Like many event-based businesses, The Printmobile has been mostly parked due to COVID-19. Since winning 5x5, we had our first summer full of trial and error. Summer 2 saw a lot of improvements made and great momentum. We were so excited for summer 3, barring a global pandemic, it was going to be the best summer yet!
We’ve taken some time to dream what The Printmobile could be. Yes, it’s an on-site screen printing step van that prints really awesome and original designs, but what could make it better? Fundraising, charity events, something to bring people together outside (wearing masks and staying 6ft apart!) to support local causes people care deeply about.
To do this safely, we need to remodel the truck to keep the press on-board and the customers a safe distance apart. Some shelving needs to be cut out, new panels need to get put in, a vent needs to be added, and at least one service window needs to be installed.
Many events are still finding ways to happen, and eventually, Lord willing, events will begin to happen in a new normal. Until then, we want to help those people trying to put events and fundraisers together in a safe manner. We can still show up to golf courses, picnics, car shows, and other outdoor events - but we need to do it safely. To do it safely, we need to print inside The Printmobile, rather than pulling the press and blank inventory outside.
What I Will Do With $5,000
Modify The Printmobile to allow the press to operate inside the vehicle. Shelving needs to be cut out, new panels need to get put in, a vent needs to be added, and at least one service window needs to be installed. Any leftover money will go to improve the visual appeal of the inside of the truck - it’s currently quite… lackluster.