as well as a helpful how-to one page guide to screen printing. Also if time allows, there will be opportunities to purchase additional garments and cards during the class if you’d like to make more than what’s included.

BYOB is encouraged, and you are also more than welcome to stop at the neighborhood brewery Null Taphouse and pick up any of their fine offerings and bring them with you!

Our class page will be up shortly where you can view info about upcoming events, pricing and sign up information. Interested in having a private event for you and your friends? Please email Abbie at abbie@midwestgac.com for more information and to get your Sip & Screen[print!] class set up! You can pick the theme and even the designs (for an additional cost). Just to name a few ideas:

  • Mom’s night out (or Dad’s)
  • Wedding/Bachelorette groups
  • Kids Bday Party (ages 10 and up)
  • Date night activity
  • Holiday themed/gift making

Look out for our new schedule soon and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram! Next up- St Patricks Day- because everyone needs a green shirt, especially one you print yourself! 

Let us know in the comments what you think. Would you be interested in participating in Sip & Screen[print!]? 

Midwest Graphics and Awards is your one stop shop for all your team uniform needs. 

Whether you need to outfit your son or daughter’s tee ball team or you need jerseys for your beer league softball team, MGA is the only company you need to do business with.

No job is too big or too small. We can outfit your individual team or supply your whole league with high quality and cost efficient uniforms!


 

For baseball or softball, we supply everything from head to toe, including hats, socks, and belts. 

Need to outfit your cheer or pom team? We have everything you need for practice or competition. 

Football uniforms can be hard to find. The sporting goods store around the corner is always so expensive. Contact MGA for a quote to outfit your team for practice or games. 

We screen print and embroider uniforms with names, numbers, patches, and anything else you can dream up. 

MGA has access to team uniforms by:

  • Teamwork Athletic
  • Augusta Sportswear
  • Holloway Sportswear
  • Kobe Sportswear
  • A4 Apparel
  • Badger Sport Apparel
  • MJ Soffee/Intensity
  • Alleson Athletic 

Here is some of the work we did recently for The Goonies Hockey Franchise of Ann Arbor. Imagine what we could do for you!

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As we’ve rolled into 2016 and we here at Midwest Graphics and Awards have a great staff in place, we would love to introduce them to you and provide the opportunity to learn about the fine folks here at MGA.


Jamie “Punky” Buhr – Head Honcho 

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Jamie is the General Manager and has been with Midwest Graphics and Awards since 2013. Before Midwest, he worked at Ford for 9 years as a Zone Manger in New York and Chicago. He & his wife Abbie (see below), were working on the screen printing side at the Chicago location before they moved back to Ann Arbor at the end of 2014. They are both from A2 originally and met at Pioneer high school a VERY long time ago. When not working late at Midwest Graphics, you will find this former high school state champion attempting to keep his skills on the basketball court sharp or working on various writing projects.

email Jamie: jamie@midwestgac.com

LinkedIn profile here


Abbie Buhr – Studio/Art Manager

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Abbie has been with Midwest Graphics since 2013 and is the Studio Manager and Art Director. She majored in photography at SVA in New York, then worked in publishing for several years before obtaining a certificate in Visual Communication from SAIC in Chicago. Her current obsession is her Fitbit and winning the workweek hustle challenge by getting as many steps as possible from Monday through Friday. She also enjoys drinking mimosas again because she isn’t pregnant.

email Abbie: abbie@midwestgac.com 

LinkedIn profile here


Adam Hernandez – Director of Operations

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Adam is the longest tenured employee of Midwest Graphics, joining the company in 2010 as the engraver. He recently was promoted to Director of Operations but still handles all the engraving. In his time outside of work, he enjoys podcasting about sports from the studio he created at his house. 

email Adam: adam@midwestgac.com


Cressey Kovolesky – Director of Apparel 

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Cressey has been with MGA since 2011 and is the Director of Apparel. She oversees all apparel orders and assists with the art and proof process. She is also the embroidery operator. Cressey has two Savannah cats born May 2, 2014 named Rogue and Roux. They know how to “sit” and “jump” but they’re proving to be a handful, even six-times domesticated.

email Cressey: cressey@midwestgac.com


Salvador “Sal”  Escalante – Head Screen Printer

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Sal joined Midwest Graphics in 2013 and moved with the company from Chicago to Michigan. He is now the Head Screen Printer for Midwest Graphics and is responsible for producing all the great screen printed products. Outside of his time at MGA, Sal is an avid basketball player and is a high school teammate of the Cleveland Cavilers’ Iman Shumpert. Sal is also a Netflix aficionado and his favorite movie is Groundhog Day.

email Sal: production@midwestgac.com (shared account)


Adam “Dorf” Waltersdorf – Buyer/Administration

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Dorf joined Midwest Graphics in October of 2015 after spending last three years with Dick’s Sporting Goods in various roles. His primary responsibilities for MGA are purchasing, sourcing, website management, and logistics. Outside of his work at MGA, he is working on his Bachelor’s Degree in business from Eastern Michigan University. 

email Dorf: waltersdorf@midwestgac.com

LinkedIn profile here


Eric “Yanz” Janz – Screen Printer

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Yanz is a former chef who worked in Chicago and Ann Arbor before he joined Midwest Graphics as a Screen Printer in December of 2014. One of Eric’s favorite dishes to make is braised ribs, au gratin potatoes, coleslaw, with corn & black bean salad. Eric & his wife Leslie, welcomed their first child Ethan in September of  2015. Eric is also an avid golfer who played for DePaul University in Chicago.

email Yanz: production@midwestgac.com (shared account)


Diana Lamb – Apparel Production Assistant

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Diana is from our new home in Dexter and joined MGA in September. She recently graduated from Dexter High school, and has been a wonderful addition to the Screen Printing crew. She has a passion for music, art, and animals, and was a member of the marching band for all four years.

email Diana: production@midwestgac.com (shared account)


Trevor Brewster- Accountant

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Trevor is our amazing accountant and friend, and we couldn’t do it without him. He can be seen at the MGA office from time to time, and he owns the Great Lakes Baseball Academy in Canton, MI. He enjoys working on his yard, hitting balls (golf or baseball), and meeting Punky for a beer at the Null Taphouse here in Dexter.

email Trevor accounting@midwestgac.com