February 3, 2023

As a social enterprise of the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology, Ambrose at WMCAT has been making t-shirts count since 2015, setting clients apart with creative custom designs and screen printing while positively impacting our community.  

Over the last eight years, Ambrose has provided apparel for companies, events, schools, and more; elevated youth voice by inking original work by teen artists on shirts sold across the country for Black History Month; and spurred on movements for neighborhood placemaking and local business support with the screen-printed messages “I Am West Side” and “Bound As One.”  

And yet, it has been a persistent challenge to balance the successful operation of a commercial print shop with Ambrose’s original desire to engage young people in creativity, entrepreneurship, and apprenticeship opportunities. After careful consideration and with incredible gratitude, we have decided to conclude commercial screen-printing services and phase out Ambrose at WMCAT. 

All of us at Ambrose and the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology are grateful for years of loyal customers and partners, creative projects, and hundreds of opportunities to help our clients bring brands, messages, and art to life through screen printing. 

There’s still time to get your screen-printing orders in. Ambrose will continue to accept orders requiring custom design work through February 15, as capacity allows; and will continue to accept orders with print-ready artwork through February 28, as capacity allows. Printing will continue until these orders are filled. Final orders can be placed at printambrose.wmcat.org. 

Thank you for your support, 

Jamon Alexander
President + CEO
West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology