Dominic Rosacci runs a successful screen printing operation with an eye toward producing ethically sourced and sustainable products.
By Anya Rao
CEO/Founder | Superior Ink Printing | Denver
Age: 29 | Years in the Industry: 10
Passion Project: Rosacci is a founding member of Allmade Apparel, a responsibly sourced garment line with a reduced carbon footprint, sewn by workers in Haiti in partnership with the Global Orphan Project, which allows workers to earn a higher wage in good working conditions and keeps families together through financial stability.
Dominic Rosacci made his way into the textile industry through a different kind of passion: snowboarding. When injuries from extreme sports sidelined him, he decided – while still in high school – to save his money from working late nights at his grandfather’s Italian food store, buy a four-station/four-color press, and launch a clothing brand. Following months of studying screen printing fundamentals through literature and relying on sales reps to learn about supplies, Rosacci took his first collection of clothing to LA, selling his wares to shops along Melrose Avenue. Eventually, he shifted his business to focus instead on developing, designing, and producing collections for other brands – and Superior Ink Printing was born. He went from a home-based business washing screens out in the bathtub or at the local car wash, to a 15,000-square-foot space with 15 employees.
Rosacci is dedicated to making Superior Ink a socially and environmentally conscious screen printing business. He utilizes soy- and water-based inks, he’s presented to local schools to share what he’s learned about reducing his company’s environmental impact, and Superior Ink was awarded a Certifiably Green Denver accolade for their sustainability efforts.
“With Dom, it’s more about how he thinks about his business and printing vs. the printing itself,” says Ryan Moor, Ryonet, and Allmade founding partner. “He’s a great printer, but there are thousands of printers. Dom integrates his business, team, and customers to create a unique solution and culture.”
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