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Insane Ink is an entrepreneurial course at Piedmont Hills High School that runs an apparel customization company. The class has been designed to give students hands-on experience running a business and teach them the fundamentals of economics. The company was founded in 1998 by Mr. Mitch Method, a business teacher, and Mr. Richard Langone, an Economics teacher, to allow students to experience entrepreneurship. Since then, Mr. Method advised each new incoming class until his retirement in 2020. Fortunately, a second adviser Mrs. Diane Pereira, email@example.com, joined the Insane Ink team in 2015, allowing her time to learn the ropes and prepare to lead young entrepreneurs. Students are responsible for running the company while Mrs. Pereira and the Executive Board advise and oversee the company. Insane Ink offers various custom apparel for clubs, organizations, school classes, events, and other local businesses. Each order is thoroughly analyzed for an affordable price, quality design, and customer communication. The objective of our business is to run the business successfully while maintaining a constant level of customer satisfaction and give back to the community. Not only are we here to supply quality services on behalf of our customers as a business, but we are also determined to allocate 50% of our entire profit towards philanthropy with our aim of giving back to the community. We also offer our services at very competitive prices, much lower than that of other vendors. For more information on our prices, please go to our pricing page or contact us.
Answer: If you want 20 or less shirts then you can order DTG shirts which allows us to print ANY design that is not white on a T-shirt or Long Sleeve that is white or grey.
Answer: No, you don't have to be good at a specific thing in order to be in Insane Ink because you will be able to learn all of the components to a job! For example, each team has their own specialty which is graphic design, finance, and marketing. However, every team member has the opportunity to engage with each one because we learn about all of them together!
Answer: Yes! If you want only a couple shirts you can order a DTG shirt, meaning we can print ANY design on a T-shirt (white, grey) or a Long Sleeve (white, grey) on campus! You just need to send us either your design (jpeg or png) or the idea and we can design for you. With DTG shirts, you are not limited in color (except white) or size of your design!
Answer: For DTG, we have long sleeve and short sleeve shirts available, and can print any colors except white. Pricing for DTG can be found attached below. If this is a regular order of over 20 shirts, you can check our website for a catalog with all of the apparel options. Some of the items include hoodies, long and short sleeve shirts, windbreakers, quarter zips, and more. Pricing would depend on your specific order, and you can contact an Insane Ink representative for more information.
Answer: Insane Ink is a business class, so expect to study material that is not directly connected to the custom T-shirt business, such as the stock market. You will need to put in effort to get a good grade in this class.
Answer: Experience is not needed to run for a position within the business. In fact, most of the officers are taking Insane Ink for the first time. There will be interviews for the board and also speeches for the CEO.
Answer: Students work in teams to produce shirts, with each person delegated a specific role (marketing, finance, and graphic design). As a class, students participate in multiple philanthropic events, which they have the opportunity to lead. Apart from that, students also learn about the workings of a business, the stock market, as well as getting tools to be successful in getting a job in the real world.